Krafton reveals Project Windless inspiration

The Krafton Group announced the start of development on a new title, Project Windless, in May of last year. In the enigmatic Project Windless, the Krafton group intends to adapt the extremely inventive universe of the fantastic novel The Bird That Drinks Tears. The game was unveiled through a few sneak peek images and an official website.


Yeong-do Lee's The Bird That Drinks Tears is a series of books with unbridled creativity, freely inspired by Korean folklore and written partially with communities of players in South Korea via discussion forums, developing stories full of twists and turns and becoming cult in Asia. In the world of The Bird That Drinks Tears, we encounter monsters and demons, as well as proud warriors who resemble roosters or anthropomorphic snakes.




At KRAFTON, our passion is telling thrilling and meaningful stories through the art of video games. From the personal and unique stories of the Battlegrounds, to rich fantasy worlds, to the dark and gritty horrors of space, we want to create worlds that push the boundaries of creativity and immersion.

While still early, we’re excited to officially announce our next big adventure; a whole new experience based on the bestselling Korean fantasy masterpiece, The Bird That Drinks Tears by Yeongdo Lee.

This ambitious project aims to bring the original fantasy universe of The Bird That Drinks Tears to life through its unique and refreshing fantasy races, beautiful, haunting landscapes, and gripping, immersive, and poignant stories.​




Project Windless, which was first announced in May 2021. The game will be "action role-playing action in a dark fantasy world." Among the project's creators is concept artist Ian McCaig, who has worked on visual images for the "Harry Potter" and "Star Wars" universes. He was the project's design director.

Check out more information at the Project Windless official website!