Take to the skies in your balloon ship and explore a colorful world of floating islands. Befriend fellow travelers and quirky islanders, use your wits to solve immersive puzzles, and gather resources to continue your journey towards an unknown destination.
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Positive (16) - 100% of the 16 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 12, 2024

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“A game about the sense of drifting, both with the wind and with life more generally — but in a good way.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“A delightful and vivid adventure through a strange world filled with even stranger characters.”
8/10 – BossLevel Gamer

“Studio Windsocke sends players on a unique and marvelous journey that is peppered with small, emotional stories that pack a punch.”
8/10 – Nintendo Online

About This Game

Set in a beautiful and whimsical world of floating isles and a never-ceasing west wind, Passing By - A Tailwind Journey allows you to embark on a memorable voyage as Curly, a young balloonist, who is tasked with delivering a mysterious letter.

In this innovative genre hybrid of 2D puzzle platformer, survival game and adventure, you can explore the world at your own leisure, traveling from island to island by balloon ship and solving various puzzles while having to manage your resources in order to survive. An exciting adventure full of wholesome encounters and meaningful experiences awaits you!

Are you prepared to make the long trip through the clouds towards an unknown destination?

"The journey is its own reward. May your burner always warm you and the west wind ever favor you!"


  • Explore carefully crafted levels across a large variety of colorful biomes.
  • Meet quirky island inhabitants and make memorable friendships with fellow travelers.
  • Solve each island's unique puzzles and find ancient secrets.
  • Customize your balloon ship to your liking using a wide range of designs and attachments.
  • Discover whimsical details presented in a beautiful 2D low-poly art style.
  • Experience a fully dynamic, atmospheric score.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 11 (or older)
    • Processor: i3-7100 (or similar)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: RX 480 8GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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