Top-notch

Happy times! :D Theo, Henrik and I are totally awed by the massive amounts of praise that The Journey Down: Chapter Two has received the last couple of weeks.

TJD2 has now reached the #1 position on the iPad Quality Index, making it the currently highest rated game, based on an aggregated score from professional and customer reviews.

It is indeed a very good time to be a SkyGoblin!

App Store User Ratings 5/5 TouchArcade 5/5 AppAddict 5/5 Softpedia 9,5/10 “REALLY NICE GAME AWARD” Pocketgamer 9/10 GOLD AWARD GameZebo 4,5/5  “The Journey Down is one of the best looking games around, thanks to its exquisite hand-crafted visuals..” - Kotaku  “This second outing is larger, ever so slightly more complex and considerably better put together than its predecessor, and loses none of its easy humour and rewarding puzzles.” - PCGamesN  “I am really struggling to come up with anything negative to say about this game..” “This is an absolutely fantastic and entertaining point and click adventure game..” “One thing is for sure, I certainly enjoyed this game much more than that atrocious new TMNT film.” - AppAddict

Breathing again

So now that the huge launch-storm of TJD2 has sort of settled, we finally have the chance to take a breather and talk a little bit about what’s currently going on. Well, first of all we’re still trying to summarize and get an idea of what press coverage we’ve managed to score with TJD2. Some notably awesome things include a glowing review over on Rock Paper Shotgun, a pocketgamer gold award, as well as a five star review by toucharcade. Needless to say, we’re very proud. :)

So what’s next? Well, yesterday we launched trading cards for TJD1 over on Steam and intend to launch them for TJD2 asap, since we’ve been hearing many people request those. We’re also planning a small patch of TJD2, adding some polish over some rough bits and also patching up a couple tiny bugs. We’ll also be extending the behind-the-scenes thing with some more material about the cast, since we feel they’ve been somewhat neglected in it all. This is not an update we are rushing however since the current build -across all platforms- is shockingly stable and as we well know from our previous experience: Ever time you update something, you break something. So we’re being very cautious this time.

Another big slice of news is that TJD2 now is available on Desura, which is where TJD1 originally launched, before we had partnered up with Steam. Oh and in other news, we plan on launching the extended TJD2 soundtrack over on bandcamp… soonish.

Hopefully an update some time soon about our progress with TJD3 as well, but no promises. We still haven’t really had the chance to focus on it full force yet, but I’m positive that we will soon enough. :)

Thanks for reading and as always thanks for supporting our development!

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!