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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: 15 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
  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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Feb 27, 2020
    7
    A short, heart-warming story about a lonely young boy that nurses a bird back to health. Despite the plot being somewhat predictable and theA short, heart-warming story about a lonely young boy that nurses a bird back to health. Despite the plot being somewhat predictable and the game feeling like an RPG Maker version of a walking simulator, I can still see A Bird Story appealing to many, especially with Kan Gao's beautiful soundtrack as an accompaniment. Expand
  5. Dec 6, 2019
    7
    Short but sweet. It doesn't do much in terms of an invoking narrative compared to that of To The Moon. but just enough to be enjoyable
  6. Apr 11, 2015
    6
    Game: A Bird Story
    Genre: Point and Click Adventure
    Developer: Freedbird Games System: Steam (PC) Total Score: 62/100 Value Score:
    Game: A Bird Story
    Genre: Point and Click Adventure
    Developer: Freedbird Games
    System: Steam (PC)
    Total Score: 62/100
    Value Score: 6.2/10

    • Story: 7/10
    • Characters: 7/10
    • GamePlay: 5/10
    • Graphics: 7/10
    • Sound: 7/10
    • Music: 10/10
    • Length: 2/10
    • Replay Value: 2/10
    • Player Value: 5/10

    Pros
    +A deep emotional story told without words pretty well.
    +Music fits the mood and theme
    +Some music tracks from "To The Moon" are included
    +Backgrounds are well made and created by the developers themselves
    +Ability to re-play certain scenes from intro menu

    Cons
    -Some slow down in the gameplay in some points - feels like it is a FPS drop but it is not.
    -No dialogue at all so this might turn some players off
    -Very short, only one hour of story content unlike To The Moon which was averaged at 4-5 hours
    -No replay value in terms of content
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  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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