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Are you ready to leave your home? Little Leaf, Big Journey.

DownWind is a gaming experience that you don’t want to miss. Soar higher and higher, and use the wind to your advantage, as the most unlikely hero; a small green leaf ready for something more. Featuring;

  • Relaxing and Enjoyable Gameplay with Diverse Challenges to Overcome
  • A Narrative Set Over Many Beautiful Locations
  • Replayable Endless Mode
  • Co-Operative Experience
  • Cosmetic Items (no items requiring real life currency)
  • Original Soundtrack and Audial Experience
  • Narration by popular YouTuber; Cr1TiKaL

Be a part of the adventure of a leaf in a vast and atmospheric world. The forest you had called home has grown dark and dim; as an unknown threat has caused its inhabitants to fall down into the deep abyss, in a dangerous slumber. You will learn of your role in the tale of this forest -- but first you must find the courage to leave.

Your adventure will be narrated by the popular YouTuber; Cr1TiKaL (who is very talented at voice acting). Hear his delightful quips while you soar to new heights as the leaf who was destined for something more.

With only two buttons used to control the direction in which the leaf falls, you must use the wind and your forest friends to soar higher. With many different gameplay elements included in each chapter, an addictive endless mode and the ability to play with your friends in a co-operative experience, the game promises to be a fundamentally enjoyable experience. Mac and Linux support/compatibility is planned for post-release.

From pinecones to spiders, the world of DownWind will be full of threats for you to face and overcome. It’s all part of the journey.

With a consistently changing game world with many different distinct art styles, DownWind will be an artistic experience. From the haunting pond, to the enchanting cherry blossom tree, there will always be something beautiful to look at.

With hand-drawn visuals, with an emphasis on an organic yet artistic feel, the beauty of DownWind will not be easy to miss.

Let the world of DownWind grace your ears with an extremely enjoyable soundtrack and immersive sound design throughout.

The soundtrack will breathe a sense of life into the world of DownWind and it will trace the artistic vision that the game was made for. The sound design is created with love and care, with the importance being placed on creating organic and natural sounds to compliment the visuals DownWind presents.

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DownWind F.A.Q


Here's the frequently asked questions we've been answering! May be updated in the future if more questions are asked. If you have do have any more questions, please email us at mail@downwindthegame.com or add one of the developers and we'll answer ASAP.

What is DownWind?

DownWind is a game being developed by a small group of close friends. It is a game about a leaf who must brave the forest it once called home in search for a way to leave. Using the wind to glide and using forest ladybugs to soar higher, the leaf must overcome the many threats the forest presents. That is the shortest description of our game; DownWind.

When will DownWind release?

DownWind does not currently have a release date but it can be expected to launch sometime Q2 2016. We won’t release the game until we’re comfortable with the quality of the game. It’s our baby, afterall. We’re not just going to hand it over to strangers without making it look good first.

How much will it cost?

DownWind does not currently have a price tag yet. We’ll know more about that once we get a clear look at how much content will be in the final version. Early estimations of the price-point are between $5 - $10USD but this is subject to change.

What kind of hardware do I need?

DownWind does not currently have a minimum or recommended hardware list -- once again, we’ll know closer to the date of launch. Early estimations suggest that to play DownWind on normal settings at a constant 60fps will require a CPU clocked in at about 2.2GHz. Once again, this is subject to change.

Is DownWind going to be available on Linux and Mac?

We are fully committed to getting DownWind on those platforms but we’re focussing on a PC release as we build the game. We aim to have ports for those platforms available at either launch or shortly after launch but we’re definitely committed to getting those platforms DownWind access.

Is DownWind going to be available in other languages?

DownWind will use English natively but we hope to have options to toggle subtitles for the following languages at launch; French, German, Russian and Spanish. More languages will possibly and probably be added after launch through the miracle of cloud-based updates.

Will DownWind have Steam Trading Cards and Achievements?

We definitely plan to have Steam Achievements in the game at launch. We hope to also have Steam Trading Cards at launch as well, but if they aren't in at launch, we'll have them post-launch.

Who is working on DownWind?

The dedicated team behind DownWind is as follows; Jackson (ZealotOnPC - Design/Narrative/Marketing), Jordan (Nadroj - Programming/Art), Dylan (Ictoan_ - Composer), Mike (Sound Design) and Cr1TiKaL (Monster - Narration). We’re a close-knit group of friends with a serious passion for making DownWind as good as it could be.

Cr1TiKaL -- the youtuber?

The one and only. Cr1TiKaL (Penguinz0) will be providing his unique voice for the game as lead narrator. He is a close friend and a massive member of our team. We couldn’t pull of DownWind without him.

Will the Soundtrack be available to purchase?

The soundtrack is planned to release alongside the game on Steam (if we get greenlit). Pricing is yet to be decided. The soundtrack will also be available in a bundle with the game upon launch (if we get greenlit).

How can I help out?

There are plenty of ways you could help out, thanks for asking! You could vote on the project (if you have already -- thank-you SO MUCH, it means a whole lot to us). You could favourite and follow the project. You could share the project with your friends if they share the same interests. You could post to your favourite social network about our baby (DownWind). You can follow us on twitter (@downwindthegame) or you can get in touch with us by adding us! Oh, and feel free to leave comments on this greenlight page! We’d love as much feedback as we can possibly get!

How can I contact you?

You can email us at mail@downwindthegame.com or through the website at http:www.downwindthegame.com/contact. You can also join our fan-run steam group at; Steamcommunity.com.

I’m the press! How do I get into contact with you?

You can email us at the above addresses or add me (ZealotOnPC) and send me a message. We also have a presskit set up at www.downwindthegame.com/press.. Please get in touch with us as soon as you can! Press coverage from anyone would be amazing!

Can I add your game to my public collection?

Of course, we'd love it if you did! Feel free to add us to anything you'd like! We're all yours.


I am currently studying games development and am trying to build up my CV, so if you would allow me to help you with anything you need for this project it would be greatly appreciated.


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