Release Date 27 Sep 2016
Release Type Freeware
Content Advisory None | Suggestive dialog | Occasional, mild
Operating System Windows
Game Genre Fantasy
Game Type Horror
Story Type Original
Play Length Demo
Languages
Graphics 1, 4
Downloaded 2,390 times

Ratings

AGS Awards 2016 Wins

AGS Awards 2016 Wins

Best Demo

AGS Awards 2016 Nominations

AGS Awards 2016 Nominations

Best Animation
Best Background Art
Best Character
Best Character Art
Best Music & Sound
Best Puzzles
Best Writing

Pick of the Month

Jun 2017

cat: Usually, I don't choose demos as Pick of the Month and rather wait for the full game. Sadly, in this case, this demo is all we will ever see of this game because development was cancelled. Luckily, we can at least play the first part and enjoy a game with an amazing production value that makes us wonder, what the full game would have been like...

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About

This is a demo of The Journey of Iesir. The game takes place in a land reminiscent of the medieval ages, yet has a story that integrates ideas as old as the legendary Vikings, and as modern as the hippie movement in the 1970's. The player takes the role of Michael, a wandering playwright among other things, and he sees Iesir and its troubles through the fresh eyes of a stranger, yet he becomes pivotal to the events that unfold in Iesir. Seeking both adventure and inspiration for his new screenplay, under the guidance of his mysterious Mentor, Mikael seeks out a Viking called Daniel Trondhjemsfjord, who needs help with a task that seems adventurous. What seems like a simple quest of stealing a old Viking painting soon turns out to be more then Mikael could have ever imagined... Who is his mysterious Mentor, who has set Mikael on a path that leads him to places he never imagined? How do the recent viking attacks along the coastline fit into Daniel's past, and Iesir's future? Why is there a demon-possessed, moose-headed alchemist in town? The game delivers a rich and detailed plot dealing with some hefty issues along with a a large dollop of humour. The Journey of Iesir is a tale of discovery and change on many levels.

Daniel Thomas Art, animations, and project manager
AGS Awards Ceremony 2016 Background graphics
AGS Awards Ceremony 2017 Background graphics
AGS Awards Ceremony 2018 Background Graphics
AGS Awards Ceremony 2020 Background Graphics

CaptainD Writing and design
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All pigs deserve to burn in hell Play Testing
Baldy's Adventure Play testing
Beyond Eternity episode 1 Voice acting
BlindSweeper Everything
Blue Lobe Inc. voice acting
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Captain Disaster in The Dark Side of the Moon Story, game design, graphics, animation, sound effects. voice acting
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Cave of Avarice Writing and additional testing
Clotilde Soffritti in: Never Buy a Used Spaceship Testing, proofreading
Colour Clash Everything
Columbus Lander Voice Acting and Testing
Conspiracy: Below-Zero Voice of Agent Malden
Daleks Coding, graphics, partly responsible for birth of 6 year-old daughter who provided the sound effects.
Draculator II: Byte of the Draculator writing
DSM: Are we alone? Ideas collaborator and Beta testing.
ELF: And soon the darkness... Beta testing.
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Feria d'Arles Testing
Finger of suspicion Voices of Lord Fairfax and the Butler
Football Game Testing
Indy Bones: The Book Of The Gods Additional ideas and Beta test.
JACK Voice of Charles Davonport
Let's Cook: with Koala Tester
Lunar Lander Everything apart from music (freesfx.co.uk) and explosion sound effect (my young daughter)
M*A*S*H: Point n' Click adventure game Testing
Maelstrom Obscura: Case 1 Twins voices
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Neofeud Voice Acting
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Play It Again: An Improv Point & Click Adventure Voice-Acting & Dialogue
Red Hot Overdrive Sound FX editing and brave testing
Sharky's 3: The Heist Testing
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The Hamresanden Chronicles II: The Black Prism Testing
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The Cabin Testing
The Cat Lady Voice acting
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UNGA needs MUMBA dialogue editing, additional puzzle ideas, voice acting

Knoodn Scripting and implementing
Draculator II: Byte of the Draculator beta testing
Trevor Daison in outer space - Chapter one graphics, sounds, programming
Troll Song - Verse One - DEMO Programming and Graphics
Troll Song Verse One - Completely Stoned Additional programming, graphics and animation
UNGA needs MUMBA story & design, graphics & animations, scripting
ZAK - repixeled pixelating, coding, sounds

Viking Music

Daniel Swearengin Sound

Albin Bernhardsson Scripting

Yaroslav Shmelev Programming

Ryan Timothy B Programming
! Testing
~airwave~ - I Fought the Law, and the Law One Testing
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Featherweight Testing, Additional scripting
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Road Racer Everything - Programming, Art
The Journey Down: Over the Edge Testing

Bartek Wojenka Production and business

selmiak Testing
A Sloth for Both Seasons Background graphics, animation, SFX, German translation
AGS Awards Ceremony 2017 Presentation animations
AGS Awards Ceremony 2018 Presentation Animations
AGS Awards Ceremony 2020 Presentation Animations
AGS Mastermind Graphics
Big Blue World Domination [MAGS] Testing
Black Morph Graphics and game design
Blue Lobe Inc. beta testing
Bury Me in the Sand Animation, and testing
Dakota Testing
Danger Mouse Demo Testing.
Don't Push The Button Didn't push a button
Draculator II: Byte of the Draculator background art
Echo in the Clouds (Demo) Environment animation, sound effects, additional writing
Ego in Planet of the Apes Space background
Eternal Chrysalis Programming, Graphics & Animation, SFX, Story, additional Puzzles, blingbling & blinkenlights
Feria d'Arles Testing
Hjarta Testing
If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers testing
In Bloom Beta testing
Indiana Jones and the relic of the Viking Backgrounds, sprites
Indiana Jones and the Seven Cities of Gold Demo
Kanji Gakusei Testing
Kathy Rain Testing
Maelstrom Obscura: Case 1 Cases Desktop Image, Newspapers, Loch particles
Rat Channel Tester
Red Hot Overdrive Testing and Green German Car sprtes
Robo Quest v1.21 German Translation
Sabotage on Noegato-Bas Coding / Menus / Stillscreens
Sumatra: Fate of Yandi Testing and QA
Tales help on early version of the game
Tales - Tech Demo German Localization
The Art of Dying Betatester
The Bum German proofreading
The Mind [MAGS March 2020] Music
The Perfidious Petrol Station German Translation
The Samaritan Paradox Testing
The Shaft Playtesting
Troll Song - Verse One - DEMO Testing
Troll Song Verse One - Completely Stoned Testing
Wages of Darkness beta testing

LostTrainDude Testing
A Homie Adventure Coding help, proof reading, English translation
A Landlord's Dream Design, Coding, Music
A Night That Wouldn't End Everything
A-Mused [MAGS January 2014] Everything
Agent Trinity - Episode 0 - The Ultimatum Everything
AGS Awards Ceremony 2018 Intro Show (music)
Bitstream Music
Captain Disaster in The Dark Side of the Moon Beta Testing
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Testing
Dakota Testing
Dreamagine Concept, Writing, Scripting, Art.
Fanbots Code, Design, Voice Acting
Maniac Mansion Mania Episode 40 - Trapped in the cellar v.3.1 Italian Translation
The Fickle Hands of Fate Everything
The Visitor Testing and proofreader
The Visitor 2 Proof reading
TRAVELERS (Prototype) Everything
UNGA needs MUMBA testing, voice acting

arj0n Testing
! Testing
~airwave~ - I Fought the Law, and the Law One Testing
A Night To Remember Play testing
A Place In The Sun Testing
A punk with wheels Testing and English correction
A Son of Xenon - A Space Quest Prequel testing
Adventure: All in the Game Beta-testing
Adventure: Welcome to the Genre Beta testing
All pigs deserve to burn in hell Play Testing
AMTAG: another medieval themed adventure game Testing & Advising
Ancient Aliens - The Roots of Sound Additional Game Design and Testing
Arden's Vale Beta testing
Astron everything
Background Blitz Collection Screensaver All
Banana Racer Author
Barahir's Adventure: Askar's Castle Everything
Black Sect 2: The Cursed Crypt (PnC Remake) Everything
Black Sect Remake testing and additional graphics
Blockz [Demo] - A Slider Puzzle Game All
Captain Disaster in The Dark Side of the Moon Beta Testing
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Testing
Cedric Shooter (Win/Linux) everything
CGA games screensaver All
Chasing Hoagie (Maniac Mansion Mania Episode 83) Betatester
City of Thieves: Rescue Sandy Betatesting
Colin Simpson Leaves Employment Beta Testing
Danny Dread is On Call Testing
Decisions of the Elders - A Space Quest Prequel - Complete full length retro game beta-testing
Deep Hope Beta-testing
Desolate Everything
Doc Apocalypse Beta Test & Help
Downfall (2016) Testing
DuzzQuest2 QA Testing
Featherweight Testing
Futurama: Who Said That!?! Coding
Gray beta testing
Heed Testing
I Want Out! beta test, proof-reading
IWWHIIWWHITOMIROTPG: The Game! BETA tester
J.J.Gun and Sepheret island English translation & Beta testing
Next to Evil Beta Testing
Not Fine Testing
Oceanspirit Dennis Gets Textual Testing
Odissea - An Almost True Story Testing & Help
Oz Orwell and the Crawling Chaos (DEMO) Beta Test & Help
Oz Orwell and the Exorcist Help & Beta Test
QN2 [Demo] Beta Test & Help
Quantumnauts Beta Tester
Quantumnauts [Demo] Demo translation, beta testing & Help
SAW Deluxe (Remake) English translation
Sawn 1: Pain is just the start! Part Testing
Shadow Wars [DEMO] Help & English Translation
Sheep Quest Testing
SRAM 2 - Cinomeh's Revenge (demo) everything
THAT DAMN DOG! Testing
The Apotheosis Project Help & Beta Test
The Art of Dying Betatester
The Cat Lady Beta testing
The Far Corners of the World: Chapter 1 - The Book, the Box and the Key testing
The Journey Down: Over the Edge Testing
The Lurking Horror [MAGS] Beta Testing
The McCarthy Chronicles: Episode 1 Testing
The Secrets of Jesus Beta Testing
The Shadow Avenger: It's personal! Testing
The Visitor Testing
This City at Night Beta-testing
UNGA needs MUMBA testing
Waffle Quest I Testing and Dutch translation
Wages of Darkness beta testing
Warning: Fragile! - Chapter I: Operation Blindhawk Lead Tester
Witchy Woo Beta Tester

Comments

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By eri0o on 21 Apr 2021
This game is soo smooth! The font rendering is amazing and everything looks so good! I would love to know how all these smoothness was accomplished! The blur effect on the menu is super pretty. Teh game looks like a cartoon.

By Athanor on 26 Jun 2020
This game is a sensational achievement, unfortunately unfinished, but already extremely polished. The animations are among the best I've ever seen in any game, there are even puzzles where the most minute and tiny animations have to be observed (facial expressions). Puzzles are entertaining, the whole atmosphere is light-hearted and funny. The soundtrack is great and perfectly supports the atmosphere. It's really a tragedy that this game will never be completed.

By Alasher on 10 Jun 2017
As CaptainD said, "Sadly, this is the one that got away... I was writer / game designer for this one, it was the pet project of Daniel Thomas, an incredibly talented artist as you will see from the game's screens. Unfortunately certain things didn't work out so the full game will remain forever a dream (perhaps appropriate in a strange way, as our studio name was to have been "Dream Cauldron"), but at least now the demo is out there and people can enjoy it."...

By Michael2968 on 13 Oct 2016
I really enjoyed this demo and I would really love to see the full game.

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