A story-driven experience about two doctors traversing backwards through a dying man's memories to artificially fulfill his last wish.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (297 reviews) - 97% of the 297 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Nov 1, 2011

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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

"I guess the music's kinda nice..."
-Developer's Aunt

"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 & non-combat 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

Windows
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
    • OS: Major Linux Distribution from 2010
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
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Steve Stevenson
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I'm thinking, "Eva why would you do this!?!!?!" But in the next second, I cry thinking,"I see now."

Get this game, you won't regret it.
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aquatorrent
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
My playtime: 4.1h (based on steam)

Intro
To the Moon is a fictional story RPG Maker "game" about 2 "doctors" who are helping their dying patient to fulfill their wish. You'll mostly walk around and interact with objects while focusing on the story. There are some mini games which will happens quite a lot in the game.

Music
I really love the piano song which was made by the patient. The song is really suitable with the titles. The other bgms are also pleasant to hear and doesn't hinder you to listen to the story.

Graphics
Just like any other RPG Maker games, the game itself is in 2D sprites, with some cutscenes in it. The cutscenes' art itself is quite inconsistent which can be seen by the difference in quality. One cutscene has a very thick line and the other has a light line. The coloring also looks different. Besides that, the art is good looking, especially if you like sprites.

Story
The story is set in an unrealistic setting, where you can travel to a certain person memories and run a simulation in order to change it. Sometimes, the story will talk about jargon in their own world, such as Beta Blocker, which is somehow like an item to supress your memories, and the disease which doesn't even explained what it is about (i missed the name). There are a lot of jokes in the story, and some touching part which maybe can make you cry. The game itself still has a lot of unrevealed mysteries and written as Episode 1 in the ending, which might mean that there will be a continuation.

You'll mostly travel through your patient's memories and finding item to go back to the older memories. After it becomes quite repetitive, it will stop and fills you with a bunch of story with a few mini games. The balance between story and the interaction is quite decent and it won't make you sleep because of boredom.

Mini games
There are around 3 mini games in this game, which one being used most of the time. The mini games itself is quite simple and easy to understand, although one mini game (the puzzle one) can be quite hard to master. However, you are not required to do that in order to progress through the story.

Pros:
- Mini games
- Interaction balanced with the story

Cons:
- Long (and slow) walk to reach the objective

Summary
It's a fictional story with a lot of jokes and a bit of touching story in it. There are still unexplained mysteries in this game, which maybe will be covered in the next episode (which i believe hasn't been released yet).

Should you buy this game?
Yes.
That's if you like touching story and a "game" which mostly consists of a story.
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Æther
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Story 9/10
Music 100/10 ( The music reallys set the mood)

One of the best games I ever played very good story! I would like to play more games like this
I definitely recommend this game to everyone.

Overall would be 9.5/10
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Liber
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This is the kind of game that takes you on an emotional roller coaster and leave you speechless. I cannot recommend this game enough, I want more!
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tabthegreat
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
"To the Moon" is more of an interactive short story than a game, but it is a surprisingly good story, an easy achievement, and does have some gameplay (there in no fighting, but there IS roadkill).

The achievement is essentially for completing the game. It took me about 4 hours to casually go through the story, so it is an easy 100% completion game.

8/10 - story (a little slow to get into but overall worth it--some decent humor that helps break up all of the drama)
7/10 - gameplay (clever, but minimal and repetative - buy this for story, not gameplay which includes finding items, npcs, and a few easy puzzles to solve in a small area)

While I doubt I will play this again, it was well worth a couple bucks and one playthrough for the unique experience. :]
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Rolo Tomassi
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Beautiful and Sad. It made me cry in first hour itself. It is worth every bit for the story.
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Benj1248
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I've written two reviews in my years on Steam. This is one of them. This game is touching to your very core and the music is wonderful. I streamed it on Twitch with a few viewers and everyone was enthralled, constantly trying to figure out what was actually going on and what we weren't being told. And we were all wrong. And I'm glad we were wrong, because the ending was much better than anything I had thought of.

This story will stay with you.
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Holtzmanator
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Game enjoy
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tsup5
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Great story and great music! Beautiful storytelling!
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Aram855
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
A little late for this game, but still.

To The Moon. A tale of a man dying wish: go to the moon. Two doctors, with the help of a futuristic machine, will help hm to live his dream.
Of course, everything will be on his mind, as our two protagonst journey through the life of this man, with his highs and lows. Love, Greed, Sadness.

A beautifull journey about the themes of lonelyness, of being normal and wating to stand out vs stand out and wanting to be normal. Is our wish truly the best thing for us?

Warning: this will make you cry. Not only for sad and emotional scenes, but for sad realizations you will make on your own. Life is not fair, after all. Some people die without acomplishing their dreams, or closing wounds. River is one of them. Once you reach tne midgame, you will realize how miserable things were for them. And you will cry.

Pros:

+Top notch story.
+Memorable characters.
+Good puzzles. Did I mention this game has puzzles?
++Outstanding OST. If you can, buy it,

Cons:

-Window is too small.
-Some mementos are unintuitive to find, or can be easily missed (looking at you, horse track)

Overall: 8/10. Would reccomend to anyone seeking a good story. You can finish it in less than 7 hours. Will make you rethink your life choices. And appreciate people with Asperger.

Not reccomended for anyone who is currently depressed.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
29 of 30 people (97%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Put aside 3-4 hours and treat it like a great big soppy movie.

Fantastic experience with a very fitting soundtrack, would recommend to anyone.

(Don't be afraid to board the feels train, it will happen and it won't stop)
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26 of 26 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
very good game! with interesting story and beautiful music
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Product received for free
Got this game from a friend. But honestly, I'd pay 20$ for it.
It starts off slow, but after about 30 minutes of playtime, you are exposed to the most beautiful, thrilling and exciting story.
It got me to reconnect with some of my long forgotten dreams, and it made me cry. A lot.
The soundtrack is beautiful, and I still listen to it whenever I'm down.

If you finish this game and don't like it, you are dead to me.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Sad and funny, serious and light-hearted, marveling and tragic, this game knows how to take you on a feel trip.

10/10, would not-know-if-to-cry-or-smile again.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
This game is the best thing happened in my cheerless life.
Everyone should taste this feeling.
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19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
T hriller
O ptimistic

T ime
H ope
E nergy

M erry
O ne
O verjoyyed
N everending

Would you follow your dreams if you could?

Overall Rating: 10/10

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Bravo! Bravo!

Beautiful! Emotionally captivating. Please make more!

Controlls are a bit iffy - I switched between mouse/keyboard and gamepad frequently; Doesnt take away from the experience though.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Slightly clunky controls and occasional glitches are completely overshadowed by the amazing story. I don't think i've been this moved by a game since The Walking Dead S1. It doesn't take very long to complete but feels longer than it's length and can drag at times. The gameplay itself is mediocre rpgmaker type point and click with some arbitrary puzzles placed throughout. This in no way deteriates from the story though, with a steady ramp up to a heart wrenching finale this is one of the best stories i've ever played.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
much more like an interactive experience than a typical game.
A very well written and executed story, filled with very dramatic and funny moments, accompanied by an amazing and mesmerizing soundtrack.
An experience not to be missed!
Heartily recommended.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Definitely masterpiece! Perfect story, perfect musics, perfect characters. All of them in a one game. If you are a story lover or thinking tha stories are the most important pieces of the video games, you should definitely play this game and it's DLC's. You won't regret this, I assure you.

PLAY THE DAMN THING!!!

Ok. I'm calm...
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