Back in 2012, I fell in love with a tiny indie game called To the Moon. Developed mostly by a one man team of Kan Gao (under the moniker of Freebird Games) it was a tale of loss and love and science that grabbed me with its story from beginning to end.
It's been a long time for fans of To the Moon, waiting on word on the previously announced sequel. But now there's news... sort of.
Gao has just released information on A Bird's Story. Rather than a full sequel to To the Moon (which is still coming) it acts as a bit of a narrative bridge. In this tale, a young boy finds an injured bird and they go on a surreal adventure. Apparently, this kid will grow up to be the patient at the centre of the story for To the Moon 2.
Here's the trailer.
The game is only expected to run about an hour and features almost no dialogue, quite different from Gao's previous work. But if its anything like the narrative in To the Moon, I'm expecting to be completely captivated. It's a shame that we've waited so long for something so short but hopefully the full sequel will be coming along very soon.
A Bird Story is heading Mac, PC and Linux on November 5th 2014. You'll be able to grab it on Steam and GOG.