Where can I buy the game?

The Night Journey is available for PC and Mac at our homepage on Itch.io, which is a distributor of indie games. Be sure to save the link they give you to download the game, in case you need to download the game again or update it in the future. If you lose your link, you can request that Itch.io re-send it to you here on their support page.

It is also available on the PlayStation Store for Sony PlayStation 4.

What hardware and software do I need to play?

The game works on either Windows PC's, Macintosh computers or PlayStation 4. It is not available for mobile phones or tablets. 

Before you purchase, be sure your PC or Mac meets the recommended system requirements: 

Windows PC: 
Windows 7* / 8 / 10
Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core or Equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 1024 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
Storage: 2 GB available space
Keyboard & mouse or game controller (See this list for supported controllers)

*Users running Windows 7 with Nvidia cards may need to run the game in Compatibility Mode and as Administrator. See below for more info.

OS X 10.9+ 
Processor: 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo or Equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 1024 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
SStorage: 2 GB available space
Keyboard & mouse or game controller (See this list for supported controllers)

Can I play this game on my phone, tablet or Chromebook?

No. The Night Journey is a full-blown, 3D game that requires the processing power of a traditional laptop, desktop computer or game console. See the System Requirements above for more info. 

How do I set the game up once I download from Itch.io?

Once you purchase the game, you should get a link to both the Windows version (nightjourney-windows-pc.zip) and the Mac version (nightjourney-macintosh-osx.zip). Choose the correct version for your computer type and click to download. The zip file might take some time to download depending on your Internet connection, so be patient. 

Once the zip file is completely downloaded, you'll need to upzip it. Usually, the zip file will have downloaded to your "downloads" folder, or wherever your default download location is set to. Right click on the zip file and select "Open With" whatever archive utility you have installed on your machine. Extract the entire The Night Journey folder. Important: Do not move the application file or data file out of The Night Journey folder. Once the game has been unzipped, it is ready to play -- double-click to start the game.

Can I give the game as a gift?

Yes! To buy a digital copy on Itch.io as a gift for someone, check the box next to "Give this game as a gift."

Then, after the purchase is complete, fill out and submit the "Gift The Night Journey" page with the gift recipient's email address, the gift giver's name, and any message you'd like to add.

In Windows, after I extracted the .zip file, when I click on TheNightJourney.exe, I get an error about 'missing info'.

If you double-click on a .zip file in Windows, some extractor applications will temporarily unzip all the files within the extractor app, itself. TheNightJourney.exe will not run correctly in this case. Instead, you'll want to right-click on the .zip file and select "Extract All" to unzip all the files permanently to their own folder/directory. From this permanent location, double-clicking on TheNightJourney.exe will launch the game.

The other possibility is that, although the files were correctly unzipped, the TheNightJourney.exe application was moved out of the folder containing the TheNightJourney_Data folder. The TheNightJourney.exe and TheNightJourney_Data folder must both be in the same directory/folder for the game to run correctly.

I'm playing on Windows 7 and the game freezes as soon as I open it!

If you are running Windows 7 and the game seems to get stuck after you first open it, you may have to set two things to get it to run: 1) Compatibility Mode; and, 2) Run as Administrator.

To set these, right-click on the TheNightJourney.exe and select “Properties”. 

From the resulting window, click on the “Compatibility” tab. 

In the “Compatibility mode” section of this tab, check “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” and select “Windows XP (Service Pack 2)” from the drop-down list of options. 

Then, on the same tab, under the “Settings” section, check “Run this program as an administrator”.

Click the “Apply” button at the bottom to save these changes. 

You should now be able to run the program by double-clicking on the TheNightJourney.exe.

I get a warning when I open the app. What should I do?

You may see a warning that "this software has been downloaded from the Internet" the first time you play. Simply choose to open the game, and you will not see the warning again.

It's my first time playing a first person game. What should I do?

Don't worry! There's a first time for everything! The first thing you'll need to understand is how to move and look. Think of the W, A, S and D keys (or the left thumbstick on the PS4) as moving your "feet" in the game -- they will move you forward, left, backward, and right respectively. 

Where "forward" and such are, also depend on where you are looking, though. So think of the mouse (or right thumbstick on the PS4) as moving your "eyes" in the game. Move the mouse in small changes to adjust where you are looking. Remember, you can move your head and feet at the same time, using both your W, A, S, and D keys together with the mouse. 

Practice moving a bit until you get the hang of it! 

I need help with something else!

If you have questions about anything else, including support for all versions of the game, including the PS4, you can contact us here: The Night Journey support.