Musical Moments: To The Moon

To The Moon is an indie narrative game from Freebird Games. The narrative follows two doctors who seek to help a dying man named Johnny achieve his lifelong dream, to go to the moon. However, Johnny does not remember why he wants to go to the moon. What follows is a journey into Johnny’s mind and memories to discover the motivation behind his dream so the doctors can help Johnny realize his dying wish.

I really do not want to spoil anything for those who have yet to experience this amazing game, so pardon the vague descriptions.

Towards the end of the game, after some revelations and explanations behind Johnny’s motivations are uncovered, this song plays. The song plays during a particularly emotional moment after a gut-wrenching reveal demolishes the player’s heart strings. Adding to the emotional weight is what occurs in the game as the song plays. Just watching this scene from the game brought all the emotions I experienced with this game rushing back. Watching the video with the cutscene even managed  to make me a tear up a tad. I assure you, this is no small feat dear reader. If you have yet to experience this amazing game, go buy it right now! If you have any appreciation for mature, compelling narratives in games, do yourself a favor and purchase To The Moon. You will not regret the money spent.

Here is the gorgeous song.  You should also check out the singer, Laura Shigihara’s other works as well since she composed the excellent Plants Vs. Zombies soundtracks!

The rest of the amazing soundtrack can be purchased here with 50% of the proceeds going towards charities for autism.

You still have not bought the game???? Solve that problem immediately!

Now if you will excuse me, I think I need to shed some manly tears.

Caleb "Soapbox" Lott

Co-Editor-in-Chief here at AiG. Father, novelist (In progress), and game developer (someday). Enjoys all things nerd, anime, and heavy metal. \m/ Slightly addicted to MTG. Say hello at I promise to be nice!

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