The Double Fine Game Club is a community run weekly event where interested gamers play through and come together to discuss what they do and don’t like about a particular game (sort of like a book club, but for games). We usually aim to play two or three hours a week, and we normally have somebody streaming the current game so that those who don’t have the game or don’t feel like playing it again can still feel involved.
Starting Saturday 22nd September, we’ll be playing through Chapter 1 of The Journey Down a few hours a week and discussing what we do and don’t like both here in this thread, and in the #DFAdventure IRC channel on Foonetic.net (if you’re not sure, just click this link to access webchat from our stream page). The game club is a very informal weekly chat, and everyone is welcome!
Following on from The Secret Of Monkey Island, we’ll be playing The Journey Down, an episodic point-and-click adventure game by SkyGoblin! We’ll have a stream running at the regular time of Saturday 12:00pm noon PDT (click for your timezone).
The awesome guys at SkyGoblin have given us 10 Desura keys to give away, and are keen to do a dev chat session with us. We’ll be giving those keys away here in this thread in batches during the week leading up to our first session of The Journey Down, so keep an eye out! Update: All the keys have been claimed. Congratulations to those who nabbed them!
22nd September, 12:00pm noon PDT (click for your timezone): Start of game (Stream 1) and general discussion/dev chat (log)
29nd September, 12:00pm noon PDT (click for your timezone): Final game session (Stream 2) and general discussion/dev chat (log)
Next game: Beneath A Steel Sky
ABOUT THE GAME
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.
Note that this is the first part of an ongoing series of episodic games. Chapter 2 is currently in-development and we will likely be returning to The Journey Down to continue the story in the future.
Where to buy online:
Desura (Windows, MacOS, Linux)
GamersGate (Windows, MacOS)
Green Man Gaming (Windows)
GameTree Mac (MacOS)
CDON (Windows, MacOS)
MediaNow (Windows, MacOS)
Spaceworld (Windows, MacOS)
NextGenTel (Windows, MacOS)
Ubuntu Software Centre (Linux)
Little Indie (Windows)
Mac App Store (MacOS)
Games Rocket (Windows, MacOS)
(wow,that’s a lot of places)
There’s also a free, non-talkie old-school pixelated version which you can find on the official website.
The chat can be found here:
IRC Server: irc.foonetic.net
Or click this link to chat in your web browser!