The Journeyman Project is a first-person point-and-click adventure game developed by Presto Studios. It is the first in the Journeyman Project series, and establishes the futuristic setting and plot seen throughout the series. However, in the original version of the game, the main character serves only as an avatar for the player, and is not given an established identity until the second game in the series.
The year is 2318, and nations of the world have finally achieved total peace and unification after a period of devasating nuclear war. There have been many advances in science and technology, including the monumental invention of a working time machine. Realizing the destructive potential of time travel, the government orders the device dismantled. However, the time machine is rebuilt in a secret location, and a secret government organization known as the Temporal Security Agency (TSA) is formed to monitor and safeguard history from sabotage.
Due to the creation of a utopian society on Earth, mankind is invited to join an organization of like-minded alien races known as the Symbiotry of Peaceful Beings. The Symbiotry gave Earth ten years to consider their offer, and the game begins the morning of the day in which the aliens would return. Players assume the role of Agent 5 of the TSA, who arrives late to work at the Temporal Security Annex. Shortly after arriving, the scanners detect a temporal distortion that will rewrite history if not corrected. Agent 5 springs into action searching for the cause of the distortion as well as the locations time he will have to visit to correct what has been altered. In doing so, Agent 5 uncovers a sinister plot to ruin humanity's chance at being accepted into the Symbiotry of Peaceful Beings.
The game is played in a first-person perspective with a point-and-click interface. Players use directional arrows- foward, backward, left and right- to move, and they can click on and drag objects to and from the game screen and the inventory. The player also makes use of several "biochips"- a futuristic version of a microchip- to perform certain actions, including saving the game.
The Journeyman ProjectEdit
Originally released on CD-ROM in 1992.
The Journeyman Project: Turbo!Edit
The Turbo! version was released in 1994 and is the same as the original release except that it runs faster and with less lag time.
The Journeyman Project: Pegasus PrimeEdit
A full remake of the original game released in 1997 for the Power Macintosh. It features enhanced graphics, sound, and puzzles, as well as live-action cutscenes featuring actors from the second game in the series, Buried in Time: The Journeyman Project 2.