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Finding Paradise release date for To the Moon

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Finding Paradise is a story-rich adventure from none other than Freebird Games. The games release is coming December 14th, 2017 for Linux Mac and Windows via Steam. Which is of course the magic and creation of Kan Gao.
Finding Paradise is the 2nd full episode of To the Moon’s series. It follows the life of the doctors’ new patient, Colin, as they attempt to unravel a life that is split down the middle, and fulfill a wish that appears to be self-contradictory by nature. Hence “2 the Moon” i.e. the “action” game in the first part of the trailer is just a joke.”

Finding Paradise and To The Moon Sequel coming next summer

Finding Paradise and To The Moon Sequel coming next summer linux mac pc

To the Moon the #narrative-driven #scifi #adventure is getting a full sequel called Finding Paradise, due next summer on Linux, Mac and Windows pC.

Like To the Moon, the adventure will star doctors Eva and Neil, performing an operation that instils false happy memories for people on their death bed.

System requirements note that Finding Paradise will run on a Potato+:

“Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts have peculiar jobs: They give people another chance to live, all the way from the very beginning… but only in their patients’ heads.

Due to the severity of the operation, the new life becomes the last thing the patients remember before drawing their last breath. 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.

Finding Paradise is the 2nd full episode of To the Moon‘s series. It follows the life of the doctors’ new patient, Colin, as they attempt to unravel a life that is split down the middle, and fulfill a wish that appears to be self-contradictory by nature.”

Finding Paradise is the first full sequel to To the Moon, with some spin-off episodes including A Bird Story.

Kan Gao continues releasing ever title in the series as a standalone affair. “The games are designed to be standalone: Each episode follows two doctors’ journey through a patient’s memories in their last moments, and completes the said life story within the episode,” the developer stated. “Although there are some overarching plot regarding the doctors and world as well, those too could be made sense in reverse chronological order.”

Finding Paradise has a Steam page available boasting Linux, Mac and Windows PC support. Find out more details on the official Freebirds website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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A Bird Story developer on pre-release details

A Bird Story developer talks pre-release linux mac windows pc

A Bird Story is Kan Gao’s (#FreebirdGames) follow-up to #TotheMoon, a quietly emotional and surprisingly deep game about life and love that’s been well-received since its release three years ago. Now, with A Bird Story launching on Friday, Gao is proud of his #newgame, but he feels the need to warn players that it may not be what they expect. It’s simpler, he says.

“The one thing that I’d like to be clear about is that I’m certainly not unsure about the game – to me, it’s perhaps the one thing I’ve made that I’d choose if someone were to ask me to,” Gao says in an email. “That being said, I don’t expect everyone to share that sentiment (it doesn’t have a more intricate story like To the Moon, for example), and I think some folks (naturally) have a certain expectation about what the next game is going to be like – I think that’s what I’m worried about. I really think it’s the kind of game that’s best enjoyed with a blank slate.”

A Bird Story is a short bridge between To the Moon‘s first and second episodes, the latter of which has yet to be released. The series deals in time travel and the final wishes of people on their deathbeds: The main episodes feature two scientists as they enter a dying man’s memories to alter events and make his final wish come true, at least in his mind. A Bird Story stars a boy who grows up to be the dying man in episode two.

In a video posted yesterday, Gao says multiple times that A Bird Story is different than To the Moon – for starters, it has absolutely no dialogue. Similarly, Gao hasn’t been very vocal about developing A Bird Story, providing minimum updates and releasing just one trailer back in August.

“I don’t really know why I’ve been so quiet about it – perhaps that fact that not a word is said in the game itself affected that?” he wonders. “And I suppose I just didn’t feel like this was the kind of game that, as its dev, I’d want to shout about. If games had personalities, A Bird Story would be a big introvert.”

It’s clear that Gao has an emotional connection with A Bird Story, though so close to release, he seems haunted by a fear of letting his fans down. He’s not an anonymous independent developer launching his first game anymore. He has a reputation to uphold – quality storytelling that had many players in tears by the end of To the Moon – along with the ever-present task of creating a good game.

“It’s kind of scary, to be honest,” Gao says in his video. “About the expectations of things. In some ways it’s very flattering – folks connected well with To the Moon and they sometimes sent me vials of their delicious tears.” He takes a drink of players’ “tears” and continues, “Salty. Most folks, they do know that – they do understand this. So I guess I’m just kind of worried so I’m reiterating it, that my goal, of course, is not to make people cry. That would be silly. My goal is to try to make something meaningful. In a very selfish way, to be honest – something meaningful to me. But hopefully one that other folks will relate to and connect to as well.”

The video also introduces a new email address where players can send critiques of To the Moon and other games that his studio, Freebird Games, releases (workonthis [at] freebirdgames [dot] com). The next episode of To the Moon will return to the two-doctor, one-patient, dying-wish format fans know, and Gao says he wants to open a channel of communication where players can critique his games without the noise of other people’s opinions.

“There certainly are still many very helpful and constructive feedback [methods], but it’s also very easy to post in reactive ways when others are involved – I think we tend to try to counteract forces that oppose us, for example, and that could often affect the things and the way things are said,” he says. “While there are merits to a space for discussion (I certainly don’t mean for this to take place of that), I think there’s also merit in having just one’s opinion sent without the effect of others or the potential fear of retaliation involved. Plus, this makes it easier for me, rather than to try and search for those types of feedback.”

Gao knows he doesn’t get to control how people feel while playing his games – once a game is in the wild, it belongs to the people playing it, and they will react according to the whims of their own personalities, upbringings, current moods and a million other factors. Still, Gao does have one hope for players of A Bird Story “Like with most things I make, I think a sense of connection with the character is the most I could ask for.”

A Bird Story is due out on Friday, November 7, for Linux, Mac and Windows.

Reblogged from: joystiq

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To The Moon will soon have a Mac and Linux port and gets free holiday

To The Moon will soon have a Mac and Linux port and gets free holiday

Seasonal specials are a long-standing tradition in television, from #EastEnders’ annual scowl-off, to Downton Abbey’s historical snoot-’em-up, or #DoctorWho ‘s… whatever that was. Thanks to Freebird Games’ To The Moon, games are getting in on the drama as well. The #developer of the emotionally charged adventure has now released a free holiday special “minisode” focusing on its lead doctors Eva & Neil.

“The minisode is just about 20 minutes long,” writes Freebird Games’ Kan Gao in a blog update, “and is meant to be played front-to-end in a little marathon, as there is no save feature (or menus, for that matter). It takes place around the holiday season, at the local branch of Sigmund Corp where Eva & Neil are employed.”

Indie Royale’s – the Fall Bundle with TWO games for Linux

It’s here!! The Fall Bundle from Indie Royale. Oddly enough, this time there are TWO games that support Linux, Oil Rush (Deluxe edition) and Reprisal. Both come with their own Official Soundtrack and obviously all games are issued with a Desura key and Steam keys (except for Reprisal which runs on Adobe AIR). Having purchsed the bundle, I was keen to see if Reprisal worked in Linux without any issue. As you know, Adobe no longer supports the Linux edition of AIR, so I was taken back when I saw the game working without effort, and rather well.
The remaining games, To the MoonBlackwell Deception, and AVSEQ I have yet to play.
So if anyone gets them running in WINE, by means drop a comment and let me know about your experience.

Without further ado… The Fall Bundle….

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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 in side and play these great indie games!

The first game in this seasonal bundle is RPG/sci-fi adventure game from Freebird Games To the Moon (Windows on Steam, Desura and DRM-Free). Adventure Gamers celebrates To the Moon for offering “(a)n incredibly moving narrative with a unique premise, sympathetic characters, and a powerful climax.”

Also included is challenging RTS/Tower Defense game Oil Rush from Unigine (Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam, Desura and DRM-Free); standout adventure game from Wadjet Eye Games Blackwell Deception (Windows on Steam, Desura and DRM-Free); audio-visual sequencer/color-matching puzzler AVSEQ from Big Robot (Windows and Mac on Steam, Desura and DRM-Free); and Populous-inspired RTS Reprisal from Reprisaluniverse (Windows, Mac and Linux on Desura and DRM-Free).

To the Moon | by Freebird Games

Oil Rush | by Unigine Corp

Blackwell Deception | by Wadjet Eye Games

AVSEQ | by Big Robot

Reprisal | by reprisaluniverse

And for 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’, inspired by the short film 88:88 directed by Joey Ciccoline.

You can find more information on the Fall Bundle at their official blog or via ourFacebook 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!

Todd B..
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