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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 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Jan 7, 2015
    10
    This game is awesome different to anything I have ever been on please give it a go don't just reject it as there no dialogue. Truly wonderfulThis game is awesome different to anything I have ever been on please give it a go don't just reject it as there no dialogue. Truly wonderful story as far I'm concerned they should do a televised version of this instead of "The Snowman" every Christmas! So charming don't worry if you end up crying it is only natural! Kan Gao keep up the good work and keep making games. Excellent just buy it! Expand
  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. 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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  4. Nov 23, 2014
    7
    It had it's moments, but being compared to To The Moon it's rather an averege game. Not as emotional, less fun, no plot. I took liking toIt had it's moments, but being compared to To The Moon it's rather an averege game. Not as emotional, less fun, no plot. I took liking to music, I liked the fight with teachers, but I enjoyed it far less than To the Moon. Expand
  5. Sep 18, 2018
    6
    It has it's moments but despite being only 4 hours long, it drags forever. Slow pace, almost no control except whether to go left or right.It has it's moments but despite being only 4 hours long, it drags forever. Slow pace, almost no control except whether to go left or right. But good as a prequel for Finding paradise. Expand
  6. Dec 31, 2017
    5
    Despite not having much in the way gameplay the controls are still awful. Only redeeming quality is 100% achievements in an hour.
  7. May 24, 2018
    1
    ENG-RU
    A movie from Telltale Oh not that. Well, what it was, the story for 50 minutes, the lazy provision of control to the player, a couple
    ENG-RU
    A movie from Telltale Oh not that. Well, what it was, the story for 50 minutes, the lazy provision of control to the player, a couple of pokes on the space bar, the same on the arrows and ....it's like. I'd rather watch the background video in Finding paradise for 3-5 minutes than spend time on it.
    P. S. my story was not touched, but the backs fit fans to release anime DIY is learn how to look.
    Кино от ̶T̶e̶l̶l̶t̶a̶l̶e̶ ой не то. Ну и что это было, история на 50 минут, ленивое предоставление управления игроку, пару тычков на пробел, столько же на стрелочки и ....все как бы. Я бы лучше в Finding paradise посмотрел ролик предыстория на 3-5 минут, чем тратить время на это.
    P.S. Меня история не тронула, а вот задники годные, любителям выпускать аниме поделки стоит поучится как должны выглядеть.
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