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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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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Sebbe45
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
The game is not very long but the story makes up for it
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lemon
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
YOU LIKE TEARS?
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Nadja
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
The story of this game is absolutly amazing, but it won't last long at all. Despite that it is still a nice game to be played.
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Lyn Lee Koo
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
To The Moon genuinely hits a high mark; It's truly got one of the most interesting stories that I've ever sat through in video games ever.

You play as two doctors Eva and Watts who are traversing through the memories of a dying patient who's final wish is to go to the moon. I won't reveal any more to the plot because it's much better you sit through the events of the story yourself. It's tearjerking; everyone's review that says this truly means it. I didn't understand the story fully the first time mostly out of the fact that I didn't exactly understand the side-effects of some medical conditions mentioned throughout the game, Google anything you're unfamiliar with; it'll help you out, but after the 2nd time it finally made sense, and when you DO understand every piece of the story, it just hurts in a satisfying, remorseful way. There's no easy way to put it; if you don't feel ANYTHING at the end of the gorgeous ride the game takes you through, you're unbelievably heartless.

If stories that certainly make you appreciate life and not take it for granted, and a hint of science fiction is your cup of tea, To The Moon does anything but disappoint. The piano-arranged soundtrack is stunning; I still find myself humming the themes 3-years later, the 16-bit graphics are nice, and the mini-puzzles inbetween are a lovely touch to keep you going. I'm super excited for Kan Gao's next installment to the series 'Finding Paradise' later this year, but for now I will continue to love this game to no end.

Thanks, Kan.
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impooing
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
A beautiful story with a perfectly paired musical accompaniment. Despite the text bubble clicking method of delivery being an absolutely brutal and uninvolving way to deliver a story, this game was amazing and was well delivered.

However; between the method of delivery and the incredibly slow movement speed of the characters the game becomes a grind towards 'Act III'. Yet, from the feeling of 'What a beautiful story' to 'OMFG pls effing end already' the game was worth the sale purchase but should have ended after they first met, when they were looking at the stars.

Could use:
-a volume slider
-steam overlay
-a click counter
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KeytarCat
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Good media has a deep impact for a narrow group of people. Great media has a deep impact for everyone. Excellent media has deep impact for everyone with nuanced differences based on the consumer's personal experience.
"To the Moon" is the third type.

Explaining that in depth might spoil the story, so I'll just say that you will cry by the end. If you know what you're looking for, you will cry before that and it will. not. stop.

Beautifully written and executed to perfection. This is an excellent game.
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Th3Legendary
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Please play through this game for one of the best storylines ever in a videogame.
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[FHotA]EleeVonBuric
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Great one day adventure! An experience to enjoy!
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Leyaxo
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This game hit me right in the feels. And then ripped my heart out.

11/10 - Waiting for episode 2
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Delux
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I found this game by mistake cause I thought it was a jrpg and it was on sell, however, I do not regret buying this!!! The storyline and the music is just fantastic and I wish there was more, but all great things must come to a end.
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Geeguz
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I was crying for half this game...
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pluggedintogaming
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
To The Moon is the only game that I have ever played that has made me so emotionally attached to a cast of characters and to a plotline that I started to cry, and I am not ashamed to admit that. To the Moon isn't a whole lot of game, as it is a story-based experience that you have your hand in. Just to keep this review short, the story is the best I have ever experienced in a game and while the visual style of pixel art may put some off, that combined with the absolutely perfect soundtrack complements a game that will capture anyone looking for a new experience. This game is a must-own and I would not be surprised if a movie adaptation comes down the line, it's really good.
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Cae
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I have a headache because my face has been leaking for about 5 hours now. It's one of those stories that you really have to be in the mood for, but when you are it's so rewarding. Music is spot-on, emotionally evoking, phenomenal stuff. Writing is done well to curb some of the moments from becoming too sappy, and the characters are interesting, feeling very real.

The controls were awkward at times, and there was very little gameplay at all, but I don't feel that it distracted from the story. The pixel art graphics were cute though, and having some controlability was nice opposed to a visual novel.

Highly recommended. You get a lot for your time and money here.
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scythalex25
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I just have no word. Wow.
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Griffin
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
To the Moon is a short, simple, story-driven game at its core. But the story itself is absolutely beautiful and impactful. There is little gameplay here as there is mostly dialogue. In fact, in the little gameplay there is near the end, the game starts to feel boring and dull and you just want to get back to the story.

The ending to this game is absolutely tear-inducing. If you don't feel something inside you well up near the end, you may not be human. I really hope a film-adaptation to this game comes out sometime.

9/10
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Harekiet
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Very nice bit of story telling that you can just finish in a bored afternoon.
*wipes away a little tear*
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soldat5001
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
An absolutely gorgeous story with beautiful music
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ALOHA!
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
One of the most beautiful stories in a video game. While it is a very light puzzle game, and I mean very light, the story alone is enough driving force to keep you invested until the end. Highly reccomend this as a purchase. You will not regret it!
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Maagsauce
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Amazing, beautful game, it was a short and sweet emotional experience. I nearly cried twice, not gonna lie...
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petrah
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
i am crying so hard because john and river are otp i just


this was beautiful.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
17 of 17 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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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
It's rare to find a game with a profound story that really touches you, and delivers a satisfying ending. This one succeeds. I hunt for those rare, meaningful stories in any medium, and I'm always thrilled when I find one.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
To enjoy this game, you must meet two criteria:
First, you must focus on the story.
Second, you must have a soul.
Then, you will find this short tale captivating, emotional, and stunning.
Like I said, the story is the focus. The gameplay revolves around exploring until you find enough secrets to unlock the next level. This can get repetitive, but is really the only downside.
A huge upside is the soundtrack. It's beautifully done piano that adds to the emotion and nostalgia that ties in the present with your exploration of the past.
This game is short and cheap, so you don't have much to lose. But if you play it, I think you will find you won't lose anything.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
This game could seriously make a rock cry... Multiple times.

.·´¯`(>▂<)´¯`·.

Waterworks aside this definitely lived up to the hype. Music is amazing. Story is amazing. Loved it!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Wrekd.... this game is devastating and utterly beautiful.

I have had this game in my library for quite some time and saved it for.... well, I'm not sure, but I've been feeling kinda down lately and this was a great way of releasing a lot of those emotions.

Only things I can hold against it is the controls are a little wonky and some parts of the first act become a bit tedious, but you won't even care.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
·´¯`(>▂<)´¯`·. I can't play to the moon, but i needed that achievement!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
I've never in my entire life been touched more by a game. I cared about these characters as they went through their lives, and suffered with them. I can honestly say that this isn't a game, it's a work of art. If you have the spare change, buy it. It will be a part of my library for years to come.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
'To the Moon' is intelligent, well written and extremely creative. Two scientists dive into a dying man's mind to alter his memories in order to fulfil his final wish. And yes, the game is just as awesome as it sounds. It has some really cool moments and even though the idea is pretty surreal, it is presented to you in a way that it just sucks you in and the game MAKES you believe it is all actually possible. Not only that, you will feel for these characters. Rarely have there been games that tug on my heart strings the way this game did. Some people seem to finish it in one sitting, take 2 or 3 hours to complete it but it took me 5.2 hours for 1 playthrough from beginning to end. I like to be thorough in my games, especially the story heavy ones that rely on exploration. You will want to take it all in with this game because it is just that good.

It is a very basic point and click game, nothing overly complicated and it doesn't require too much work, there are some minor riddles to solve but in the end, it relies for the most part on its emotion heavy story. The game is story driven and the visuals and soundtrack are both there to intensify the experience. Some songs might come over as repetitive (something actually made fun of within the game itself) but you will hardly notice this because the music is just that good. The graphics are reminiscent of the Super Nintendo era and it works for this game. Finally 'To the Moon' is jam packed with useless nerdy trivia for gamers and people who watch all the good tv shows.

'To the Moon' is dark, atmospheric and you won't leave the game unmarked.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Product received for free
Made me wanna learn to fold orgami rabbits. Would To the Moon again.
10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
在某吧友的建议下,昨天一口气把游戏《去月球》通关了,这款被称作神作(神作泛滥的时代)的作品,感动了那么多人,但是我个人倒是没怎么感冒,还有点不以为然。
虽然是很美丽的爱情故事,虽然我多多少少也为之动容了一点,即使改变了记忆也没有错过爱你的人,爱你的人终究还是爱你,多么美好浪漫的事情,但是因为科幻色彩浓重,加上本来对爱情就失望透顶的我,竟会觉得有点坑,果然是因为初期对游戏的期望太高了吗?当然,还有其他一些原因,后续说明。
据说游戏的容量是4个小时,因为是抽时间出来玩这个游戏的,所以我是抱着快速通关的心理去玩这款游戏的,这个在一定程度上影响了我去好好地欣赏它,不过既然是剧情游戏的话,文字当然是很重要的,我有好好地看游戏中的每一句台词。
初期以为游戏中要打怪兽什么的,我甚至都做好了使用修改器的准备(为了快速通关),但是实际玩了一会儿之后发现不需要打怪,这点让我很喜欢,而是类似于发现道具做任务一样的游戏流程。
游戏充满了科幻要素,剧中的台词也很有意思,两个博士都属于很可爱的人,尤其是男博士,虽然看上去吊儿郎当的,但是实际上是个很实在的人,也可以看得出来很喜欢女博士。
于是,二人组就开始到病人的记忆里去穿梭了,不过我开始就有疑问,如果只是篡改记忆的话,那么实际上不是还是没有达到“让约翰去月球”的愿望了吗?就是说,只是篡改了记忆让那些事“好像是真的”,但是实际上仍然是一场梦不是吗?这让人稍微绝点有点坑,真的去月球的话又是没可能的,一个垂死的病人又是要如何才能够去到月球呢。
游戏的过程中,因为程序bug原因意外卡住一次,害我只能从上一个存档载入也坑了我一把。还因为人物不能奔跑让我很是着急,于是我使用了变速齿轮,将速度×4之后终于可以比较顺利地“奔跑”了。
一个类似倒叙的故事,让我们先知道了结果,然后再去寻找原因,历程还有点坎坷,中间有一次不知道怎么攻略下去了因为找不到记忆要素,本来就想快速通关的我,不能顺利攻略让人有点着急,于是只好看了一下攻略然后总算顺利通关了。
剧情的高潮就是二人对于如何处理病人的委托意见发生了分歧,要说二人都是没错的,最后折中的方案成功了也算是万幸了,在那之前女博士临危不惧也让人动容。
老人了无遗憾地走了,房子给了佣人莉莉,结尾处红色的闪屏仿佛暗示了什么,比如这发生的一切其实只是一次某人的记忆的探索历程。
于是故事就结束了,我没有被感动,但是却有着淡淡的感伤,不知道是这游戏带给我的感伤,还是我最近因为工作上的事情本来就感到压力大了,亦或者是其他。
游戏的体裁还是很喜欢的,科幻类型,冒险要素和游戏手法都是挺不错的,还有音乐也很赞,尤其是主题曲那首音乐《去月球》,再次听到的时候这个故事自然就浮现在脑海里了。
喜欢浪漫爱情故事的朋友或许可以试试这个据说超过《仙剑》的RPG游戏
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
A very beautiful game. Many call it "story-rich", and it's story is truly what makes this game. There are some flaws, of course, but the narrative of this game earns its rating. Lots of symbolism to be had, and hearts to be touched, but there's a good amount of humor to balance it all. Worth its keep.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Hey everyone,

So I heard about this game and thought I'd look it up, come to find out that it had an Overwhelmingly Positive standing of about 20k+ reviews. That's pretty incredible. I played it, I enjoyed it, but I think that it's a little overrated. Don't get me wrong now, everyone is different when it comes to emotional stories and games, like this one, but I came to the conclusion that perhaps since I deal in people's emotions on a daily basis as a part of my job, it didn't have that kick that others seem to have gotten from it.

Liked the game, would love to see more from freebird, too. Would certainly ecommend it to anyone that likes games like this. 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Lofty Heights
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
If you play this game without getting emotional:
Congratulations, you are a truly hearless &@$+@&0
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Sappy story that is well-written and well-told ;-;

A+
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
This game hit me right in the feels. And then ripped my heart out.

11/10 - Waiting for episode 2
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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
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
"Yeah dudette, I've been feeling retro."
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Pro:
  • Story
  • Music
  • Story
  • Pixel Art
  • Story
  • Jokes
  • Story

Con:
  • Unchangeable controls
  • Useless Menu
  • Some jokes that are out of place
  • Sometimes irrelevant clues
  • Unnecessary puzzle segments
  • Ultra small windowed mode

I dont even remember the last time a video game made me shed a few tears. Despite the many cons I have listed, the storyline is the main feature of the game, and can overwhelm all the cons combined.
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