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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: To the Moon [Now Available!] on: November 16, 2011, 08:56:48 PM
Thank you guys. c: I hope ya enjoy the game if you get to try it! And thanks to Dave & Neal for the write-up; I really appreciate it.

I'd totally be up for a game/soundtrack giveaway event for this community, by the way. Any ideas that'd be more fun than a random lottery draw?
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: To the Moon [2nd preview trailer released!] on: November 07, 2011, 02:16:22 PM
It is!

Launch trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9Vo4m2yiIo
Launch poster: http://www.freebirdgames.com/images/To_the_Moon-launch-poster-lrg.png

Sorry for the delay here; I totally got buried by all the launch things. And now my sleeping schedule totally got flipped. :P I'll start sending some PMs of review copies and the like now!
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: To the Moon [2nd preview trailer released!] on: October 16, 2011, 09:34:23 PM
Heheh, when it comes out perhaps!
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: To the Moon [New preview trailer released!] on: October 13, 2011, 06:38:08 PM
I *might* be able to get it to Xbox Live eventually. o: Also going to try for Mac & Linux port sometimes next year.

@Saga: Hm true, it does seem rather Flash-like and out of place. I'm going to try to see if I can work out a better fit; thanks for the suggestion!

5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / [New In-Game Trailer] To the Moon on: October 12, 2011, 08:33:35 PM
Thanks a lot for the support everyone. c': And Saga, all the music (including the announcement trailer's theme) can be found at http://freebirdgames.bandcamp.com/album/to-the-moon-ost

The official release date is set to November 1st, and preview/review copies will be available sometimes before that.

In the mean time, here's the 2nd and last trailer before launch -- it's less, uh. . . formal, and shows a different side of the game:


Hope you guys enjoy it! :D
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: To the Moon [Announcement Trailer released, whew] on: August 10, 2011, 08:36:59 PM
Thank you very much for the support and giving it a chance, folks. :D Awesomely, To the Moon was sticked on Wired.com's front page earlier today.

I'll try to get a game-play trailer out soon; it's been due for a while now.

Edit: @Max: I may have! I can't remember if I saw its awesomely done opening before or after I started TtM, but I do remember being influenced by it in one way or another.
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: To the Moon [Announcement Trailer released, whew] on: August 09, 2011, 06:50:49 PM
Many thanks, folks. Today was the first day of the press release, and things turned out rather pleasantly! Or rather, I'm still waiting on that backlash, heheh. It was very fortunately featured at numerous sites including TigSource, RPS and Indie Games blog, and got the trailer posted on Gamespot. It's pretty exciting since it's my first time with relatively large press exposure! I'll be working hard in the next couple of months to meet the expectations.

Edit: Oh, here's an interview for those who would like some more info on the game:
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / To the Moon [Announcement Trailer] on: August 08, 2011, 08:45:53 PM
You must! You must! You must increase yo-- Oh hey, the trailer's out. :)


Hope you folks enjoy it! I'm gonna go collapse in a heap now. Cheers~
9  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: November 26, 2010, 12:31:05 AM
Space Doggity - Jonathan Coulton
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: To the Moon - Freebird Games [Indie] on: November 13, 2010, 10:03:12 PM
Quote from: Fei
Google skips words like "the" and maybe even "to" by default, I believe.  

ahh, nevermind.
Hm yeah, apparently Google does look at those, but they may still not weight as much. How did you find out? By trying it out or finding some info on it? o:

And thanks guys. @Wild Armor: Speaking of soundtrack, I just finished a new song for it today. Most songs from the soundtrack are more video gamey (though still with orchestral instruments, as shown in the demo reel), this one's a bit more cinematic in style for a special scene. I don't get to write this type of music often for games, so it was pretty refreshing to do. c:

Anya by the Stars - MP3 [Click]

Hope ya like it.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: To the Moon - Freebird Games [Indie] on: November 11, 2010, 10:10:32 PM
Hey Phoenix. Yeah, spelling/grammar mistakes are definitely a big turn off for me too. I think with some of my old projects early on, I did have cases where rushed releases resulted in some unfixed errors, but I'm being very careful with this one. At the moment there isn't someone for proofreading specifically, but the alpha demo testers are reporting all the linguistic errors they can find which have been really helpful. None the less, if you'd like, it would definitely help. It's a really important aspect of story-heavy games, so someone to check it would really be appreciated. c:

Hm, there's something that's been worrying me a bit. . . The game's title doesn't seem to be very search-engine-friendly. Perhaps it's just because the website/threads for the game has just been made a few days ago, but at the moment the only way to google a page related to it (e.g. this thread or the main site made earlier this week) is to add "Freebird Games" at the end; even "To the Moon RPG" (or +adventure game) doesn't result in any relevant pages, despite all the other titles with "moon" (and dear lord there're a lot of them) don't start with "To the" and aren't RPG/adventure games.

Do you guys think when the game is actually released with some actual coverage, it'd make enough difference for it to be searchable?
12  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: November 09, 2010, 05:57:43 PM
The Queen of Blades by Galt Aureus
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: To the Moon - Freebird Games [Indie] on: November 09, 2010, 05:36:38 PM
Hey, many thanks for the support guys! I really appreciate it. (And hiya again Dincrest & Wild!) Also, no worries about being ambivalent toward indie RPGs; I stand by my work and want everyone to be able to give it a try risk-free, so on top of the 1 hour free trial, there will be a 60-day money back guarantee to cover yer behinds from all angles. c:

And without further adieu, here's a platypus.

14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / To the Moon [Now Available!] on: November 08, 2010, 11:41:18 PM
Hiya everyone! My name's Reives/Kan from Freebird Games, creator of Quintessence - The Blighted Venom and The Mirror Lied.

After 5 years of making games and composing soundtracks, I have finally released my first commercial project, "To the Moon" [Sci-fi/Drama/Psychological].

Announcement Trailer:

In-Game Preview Trailer:

Original Soundtrack demo: click!

To the Moon is an unconventional RPG/adventure game, revolving around a reverse-chronological story that spans a life time.

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

They give people another chance to live. Literally.

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.

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

The technology allows 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 be drawing their last breath.

Every once 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.

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

*** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

The original soundtrack of the game will also be available, of which 50% of the profit will be donated to charities for autistic spectrum disorders, something that is relevant to the game's story. It is composed by myself and the talented Laura Shigihara, composer of Plants vs. Zombies (and her upcoming project, Melolune), who is kindly writing a special vocal song for the game.

I'll be posting more info/screenshots about the game and its mechanics as the project nears its release date! All feedbacks are appreciated. c:

Cheers, and hope you guys like how it's looking so far!
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Free Indie RPG - Legionwood!! on: March 15, 2009, 11:13:00 PM
To be honest Dark Gaia, even (and especially) from a marketing perspective, I strongly recommend toning the you-know-what down a bit, or at least change the style/make it less direct. Not particularly at this specific case, but just in general. It does more harm than good, and your dog'll soon become every other dogs' favourite meal with it. Your reputation in that regard already hasn't been exactly sparkling outside of RRR, in case you're not aware.

Nothing personal from me of course, but just a third-person sincere suggestion for you and your projects' own benefits. : ) Good luck with future projects.
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