A story-driven experience about two doctors traversing backwards through a dying man's memories, in order to artificially fulfill his last wish.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (9,699 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 1, 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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September 28

To the Moon's Spiritual Follow-Up, "A Bird Story", Releasing November 7th (Trailer)

Hey guys, just a heads up that A Bird Story's release date has been set (Friday November 7th, 2014). It will be available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and will be available on Steam and other platforms.

It is a simple, ~1-hour short about a boy who found an injured bird.

Here's the trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCSK0yrakxY

Page & info:
http://freebirdgames.com/games/a-bird-story/


Cheers guys, thanks for the support and helping to spread the word!

-Kan (@reives_freebird)

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Reviews

“How do I explain why it’s brilliant without spoiling what makes it so?”
9/10 – Eurogamer
“It’s simple, poignant, and full of heart.”
10/10 – GamePro
“To the Moon is a game you must play.”
8/10 – GameSpot
"It is no less than absolutely beautiful."
10/10 – PC PowerPlay

About This Game

Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts have peculiar jobs: They give people another chance to live, all the way from the very beginning... but only in their patients' heads.

Due to the severity of the operation, the new life becomes the last thing the patients remember before drawing their last breath. Thus, the operation is only done to people on their deathbeds, to fulfill what they wish they had done with their lives, but didn’t.

This particular story follows their attempt to fulfill the dream of an elderly man, Johnny. With each step back in time, a new fragment of Johnny's past is revealed. As the two doctors piece together the puzzled events that spanned a life time, they seek to find out just why the frail old man chose his dying wish to be what it is.

And Johnny's last wish is, of course... to go to the moon.

Key Features

  • A unique story-driven experience
  • Innovative mix between adventure game elements and classic RPG aesthetics
  • Acclaimed original soundtrack that closely ties to the story
  • An espresso execution with zero filler and no time drains

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    • OS:Windows 98, XP, Vista, 7
    • 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
    • OS: Major Linux Distribution from 2010
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
I know I'm a little late but what this game has delivered to me, made me think, taught me is gonna last a long time.
To The Moon, a game developed by FreeBird Studios, makes you play the role of two tech enthusiasts from Sigmund Corp who work to fullfill people's last wish. After a roadkill and a car crash, the two doctors arrive at their latest client's abode. An abandoned lighthouse, a large house with a sick man and his maid and grasslands with animals around is what the doctors find. But when they ask for Mr. John Wyles's dying wish, they get - "He wants to go to the moon."

To The Moon's strong assets :-
  • A perfectly executed beautiful story which you'll play time and again.
  • Simplistic gameplay.
  • Enchanting music which keeps hold of you for a time long enough.
  • Sceneries embellished by 16 bit graphics.
  • Well scripted dialogues making you laugh and heartfelt at the same time.
  • Adorning the atmosphere are the strongly developed characters.
  • A spellbinding lasting appeal.

"What if you forget or get lost?"
"Then we can always regroup on the moon, silly!"


Now I've to reciprocate - there was not a single aspect of the game that curbed or strifled the flow of execution in any manner except its short length. It was what you call - near perfection.

To The Moon isn't just a story, it is not just a form of media. It is an experience.
You cannot just play the game and forget that you ever did, it gives you an escapade which will accompany you for the best part of your life. To the Moon is peerless and unparalleled. To The Moon is a piece of mastery.

My Rating - "Transcendant"
Traditional Rating - 9 on 10.
Posted: September 28
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
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.

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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.
Posted: October 9
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Excellent game, will make you cry!!
Posted: October 6
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
One does not simply. Playing this without cry. Amazing Story w/ Great Soundtrack :')

9/10
Posted: September 28
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Absolutely amazing game! With such a great story...I might have cried ;)
"The ending isn't any more important than any of the moments leading to it"
Posted: October 6
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Crying Simulator 2011 Edition.

(Or for you people who didn't cry or feel anything.... Sociopath test).



Posted: September 27
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
To the Moon is a pretty simple game, however has an amazing and thoughtful story. The graphics are awesome retro pixel art and it has an amazing soundtrack to go with it. The game also has a few references to NASA, and any game that references NASA is awesome! If you enjoyed the game make sure to also check out the SigCorp Holiday DLC in the game's Steam folder.
Posted: October 18
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 16
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Don't let the graphics fool you, it is just the medium used to tell a mastercrafted story.
Posted: October 6
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 2
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
You will never play a game like this ever. Don't lookup anything about it except for the store info and play it. Be prepared for an amazing story with an exceptional soundtrack which all goes together into a heartwarming (and at times heartbreaking) little interactive novel.

Lightouse, Platypus, Animorphs.
10/10 please moon me again
Posted: October 7
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
FULL OF TWISTS!!
THE BEST STORY EVER!!
I CRIED.. :'(
Posted: October 10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
That's the most wonderful, the saddest/happiest and the most emotional game I have ever played.
Honestly, its developers are geniuses/saddists here for making such a game using easy to get gamemaking tools.
If you want to take a part in a story that breaks your heart this is a game for you. And you will never look at paper bunnies the same way.

The only glitch is the achievement to gain: for now you have to play on WINDOWS and in ENGLISH to make it happen. At first I played in Polish so it didn't count. I had to change the language in settings to English and replay the last auto-save.

But above that... 4 hours of heart-melting gameplay. It's worth it.
Posted: October 21
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
One of the view games that feels like an interactive movie. One of the best (or most emotional) story lines I've ever experienced. Put in the three to four hours and experience it for yourself.
Posted: October 21
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
great story.. I thought it was a detective story for first 10 minutes..
I thought it was a meh game done with RPG maker...
but this one is crafted so well
reminds me a lot of buttefly effect
music also great.
5+ hours and complete the game..
I still don't understand the point putting some puzzles inside the game.. but I don't care much
it's RECOMMENDED!
Posted: October 4
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
To the Moon is a tool of such a great emotional complexity, that it's going to soften even the coldest of hearts, and water the driest of eyes. Such a great ride, hidden in such a small package. I recommend it with my whole heart!
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
This game had me in tears for a whole hour or two. Great game, go get it.
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
You'll play this then buy RPG Maker and then realise you don't have a story anywhere near as good to tell.
Posted: October 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
I really liked this game. I hadn't read that much about it before I played it, because a friend gave it to me as a gift. As such, it was a pleasant surprise through the game when River started seeming a bit like, well... me, and I realised why. It's a very nice comment on women like River and her sister. The story is very sweet. At times I felt quite tearful! There is no voice acting, which is a shame, but the music adds atmosphere, and there is something quaint about the simplicity of it, and the ability to tell such a good story through this medium.

I'd recommend this game, especially to women who know who Tony Attwood or Rudy Simone are.
Posted: October 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
I love this game!!!
The story and the soundtrack are amazing!!!
Posted: October 13
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