Freebird Games, the team behind touching To the Moon, has announced its newest game: A Bird Story. The official announcement follows a teaser that was posted recently on the Freebird Games Facebook page in the form of a joke image purporting to advertise To the Moon 2, promising “more gunfights”, “more explosions”, and “more zombievas”:
Of course, A Bird Story will probably not contain gunfights, explosions, or zombievas. And it isn't a direct sequel to To the Moon. But it does take place in the same universe. The protagonist, a young boy, is the younger version of Dr. Watts and Dr. Rosalene's patient in the second episode of To the Moon, though the doctors don't appear in this game.
So will it be much like To the Moon? Kan Gao seems unsure, as he writes on the website:
"Heya folks. 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.
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."
All we know so far is that the game is “a simple, surreal short about a boy and a bird with a broken wing,” that it'll have very little dialogue, and that the title screen features beautiful music:
A Bird Story is due to launch “around mid-year” this year.