While most people are talking about the fate of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, I think it's a good idea to switch gears and explore the idea of a whole new frontier. Hideo Kojima is no longer shackled to pumping out MGS games, where does he go now?
Freebird Games Announces A Bird Story
After the long wait, Freebird Games has finally announced the follow-up to their hit indie game, To The Moon. It’s called A Bird Story, and along with the announcement, they have described the game in a few words and have posted a video of the title screen and music. Just enough to get those taste buds worked up.
What a tease. I’m honestly listening to the music on repeat right now. According to their post regarding the game, A Bird Story is a game about a boy and a bird with a broken wing. The story is going to be a short and simple narrative, taking place in a mix of a boy’s dreams, his memories, and his imagination. The game is story-based, but this time will be played using little to no dialogue, which is a very interesting move considering how much dialogue is usually in their games.
A Bird Story appears to be a prequel taking place within the same universe as To The Moon, but the two main characters (Dr. Watts and Dr. Rosalene) will not be featured, because it takes place before their time.
For those who haven’t had the opportunity to play To The Moon yet, do yourself a favor and hop to GoG or Steam or whatever it is you use and pick up a copy. It is a story-based indie game that takes place in a near future, where a new technology has been made that can change your memories. A company utilizes this technology to give their customers “wish fulfillment” on their deathbed, offering the customer the memory of a dream they’ve always wanted to accomplish. In order to make this occur, memories of the patient must be altered as well. I won’t get too much into it, but it’s a fantastic game with one of the best stories I’ve played in a very long time (not to mention one of the few games to ever make me bawl like a baby).
With the announcement of To The Moon’s spiritual successor, A Bird Story, I am very excited for this year. It is due for release at some point in 2013.