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#1 WolfieZero

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 18:38

Just spotted this little gem of an indie game, To The Moon.

Looks really good in the sense of story, the trailers show a lot of emotion.

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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.

The technology requires 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 draw their last breath.

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.


Appears it's only on PC at the moment, but would love to see them port this over to Mac (or even console). Might download the demo and see how it runs in VMWare.


#2 madd-hatter

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 19:10

Neat story. Reminds me of 'Total Recall.'

#3 neoadorable

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 17:36

that is very nice! thanks for the heads up, anything with going to the moon gets my attention. i hope Steam has it...well, just checked and they don't. hope they get it soon then...

#4 Hum

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 17:36

^ I thought we were going to Mars, Neo ... :laugh:

#5 neoadorable

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 17:38

we're stopping over by the moon first, i'm going to get some extra low-pressure ear plugs just in case you talk in your sleep...again.

#6 DrCheese

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 23:23

This is on steam now and it's definitely worth picking up. It's not so much a game as a 4/5 hour interactive story, but it doesn't matter in the slightest. It's just incredible & has one of the best soundtracks I've heard.

I'd be lying tho if I said it wasn't weepy at some bits :p I'm wary of posting details even in spoiler tags as it would take a big part of the game away. It's sweet rather than sad.

Anyone else get this?

#7 neoadorable

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 16:40

hah hah thanks for bringing this thread back DrCheese, January seems so long ago...was so much happier then. it's funny because i just bought this a few days ago from Steam. it looks cool, it's like a funny take on top-down RPG's from the 80's. the story does seem very touching, and the writing is good. i will endeavor to complete this game!

#8 Yusuf M.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:17

The music for this game is so beautiful and serene. You can buy it for $5 CAD or more and 50% of the profit goes to charity. Also, you can play the game for an hour without buying it. The download link is on the game's main page.



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