Swedish indie team SkyGoblin has set up afor the third chapter of The Journey Down, its afro-noir point and click adventure inspired by classic titles.
For the unfamiliar, the series is set in a world that's visually influenced by sub-Saharan African art - lead characters Bwana and Kito's design is based on Makonde and Chokwe tribal masks, for example - and suffused with a cool jazz soundtrack. We reviewed partsand , and rather liked them.
"The story and design for Chapter Three is already in place and we're really excited to start actual production. We know every location, character and puzzle that will be there and we know just how we want to put it all together," writes the team.
"The third chapter will cover more ground than the previous chapters so expect a wide variety of locations and landscapes. Rather than having the story revolve around a central geographical point, the game will carry the player through the environments and places that haven't been seen before."
The kr300,000 the team is asking for won't entirely cover the costs of the third chapter, which is mostly being paid for via previous series sales and commissioned work for other studios, but it will add to the team's budget for voice acting, animation and other bits and pieces. There's twenty-nine days left to go on the campaign, and kr116,549 has been raised so far.
Kickstarter campaign for the third chapter of afro-noir adventure The Journey Down now live
02 October 2015 | By Nick Horth