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

PC System Requirements

    • 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

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: OS X 10.6.8
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space

Linux System Requirements

    • OS: Major Linux Distribution from 2010
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
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444 of 464 people (96%) found this review helpful
665 products in account
87 reviews
4.8 hrs on record
Video games often deal with larger than life situations, and yet it's often the simpler things that hit home the most. Borrowing elements from films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Pixar's Up, this is the story of a man on his deathbed attempting to fulfil his lifelong dream to visit the moon.

To go into anymore detail and risk spoilers would be a crime, but know that To The Moon stands as one of the most heartfelt stories of any game I have ever played, and when paired with the immaculate score composed by my much beloved Laura Shigihara, I can hardly imagine how someone could play through it without feeling something.

It's worth noting that what is here consists almost entirely of exposition. This is in by no means a slight against the game, just a fact that needs to be mentioned so you know what you are getting into. I realize that many have a disdain for games that barely deserved to be called as such, but in this case I beg that they put aside those prejudices, as I feel if anything could change their minds To The Moon is it.

To say that Freebird Games creation was emotionally affecting to me would be an understatement. Despite coming close on many occasions, I can scarcely recall any game that managed to make me tear up the way To The Moon did. It's a remarkable achievement in not only videogame storytelling, but as a narrative in any medium, and you would be an absolute fool if you passed it up!
Posted: October 25th, 2013
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130 of 144 people (90%) found this review helpful
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4 reviews
4.1 hrs on record
To The Moon is definitely an interactive story more than a game, but please don't let that turn you away and cause you to miss out on an amazing experience. This is a story that will hit you, possibly directly, in The Feels™. It takes around four hours total depending on how quickly you move through, but please do yourself a favor and don't rush through. Freebird Games did an excellent job in presenting an emotional story which will keep you glued to your screen.

Pick an evening, sit back, and take the time to enjoy the tale as it unfolds.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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103 of 109 people (94%) found this review helpful
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26 reviews
4.2 hrs on record

To be brutally honest, I loaded this game up today thinking that I would just play around for a few minutes and then put it away, unlikely to ever play it again. In reality, from the point the story began to unfold I decided that I wouldn't ... or couldn't stop until it was completed.

It's amazing what Freebird Games managed to do with the RPG Maker tool. With some subtle animations, lighting, and movement, it didn't take long for me to forget the 'low budget' visuals and imagine as the game and story elements unfolded in whatever resolution my mind can create.

I will admit that this isn't what a person could call a gameplay heavy experience. However, the way that the elements are woven into the story are creative and even add to the story. I think as a medium we hurt ourselves by calling our games 'games' at all... however, I was able to complete the journey through my own interaction with enough perceived freedom that I didn't feel corralled into a corner. Mostly the story itself made me want to push to the next story element or conclusion... it was simply that good.

It's sad, really, that a small time developer like Freebird can craft something with such a small budget that is so moving, yet all the big AAA developers can hardly bring me to laugh let alone shed a tear. Speaking of laughter, the pacing of the story is impressive with some comic relief to mix up the joy and sadness. Although I will admit, a few times I thought one of the main characters was a little over-the-top silly... but that may just well be who he is.

When I was in college I took a movie class where the instructor said it was a travesty to ever watch a movie in pieces... and in this case, if you can free up a few hours, I think that this dish is best served in one sitting. Just keep a box of tissue next to your monitor.
Posted: January 4th, 2014
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50 of 54 people (93%) found this review helpful
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12 reviews
4.4 hrs on record
This game made me cry... :( Best story-based game I've ever played!

Posted: February 13th, 2014
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44 of 52 people (85%) found this review helpful
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105 reviews
15.5 hrs on record
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Писать о To the Moon очень трудно. Хотя бы потому, что про нее уже написано и сказано столько, что добавить что-либо крайне непросто. Но я все же попробую.

О чем же эта игра? О поиске. О потере и обретении. О мечтах и детских грезах, что кажутся слишком невероятными чтобы стать явью. О тяжелых моментах мучительного выбора. О том насколько далеко ты готов пойти ради любимого человека. И, конечно, о любви. Но не ждите от нее ненужного морализаторства, трактата на тему семейных ценностей и пустой мелодрамы. Игра способна расстрогать, но не слащавостью и наигранностью, а своей... правдоподобностью. Да, именно этим. Игра честна с игроком, а это крайне редкое явление на сегодняшний день.

Когда талант и искренность, чувственность и открытость оставляют в душе столько переживаний и эмоций, как после прочтения хорошей книги, или словно видел удивительный сон. И заметьте, я еще ничего не сказал про потрясающий саундтрек!

Так уж получилось, что частички этой истории я нахожу в себе самом. И что-то из этой невообразимой мозаики, что по крупицам складывается на экране монитора находит отражение во мне и моей жизни. И почему-то... кто-то из героев этой волшебной сказки кажется мне очень знакомым...

Every attempt to write something about To the Moon faces the wall of words said by others and makes it so hard to add a word of your own. But trying never hurts, so I'll take my try.

So, what's the game all about? About search. About finding and losing, seeing things filling your soul with warmth and watching them wither and fading away in front of your eyes. About dreams and childish wildest fantasies that seem to be just too unrealistic and unfulfillable to become reality. About moments of poignant choice. About how far you are ready to go for the sake of your loved one. And, of course, about love in general. But do not expect unnecessary lecturing, family values talk or shallow melodrama. The game can make your eyes wet, but not with moments of cuteness overload, puppies or tearing-your-heart-apart episodes, but it's honesty and veracity. The game is straight and sincere what is a rarity nowadays.

When talent and frankness, sensuality and openness leave a mark inside your soul, as if you've just finished reading a good book or saw a wonderful dream... And I haven't yet mentioned an astonishing soundtrack!

It turned out that I can relate to that whole story myself... And part of that mosaic finds it's resemblance inside me. And for some reason... one of the heroes of that fairytale seems so very familiar to me...
Posted: November 30th, 2013
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