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To The Moon follow-up A Bird Story coming mid-2013

To The Moon hit players like a bittersweet freight train when it released in November 2011, and its creator is almost ready to share the next part of the tale. Freebird Games today revealed A Bird Story, "a simple, surreal short about a boy and a bird with a broken wing."

The previous game's pair of doctors is absent--Eva Rosalene and Neil Watts are yet to be born. A Bird Story is part of the youth of their patient in episode 2, and this segment will be told almost entirely without dialogue.

Developer Kan "Reives" Gao noted certain expectations for To The Moon's successor--but matching previous success is not his concern.

"However, what I can promise is that I’ll always be making what truly means something to me--and hopefully, to you too," Gao wrote. "I hope everyone could take them as they come, and enjoy them for their own merits."

Gao plans to release A Bird Story around mid-year 2013. Until then, you can check out its title screen and the music that will inevitably make us all cry.

7 comments

  • the-spider-battista - July 20, 2013 6:51 a.m.

    I'm rather disappointed that the doctors will be absent. :/ While the emotional story was interesting and well-written, it was the interactions between Eva and Neil that kept me interested, chuckling, and drawn into the game. Not to mention I wanted to know more about their developing relationship and Neil apparent addiction to painkillers. And how the story will become truly touching/intricate without much dialogue will be a feat as well. I'll check the game out of course, but that news is a rather large blow to my expectation of a sequel.
  • wadesmit - March 7, 2013 11:15 p.m.

    Ehhhhhh I'm going to have to get this. God damn it, 'To The Moon' was so sad.
  • Sinosaur - March 7, 2013 5:45 p.m.

    So hype. Don't want to put on too many expectations, though.
  • CrashmanX - March 7, 2013 2:24 p.m.

    ;_; Yay.... can't wait for another. Gonna have to grab more tissues.
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - March 7, 2013 2:05 p.m.

    :OOOOOOOOOOOO ^_^
  • shawksta - March 7, 2013 noon

    NICE
  • BladedFalcon - March 7, 2013 9:21 a.m.

    Awesome! I loved To The Moon so much, and I've been eagerly waiting for the follow-up to come, so it's great to finally get more info! ^^ Still, it probably is best to enter this new story with no previous expectations, and that's what I'll try to do. I'll be picking it up as soon as it's available though.

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