To the Moon has been out for a while now, and has drawn some extremely positive reviews for its touching story and music (with a few reviewers saying that they were brought to tears!). The game revolves around Johnny, an old man looking to have his memories altered so that his dying wish may be fulfilled. As the player works their way backward through Johnny’s life, they’ll eventually discover why his wish is what it is.
I haven’t tried To the Moon myself, but I wanted to give fans of good storytelling a chance to try out a game that seems to be superb in that regard. Just don’t expect much in terms of interaction.
TIGdb: Entry for To the Moon
To the Moon is an upcoming adventure game by Kao Gan that takes place in a world where scientists can enter a person’s mind and alter their memories. The only problem? The procedure kills you! In the game, two doctors run a practice where they fulfill the wishes of dying patients by traversing through their memories. The story centers around Johnny, an elderly man whose final wish is to fly to the moon… but why?
It’s an intriguing premise for a game, and the OST, a collaboration between Kao Gan and Plants vs. Zombies musician Laura Shigihara, seems like it will be suitably sentimental. Pre-ordering the soundtrack will get you 7 tracks immediately, with 50% of sales going to charities for autism. The tentative release window for To the Moon is sometime this Fall.