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Basic Information
Developer: The Dirigiballers, LLC
Release Date: May 31, 2016

Press Kit: Zip

Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Store: Steam
Price: $4.99


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Matthew Mauriello


Tumbleweed Express originated from the team’s participation in a game jam held by the DC Chapter of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) in November 2011. Since that initial game jam, the team has dedicated one weekend a month to completing the project. In 2012 these talented developers formed an independent game studio, The Dirigiballers, LLC, that has now brought the Tumbleweed Express to life on PC, Mac, and Linux. 


  • Race against the clock to collect stars in 12 levels

  • Engage in combat by manning the caboose to control the action

  • Upgrade your defense systems and crew in your Warehouse

  • Complete shipping contracts that increase level difficulty

  • Do battle with a variety of airship enemies and bosses

  • Pick up mail to learn more about the Tumbleweed Express









“There was a time when 200 tons of iron rumbling into the West weren’t nothing, but that all ended when the Dirigibaus arrived and monopolized trade with a fleet of airships. The venerable Tumbleweed Express Steam Engine, long-thought to be obsolete and scrapped, is about to spearhead a logistics campaign meant to compete with the Dirigibaus. The Dirigibaus doesn’t take kindly to competition, however, so the Tumbleweed must arm herself for war.

Do you have what it takes to beat the Baus?”

Tumbleweed Express is a tower defense game that takes place on
a moving train set in an alternate history of the American West.
Advance through 12 levels across 3 different acts as you shoot
down attacking airships and other obstacles while delivering
supplies and collecting mail. Complete voluntary contracts to get
extra funds to use for weapon and armor upgrades, which help you
make it through each level in one piece!

“A train with guns 

taking back the Wild West!”

Official Trailer (2016)

Development (2011 - 2014)

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