Dragon Age Journeys is a 2-D flash game set in the Dragon Age universe released on November 3, 2009. It is a single player game, told in three chapters. Ethan Levy, a producer with EA 2-D, describes it as a "tactical RPG". It features classes, spells, talents, sound effects and music taken directly from Dragon Age: Origins.
Chapter One: The Deep Roads[edit | edit source]
Story[edit | edit source]
The protagonist of the game Journeys starts in the Deep Roads, being there for different reasons according to their race and background.
Whatever the reasons though, the protagonist's party is quickly attacked by a glowing Hurlock emissary, an Ogre and some darkspawn. The others in the party die but the protagonist manages to flee and barely alive, arrives back at Orzammar.
In the end, during a quest given by the crime lord Saria, one to find what happened with her diamond smugglers, the party encounters the glowing Emissary in a nearby diamond mine. The emissary placed plenty of digging darkspawn for some unknown reason.
Already weakened from powering his digging machines, the party of the protagonist is able to defeat the Emissary, who flees and manages to escape. The protagonist shuts down the emissary's excavation site, left wondering what the emissary was actually searching for...
Companions[edit | edit source]
- Note; you can only have 2 companions in your party at once.
Main Quests[edit | edit source]
- Flight to Orzammar - Surprised and slaughtered by the darkspawn and their mysterious leader, you were the sole survivor of your group. You reached Orzammar more dead than alive, attempting warn of the danger that lay on Deep Roads.
- The Missing Warden - Alone in Orzammar, you gathered support for your quest to warn the king of the oncoming darkspawn threat. You found allies in a healer named Ardum and a Grey Warden named Martine.
- The Run Around - Your attempts to warn the King were confounded by various citizens of Orzammar who insisted that you do small favors for them before they would help you. You eventually got on the good side of the crime lord Saria by attempting to track down the whereabouts of her diamond smugglers.
- A Rumbling in the Deep - Your party encountered the powerful darkspawn emissary in a nearby diamond mine, where he had hordes of darkspawn digging for some unknown reason. Already weakened from powering his digging machines, you were able to defeat the emissary, but he manages to escape. You shut down the emissary's excavation site, but are left wondering what he was searching for...
- Toil and Trouble - Recover 2 Deep Mushroom Stalks from the Deep Roads for Arteme's brew.
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Deep Roads
- Smuggler's Tunnel
- Diamond Mine
- Darkspawn Excavations
Enemies[edit | edit source]
- Giant spider
- Hurlock archer
- Genlock alpha
- Genlock archer
- Dwarf Brigand
- Carta Rogue
Bosses[edit | edit source]
Achievements[edit | edit source]
- The Black Gate - Reach the gates of Orzammar.
- Darkspawn Warrior - Kill two monsters in a single attack.
- Bard's Yarn - Convince the Bard to join your party. (He is in the southeast part of the Orzammar Commons).
- Ogreific Tactics - Defeat an Ogre, with all party members at full health.
- Mighty Magic - Defeat the Hurlock Emissary on any difficulty level
Dragon Age: Origins unlockable items[edit | edit source]
Dragon Age: Journey's features 3 items that can be unlocked and used in Dragon Age: Origins. Note that unlocking these items will have no effect on your character in Dragon Age: Journeys. On June 30, 2010, these items became unavailable for download.
Chapters 2 & 3[edit | edit source]
Chapter 2: The Darkness Within and Chapter 3 were being developed, however they were never released to the public. These two chapters were designed to include premium content that the player could purchase.
Bugs[edit | edit source]
- Journeys was written in Adobe Flash, which has been restricted or removed from many popular browsers for a multitude of reasons. Per that same Wikipedia article, Adobe will End of Life Flash in 2020, at which point no up-to-date browser will ever be able to play it. However, Journeys remains available through the Flashpoint webgame preservation project.
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References[edit | edit source]
- Dragon Age Journeys. BioWare blog.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Flash#Criticisms Wikipedia Flash Article