Why you must absolutely play the indie game ‘To the Moon’
October 1, 2019 Shaina Dulay
‘To the Moon’ is a beautiful indie game that will surely give you a lot feels, we’re telling you!
‘To the Moon’ is an indie adventure RPG game which follows two doctors as they try to fulfill a dying man’s last wish. And if you are wondering what that wish is, that is (surprise!) to go to the moon. Unfortunately when asked by the doctors, Johnny – the old and dying man – isn’t really sure why he wants to go to the moon in the first place.
Honestly, it is a beautiful mystery. If you want to know more about the background of the story, watch the game trailer for ‘To the Moon’ below.
Why should you play it? Some people say that the game play is boring, so why are we recommending it to you? The premise is sad and all, but what more about it?
Without becoming too much of a spoiler, we want to really urge you to play this game. If you aren’t convinced yet with the trailer above, then just keep on reading. Why should you play it?
A visual feast
First, look at this image below.
The game is filled with serene moments like this one, where we take a glimpse of what some characters are doing and their surroundings. As we see in the photo above, there are two people on top of the lighthouse. Are they kissing? Are they dancing? Well, that’s for you to find out.
Moreover, we could see how peaceful the scene feels and it really translates outside the screen and into the inner emotions of the player. We could say this because while we were personally playing this, we just felt at awe with everything.
The game just made us feel internally comforted and safe, but also sad as we thought about how fleeting life is.
The phenomenal, beautiful music
If you enjoy music, you will honestly cry at how beautiful the soundtrack of this game is. In fact, To the Moon received lots of praises because of this aspect.
We don’t want to explain this one too much, so just play the button above to listen.
A hauntingly remarkable story about life and love
To the Moon is a game with a beautiful narrative as we help the two doctors dive deeper into the memories of Johnny. We see different situations that eventually led up to significant turning points of his life, and we get to understand his character more.
The game is filled with moments that will make you think deeply into the meaning of life and love. We kid you not when we say that we had a bit of an existential crisis too. What’s amazing too, and kind of scary, is that there are news of an anime adaptation in the works for To the Moon!
Honestly, you should just be playing the game already because you are missing out!
Where to play it?
The game can be found on Steam, GOG, and Humble Store. Recently, To the Moon had also been released for both iOS and Android, for a portable gaming experience. For more details, check out the website of the game’s developer and publisher, Freebird Games.
Really, just play it already!
However, in the slight chance that you have already played this one, did you know that there is a sequel for this game?