Chapter Two launched!

That’s right. Chapter Two of The Journey Down has finally launched on Steam for Pc, Mac and Linux as well as on the app store for iOS.

To celebrate this wonderful occasion we’ve set the first chapter of The Journey Down free on iOS for a week, while the Steam version will be 90% off during the same period as well. Yes, we strongly hope to get you addicted!

The TJD2 pre-order campaign raised $4,213.81, exactly half of which will go to the construction of Mavuno Secondary School in Tanzania. A giant Thank you to all of you who supported us (and the school!) by Pre ordering. You are awesome.

The full TJD series consists of three games, of which the third one is currently in production. More on that later!

THANKS

A humongous Thank You to these important people who helped push the envelope and make TJD2 the awesome game it now is:

Susan D’souza
Our awesome musician Jamie Salisbury
Our intern animator Emanuel Hamilton
The Awesome folks that make up STRAIGHT NO CHASER
Our programming wizard buddy Markus Larsson

And of course our entire cast, whom we have loved working with.

Main Cast

Anthony Sardinha
Cassie Ewulu
David Dixon

Additional Cast

Kamran Nikhad
Martin Billany
Joshua Tomar
Julisa Rowe
Alex Thomas
Marianne Miller
Robert S. Benjamin
Pete Donaldson
Owino Sangiewa
Sandra Beckles
Malcolm Ray
Ras Tonto
Edwyn Tiong
Jennifer Kanari
Renee Makau
Gibson Ndaiga
Peter Wellington
Maja Waern

And last but not least, thanks everyone who have supported our development by purchasing a copy of the game or simply by helping us spread the word on twitter and all that jazz. It makes a huge difference. We love you!

Chapter 2 pre-orders available!

Oh joy, we’ve finally got a release date set for TJD2 :D

The game will be available on PC, Mac, Linux and iOS on the 25th of August. Today we also start taking pre-orders so you can get the game at a discounted price of $5.99 ($8.99 retail price), with Steam keys and a free copy of the first game included at no extra cost.

Some of you might remember that I wrote about the Mavuno girl’s school project a while back. Ever since I was working with Mavuno in Tanzania I’ve been trying to find a way to continue supporting their work, and now we’ve decided to share 50% of the pre-order revenue with this project.

Indie game development + community development = AWESOME

/Mathias

The Cast: Andiswa

andiswaAndiswa works at the mayors office in Port Artue. Fed up with paperwork and the pampering of corrupt politicians, she dreams of a more glamorous life up in the big city of St. Armando. When Bwana stumbles along, a breath of adventure brightens up Andiswa’s day, as she too becomes involved in the thickening plot of TJD2.

Andiswa is voiced by the talented Julisa Rowe, who was cast for the role through the awesome Voice actors league of Kenya, a talent agency we have cast several TJD2 characters with.

Quick update on our status:

We’re working away at a crazy pace and are still geared for a summer launch. Work work!