To the Moon

To the Moon is an indie Adventure RPG, about two doctors traversing through the memories of a dying man to fulfill his last wish.

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Also available on: Steam / GOG / Origin

Overview

Type or genre(s):
RPG, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Tragicomedy, Psychological
Platform:
Windows (PC)
Length:
~4.5 hours
File size:
~70mb

“How do I explain why it’s brilliant without spoiling what makes it so?”
- Eurogamer 9/10

“To the Moon is a game you must play.”
- GameSpot 8/10

“I guess the music’s kinda nice.”
- Developer’s Aunt

“It’s simple, poignant, and full of heart.”
- PC World (GamePro) 10/10

  • Gamespot - Best Story of 2011
  • Wired - The 20 Best Videogames of 2011
  • RPGFan - Best Indie RPG of 2011
  • Indie Game Festival (IGF) - 2012 IGF Finalist for Excellence in Audio
  • IndieDB - Editors Choice for Best Singleplayer Indie of 2011

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Description

Dr. Eva Rosalene and Dr. Neil Watts have rather peculiar jobs:

They give people another chance to live. Literally.

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There exists a technology that allows doctors to weave artificial memories, such that a patient can request attempts to alter their mind, and wake up with memories of things that didn’t actually happen.

However, since these new memories are permanent, the conflict between them and the existing authentic memories clash in such a way that it ceases the person’s ability to properly function.

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.

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But creating a new memory is not as simple as pressing a button.

The technology requires the doctors to step into the memories of the patient, which are reconstructed as interactive scenes. The doctors then gradually traverse backwards through memories of the patient’s life until they reach childhood — at which point, the wish of the patient in present time would be transferred over.

Along with the doctors’ influence, the patient (as a child) could then lead an entire different life inside their head, working toward and fulfilling their dying wish themselves.

And if all goes well, they would wake up, having lived the dream life they never had, and embrace a brief moment of blissful fulfillment.

Shortly after, they’d draw their last breath.

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Every once in a while, there comes a life that is rather peculiar.

This particular story follows Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts’ attempt to fulfill the dream of the dying elderly man, Johnny. In their mission to do so, they traverse backwards through the man’s memories, unfolding his curious life story before their eyes.

With each step back in time, a new fragment of Johnny’s past is revealed. And 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.

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And Johnny’s last wish is, of course… to go to the moon.

Soundtrack

Get the To the Moon OST!

The complete soundtrack is now available from BandCamp!

50% of all OST proceeds go toward charities for autism (other charities will be included in the future as well).

Support

If there are any questions, feel free to send me a message through the contact form in this site, make a thread on the forums, or e-mail me directly at kan@freebirdgames[dot]com.

Thank you for your support!
Kan

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