SkyGoblin has launched their Kickstarter campaign to fund the third and final chapter of the popular afro-noir point-and-click saga and are off to a good start. With story and design already in place, they are ready to dive into full production of the game, but need funding to create the grand finale they have envisioned for their modern classic.
In the first two chapters, Bwana and his sidekick Kito go from struggling to make ends meet to setting out on a dangerous journey in search of the fabled Underland. Like the LucasArts games it was inspired by, The Journey Down strikes a good balance between story and puzzles, and is a game well worth playing for longtime fans of the genre.
To help fund production of chapter three, SkyGoblin is aiming for a modest kr 300k SEK goal, which is roughly $35k USD. This amount alone isn't enough to cover the cost of development and additional expenses like voice acting and music, but they've already covered most of the costs themselves with contract work and money from sales of the two first chapters. The campaign has barely been live for a day, but has already reached one third of its goal, which is a testament to how popular the previous instalments are. If you already own the first two chapters, you can get a copy of the third on release by pledging kr 90 (~$11). Note that the DVD that is part of some of the higher tiers only comes with Windows and Mac versions, judging by the description on the campaign page.