A story-driven experience about two doctors traversing backwards through a dying man's memories, in order to artificially fulfill his last wish.
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Releasedatum: 1 nov 2011

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"A story heavy RPG (puzzles instead of battles) where you must explore the memories of a dying man's life. A fantastically touching gaming experience."

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18 februari

(Free) 2nd Sigmund Minisode released

The new 20-minute short with Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts should now be updated into your Steam folder. c: It's currently Windows-only, but the Mac version should be incoming soon, with the Linux version sometimes this week.

Post & info here:

To play it, get the free DLC, and then launch the game manually from the To the Moon \ Minisodes folder in your Steam directory.
[Right click To the Moon from Steam library -> Properties -> Local Files tab -> Browse Local Files]

Hope you enjoy it!

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“Hoe leg ik uit waarom het briljant is zonder te verklappen waarom dat zo is?”
9/10 – Eurogamer
“Het is simpel, schrijnend en zit vol met liefde.”
10/10 – GamePro
“To the Moon is een spel dat je moet spelen.”
8/10 – GameSpot
"Het is niets minder dan compleet prachtig."
10/10 – PC PowerPlay

Over dit spel

Dr. Rosalene en Dr. Watts hebben eigenaardige banen: Ze geven mensen een tweede kans om te leven, helemaal vanaf het begin... maar alleen in de hoofden van hun patiënten.

Vanwege de hevigheid van de operatie, wordt het nieuwe leven het laatste wat de patiënten zich herinneren voordat ze hun laatste adem slaken. Daarom wordt de operatie alleen uitgevoerd op mensen die op sterven liggen, zodat ze kunnen doen wat ze altijd hebben gewild, maar nooit hebben kunnen doen.

Dit verhaal volgt hun poging om de droom van een oudere man, Johnny, waar te maken. Met elke stap terug de tijd in wordt een nieuw fragment van Johnny's verleden onthuld. Terwijl de twee doktoren de eigenaardige evenementen van een geheel leven uitvogelen, streven ze ernaar om uit te vinden waarom de zwakke oude man juist deze wens heeft gekozen.

En Johnny's laatste wens is, natuurlijk... om naar de maan te gaan.

Belangrijkste onderdelen

  • Een unieke verhaalgedreven ervaring
  • Innovatieve mix tussen elementen uit avonturenspellen en klassieke RPG-eigenschappen
  • Geprezen originele soundtrack die nauw met het verhaal verbonden is
  • Een geraffineerde executie zonder opvulling en tijdverspillingen


Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS:Windows 98, XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor:Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768 High Color +
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • OS: OS X 10.6.8
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space [/list]
    • OS: Major Linux Distribution from 2010
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
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3 van de 3 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
4.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 8 januari
Het is echt jaren geleden dat ik zo enorm in een spel werd getrokken. Of kun je beter film zeggen? Ademloos klik je door het spel heen, je wilt steeds meer zien, meer beleven en na elke scene voel je meer liefde en verbondenheid voor Johnny en River. Ik kan helaas niet teveel over het spel zeggen zonder daarmee te spoilen, maar het klopt allemaal wat hier eerder is gezegd. Muziek van een zeldzame schoonheid die je, als je het al een tegenkomt, nooit in een game tegenkomt. De soundtrack is absoluut de moeite waard om aan te schaffen. Diezelfde muziek zorgt voor zoveel extra sfeer en emotie, zoveel extra beleving. En ik weet zeker, speel je later de soundtrack weer eens af dan zullen al die geweldige, mooie, vertederende en soms verdrietige momenten allemaal weer door je gedachten gaan. Weer zul je denken aan wat je beleefde, hoe je het beleefde en wat je voelde. Ook al ben je geen gamer, dit spel moet je gewoon eens gespeeld hebben. Niet altijd voor de graphics (al horen die gewoon bij het spel) maar voor de sfeer en de beleving. Wacht geen dag langer en wordt onderdeel van to the moon!
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896 van de 996 mensen (90%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
249 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
4.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 oktober 2014
Don't cry. Don't cry. Don't cry...

I cried.
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
4.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 maart
Made a grown man cry ...
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277 van de 292 mensen (95%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
5.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 8 november 2014
This game had me from the start. I knew I was going to be filled with emotion following the story and the soundtrack. This was truly a little piece of hidden art. I actually did not want it to end and I must admit that I may have shed a tear. This is one of those stories that makes you not want to take a break to eat or take phone calls. If you want a game full of heart ... this would be your diamond!
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243 van de 257 mensen (95%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
6.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 7 november 2014
I cried. And you'll cry. And you won't feel ashamed to cry for this game. 'Cause it's sad, and happy, and depressing, and enlightening at the same time. 'Cause it kicks right in the feels.

From time to time I load the OST and remember the story, and those feels... they're back. And the tears are almost back, almost always.

Definitely one of my favourite games ever. 6/5
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185 van de 213 mensen (87%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
7.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 16 oktober 2014
I'm meant to be doing IT work right now but I'm bored, so I thought "why don't I review a game?"

Well, I say a game, but To The Moon is more than a game. It's a story, and a damn good one at that. To The Moon sits on a prestigious list of "Games that made me cry". This list features games such as:

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
Metal Gear Solid 4
LA Noire
Unboxing 40 crates on TF2

On a more serious note, I thoroughly recommend this game to everyone. It has a beautifuly written story that makes me want to replay it again and again, a beautiful soundtrack that deserves the purchase and has beatiful artwork, especially considering this was made in RPG Maker. Even if you aren't a fan of story driven games I'd pick this up, I wasn't and this is probaby in my top 5 games I've played this year.

10/10 - Would cry again
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108 van de 112 mensen (96%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
8.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 2 oktober 2014
i don't know what to say but i know for sure this is an experience i will never forget my whole life.

if you play this i know for sure that
1- Tears will be shed (you will really really cry)
2- Emotions will run high
3- you will get goosebumps like never before
4- you will question a lot of things in your life and many of the decisions you made since your childhood till this moment.

also the Soundtrack is amazing

do yourself a favor and try it, its just 4 hours long but it will linger in your memory for a very very long time
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64 van de 66 mensen (97%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
5.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 2 januari
Exquisite, emotional storytelling

To the Moon was released late 2011 to immense critical acclaim - it received several awards as one of the best Indie-games of 2011. Steam user reviews are also "overwhelmingly positive" (97% positive out of nearly 12.000 reviews is really impressive). That's already quite an achievement by itself, as it was the first game made by the then new and really small development studio "Freebird Games". So I went into this game with quite some expectations, and I am very happy they were all fulfilled, and more.

To put it frankly: as a game that wants to tell an original, emotionally involving story, To the Moon is simply among the very, very best. Its story is so original, so gripping and so sad at some points, that I found myself completely absorbed by it, and I played through the entire game in one day and almost in a single go. That's no exceptional feat: it's not very long, I needed just under six hours to reach the end. But what wonderful six hours these were! Since To the Moon relies for more than 90% on its story and its twists and turns, I won't spoil anything here. Suffice it to say that I felt involved in a way that a good book or a good movie can achieve -and maybe even more.

It's not only the story that is gripping, there is more to it. To the Moon dwells extensively on very important social and philosophical questions, such as the desire to develop one's individuality amid a rather bland society, or man's right to decide (or not) on his own life's ending. Heavy and even depressing as this may sound, in reality the game succeeds wonderfully in touching these delicate issues in a subtle way, made all the more digestible by its great use of humour. I found myself quite often laughing aloud, only to feel tears coming up the next minute or so. It's this so difficult to achieve balance between humour and depth, that makes this game outstanding and a true piece of art. Dialogues, of which there are plenty, are simply masterful: all credits to the story- and copy-writers for this one.

Not everything is perfect, though: the actual gameplay is rather bland and even repetitive, since it mostly involves moving the two playable characters around on a small map and interacting with objcets and other persons in a rather straightforward point-and-click adventure-syle. Happily, the inventory is kept very simple, but there are is a whole series of mini- (even micro-) games that is simply boring. But even this rather disappointing gameplay vanishes into nothing thanks to the story and the emotions it evokes. The subtle 16-bit graphics are quite interesting: even though heavily pixelated, they manage to bring across quite some detail, even on an emotional level.

All in all, this is a gem of a game; a testimony to the fact that Indie-games have evolved into gamings most innovative department, where content is so much more important than package. It's a must-have for anyone who takes his gaming even a tiny bit serious.

Overall score: 9.5/10
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148 van de 200 mensen (74%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
5 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
6.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 november 2014
CRY Simulator
can't wait for new product.
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73 van de 91 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
11.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 24 oktober 2014
Even if 10years past or more,To the moon,still shining...no matter how the world has been changed.. the people changed. she is still shining.

play alone..play with your heart, peace and quiet.when everting is done...the game is finished, and tell your firend,tell your parent,tell the people you love that You love them.

a brilliant game. please try it.may you find peace.
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173 van de 250 mensen (69%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
10 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
8.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 19 november 2014
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39 van de 44 mensen (89%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
8.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 9 oktober 2014
Warning: For now, on Linux and Mac platforms, the features are still unstable, you won't get an achievement, after you finished the game, and a bonus game, which is attached into the game's folder. So try to avoid playing on Linux and play on Windows instead.


Have you ever met someone who loves doing a job for dying people, making their wishes come true? Only get supports from those who are going to die and only get accepted from those who are already dead? Most importantly, how hard does it take to get the job done? What will you receive after making other people's wishes come true since they will be already dead after that?

This game is all about the story of a dying old man and his one last wish. You will absorb its heart-felt story through your playing. The soundtracks keep your mood on a good pace throughout all the scenes. Great characters you would grow to love. Every character has its own important role that will effect your feeling in a quite good impact.

Its story simply, quietly, gently, made me shed tears. After I finished the game, I re-played all soundtracks and still felt so much feel. Give it a try. I'm sure It'd be worth every bit of both your cent and your time.
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34 van de 39 mensen (87%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
3.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 24 december 2014
You'll laugh, you'll cry. You'll cry a lot. Then, by the end, you'll feel a whole lot better for having played it. This game will seriously have a profound effect on you.
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28 van de 31 mensen (90%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
12.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 oktober 2014
No need to tell about the story - you already read about that in the description, so I just want to tell about what it is to be played. It is the most emotional and heart touching game for me.
Because of the graphic style it doesn't look like a classic p&c adventure game at first sight, but it really is! Nothing for those that need hard puzzles to enjoy a game though.
Some people might prefer to classify it as a kind of interactive story because of the easy puzzeles but that's not the point here.
It touches your heart deeply and I read a lot of times about adults commenting that were stirred to tears or cried during the play while the story enfolds more and more (also males!).
Several games managed to catch me at some scenes or with the story (sometimes sad and sometimes funny) but I never finished a game crying before this one.
Also Laura singing that song is really awesome.

This game will leave you with lots of thoughts about life and death, dreams and much more ... so be prepared.
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40 van de 54 mensen (74%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
12.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 november 2014
This story is simply gorgeous.
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23 van de 25 mensen (92%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
5.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 2 januari
While some games are easily memorable for their gameplay, others will stood out by their Story. To the Moon is a game where the story is clearly the winner and it’s the reason why everyone should spend their time playing it. I’ll start by saying that it may not be a game that will please most of the players but consider starting the game with an open heart and the experience will be a remarkable one. The two main characters are doctors who go by the name of Watts and Rosalene and their jobs can be many things, but common isn’t one of them. They can provide an alternative, a different path to the ones whose life is approaching the end. During the story, your role is to help your patient to fulfil his wish: going to the moon. While it may seem an odd thing to wish for, there may be a reason for it, but that, is up to you to find out.

You start by going from the most recent memories to the older ones, until you reach the point where you may find key-points in the Johnny’s past. But as you advance in the game you start to create a bond to his memories which can be odd, considering it’s just a job and Johnny is a stranger for you, but remember, if you let yourself immerse into the story you will end playing a much better game this way. There’s not much to be said about the Story itself without spoiling most of it to be honest. The game is very straight to the point, hence its short length but this can be a good thing because there won’t be any unnecessary time spent doing pointless quests or wandering off for long. You have a goal, this is your job and emotions should be left aside, but play this game as intended and emotions will surely make part of this experience. As they should.

The music/soundtrack is as much important as the story because during certain events you will be listening to a nice piano tune that will provide warm feelings or a sense of loss, sadness and curiosity. I don’t believe the game to be any sort of depressing, as humor also plays an important role in To the Moon. Small conversations with some jokes and jests will arise from time to time to create a lighter mood since, after all, this is your goal and you shouldn’t let your personal feelings obstruct your intents. While I’m sure many will leave satisfied with the story (weather you end up liking the very end or not) and the music as well, do not come expecting some heavy gameplay mechanics or a rather lengthy game. I believe its short size can be a strong point this time because it takes you right where you need to be so I would advise to not measure your time and money invested with the length of the game but rather in its storytelling. If you are able to past the simple visuals with almost no gameplay mechanics, and if you let yourself engage in the Story while listening to the wonderful soundtrack then To the Moon will be a perfect fit to play in the between of any other lengthier games you are currently playing. It’s a respectable violence-free game, short but sweet experience filled with some humor, remarkable music and probably some tears as well. Play the game as intended, do not haste, do not do anything else while playing it and I’m sure your money will be a good investment. Enjoy the story.

PS: As you may have noticed, English is not my first language so I apologize for the lack of a better grammar and steady writing.
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24 van de 27 mensen (89%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
7.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 22 maart
An Impassioned And Engrossing Story // A Perfect 'Rainy Day' Title

+ Astonishing soundtrack that will stay with you long after completion
+ Successful injections of humor and self-awareness pervade throughout the tale
+ Memento puzzles are a breath of fresh air, and are placed in a way that does not offset the pacing or the narrative
+ Has a lot of emotional depth; at times, it is really quite overpowering
+ Narrative is novel and well-written
+ Characters are relatable, charming, and their interactions have a deep impact on the player

- No audio/visual/control options of any kind
- No alternate endings or unlockable content; in addition, the extremely linear playthrough leaves little in the way of replay value

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22 van de 24 mensen (92%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
3.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 13 januari
Concise and beautiful.

It's a short game, but I would definitely say it's worth the purchase. The soundtrack is superb, it evokes a lot of emotion. I personally find it important to have a good soundtrack let alone a great story. I loved the way they progressed through the story backwards and still successfully made the game play out smoothly. I wouldn't suggest buying this game if you're purchasing games for gameplay or graphics. To the Moon is basically a story but you have to push buttons to read it. When I first began the game, I had a mindset where I believed the story was going to be linear, predictable. But I was wrong! I found myself wanting to know more, because a lot is left out and told to you later. I didn't think the game was "too short," I thought it was perfect. Just like watching a movie.

Granting a bed ridden elderly person's wish through altering his memory. Interesting. Throughout the game you will realize that you will be encountering powerful symbolism and significant events that led to the present day John.

I cried.
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22 van de 25 mensen (88%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
5.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 20 oktober 2014
Rating: 9/10

Probably the most beautiful pixelated game I have ever played. It's easy to finish, but the storyline is amazing - you will laugh, you will cry (or at least it moves your feelings a bit). Recommended to everyone.
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19 van de 20 mensen (95%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
8.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 januari
"A story-driven experience about two doctors traversing backwards through a dying man's memories, in order to artificially fulfill his last wish."

♥ I have finished this game ♥

This is a beautiful and well thought out game. It's no easy feat to create a story that progresses backwards in time so that you can fully appreciate the present. The game is short, which may be a perk for some and not others. I feel the length of this game was perfect. There are many references in this game, and it's fun to find them! The sound track is beautiful and really helps influence your emotions.

This game is emotion and story driven. As for gameplay mechanics, you basically walk around (using your mouse), collecting memories so that you can progress to the next period in time. You watch this dying man's life unfold from the present until he was a young child. This is a heavy dialog game, and you have to click to go through the dialog. So walking, collecting, and dialog. Each time you progress to the next point in time, you have to solve a little puzzle. The puzzles aren't that difficult, and I found it kind of fun.

You grow to really care about the characters. You sympathise with them.

If you do not shed even one little tear at the end, you might want to have yourself tested. You may in fact not be human.
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