A Bird Story

A Bird Story is an indie adventure short, about a simple narrative taking place between the mix of a boy’s memories, dream, and imagination.

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Overview

Type or genre(s):
Adventure, Short, Narrative
Platforms:
Windows (PC), Mac OS, Linux
Length:
1 hour
Available on:
Steam, GOG, Humble Store

“I guess the music’s nice-ish, but it sounds kinda ripped off from To the Moon…”
– Developer’s Aunt


Description

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Narrative-driven with little-to-no dialogue

A Bird Story is a simple, surreal short about a boy and a bird with a broken wing. Despite being narrative-driven like most of my games, the story is told without dialogues.

Taking place in To the Moon‘s universe

While Dr. Watts and Dr. Rosalene aren’t in this game (chronologically, it takes place before their time), the boy in it eventually grows up to become their patient in “episode 2” of the series.


Videos

Soundtrack

Get the A Bird Story OST today!

Artwork

A Bird Story - Poster by Joakim Olofsson (http://joakimolofsson.deviantart.com/)
Some wonderful and familiar artists have kindly contributed to the game, such Jordan B., who made the lighthouse, Anya, in To the Moon, and Gabriela A., who drew all the memento pictures –also for To the Moon.

Background Art Sample - by Joakim

In addition, the game features a series of panorama paintings by Joakim Olofsson, who also made the title poster (which can actually be ordered as a nifty giant 6000×7200 print here).


A Note on Stuff

Heya, folks. I know that for some who have played To the Moon, there might be certain expectations as to how the “next game” should be. And to be honest, I don’t really know how it’ll be in that regard –meeting certain quota or matching aspects of another game aren’t really things that I want to make them around.

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

Thanks for your kind support and spreading the word, folks; I wouldn’t be able to do this without you all. I’m grateful for it.

Kan

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116 responses to “A Bird Story”

  1. Joel

    This arouses me.

  2. Christian Souza Pioner

    I WANNA KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT A BIRD STORY!!! I’M SO EXCITED!! HAHA =D

  3. Mee-ma

    I’m interested.

  4. Mateus Massa

    I am ready for the Bird Story

  5. LeoZeo

    Here we go! Now the wait begins.

  6. supervideoman22

    Loved the first to the moon, can’t wait to play this one!

  7. Krinku

    Glad to see some more info on the second installment.

  8. OPA DENDI

    Tomorrow, then

  9. Joel

    Here’s a link to a photo in the directory:
    http://freebirdgames.com/system/wp-content/uploads/abs_bbp2.jpg

    http://freebirdgames.com/system/wp-content/uploads/a_bird_story-Joakim-poster_med-630×755.jpg
    Does the above poster mean that this isn’t really To The Moon’s sequel, and instead just a short game?

  10. IEatStrayCats

    You have my attention.

  11. Peter

    Don’t you know about the Bird?

    1. Shahab

      Everybody’s heard about the bird!

  12. Ichi Sumeragi

    You had my curiosity,now you have my attention.

  13. Yasashi Tsu-Kun

    Now this piques my interest….

    Might play this game before summer ends for a walkthrough voiceover!

  14. Yasashi Tsu-Kun

    This piques my interest!

    Perhaps I shall put this on my to-do Walkthrough list… Of course, it will be with Voiceovers, hehe~!

    Check out my youtube channel btw!

  15. Nokitron

    Gotta be ready for this.

  16. Robert

    Finally…
    … still some hours to wait.

  17. Zuldim

    I am prepared to feel all of the feels.

  18. Greenfire32

    Buh-Buh-Buh-Buh-Buh-Buh-Buh-Buh-Buh-Buh-Bird Bird Bird! The Bird is the word!

    Havent you heard?

    About the Bird!

    Well you will tomorrow!

    :)

  19. Hippocampus

    Cool! I’m kinda hoping ‘a bird story’ has SOME sort of connection to ‘the mirror lied’ game. No one spends so much time making a game that far-out weird without some grain of sense in the midst of nonsense. Right? Right?

  20. Xiangyan Sun

    Really excited about the new game!

  21. Habafflof

    Zombie shooting? with aliens? Hope it’s a joke like the one when you have to fight a squirrel.

  22. Habafflof

    If there is even a single zombie in this game it will take away all its originality and personality making it into another COD… #realtalk

    1. Cami

      Because COD is full of zombies, amirite?? 😀

  23. Namotasa

    My body is ready.

  24. damien

    Can’t wait the new game :) and it’s fun that some people really believe there will be zombie shooting …. HAHAHA :)

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  26. hallway

    please dont hype for a year then release. could we see a 3-6 months release?

  27. moon

    Big shock style

  28. Shish

    I just hope that the promo poster that took me here is accurate o_o

    1. Huedits

      I think the poster is just Neil being Neil =P

  29. Huedits

    Tomorrow in which time zone??? cuz I saw the announcement yesterday =P

  30. lilithsullivan

    About the bird again, wow, I CAN’T WAIT!!

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  32. Pingumask

    Wait, there are 10 the same image containing errors. I guess this is intended and we have to decipher this. bring a steganography team to the rescue

    1. Pingumask
  33. Cintek

    My body is ready for all the feels.

  34. Cintek

    Come at me feels!

  35. piramides

    Water will be falling out of my eyes!

  36. Corto

    Bird is the word.

  37. Babarix

    Cant wait to get more informations.

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  39. cejoga

    This is great. Can’t wait! 😀

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  47. Fireproof83

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