The Journey is a new and unique adventure game experience for your mobile phone. You are in the role of an infamous detective and have to solve a mysterious case not only by making it through the story, but also by walking to different locations.
Gone are the days where you watch a virtual character moving around on your display. Now you have to move yourself. The game is aware of your movement. Right at the beginning when you as the detective have to leave your bureau and go outside, you have to take your mobile and go through the streets of the city you live in.
The game saves the locations and in the course of the story you will have to return to your bureau and walk back to the place where you started playing.
- The Journey received a jury award at the "Austrian Multimedia and e-business State Price".
- The game is the winner of the Symbian Open Summer contest '04, organized by NewLC.
- It was selected as one of the 23 best projects (out of over 400 entries) at the Europrix Award. It was presented at the festival from the 19th-21st of November 2004 in Vienna. Among many other activities, it was also possible to experience the game in the Technical Museum of Vienna.
- The Austrian television channel ORF produced a 4 minute report about the game. You can view it online.
- The game has already been downloaded more than 70,000 times.
- An article describing the workflow of game development for Symbian OS has been written for the university to accompany the release. This article has now been published directly by Symbian in their developer library, also having been featured in their newsletter.
- The game is featured on Nokia's official Series 60 site s60.com.
- "My own experience with Journey was a great one. [...] it actually was quite fun and kept me entertained for most of the next afternoon as I marched back and forth around the real city finding people (in game) and sometimes being found by them. [...] for free I consider it a must try and highly recommend it." - AllAboutSymbian.com
Download & More Information
To get more information and download the game for free, visit the official site of The Journey.