In a shady corner of Kingsport Bay, at the outskirts of St Armando, Bwana and his trusted sidekick Kito struggle to make ends meet at their run-down gas station. Little do they know that they are about to be thrown into a spine-tingling adventure that will take them far from home and right into a twisting plot of corruption and danger. In the first chapter of The Journey Down, the search for a lost journal leads to forgotten secrets of the mysterious Underland. Follow Bwana and Kito as they puzzle their way forward and begin to uncover the true fate of their long lost father, Captain Kaonandodo. The Journey Down is a classic point-and-click saga with a black African twist. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of laughs and brainteasing adventure!

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40 comments by INtense! on Jun 30th, 2012

The Indie Royale game bundle site tempts you to stay inside during the warm summer months with the Summer Bundle, featuring eight brilliant independent games available at a bargain, fluctuating price.


First up is award-winning arcade real-time strategy game from Oxeye Game Studio, Harvest: Massive Encounter, co-created by current Minecraft lead coder Jens Bergensten, and downloadable for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam, Desura and DRM-free. In this RTS/tower defense title making its first-ever bundle inclusion, offering battles of epic proportions with a unique style of resource management and exploration. According to IGN, "Harvest is a tower defense game with a goal of achieving high scores rather than a congratulatory, 'You've triumphed! The galaxy is safe again,' followed by a 'Game Over.'" So it's a perfect way to while away the summer days inside!

Next up is a brand new update of a classic point-and-click adventure game from SkyGoblin Games,The Journey Down: Chapter One available for Windows, Mac and Linux on Desura and DRM-free. Play Bwana and his trusted sidekick Kito who struggle to make ends meet at their run-down gas station, as they embark on a spine-tingling adventure far from home and into a twisting plot of corruption and danger. Kotaku describes The Journey Down as a "delightful change of pace... (the) Afro-Caribbean setting is one that's very rarely used in video games, and comes with a great palette of colors and art to pull from."

Also making a bundle debut is the long-lost Serious Sam II, Croteam's twitch-tastic 2005 shooter sequel, brought back by Devolver Digital in 2012, and now available for Windows on Steam. IGN said of the game at the time of its release: "The action is fast and intense from start to finish. You'll have tons of beasts to blast and a wide variety of vibrant levels to run through" - and that's still just as true now!

Also included in this bundle a four-pack of top imported Japanese shmups from Rockin' Android, starting with all three games from Platine Dispositif's 'Gundemonium' trilogy, available for Windows on Steam, Desura and DRM-Free: Gundemonium Recollection, GundeadliGne and Hitogata Happa. These three games, which span both horizontal and vertical scrolling, offer remarkably complex, yet flexible gameplay as you enjoy bullet-hell shoot-'em-up gameplay in a cartoonish steampunk universe. Notably, DIYGamer says of the collection: these games "have huge replay value. They’re score-attack games, intended to be played dozens of times on a variety of modes and mastered thoroughly over time."

The fourth game from Rockin' Android is Orange_Juice's Acceleration of Suguri-X Edition, available for Windows on Desura and DRM-Free. According to GameSpot, this game "offers a delicious mix of arena fighting and bullet-hell chaos." By mixing a shmup and competitive arena fighting, Acceleration of Suguri-X Edition offers a depth-filled game, inspired by Japanese titles like Senko No Ronde, and featuring eleven levels of gameplay, a techno-trance soundtrack and schoolgirls who duke it out over who gets to eat the last pudding on earth. What more could you ask for?

Finishing everything up, the bundle also features Dino Run SE from Pixeljam, available for Windows, Mac and Linux on Desura and DRM-Free. This pixel-heavy indie classic is presented in a Special Edition, enhancing the Flash original with speed runs, extra multiplayer maps, hats, and other notable upgrades. Based off a pixelated prehistoric world, escape the inevitable doom wave of extinction by controlling a speedy raptor across tar pits, crumbling hillsides and meteorite showers while gobbling up anything that gets in the way.

As a one-off bonus, the bundle also includes another chance to get your hands on a Steam Windows Beta key to hot F2P action-RTS AirMech, with bonus in-game item: an exclusive Indie Royale "Fleur de Lis" Companion/Pet for your AirMech! Excusive to the Summer Bundle, this is one of the very first cosmetic items for AirMech. AirMech is still in closed beta on Steam right now, making these codes very difficult to come by, so many thanks to Carbon Games for partnering with us to offer these keys to all our valued customers.

Finally, those who pay $8 USD or their currency equivalent during the Summer Bundle will get 'Pixeljams Volume 1' compilation - featuring tunes from top electronic artists like Miles Tilmann, Datassette, Mark DeNardo, + Dosh - normally a $5 value on its own. This collection of new and old tracks from the Pixeljam team (Dino Run) offers up nine tracks of pure bleepy joy. Included in Pixeljams Volume 1 is the Wiretap EP (Kate Simko + Miles Tilmann) and a goodie bag of images, animations and other PixelJam-related stuff.


Also don't forget that Indie Royale just launched its Collection feature. This is a page where Indie Royale purchasers can earn loyalty rewards, manage keys for already-purchased bundles, and add already-completed bundles to their Wishlist for possible bundle reappearances! More info on the Indie Royale Collection is available via this blog post.

More information on the Summer Bundle, including real-time statistics and its current price, is available at its official website or via its Facebook and Twitter pages. And a final reminder - the more buyers, the more the price will increase, unless kind buyers drop the price, so grab the bundle now while the price is still low!

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martyra2j
martyra2j Sep 30 2014, 9:02pm says:

I did a Let's Play on this game! Come check it out if ya like!
Big thanks to the developer for this great game!
Hope you enjoy.
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yansolo77
yansolo77 Sep 2 2013, 5:30pm says:

Any news on chapter 2 ?

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nadie
nadie Apr 22 2013, 7:52pm says:

Hi! I wonder what is new in the version 1.01?

Thx!

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eriktorbjorn
eriktorbjorn May 26 2013, 6:26am replied:

According to the changelog I get in the Desura client, it added "support for older Linux distributions, running glibc 2.13 or newer (e.g. Ubuntu 11.04, Ubuntu 11.10, Linux Mint 12)."

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MiniDude
MiniDude Jan 13 2013, 2:21pm says:

Truly an epic Indie, point 'n' click game! I loved it, and i love the uniqueness of it, and ofc the voice acting rocks! I recommend this to all point 'n' click players out there! And for those new to the genre, this is a good first. Funny dialogue that is all ;)

I did a PlayDB video of this game, check it out if you want to see before you buy it.
Youtube.com

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cyber-trance
cyber-trance Dec 19 2012, 10:09am says:

this game just popped up on steam to be released in early 2013, as it was part of the indie royale summer bundle are we supposed to get steamkeys for that?

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Lunick
Lunick Jan 9 2013, 9:18pm replied:

People who bought from the Indie Royale or IndieGameStand will get Steam keys.

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flava_clown
flava_clown Jan 12 2013, 8:42am replied:

How will we get them?

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CueZero
CueZero Jan 12 2013, 8:59pm replied:

I was wondering this, too. I know the game just got on Steam but it really is an amazing piece of art and I want to make sure I don't miss out on my key, I plan to play through again and share the experience with friends who don't know about The Journey Down. Thanks to Skygoblin for making such a quality title and being so cool, you've got new fans! I'll certainly be waiting (impatiently) for more of this awesomely relatable story.

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kingstone426
kingstone426 Feb 20 2013, 8:18am replied:

Hey guys :) If you want a Steam key, just email your Desura receipt to steamkeys@skygoblin.com and I'll reply with a key asap!

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An excellent Adventure game in the spirit of the old Monkey Island games in terms of its humor and style, but it reminds me most of Grim Fandango. The character designs were actually taken from African masks (like how Grim Fandango is a play on the Day of the Dead in Mexico). On that note, the art style is absolutely top notch, just unbelievably beautiful to look at. The music is great, and the puzzles are generally logical. Only twice did I have to look something up on line, and only one of those…

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