Low Poly 2D Adventure Game Passing By – A Tailwind Journey Is Out Now

Feel like you need a break from whatever crazy is happening in the world today? Want to escape on your very own hot air balloon?

Dear Villagers and Studio Windsocke have announced that their award-winning game, Passing By – A Tailwind Journey, is now available on PC and Nintendo Switch.

This charming adventure game invites players to embark on a mesmerizing journey through a mysterious world, all from the comfort of their very own balloon ship.

Explore a World of Wonder at Your Own Pace

A colorful hot air balloon adventure unfolds among crystalline formations under a starry sky.
Image credit: Passing By – A Tailwind Journey trailer

In Passing By – A Tailwind Journey, players are free to explore the game’s captivating world at their own pace.

Navigate from island to island using your trusty balloon ship, uncovering the secrets and stories that each landmass holds.

Passing By – A Tailwind Journey

The game’s open-ended structure allows for a truly immersive experience, as you chart your own course through this enchanting realm.

Solve Puzzles, Overcome Challenges, and Manage Resources

Stylized illustration of spherical cross-sections of earth showing exterior landscapes with hot air balloon adventures and internal layers with buildings and mining activities.
Image credit: Passing By – A Tailwind Journey trailer

As you traverse the islands, you’ll encounter a variety of puzzles and challenges that will put your problem-solving skills to the test.

From cleverly designed platforming segments to brain-teasing conundrums, Passing By keeps you engaged and entertained throughout your journey.

Additionally, you’ll need to manage your resources carefully, ensuring that your balloon ship is always in top shape for the adventures ahead.

Meet Quirky Characters and Customize Your Balloon Ship

A stylized digital illustration of a character resembling Little Red Riding Hood inside a cozy room with a ladder, window overlooking a hot air balloon adventure, bird, and various rustic decorations.
Image credit: Passing By – A Tailwind Journey trailer

One of the game’s most endearing aspects is its cast of quirky island inhabitants.

As you explore, you’ll meet a host of memorable characters, each with their own unique personalities and stories to share. These interactions add depth and humor to the game, making your journey all the more enjoyable.

Furthermore, Passing By allows players to customize their balloon ship, adding a personal touch to their adventures. As you progress, you’ll unlock new customization options, allowing you to create a vessel that truly reflects your style.

Award-Winning Indie Gem with a Unique Art Style and Dynamic Score

A colorful hot air balloon with a boat-like basket embarks on a tailwind journey, flying over an illustrated landscape with floating islands and a lit-up tower.
Image credit: Passing By – A Tailwind Journey trailer

Developed by the talented team at Studio Windsocke, Passing By – A Tailwind Journey has already garnered critical acclaim, winning awards in 2021.

The game’s unique 2D low-poly art style creates a visually stunning world that is both whimsical and captivating. Complementing the visuals is a dynamic score that adapts to your actions, heightening the emotional impact of your journey.

Passing By – A Tailwind Journey in Multiple Languages

To ensure that players around the world can enjoy this enchanting adventure, Passing By – A Tailwind Journey is available in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Chinese. No matter where you are, you can immerse yourself in this beautifully crafted world.

Passing By – A Tailwind Journey Release date

Passing By – A Tailwind Journey is available now on Steam and Nintendo Switch.

Passing By – A Tailwind Journey is a must-play for fans of adventure games, puzzle platformers, and anyone seeking a truly unique gaming experience. With its engaging gameplay, charming characters, and stunning visuals, this indie gem might just be the relaxing game you’ve been looking for.

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Harriet Gough
Over 20 years' experience as a writer and games journalist. Avid gamer and enjoy a wide range of game genres including MMOs, FPS and RTS. My favorite games include Warframe, Skyrim, Destiny 2, CoD and Age of Empires.

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