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 (537 reviews) - 95% of the 537 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (21,260 reviews) - 97% of the 21,260 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 1, 2011

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November 27, 2015

"To the Moon, too!" Comic+ DLC released!

Hi all, hope the year's wrapping up well!

We're excited to release this little comic project, "To the Moon, too!":

http://store.steampowered.com/app/418890/

The comic itself is available in its web-sized version on Freebird Games' site for the public, but this package offers the full-sized digital booklet, bonus content, and helps to support the project (that is now completed). c:

It also offers a rebate for more than its cost if any merchandise (To the Moon music boxes, printed comic book) is purchased from https://freebirdgames.bigcartel.com/ (Orders this week should still arrive by the holidays.)

There're more details on the Steam page for it. Cheers, hope y'all enjoy it!

-Kan

P.S. I'm focusing on making Finding Paradise (To the Moon's actual "sequel") now, so new minisodes will be put on hold this Winter.

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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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alexandria-hime
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
To The Moon is a game about 2 scientists/doctors who help grant the wishes of people on their deathbeds by altering their memories. They respond to a call from the caretaker of a man that wants to go to the moon, and so the scientists travel through his memories in order to alter them. It's very heartwarming and has a lot of depth. I would recommend it to people that love plot, a good soundtrack and science fiction that has to do with technology. It took me a little over five hours to finish it, so there's a good amount of gameplay and things to do.
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RulingKnight
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
This is the only game that makes me keep crying. Last night I finished all the game, and I can't fall into sleep. The story and the musics is absolutely perfect. Until now when I hear the theme music, For River (To the moon), I can't help crying.....A VERY good game which worth to buy !
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yzhang34
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
The best indie game I've played since Braid and Machinarium. A must have experience.
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Feminism
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
I loved this game. Made me cry a few times. If you have attention problems and can't not shooting at things every 5 seconds don't play it. But if you know how to appreciate interesting stories, go ahead and play this. Its really good.
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KR #comga #loveKien
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Play cracked version, finished it. Now regret everything and buy it with 10$ and will play again, for the feel
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Blade Mistress
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Original and beautiful. I'll remember this game for a very long time.
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borupspencer
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
This is such a great game. I highly recommend it if only for the music alone. The story is absolutely beautiful and words cannot express how much this game can touch you in just a few hours. This game easily gets a 10/10. For such a simple game it does so well and I wish everybody could get the chance to play it.
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AlfaAce
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
This game had a nice feel to it, at first i thought it was a horror game, but when i got to playing it, it got ten times better evon though its not horror it has a nice story line.
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CipherCraft618
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
If you wanna have your heartstings ripped out of your chest, tha this gave is for you.
When I say emotionaly gripping, I mean so grippping that it's actually choaking you.
Beutiful art, beutiful soundtrack, amaing story.
Buy it.
Buy it now.
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IcedKappa
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
If a person asked me for a list of the best stories I've ever heard, this game would make that list. I hold this game in the highest regard of the story-driven genre of games, and consider it to have some of the most emotional, shocking, and absolutely heart-wrenching content out there. In fact, I'd go so far to say that if you ever want to enjoy a story-driven game again, consider never playing this game, because it will ruin and raise your expectations for every other game you'll try to play in the genre. Lord knows it happened to me.

And if the story isn't going to be the only thing that sells you, pick it up for the music, the sprite work, the comedy, or even free DLC that expands on the main characters' life outside of what you see in the main story. This game is golden, and will always have a special place in my heart. I hope that you'll let it have a place in your heart as well.
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▲▼PyroHunter13】
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
I feel very depressed after playing game :'(
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( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
I originally played an unlicensed version of the game, and when I finished, I knew I had to support the developers. They have created one of the most amazing experiences with so few resources. All gameplay mechanics aside, the writing alone is a masterpiece to me. Adding in the music, the atmosphere becomes a complete and immersive experience to offer you a few hours of a heart-felt journey about love, loss, and aspiration.

The sequel to this game is 'A Bird Story' which will then be followed by 'Finding Paradise' which should be released in a few months. I highly recommend the entire series when it's available.
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Specctr
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
If you love point and click story games, you really need to give this game the time and play it through. The story is interesting, creative, and keeps your attention. Very well written.
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PanicCane
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
The ending got me...enough said.I recommend you to buy soundtrack too for more tissue experience.
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hzhzwuyuqi
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
10/10
best game ever!!!
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<!B!> SwiftZircon
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
While a in gameplay, To the Moon might be short, the story keeps you pulled in until you've finished it, and satisfied yourself with it's ending. A fantastic story with many turns and details that are worth looking into for the fun of it, I'd definitely reccommend giving it a try (Not great for replayability, but a fantastic story to go through).
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V I D A L
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Best story ever told in a video game.
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thenameisuppercase
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Can't stress how amazing the story is. Gameplay is not very intense or excessively drawn-out, it feels like gameplay is meant to include you into the story. This game is one of the only two games that I have cried over after finishing.
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Dragonlaser802
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
A game you play once, and it stays with you forever.
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Labyrinth / Lab. - FR
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Unless you're a heartless piece of s***, how can anyone think of this game like a pointless waste of time?
I give this a 10/10. Great game. Great story. I would totally reset the memory I have of me playing this game just to cry some more. :D
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Short story-rich 2D retro adventure with great atmosphere, interesting plot, heartbreaking moments & boring longueurs

What I liked

Deep atmosphere for a 2D adventure
Interesting plot, interesting characters, lovely heartbreaking love story
Decent 2D pixel graphics from the age of Secret of Mana / Chrono Trigger
Short game, perfect for one session the weekend or in the evening after work
100% achievements after first playthrough (around 3,5 hours)

What I didn't like

Unnecessary long dialogues
Street language does not really fit the atmosphere
Humour is not mine
Controls with mouse and keyboard are clunky
Repetitive in the middle of the game
Zero replay-value

Recommended for what it is: a short lovely 2D game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
River:“What if you forget or...get lost?”
John:“Then we can always regroup on the moon,silly!”
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Do you recommend this game?

Yes, why yes sir....I do.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
I played this game with my girlfriend, I had to console her while keeping in tears myself.

420/10, would play this game 1000000 times. This needs a sequel and another sequel

Please
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Share this game with a loved one.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
♥♥♥♥ Ninja cutting onions
I almost cried
This is not a game, this is an experience
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Didn't expect the tears...just like ♥♥♥♥ ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
From the storyline to every detail of graphics of this game, I would say that this is one heck of a game! A great game does not have to have amazing graphics; FreeBird Games proved it through this game. Indeed I understand how this game got of awards for its story, and no wonder there are so many people who are recommending this game to others. This game is a real tear-jerker – but in a good way. It made me reflect about all my wishes and how most of it were forgotten when I got older. Not only was the story well written, but also the music throughout the game was really good. I would say that one of the most memorable items of this game is probably its music because it has this strong emotional content to it that makes the people fall in love with it even though they were not able to play the game. I'm going to be honest now, I thought that this game will be boring at first even though it had an overwhelmingly positive review in Steam, but when I actually played it, I just ate all the words I said. Overall, I would give this game a 10 out of 10. If someone really wants to know why I gave it a perfect score, well, try playing the game. #BestGameEver
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
A very, very good game. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The storytelling is so well done, the characters are relatable and endearing. This game really is emotional and smart. To the moon is a wonderful piece of fiction theat everyone needs to play.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
This is definitely one of the best games in terms of story and music. Both are beautifully written and exceedingly emotional. All main characters are fully fleshed out and they work perfectly together. Prepare some tissues, though - you will cry - sooner or later (or almost throughout the whole game). I can't tell you more about this game because everything would be a spoiler.

If you had only one game to play in your life this is the one. Don't get put off by the retro/JRPG graphics, even if you aren't into these kind of game you'll enjoy To The Moon.



Please support this game - for all the Rivers out there.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
10 / 10 Good Story
Great Soundtrack

Story > Graphic
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
A great story with a bit of sadness (but it also has humor in the appropriate places), cool characters and fantastic music. The only negative point I found is the game controls (I found it uncomfortable to play with mouse, so I recommend using the keyboard instead), but it's dwarfed by the positive aspects. Absolutely worth a playthrough.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
This is the only game that made me cry like a baby, SO worth the buy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
10/10 the feelings are too much for me.
And now I hope one day people will get it my mind and do some NASA-spam.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
How many tears did I cry?

All of them.

I cried all of them.

Play this. You'll remember it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
( ಥـْـِـِـِـْಥ) game why you do this...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Unless you're a heartless piece of s***, how can anyone think of this game like a pointless waste of time?
I give this a 10/10. Great game. Great story. I would totally reset the memory I have of me playing this game just to cry some more. :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
If a person asked me for a list of the best stories I've ever heard, this game would make that list. I hold this game in the highest regard of the story-driven genre of games, and consider it to have some of the most emotional, shocking, and absolutely heart-wrenching content out there. In fact, I'd go so far to say that if you ever want to enjoy a story-driven game again, consider never playing this game, because it will ruin and raise your expectations for every other game you'll try to play in the genre. Lord knows it happened to me.

And if the story isn't going to be the only thing that sells you, pick it up for the music, the sprite work, the comedy, or even free DLC that expands on the main characters' life outside of what you see in the main story. This game is golden, and will always have a special place in my heart. I hope that you'll let it have a place in your heart as well.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Really neat plot. I lost track of time while playing. It's only one play-thru of about 3 or 4 hours, but well worth it. There's also two DLC "speical episodes" that were really adorable, especially the second.
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