March 7 th, 2013 – Freebird Games announced its first new game after the release of To the Moon, titled A Bird Story. The narrative-driven top-down adventure short is scheduled to launch mid-year 2013, and has been outlined on its official page at http://freebirdgames.com/a_bird_story/
The said announcement happened after the company’s sole employee, Kan Gao, was rehired shortly after his firing for the unjust overnight creation of the sequel To the Moon 2 (ref.: http://www.freebirdgames.com/images/ttm2.jpg ) in response to the growing concerns over the original To the Moon’s unmet promise of actually being on the moon. In his defense, Mr. Gao proclaimed his belief that the denounced sequel was, in fact, “a pretty good idea at the time” (not unlike this press release).
ABOUT A BIRD STORY
A Bird Story is a short PC adventure game about a boy and an injured bird. The game takes place between a mix of memories and dreams, delivering a surreal tale without dialogues.
The game is the bridging episode between episode 1 (To the Moon) and episode 2 of the series – the protagonist (a boy in A Bird Story) would grow up to be the elderly patient in episode 2. However, the game is completely standalone, and is meant to be an individual story of equal importance with its own beginning and ending.
An original soundtrack composed by Kan will accompany the game, and the title theme preview can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ffGWdm0Ntk
ABOUT TO THE MOON
Join Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts as they enter a patient named Johnny's mind on his death bed to grant his final request. Watch, interact, and change the past as Johnny's life unfolds before you and takes you on a journey inside one's head that asks the greatest question of all: "What if...?"
If you had the chance to relive your life, would you change things? Would you try to achieve some grand goal? Could you find love? Fame? Fortune? Or would you realize that sometimes the past is meant to stay the same. Join Dr. Rosalene and Watts on their journey to bring Johnny To The Moon.
Featuring music by Laura Shigihara and Kan Gao, the soundtrack, story, and setting creates a unique storytelling experience leading up to a heartfelt ending.
ABOUT FREEBIRD GAMES
Freebird Games is an independent studio started by Kan Gao over 6 years ago, to turn the script he had been working on into an audio and visual experience. The design philosophy was simple: To create a "game" that takes the player through a personal story in the form of an immersive interactive show. Find out more at www.freebirdgames.com