If you never heard about “To the Moon”, it is an Indie Game designed using the RPG Maker XP engine. The game was originally released on the author’s website and various digital download portals and on September 8, 2012, it became available on Steam.
A Bird Story takes place in the To The Moon universe but a long time before the events of that first game.
Explained Freebird’s Kan Gao: “A Bird Story is a simple, surreal short about a boy and a bird with a broken wing. Despite being story-based like most of my games, there are essentially no dialogues throughout.
“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.”
Kan Gao shared artwork, a trailer, a screenshot and even a song from the soundtrack. All but the soundtrack are in this article.
He also shared his thoughts on people’s expectations about the game that follows To The Moon.
“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,” Kan Gao wrote.
“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.”