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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: 16 out of 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31
  1. Apr 6, 2021
    10
    A short story, without text but ... with a lot of feeling. You will not stop playing it until you finish it, and surely you will spend a whileA short story, without text but ... with a lot of feeling. You will not stop playing it until you finish it, and surely you will spend a while thinking about your pet or the pet that you had as a child. Expand
  2. Jun 13, 2015
    10
    This was more of a story than a game, it was like a little interactive storybook. I guess there is some control required for the game, but theThis was more of a story than a game, it was like a little interactive storybook. I guess there is some control required for the game, but the game itself is mostly passive and the viewer (you) is just the audience. Expand
  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. 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. Feb 27, 2022
    7
    More than a game it is simply a story told where you do not have to do practically anything except move a few meters every now and then. As aMore than a game it is simply a story told where you do not have to do practically anything except move a few meters every now and then. As a ferryman game to the sequel to to the moon I must say that it is also enjoyable and, as we have been accustomed, tearful even if not too much given its duration of 1 hour Expand
  6. 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
  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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