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Journey of a Roach

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Nuclear war, post apocalypse, barren and lifeless wastelands.
Lifeless? Not so much!
Mutated insects have made their home in a bomb shelter and they're set on exploring the world.
Let this point&click adventure welcome you to a hilariously bizarre end time world and join the roaches Jim and Bud on their journey to the surface.

Journey of a Roach tells the story of two roach-buddies, who want nothing but see the surface world.
On their way up, they meet all kinds of bizarre and ludicrous insects inhabiting the post-apocalyptic earth. In atmospheric 3D point&click adventure style you'll take control of Jim the roach through the bomb shelter, effortlessly crawling your way along walls and ceilings. This innovative and dynamic game mechanic creates opportunities for a wholly new puzzle design. Fondly designed speechballoons offer an unconventional new dialogue experience and the soundtrack delivers and atmospheric, post-apocalyptic mood.Key Features
  • Point&click Adventure in a unique environment
  • Crawl along walls and ceilings, exploring secret underground
  • Innovative controls create dynamic game mechanics
  • Atmospheric 3D comic style world
  • Two charming, memorable protagonists with humorous, nonverbal means of communication
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Release date
Oct 4, 2013
Daedalic Entertainment
Kobold Games
Daedalic Entertainment
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OSX 10.6
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 2500 MB available space

System requirements for iOS

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu Linux 12.04, equivalent distros should work
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz (Single Core) or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (shared memory not recommended)
  • Storage: 2500 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows Vista/7
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz (Single Core) or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (shared memory not recommended)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
  • Additional Notes: Keyboard, Mouse
  • OS: Windows 7/8
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz (Single Core) or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (shared memory not recommended)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
  • Additional Notes: Keyboard, Mouse, Microsoft XBox Controller
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Journey of a Roach reviews and comments

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Journey of a Roach Surprised me a lot. In itself, I'm not the Type of Person for Adventures, but it was recommended to me and so I gave the Game a Chance. And I definitely didn't regret it! To my pro arguments: Journey of a Roach Has a wonderful Charm. It goes without Language, but you still know what to do. The Characters are incredibly lovingly designed as I think, and the Facial expressions in the Cutscenes particularly excited me. And the little Voices everywhere are a Hit. The ' Conversations ' are incredibly cute, and even if my little Protagonist Didn't let me do something, I just couldn't be nasty to him. Characters and Voices have been a great fit together. :D I also thought the different Chapters were great, as they all fit together, and yet they were different. You really took a little Trip. I found the Setting to be very coherent. I also thought the Story was good, because I didn't know where to go at the Beginning or in the middle of it. It was always good for a little Surprise! :D Summarized by: + Story + Stimmen/Conversations (Really cute!:D) + Setting + Characters (eerily loving:)) + Atmosphere To the Things I didn't feel particularly positive, but also not particularly negative: I found the Controls with WASD very much in itself Pleasant as I find this wild clicking around disturbing. Nevertheless, I quite often did not come to terms with the ' crawling over Walls and Ceilings '. Not because it's particularly difficult, but because I've constantly forgotten that it's possible. :D The Idea is great, my Implementation of it was mediocre. The Playing Time is of course not very much with around 3 Hours. I have to admit, however, that the Time in the Game seemed to me much longer and I didn't feel like I was just ' to let through '. All in all, the Game doesn't go very long, but I think it's a good Length nonetheless. Had it been much longer, you would have just slaughtered the Story and it would have been sluggish at some point. And as a small Request to those who are upset about the Price here: Bear in Mind that some other very nice Games that even go 3 hours around the €20. Let me do so as an Example: Abzu. ;) There's £10 definitely not too much there, in my View. Summarized: ~ Control (but because of my Little;)) ~ Playing time To my Contra arguments: Strictly speaking, there is only one Contra argument. The Puzzles. It is difficult to find a good Mediocrity between being too heavy and too easy, because everyone also gets through at different speeds. For me they were very challenging, but all in all nicely done! I simply did not come up with some Solutions because it was sometimes too outlandish for me. But here I would like to emphasize strongly: This is my own Feeling, everyone will have to decide this for themselves! :) In Summary:-Puzzle (My Feet;)) Finally, I would like to say a lot of Praise and Thanks! Thanks to all those who put a lot of Time and Effort into Journey of a Roach, this Game gave me a lot of Joy! It's made really nice and cute! :D
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