(To the Moon) Holiday Special Minisode

Heya folks. I spent the past month making this Holiday Special for those who enjoyed To the Moon, and I’m happy to say that it’s finally done! Here’s a mini-sode featuring Dr. Watts & Dr. Rosalene. c: 

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Click here to download it (free)!

Alt. Localizations: Deutsch (German)

(Also included in the Steam & GoG downloads, though you need to manually go to the folder to open it.)

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The minisode is just about 20 minutes long, and is meant to be played front-to-end in a little marathon, as there is no save feature (or menus, for that matter). It takes place around the holiday season, at the local branch of Sigmund Corp where Eva & Neil are employed.

The whole thing is pretty lighthearted (including a nod to Johnny’s story from To the Moon), so don’t expect much drama. c: Although, it does touch on a notable aspect of their job that I avoided to show in To the Moon, as it would’ve distracted from the main story then.

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It’s not much, but I hope you guys enjoy it! Consider it a free DLC, heheh.

If you could help spread the word to others who’d played To the Moon and let them know that this exists, it’d be much appreciated as well!

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Lastly, I also wanted to take this opportunity to say something about A Bird Story.

I know it’s been repeatedly delayed, and I apologize for that. To be honest, I don’t really know when exactly it’ll be finished. . . It’s not that long of a game at all, but there are things in it that I’m just still trying to figure out. It’s also something that means a lot to me personally, and I don’t want to compromise how it turns out.

All I can say is that a lot has been done for it already, and that it will be finished when it’s ready;  I will try my best. In the mean time, thank you all for your patience and understanding — I hope you enjoy the holiday special, and the occasional snippets I post on places like the forum, Twitter, & Facebook. c:

More preview tracks added to the A Bird Story OST, over at Bandcamp.

I’ve added a couple more preview tracks to the –A Bird Story– OST, however; and you can also download the new tracks from the minisode from there (free, of course).

Happy New Year everyone, and thank you all for your support! I’ll try to get the Steam version patched up with the new release later today (only the English version is available for it right now, since it’s fresh out of the oven).

-Kan (@Reives_Freebird)

281 responses to “(To the Moon) Holiday Special Minisode”

  1. Soo

    I love you, Kan. Happy New Year! Can’t wait for A Bird Story. :)

  2. Ariel Bosi

    THANK YOU!! :)
    Happy New Year to you and everyone at Free Bird Games!

  3. Saltpo64

    Awesome! Thanks for the update – take as long as you need for A Bird Story, we’ll be patient 😉

  4. Kelmer

    Thank you, Kan! I love your work so much!

    Happy New Year~

  5. Eduardy

    thank you!!!!!

  6. Childéric (AKA UnknownGamerFR & DJChaomatik)

    Thank you so much for this wonderful game and the wonderful DLC !
    I respect you !
    I even qualify your game to be the best game of the past 18 years !!!
    I wish you an excellent year for you and your whole family !

    Best wishes !!

    <3

    THANK YOU !!!

  7. Mohammadjavad

    Thank you very much, Mr. Kan Gao. I’m in love with this game.TO THE MOON was one of the best experiences of my life.plaintive piano melody,Sad story and more…
    I’m from iran.We do not celebrate Christmas but…
    Merry Christmas to you!Happy New Year!

  8. Avi

    Thank you for this. It’s beautiful and I’m sure A Bird Story will be beautiful as well.

  9. Da_NKP

    For a month’s work, this was pretty cool. The maze almost reminded me of the one in Do You Remember…? except running through all the zombievas (Leeroy Jenkins!!!) was actually effective in the minisode. Great work!!!

  10. Federico

    Thank you so much I loved it

  11. Kim

    Thank you Kan!!? TTM was one of the best stories of all the games I have ever played.

  12. xDrakeZx

    Thanks for the nostalgic minisode, it brought back the feeling of playing To The Moon 2 years back. Happy New Year everyone!

  13. Roe

    Happy new year Kan!
    I love your games

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  15. Tim

    I’m just about to boot up the minisode. I was looking forward to playing it all day. I’m also really anticipating A Bird Story, like many people. I don’t believe people are frustrated by the delays so much as just really excited. Make it the best work you can, and we’ll continue to enjoy your stories.

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  17. Jamie Craig

    Kan, I already consider your games like To the Moon and Do You Remember my Lullaby in my personal library alongside games like the MGS series, AC series, Total war series, GTA series.

    I have no reason to pressure you into releasing a new title because just the the games I list above, I always expect a perfect title and one thing that ruins a perfect title is when it is rushed. So don’t, If you’re trying out a “new thing” then I suppose that is quite a consideration.

    I will await for another masterpiece. Till then Godspeed

  18. AleX

    Thank you, Kan.
    Your video games are among the best I’ve ever played, and your work has actually inspired me to start making games of my own. And I’m glad that you love making games as much as we love playing them!
    Take however long you need to on A Bird Story; I’m positive that it’ll be great.
    Again, thank you. Happy new year.

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  20. Kirly

    Thank you so much for this special minisode. That was cute! Happy New Year to the team!!! 😀

  21. Sebastian

    Really appreciate the work you have done with this minisode, and I can’t wait for more!

    Have a happy new year!

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  24. Michael

    Thank you and Happy New Year!

  25. Keir

    How do you play this? I opened up the game on Steam and I can’t figure out how to load the mini-sode! Thanks :)

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  42. brunolinuxf1

    The best DLC ever made! :)

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  45. wilczysko

    Thank you, Kan.

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  48. Chiu

    Thank you, it’s so kind for this free release! Love your games:)

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