The Winds of September for Windows is a free walking simulator game. It lets you take a scenic trip where you can view various landscapes while you can interact with some of the objects. There are books you can view or food to eat, but you won't have any missions to follow.
This adventure has a unique and calming vibe that will let you relax and take in scenery aboard the train. Fenreliania, the developer, requests a donation, but technically it is free. Similar games include Lieve Oma and Never Apart.
Cosy and Atmospheric
The best words to describe this experience are cosy and atmospheric. This is due to the music, which is soft, melodic and piano-driven. When it opens, players are treated to a simple train car with windows that view a tree-filled landscape.
The view does change to rocky mountainsides at times as well. It is not immediately clear how to interact with the space, so it's encouraged to read up on the game first before playing.
You can navigate play with your standard PC setup. Players use the WASD keys as well as a mouse to move around. Some computers may experience a slow response time. It may also be necessary to download additional files if you do not already have them on your computer.
The game experience is essentially that of a walking simulator. It is most similar to other games by Fenreliania. While Fen only made The Winds of September for Windows, the developer has other games for Linux and macOS.
Download this adventure
The zip file for this adventure is 1 GB. Once downloaded, players can open it as they would any zip file: by unzipping the file and extracting the contents. ‘The Winds Up North’ is the actual file name of the application. When you click on it, the game will open easily. However, there is no main menu or user guide when it opens.
Players will have to figure out the experience for themselves. The Winds of September experience is a relaxing one: Pine forests, lakes, and mountainsides fill the window views. It would be apt to describe this adventure as a pleasant experience.