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.

abssitebanner-freebirdhome


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

Screenshot

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

Mailing List

For news and project updates, find me on Twitter / Facebook and feel free to subscribe to the private email list!

Subscribe to the mailing list!


Screenshot

116 responses to “A Bird Story”

  1. Anunciado A Bird Story, precuela del juego indie To The Moon

    […] ambos juegos.Póster de “A Bird Story”, por Joakim OlofssonA Bird Story, que ya tiene página web desde la que se pueden escuchar algunos de los temas de la BSO, así como apuntarte a su lista de […]

  2. To The Moon Creator Announces Spiritual Successor

    […] Bird Story is what the new game is going to be called. According to the website, the game will be released mid-year 2013. The website tells us slightly about what we can expect, […]

  3. Moirant

    In my opinion, you shouldn’t follow those requirements and expectations of others but follow your heart, creativity and your own vision of game. I believe that it’s going to be great and unforgettable game anyway! : }
    Oh, and the title theme is beautiful. When I listen to it I can imagine myself flying with a bird towards never ending worlds from my dreams. And nothing can stop us from this journey…

  4. Indie Gem To the Moon Gets A Sequel… Sort Of

    […] game’s called A Bird Story, and it’s a short adventure that will be out this summer. Creator Kan Gao likes to think of […]

  5. Freebird Games announces To the Moon spiritual successor, A Bird Story « Video Game News Network

    […] Freebird Games, the developer behind 2011′s emotional indie adventure game To The Moon, has announced a spiritual successor/prequel to that game set in the same universe, titled A Bird Story. […]

  6. A Bird Story | The Mature Gamer Podcast

    […] Which had in mirror writing, the url for the new game, A Bird Story. […]

  7. Freebird Games Announces A Bird Story, a Prequel to To the Moon - BagoGames.com

    […] game is set to release in mid-2013, but you can head to the game’s website now to check out some artwork and the game’s opening title […]

  8. Freebird Games Announces A Bird Story | tinylittlereviews

    […] It is expected to come out mid-2013, during the summer. Details can be found over at the official website Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… This entry was posted in Video Games and […]

  9. A Bird Story revealed as To the Moon side-story « RAWRG! News

    […] describes it as “a simple, surreal short about a boy and a bird with a broken wing” in adventure […]

  10. Christopher

    Spoiler alert: The bird dies, the boy cries, and the paper airplane crashes into the Titanic.

  11. Igor Queiroz

    Hi there Kan Gao, I’m really excited about this “A Bird Story”, and can’t wait to see the next epic adventure for those two lovely scientists. I want to make an interview with you for my site, is there any possibility? It’s a brazilian site, so if you want to, please send me an answer, ok? 😀

  12. A Bird Story é a "sequência" de To the Moon

    […] >>A Bird Story [Site oficial, em inglês] Tweetar window.___gcfg = {lang: 'pt-BR'}; (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); tags: a bird storyadventureindeto the moon POSTS RELACIONADOS: 16/12/2010 – Clássico dos 'adventures', The 7th Guest chega à App Store para iPhone e iPad 24/03/2012 – O mundo precisa de mais jogos engraçados, diz Tim Schafer 03/03/2011 – Clássico Out of This World está chegando para iPad 20/09/2012 – [TGS 2012] Lei e Ordem: como é o crossover entre Professor Layton e Ace Attorney […]

  13. preview: a bird story » zockerseele.com | the ultimate games weblog

    […] ersten Informationen und ganz wenige Grafiken zu “A Bird Story” sind inzwischen online:6 screens, “A Bird Story”, via freebirdgames.com.Dort findet man auch erste Tracks aus dem OST.Die Vollversion soll noch diesen Sommer erhältlich […]

  14. To The Moon prequel A Bird Story announced | YourGameTube.com

    […] Bird Story will be released this summer, but for now you can head over to the official site for the game to check out some music and […]

  15. Zbliża się To the Moon 2! | Game Mode ON

    […] nie koniec niespodzianek, otóż na dole obrazka znajduje się adres (link), który przenosi nas do na której znajduje się A Bird Story – ale co to ma wspólnego z To […]

  16. Indie Gem To The Moon Gets A Sequel… Sort Of | Kotaku Australia

    […] game’s called A Bird Story, and it’s a short adventure that will be out in mid 2013. Creator Kan Gao likes to think of […]

  17. El creador de To The Moon anuncia su secuela espiritual, A Bird Story | Atomix

    […] Free Bird Games Vía: CVG Tweet […]

  18. Para tudo! A Bird Story é o mais novo jogo da FreeBird Games | Who's Nerd?

    […] RPS > FreeBird Games] Posts relacionados:Por Zeus! Dark Souls pode chegar aos PCs Você é um jogador hardcore? Tem […]

  19. A Bird Story: um novo jogo no universo de To the Moon | GAMESFODA

    […] Bird Story é descrito no site oficial como um “curta” que traz uma narrativa simples sobre um garoto e um pássaro com a asa […]

  20. Nandra

    I can’t wait!!! :O GREAT GAME!

  21. To The Moon Developer Announces New Game | MensaDad News

    […] Bird Story is set to release in the middle of this year.   [Source: Freebird Games […]

  22. Freebird Games Announces Spiritual Sequel to "To the Moon" | Nerds Raging

    […] as well as a taste of the game’s soundtrack and some artwork, on Freebird Games’ official page. […]

  23. To The Moon Developer Announces New Game

    […] Bird Story is set to release in the middle of this year.   [Source: Freebird Games […]

  24. To The Moon gets a follow-up in the form of A Bird Story, starring a boy and his bird | YourGameTube.com

    […] “essentially no dialogues throughout”. A short semi-sequel to the emotive To The Moon, A Bird Story takes place within the same universe, featuring a new character (the boy) who will go on to appear […]

  25. To The Moon gets a follow-up in the form of A Bird Story, starring a boy and his bird ← SFH

    […] “essentially no dialogues throughout”. A short semi-sequel to the emotive To The Moon, A Bird Story takes place within the same universe, featuring a new character (the boy) who will go on to appear […]

  26. Metafalls

    GOTTA GO FAST AND THROW MY MONEY

  27. A Bird Story - From The Creators of To The Moon » Ogre Jungle

    […] 2013. You can find tunes from the soundtrack and excellent artwork for the game over at the Freebird Games website. Their Twitter feed often tosses out great updates as well. So be sure to […]

  28. Freebird Games Siap Rilis A Bird Story, Suksesor dari To The Moon! | Duniaku Network

    […] Freebird Games/Kotaku] Categories: GAME, PC Mac Tags: A Bird Story, freebird games, indie, Kan Gao, sekuel, To […]

  29. A Gaming Nation - The land of pixels and dice.

    […] complaining. The less we know the better, otherwise it’ll simply spoil the experience. The official site has the title theme and some pieces of art if you […]

  30. To The Moon Developer Announces New Game | YourGameTube.com

    […] Bird Story is set to release in the middle of this year.   [Source: Freebird Games […]

  31. Casual Gamers Syndicate Indie Gem To the Moon Gets A Sequel... Sort Of » Casual Gamers Syndicate

    […] game’s called A Bird Story, and it’s a short adventure that will be out this summer. Creator Kan Gao likes to think of […]

  32. Eric

    Really looking forward to it.

  33. ‘To the Moon’ Developers Announce Story-Focused Prequel ‘A Bird Story’

    […] [Freebird Games via Polygon] […]

  34. ‘To the Moon’ Developers Announce Story-Focused Prequel ‘A Bird Story’

    […] year. As a fan of “To the Moon,” I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on “A Bird Story.” [Freebird Games via […]

  35. To The Moon gets a follow-up in the form of A Bird Story, starring a boy and his bird

    […] with “essentially no dialogues throughout”. A short semi-sequel to the emotive To The Moon, A Bird Story takes place within the same universe, featuring a new character (the boy) who will go on to appear […]

  36. To The Moon follow up announced, features almost no dialogue | Doublejump

    […] Games have announced A Bird Story: a follow up tale to their critically acclaimed RPG To The Moon “to be released […]

  37. Gavin

    I’m hoping Cry will play this game…seriously…I anticipate a work of art, but knowing Kan, it’ll be MUCH more.

  38. Notícias da Semana – 04 a 08 de Março | Dead Pixel

    […] verão, lá na gringa, ou seja, por volta de maio, junho… Mais informações você confere no site oficial Compartilhar:EmailFacebookGoogle +1Twitter Postado em: Games / Tag: bird story, deadpool, […]

  39. اخت جديدة لـ To the moon قادمة منتصف هذا العام

    […] لكل المتحمسين للعبة To the moon الكاملة ومتوقعين اشياء معنية منها, Kan Gao صرح بإنه حتى الآن غير متأكد من الشكل النهائي التي ستظهر عليه لكنه لن يطور بمجرد غرض التطوير لتلبية بعض الرغبات او ليظهر بلعبة مشابهة تماماً للألعاب السابقة او كما اوضح لا يريد الخروج بلعبة مرآة للعبة السابقة، بغض النظر مايمكنني ان أعد به هو انني سأستمر بصنع الاشياء التي تعني ليي حقاً الكثير وأأمل لكم ايضاً، اتمنى ان يتمكن الجميع من الحصول عليها بمجرد صدورها والتمتع بها من جميع النواحي”. المصدر:freebirdgames […]

  40. Sundaycast #7 - Successi (e) annunciati | Outcast

    […] giro, altro titolo attesissimo: il video che vedete qui sopra è stato pubblicato sul sito ufficiale di Freebird Games per accompagnare l’annuncio di A Bird Story, prequel del bellissimo To the Moon […]

  41. Carhothion

    I played through “To the Moon” in about 4 hours straight from the time I bought it. I have to admit it made me cry in several places. I’m excited to see more work coming from you and look forward to this title.

  42. Tom Brückner

    Thanks for sharing this. I really loved To The Moon. And I appreciate that you will be continuing making unique games. I do not expect that the next game will pick up the story of To The Moon. I have trust in your artistic capabilities to make something new as brilliant as To The Moon was.

  43. Games Arena » Blog Archive » A Bird Story înainte de To The Moon 2

    […] Sursa: Freebird Games […]

  44. A Bird Story – an indie game from “To the moon” dev :: ActionRadius

    […] info about this upcoming game @ Official site Related Posts :Deadpool – game announcedThe Walking Dead Ep2 – releasedTreasure Adventure World – […]

  45. Indie Spotlight: Android bundle, Darkwood and BRAINZ!!! | VVGtv

    […] Indie Bundle – http://www.humblebundle.com/?android5 A Bird Story – http://freebirdgames.com/a_bird_story/ Shroud of the Avatar – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/p… Roosterteeth podcast with […]

  46. Ron

    Tell you what man, we got your back, To the moon is great and already completed, it put you under the spotlight but it shouldn’t be your burden or constrain of making other games, just play it your way! Looking forward to your future production!

  47. Klima

    Can’t wait for this 😀

  48. A Bird Story | Indius

    […] pouvez retrouver plus d’informations et suivre l’avancée du développement sur le site officiel, et écouter les titres disponibles issus de la bande son du jeu sur la page […]

  49. Nauryzzz

    Асыга кутудемиз!.. тездетип шыкса екеееееен

  50. Annie Zhang

    ALSDJHGLKAJSDHFLAJKSDF GOOD JOB KAN!!! I want to play this game… ;-; BUT IT’S NOT FOR MAC NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! T^T whelp time to download on teach’s compupu