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To the Moon (2011) is a story-adventure following two doctors trying to fulfil a dying man's last wish to go to the moon. With only a few ways to interact with the game, you control the doctors, exploring and solving puzzles to reconstruct the dying man's memories.

It looks like a retro role-play game but plays more like an interactive movie. Along the way, you battle people and solve puzzles to find ways to get deeper into the old man's memories to find significant objects.

You trace a chain of events backwards through his life to childhood. Once you have collected all the memories, you can re-connect objects from one memory to the next and move between them. As you do this you realise you can change the memories, by moving characters, objects and events, to make Johnny believe he has achieved his dream of going to the Moon.

There are three games in this trilogy:
  • To the Moon (2011)
  • Finding Paradise (2017)
  • Impostor Factory (2021)

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked To The Moon 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 9 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Narrative game with Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 7 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence, Mild Swearing. The game features the use of mild bad language such as *!@?*, *!@?*, crap and *!@?*. The game also features infrequent mild violence against human characters which is unrealistic.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated IGEA G.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Younger players need to be happy with a lot of reading. Players need to be able to parse the story and emotions of the characters. Some maturity is required to connect with the plight of the characters, their motivations and the work of retracing memories.

CostsCosts

To The Moon usually costs £8.50.
 

To The Moon

Steam Store PC £8.50
Steam Store Mac £8.50
Switch Store Switch -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
There is free downloadable content,"minisodes", that give more context to the main characters. 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/11/2011, updated in 2020

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibility: 14 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Pixels

Developer: Reives Free Bird (@Reives_FreeBird)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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