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To the Moon [Download]

by Freebird Games
Windows Vista / 7 / XP
DRM Free
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews) 81 / 100

Price: $9.99
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  • A unique and engrossing story-driven experience
  • Innovative mix between adventure game elements and classic RPG aesthetics
  • Acclaimed original soundtrack that closely melds into the story
  • An espresso execution with zero filler and no time drains
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  • Release Date: January 11, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,982 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

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.

"A unique and engrossing story-driven experience

An easy to use realistic physics means an unprecedented car handling in a game for everyone that is both easy to learn and hard to master. Innovative mix between adventure game elements and classic RPG aesthetics

System Requirements
  Minimum Specifications:
OS: PC - Win 7, Vista and XP
Processor: Pentium P4 1,8Ghz
Hard Drive: 512 MB
Video Card: 1024x768 High Color + or 1024x768 High Color +
Additional Info: Unknown

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best narratives of any video game! April 4, 2013
This game has one of the absolute best stories of any game in the past decade. The gameplay is a little lacking (more of an interactive story than a "game), in some places even confusing (as with the horse scene), but is totally redeemed by the story. Please play this game! It only takes about 6 hours total, but you'll feel every emotion the creators intended (even for a stone-hearted guy like myself). The music is also beautifully composed and really sets the scene.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Curse this game! May 11, 2013
Curse it! Curse it for making me cry in public! I demand you play this game too so I don't have to be the only one to suffer! Also, it's really, REALLY good. Not as a game, mind you. There are only two scenes in the entire game which involve anything remotely similar to gameplay. Most of the time you spend it walking or reading, and the gameplay is more a means to an end that an end by itself.

So yeah, as a game is not very good, but the story... the story is fantastic and it will keep you guessing and understanding and loving the characters and CRYING. I can't state this enough: this game WILL make you cry. So if you're one of those care bears who finds himself without enough ability to make the villain who's making everyone grumpy understand the power of love, just make him play this game, and he will reform and start being colored and burping rainbows and stuff.

And the music is not helping things along. If you're trying not to cry, I mean. The music is very emotional and really good. I recommend you get the soundtrack and take it along with you if you're trying to pretend to be sad in a trial but can't really get to cry. The judge will believe every tear that comes from your eyes.

So, the basic story is: you play as Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts, who are in the bussiness of granting last wishes. They operate a device that enters a dying person's dreams, explore them and change around the facts in order to grant them a fantasy of their greatest dream coming true, so they can die happy, since to them the fantasy will feel real.

For this particular job, they are trying to give the dream to an old man named Johnny, whose dream is, of course, to go to the Moon.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful story August 16, 2013
To those of you who enjoyed the classic Michel Gondry/Charlie Kaufman film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", there's a really good chance you'll dig on what To the Moon is doing here. To the Moon is a short and sweet game that tells the story of Johnny Wyles, an old man who is dying. As per his final wish, two representatives of the Sigmund Corp., a company with the technology to alter peoples' memories, make a trip to his seaside home to grant him his final wish...take him to the moon. However, they are not literally sending him to the moon, but are altering his memories to make him believe that he actually got to go to the moon, which was his lifetime dream. The majority of the game consists of the player taking control of the charismatic Sigmund Corp. employees Dr.'s Rosaline and Watts, as they tinker around inside Johnny's memories, and end up getting much more than they bargained for with this job.

As you can imagine given the premise of this game, it's a very emotional story. It can be very sad, melancholy, funny, contemplative, and uplifting. But like so many other recent indie games, To the Moon thrives by making story the prime, central focus of its game mechanics. The trip through Wyles mind is a roller coaster, perfectly conveyed by very intelligent writing and one of the most beautiful musical scores in recent memory. Given that the game was made with a very low budget using the RPG Maker software, it can be a bit rough around the edges, but the 16 bit visuals closely recall the great JRPG's of the Super Nintendo, where story was becoming a defining factor of the video game experience. There is some light puzzle solving and exploration to be had here, but the majority of the game is soaking up this tale of love, loss, regret, and hope. The rise in quality of interactive storytelling over the last couple of years has been stunning, and there have been very few games made that tell a tale as effectively as To the Moon does.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Storytelling November 22, 2013
I didn't exactly know what to expect when picking up this game. I love indie games and supporting them and the story for this one really intrigued me. I didn't know what I was in for.

The visual style harkens back to the old 16-bit days of yore. SuperNES style. For some, maybe that isn't appealing. Trust me on this, it doesn't detract from the game at all. There is amazing beauty in such simplicity.

Gameplay is pretty limited to your character(s) walking around, finding information on the person the story revolves around and the events of his life. Lots of reading, lots of story. This is what you are getting into and that is what makes it excellent.

The story is where this game really shines. In a way, it's an interactive book. With amazing music, funny and interesting characters and a story that keeps you interested through the entire game. You'll travel back through memories of a dying man, from when he is an old man all the way through to his childhood. You get a look into his life and why it went where it did, trying to find the reason why he wants to go to the moon.

I can't recommend this game enough. It definitely plays towards a certain demographic of gamers, but it definitely hits the mark on delivery. I can't wait for the next game from this developer. Give the game a shot, especially for the price, and you won't be disappointed. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll smile and be touched by the beauty this game provides about the life of man who wants to go To the Moon.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story that kept me entertained from start to finish
Wonderful story that kept me entertained from start to finish. The game delivered everything my best friend hyped it up to be and is something I still cant get out of my head 2... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Danny
5.0 out of 5 stars A story you won't forget EVER.
i don't know what to say but i know for sure this is an experience i will never forget my whole life. Read more
Published 22 days ago by A. H. Ramadan
5.0 out of 5 stars This is probably the best game I've ever played
This is probably the best game I've ever played. It's only an interactive narrative in a 16-bit universe, and the gameplay is non-existent, but there are some cute, easy puzzles. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Sophia
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, Beautiful, Brilliant.
What more can I say that has not been already said about this masterpiece? At 27 years old, I have never played a game that had me so emotionally invested in the characters. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Albert A.
5.0 out of 5 stars I am happy to have found and played this game
The story and music go well together. I am happy to have found and played this game. Even though it was an extremely short game compared to other games of the same price, the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Albert Tu
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome Soundtrack and Story.
GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Published 6 months ago by Brian
5.0 out of 5 stars Unforgettable game! 10/10!
After Playing Gone Home and loving it, I wanted to play more of the same type of game. My friend, Google, directed me to To the Moon. Granted, I did have my reservations. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Madison
4.0 out of 5 stars easy puzzles, poor graphics
First of this game is about the story, no action, easy puzzles, poor graphics, poor controls. That said the story and writing are top notch and has a great sound track that... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ian M. Durst
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Story is ok, Gameplay is non existent. This should've been a graphic novel rather than a game.
Published 8 months ago by Vivek Subramaniam
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated Game Alert!
This game is nothing short of a masterpiece when it comes to storytelling. The plot kept a hold on me the entire time. I laughed, I teared up, I got angry. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Garren Davis
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