To the Moon is an RPG/adventure game about two doctors traversing backwards through a dying man's memories, in order to fulfill his last wish of going to the moon. *** Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts have rather peculiar jobs: They give people another chance to live, all in their head. But due to the severity of the operation, the new life becomes the last thing the patients remember before drawing their last breath. This story follows their attempt to fulfill the dream of an elderly man, Johnny. With each step back in time, a new fragment of Johnny's past is revealed. 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 game is an unconventional RPG/adventure game hybrid with no battles/grinding. Game-play consists of acquiring mementos to travel through memories via various means.]

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The Fall Bundle

3 years ago News 18 comments

Leaves are falling and the weather is cooling - Fall is here! It's a great reason to offer you five great indie games in the Fall Bundle from Indie Royale! This compelling bundle is led by hit RPG To the Moon, along with the graphically gorgeous Oil Rush and critically acclaimed adventure Blackwell Deception, not to mention other great titles too! With deals like this, who cares if it's getting dark earlier, since that's even more reason to stay inside and play these great indie games!

The first game up in this seasonal bundle is RPG/sci-fi adventure game from Freebird Games To the Moon available for Windows on Steam, Desura and DRM-Free. Awarded with the "Best Story" award in GameSpot's 2011 Game of the Year awards, this is a game you can't miss! Created using the RPG Maker engine, To the Moon closely resembles an old-school Japanese RPG in its presentation and offers a uniquely beautiful soundtrack that helps contribute to the story-line. Play doctors from the future, Eva Rosalene and Neil Watts, who have been tasked with fulfilling their clients' life-long wishes using a technology that creates artificial memories, enabling them to die at peace. Eva and Neil have been hired by Johnny Wyles who has an unfulfilled desire to go to the moon. This title differs from traditional adventure games in that it features light puzzles and arcade sequences and focuses on a moving and quite compelling tale. Adventure Gamers celebrates To the Moon for offering "(a)n incredibly moving narrative with a unique premise, sympathetic characters, and a powerful climax."

Next up is Oil Rush from Unigine available for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam, Desura and DRM-Free (also includes OST and Tower Defense Map DLC for Desura and DRM-free only!) This game offers the strategic challenge of a classic RTS with the sheer fun of Tower Defense, alongside a gorgeous custom game engine. It's set in a post-apocalyptic world that's completely covered by water, where the limited oil that's left on the Earth is fiercely sought after by the remaining factions of humans who have survived. Play a young commander who is tasked leading an aquatic army to conquer bases to acquire oil, units and defenses by carefully allocating your troops to attack your strongest enemies while defending the platforms you've conquered. Destructoid says "Oil Rush isn't just a joy to behold in action, but manages to make an old genre feel fresh while looking the part."

Also featured is adventure game from Wadjet Eye Games, Blackwell Deception, available for Windows on Steam, Desura and DRM-Free. In the fourth game in the hit series, following the Blackwell Trilogy previously featured in an earlier Indie Royale bundle, play medium Rosangela Blackwell (Rosa) and Joey, a ghostly spirit from the early twentieth century who follows Rosa around and is based on her familial heritage. Rosa has turned her abilities into a job, investigating supernatural incidents while working with Joey who has been entrapped in an afterlife of helping spirits move onto the next world. While part of the Blackwell series, Blackwell Deception plays well as a standalone game offering excellent voice acting, witty dialogue and interesting characters. According to Rock Paper Shotgun, "The Blackwell Deception is hands-down [Wadjet Eye's] best adventure yet, and one of my favourites in a very long time."

Included in this Fall Bundle is a unique audio-visual sequencer that takes the structure of a color-matching puzzler - AVSEQ from Big Robot, available for Windows and Mac on Steam, Desura and DRM-Free. Separated into 9 standalone sequences, this game offers a musical tapestry and trippy visuals. The goal is to trigger a set number of notes before time runs out by matching colors and over time building a song. According to GameSpot, AVSEQ offers a "[l]ovely mixture of challenging gameplay and ambient music."

Last up is Populous-inspired world-shifter Reprisal from Reprisaluniverse - available for Windows, Mac and Linux on Desura and DRM-Free. This RTS is based on playing god and ultimately conquering the most land. Enjoy many enticing special powers (fire towers, lightning strikes and swamps) only to be torn apart when multiple tribes take over your lands; your goal is to build up your previous glory by fighting back. As you conquer lands, your people will rebuild. Rock Paper Shotgun applauds Reprisal: "It’s quick and simple, yet impressively deep once you get into the thick of things."

And those who pay $8 USD or their currency equivalent during the Fall Bundle will get a great fantasy electro 8-bit album from Makeup and Vanity Set: '88:88', a $9 value on its own. All songs in this album are inspired by the short film 88:88 directed by Joey Ciccoline. Steven Cornfield of These Old Colors celebrates this album saying: "(the) arpeggiation of the bleeps and the growling bass and the four on the floor in the background like in 'System Override' makes me want to do something creative."

You can find more information on the Fall Bundle, including real-time statistics and its current price, on its official website or via its Facebook and Twitter pages. And remember, you'll want to get in early while the prices are still low (unless kind purchasers lower the price) so you can get in on this Fall Bundle before it's gone!

2012 IGF Announces Main Competition Finalists

2012 IGF Announces Main Competition Finalists

3 years ago News 6 comments

The Independent Games Festival (IGF) juries have announced their Main Competition finalists for the 14th annual presentation of its awards, celebrating...

To the Moon Released on Desura!

To the Moon Released on Desura!

4 years ago News 3 comments

To the Moon is an RPG/adventure game about two doctors traversing backwards through a dying man's memories, in order to fulfill his last wish of going...

To the Moon: [NEW] In-Game Trailer! (Preview)

To the Moon: [NEW] In-Game Trailer! (Preview)

4 years ago News 4 comments

A new, contrasting preview trailer is now available! But in other news, the game's release date is extended by a couple of weeks to November 1st because...

The Mirror Lied released on Desura

The Mirror Lied released on Desura

4 years ago News 0 comments

In hope to promote the upcoming title To the Moon, a renovated version of our short experimental game, The Mirror Lied, is now re-released.

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shyman012 Apr 8 2012 says:

i like the back story

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ECGJackBauer Feb 20 2012 says:

When i finished the game, I walked outside, and said to myself,
"Wow, that was f*cking satisfying. May I have another?"

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spike_ash Feb 11 2012 says:

I only was able to play 5 min. from the demo :( I don't know what happen

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Necro910 Jan 13 2012 says:

I have the feeling Johny likes MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMbananas. More ontopic, great concept!

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avarisclari Jan 2 2012 says:

Just out of curiosity, will there be a chance for Linux support in the future? I mean, if your willing to attempt to port the code that is.

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shiprocker Dec 23 2011 says:

I love the game! The story was deep for anyone's understanding if played for only once. It took me another game to answer questions I had in my mind. Thank you very much Reives :) Merry Christmas!

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Spe¢ter Dec 16 2011 says:

I just checked wiki gaming's "25 most overlooked games of 2011" and this was on the list.

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Flootershai Dec 15 2011 says:

The music is midi sorta things write? Should release raw midi files so I can import them into whatever and have sheet music to arrange for guitar or piano. :3 Or just release sheet music. :D

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Thermoptique Dec 2 2011 says:

If i purchase To The Moon here on Desura will i still get a serial key that i can use on the downloadable version on the official site? and vice versa? So i can choose which version i want to play without worrying about where i bought it.

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Reives Creator
Reives Dec 2 2011 replied:

Sure thing; just send me an email and I'll get ya set up on all fronts for eternity.

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Thermoptique Dec 3 2011 replied:

thanks! But im just curious of how these works. The trial version on the official site is in fact the full game, but you need to unlock it with a purchased serial to remove the 1h time limit, to get the full game. is this correct?

But how does the desura version works? is it already unlocked when we purchase it here? there is no need for a serial? but if we want a serial too, we need to send you a mail? and i guess you somehow can see that we purchased it here for you to send us a serial? thanks!

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Reives Creator
Reives Dec 6 2011 replied:

I think the Desura version works similarly, with an 1-hour trial and a key to unlock. But the key for Desura and the version downloaded from Freebird are different -- but if you've purchased it from Desura and want a key for the Freebird version, just email me and I'll make one for ya. :D

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Highest Rated (9 agree) 9/10

Fantastic title, both the music and story are first class. Would recommend To the Moon to everyone with an ounce of humanity!

Nov 1 2011 by Henley

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