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  • Summary: From the developer of To the Moon: A simple and surreal hour-long short about a boy and an injured bird -- a light interactive animation without dialogue. An interactive pixel animation with the sole purpose of telling a simple story. It is a standalone narrative with its own discreteFrom the developer of To the Moon: A simple and surreal hour-long short about a boy and an injured bird -- a light interactive animation without dialogue. An interactive pixel animation with the sole purpose of telling a simple story. It is a standalone narrative with its own discrete beginning and end. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Nov 12, 2014
    90
    A Bird Story is a fantastic and short pixel art visual novel that you need to experience.
  2. Nov 18, 2014
    85
    A Bird Story is just a prequel and lasts only one hour, making you want more and more. With it, Kan Gao makes us eager to play Freebird Games' full followup to To The Moon, a game that we simply loved in 2011.
  3. Dec 8, 2014
    80
    This story shared between a young boy and injured bird is absolutely worth a small chunk of your afternoon.
  4. Jan 9, 2015
    70
    Shorter game time, simplified story and a little less emotion - still, A Bird Story is the masterpiece of the narration and the form. But somehow it is something we had already seen in better shape before.
  5. Dec 1, 2014
    65
    A beautiful tale about friendship that is far from the quality of To the Moon. Its null interactivity and simple narrative are its worst enemies.
  6. Nov 17, 2014
    60
    Beneath the mis-steps and the schmaltz, and beneath the dictatorial heft of the soundtrack - gorgeous and emotive, but laid on a little too heavily throughout - there's still that fascinating glimpse of a boy making the best of a lonely childhood.
  7. 30
    A hugely disappointing follow-up for To The Moon, whose trite and overly sentimental story feels long at just 60 minutes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Nov 8, 2014
    10
    Kan Gao is an excellent composer, and a great writer. He also can make a simplistic game very emotional.

    Support this game, buy a copy.
    Kan Gao is an excellent composer, and a great writer. He also can make a simplistic game very emotional.

    Support this game, buy a copy. It's only an hour, and it's not quite as good as To The Moon, but it's certainly worth your time.
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  2. Nov 7, 2014
    10
    A truly amazing game and a worthy successor to To The Moon.
    An adult game about childish friendship - pure and unconditional.
    ...and that
    A truly amazing game and a worthy successor to To The Moon.
    An adult game about childish friendship - pure and unconditional.

    ...and that music!

    10/10 - I sincerely recommend.
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  3. Vag
    Nov 7, 2014
    10
    A soulful story about a lonely boy and his best friend, the bird. Kan Gao definitely knows how to tell emotional stories. Can't wait for hisA soulful story about a lonely boy and his best friend, the bird. Kan Gao definitely knows how to tell emotional stories. Can't wait for his next game Finding Paradise. Expand
  4. Jan 9, 2015
    8
    A cute little story about an imaginative young boy and his bird. If you ever owned a pet as a child then this short hour long game will hitA cute little story about an imaginative young boy and his bird. If you ever owned a pet as a child then this short hour long game will hit home. It made me smile and miss the good ol' days. Expand
  5. Nov 12, 2014
    8
    Not as emotional, not as touching and not as complex as To the Moon, but it is still a beautiful, hearth-worming and intelligent story. If youNot as emotional, not as touching and not as complex as To the Moon, but it is still a beautiful, hearth-worming and intelligent story. If you enjoyed To the Moon you simply MUST play this game, even if it ends after only 60 minutes. Expand
  6. Apr 19, 2015
    8
    Hardly using any dialogue, this game makes the hard way of connecting look easy. They really took their chances with this one and few games,Hardly using any dialogue, this game makes the hard way of connecting look easy. They really took their chances with this one and few games, like Shadow of the Colossus, make it through this path successful. I don't think it's better than To The Moon on any aspect, so you might feel short-changed if you expect it to be, but it's a great game. If you like PC games that are all story, heart and introspection, then this is for you. Expand
  7. Nov 9, 2014
    4
    To the moon was truly a masterpiece, with a very interesting plot. This one, on the other hand uses one of the most common story ever,To the moon was truly a masterpiece, with a very interesting plot. This one, on the other hand uses one of the most common story ever, involving the friendship between a bird and a lonely kid. I really hoped this would be as good as to the moon but unfortunately it's only a boring average story. Expand

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