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 (9,745 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
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
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.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Excellent game, will make you cry!!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
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.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
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
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
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.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
This game is awesome.
10 out of ♥♥♥♥ing 10.
Right in the feels.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
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"
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
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!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
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.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
This story has heart.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
First of all, To the Feels Moon is not your average game. If you are looking for a top-down view RPG game, you will be horribly disappointed, so please look elsewhere. If you however can take a few steps back and be open for a touching story in an RPG-like atmosphere, this game is for you.

This is most likely one of the biggest three gems I have laid my hands on in the last decade, and that includes all platforms and developers of games. You will not find any kind of grinding, battling or levelling, this "game" is all about the story.
Your two main characters are two professors who have the odd job of fulfilling the last wish of people who are already in the process of dying. With some kind of dream machine, they are able to enter the mind of their client, enabling them to change and bend their memories so their customers can die happily.
This might sound like a farfetched piece of science-fiction but the story about the client you are treating here is really touching. I can recommend this game to anyone who is willing to slow down from intense FPS action or level grinding and wants to read a good story.
But bring a tissue. Or four. That's the amount I needed for this true masterpiece I will never forget.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Ever since I finished this game I can throughly answer the question "What is your favourite game?" the answer is "To the Moon". A beautiful game that will leave you speechless. It has a great story and is a great jrpg subsituting fighting scenes with simple puzzles. If your interested in a game that will leave you amazed for the rest of your life then look no further than "To the Moon".
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
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!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
FULL OF TWISTS!!
THE BEST STORY EVER!!
I CRIED.. :'(
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
it's a good game, seriously, but we can't open steam in-game menu when playing this game......well that's kinda annoying since i can't take any screen shots from this game Q.Q, but nice game, nice ost, nice mole-punch mini games :v oh and nice doing with that holiday bonus OvOb
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