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GAME REVIEW – The Journey Down: Chapter Three (PC, iOS)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Journey Down: Chapter Three is the third and final chapter of the wonderful African art inspired point-and-click adventure game The Journey Down, created by independent Swedish studio SkyGoblin. Its release marks the end of an epic journey that began with the original free (low-res retro) version in 2010 (“there is artistry amidst its pixels, beauty within the world portrayed”), continuing with The Journey Down: Chapter One in 2012 (“any self-respecting adventure gamer owes it to themselves to experience this game”) and The Journey Down: Chapter Two in 2014 (“an indie endeavour that successfully captures the soul and spirit of the 90s adventure game”). In short, Chapter Three had two (or three) tough acts to follow.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Mathias Johansson (The Journey Down Kickstarter, SkyGoblin)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Journey Down is a three-part afro-noir point-and-click adventure saga set in a rich, atmospheric musical world for PC/Mac/Linux and iPhone/iPad. Alternative Magazine Online has been lucky enough over the years to review the original free (low-res retro) release along with The Journey Down: Chapter One and The Journey Down: Chapter Two (both in HD), as well as interview original creator Theodor Waern and soundtrack composer Simon D’souza. The Journey Down: Chapter Three was recently announced via Kickstarter, with SkyGoblin hoping to reach their kr300,000 goal by the 31st October 2015. It is therefore with great pleasure that AMO presents an exclusive online interview with Mathias Johansson, who is in charge of story and programming at SkyGoblin!

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GAME REVIEW – The Journey Down: Chapter Two (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Journey Down: Chapter Two is the long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s The Journey Down: Chapter One, which Alternative Magazine Online described as “one of the most essential adventure gaming experiences of the past few years.” Picking up immediately where the cliffhanger ending of the previous chapter left off, our heroes Bwana, Kito and Lina find themselves trapped upside down in their crashed plane after bravely venturing ‘over the edge’. Caught in the net of an eel trawler, they must continue their journey in the footsteps of Bwana’s father to the foggy and treacherous town of Port Artue…

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GAME REVIEW – The Journey Down: Chapter One (iPhone)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online reviewed The Journey Down: Chapter One – HD (PC) in 2012, describing it as “one of the most essential adventure gaming experiences of the past few years.” Players take control of Bwana, a gas-station owner in a stylised world where everyone has a face like an African mask, as he tries to uncover a sinister plot involving the Armando Power Company and his long-missing father. A port of The Journey Down: Chapter One was recently released on the Apple App Store, offering players the chance to play this fantastic indie point-and-click adventure game on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

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