The Kickstarter for the third and #finalchapter of The Journey Down has exceeded the $35,000 funding goal only halfway through its campaign. #Succeeding in completing the minimum #goal on October 16th, after hoping to raise 370 SEK (about $45k) and introduce a selection of musical talent to improve the soundtrack.
The Swedish developer SkyGoblin released the first chapter back in 2012, the second chapter in 2014. Both are available across Linux, Mac, Windows PC and iOS platforms. Having been inspired by oldschool Lucasarts adventure Grim Fandango and Monkey Island, The Journey Down follows a down on his luck mechanic, Bwana, pulled into a web of corruption in the glamourous metropolis.
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“The story and design for Chapter Three is already in place and we’re really excited to start actual production. We know every location, character and puzzle that will be there and we know just how we want to put it all together,” SkyGoblin outlines in the Kickstarter.
“The third chapter will cover more ground than the previous chapters so expect a wide variety of locations and landscapes. Rather than having the story revolve around a central geographical point, the game will carry the player through the environments and places that haven’t been seen before.”
Developer Theodor Waern, who provided The Journey Down with the story and art, spent some time in Zambia in his youth while writer and programmer Mathias Johansson lived in Chonyonyo, Tanzania working on his Master’s thesis. And to remain authentic to the culture, SkyGoblin spent a couple of months in Africa to get immersed in Swahili culture.
There are only mere days left on the Kickstarter, so reserve The Journey Down: Chapter Three for $11, with estimated September 2016 release for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Or grab the whole trilogy for $24, while Early birds can even get it for $18.
The Journey Down’s third chapter has raised nearly half of its $35,748 goal in five days. With just days to go before its October 31st deadline.