Ratings | | x11 | x1
Release Date 18 Aug 2010
Release Type Freeware
Content Advisory None | None | Strong
Operating System Windows
Game Genre Fantasy
Game Type Horror
Story Type Original
Play Length Medium Length Game
Graphics 4, 4
Downloaded 36,948 times


AGS Awards 2010 Wins

AGS Awards 2010 Wins

Best Animation
Best Background Art
Best Character Art
Best Game Created with AGS for 2010
Best Gameplay
Best Music
Best Non Player Character
Best Original Story
Best Player Character
Best Puzzles
Best Sound Effects

AGS Awards 2010 Nominations

AGS Awards 2010 Nominations

Best Dialogue Writing

AGS Panel Rating

The Journey Down is a beautifully crafted adventure with a unique character style and a level of polish rarely seen in freeware games, though the sometimes rough animations and overscaling issues (as well as an odd lack of sounds) stand out simply because everything else looks so great. If you can get past a few flaws in the surface and a relatively short play time, The Journey Down will no doubt be a gem to add to your game collection.

Pick of the Month

Sep 2010

Calin Leafshade: How could I not pick this one? The Journey Down: Over the Edge has been hotly anticipated despite only being announced weeks before it's release and rightly so.
It's not perfect but you'd be crazy not to let your adventurer gamer hands point 'n' click their way through this one.

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Chapter one of the Journey Down follows our brave hero Bwana and his sidekick Kito as they, while struggling to make ends meet, suddenly get thrown into a twisting plot of Corruption and Adventure!

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! Testing
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A Place In The Sun Testing
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A Son of Xenon - A Space Quest Prequel testing
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^_^ Game Design
<3 Game Design
~airwave~ - I Fought the Law, and the Law One Game design
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Showing 5 of 18 comments

By CaptainD on 27 Sep 2017
With Chapter 3 of the commercial release launched this week, I'm going to write about this game as the "Golden Oldie" in this month's MAGSAN edition. Still remember this original game with immense fondness.

By lanchong on 10 Feb 2015
I look forward to Chapter 2!

By hillaryj on 11 Nov 2012
Enjoyed it! Waiting for the next installment. :) Wish there could have been voice acting though.

By CosmoQueen on 21 May 2012
I've played so many games in my lifetime and I would without a doubt put this in my top 10. Everything was perfect! Puzzles were the right balance of not too hard or easy, graphics were AMAZING and the dialog was funny and engaging. I can not wait for part two!

By PuNKKoMmANDO77 on 18 Mar 2012
Amazing, the original idea of the world and his people are great. Beautiful cutscene, backgrounds and dialogs.
I love the reggae soundtrack, one of the best game ever made with this engine.

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