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  • genre adventure / point-and-click / fantasy
  • download size 276 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 22 user ratings.
  • release date November 4, 2013
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.7 or newer)
  • languages English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Arabic, Czech, Chinese, Danish, Finnish, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish.
  • developer / publisher Kobold Games / Daedalic Entertainment
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • 7 avatars
  • 3 wallpapers
  • soundtrack (MP3)
  • soundtrack (FLAC)

What's cool about it:

  • Adventure in a unique environment - crawl along walls and ceilings, exploring secret underground
  • Two charming, memorable protagonists with humorous, nonverbal means of communication
  • Atmospheric, post-apocalyptic world with a fantastic music score and beautiful stylish graphics.


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-of-times 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 to 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 speech balloons offer an unconventional new dialogue experience and the soundtrack delivers and atmospheric, post-apocalyptic mood.

Age requirements: PEGI Rating: 3+

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 2.5 GHz single-core-processor or 2 GHz dual-core-processor, 2.5 GB memory, OpenGL2.0-compatible graphics card with 512 MB RAM, DirectX®9.0c-compatible sound card, 2.5 GB HD space, Mouse (third mouse button and scroll reel recommended).
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.7.0 or later. Processor: 2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel, Memory: 2.5 GB of RAM, Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable), Hard Drive: 2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel.

All user reviews:

User reviews:


Posted on 2014-03-14 18:53:48 bykyrderz's avatarkyrderz:

Excellent design and clever puzzles but unbelievable short game. 2~3 hours.

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Wonderful little gem

Posted on 2014-03-18 05:21:18 byWolfram_von_Thal's avatarWolfram_von_Thal:

A real serendipity for me, Journey of a Roach features a original story premise, funny and lovely crafted characters, delicate and never over the top-humor and creative and clever riddles to solve. This little game managed to give me what others fail: It just made me feel good for some hours and cheered me up.
For 4.99 the playtime of around 4-5 hours is absolutely acceptable.

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Another Wonderful Daedalic Game, Albeit in Small Portions

Posted on 2014-06-17 16:00:27 byBurnEdOut's avatarBurnEdOut:

This was a perfect point and click adventure with a great story told without words with great art-direction and a cool world. I would have given it 5 stars, except for its short run time. If you don't mind an experience that you can get through in an afternoon, you can't go wrong here.

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