Freebird Games
IndustryVideo games
Founded2007
FounderKan Gao
HeadquartersCanada
ProductsTo the Moon (PC)
Websitewww.freebirdgames.com

Freebird Games is a video game developer from Canada.[1] They have developed eight games. Their most prominent game, To the Moon, was nominated for Best Writing and Innovation Award for the Canadian Videogame Awards.[2]

History

Freebird Games started as a personal project made by Kan Gao. Later the team expanded to include help from Jessica M. Vázquez, James Q. Zhang (retired), Gabriela Aprile, and Lannie Neely III. Kan commissions various talents for resources and labor, but the majority of the work is completed by him as the only "official" developer.

The first game developed by Freebird Games is Quintessence: The Blighted Venom, an on-going free role-playing game series. Their second free game Do You Remember My Lullaby? was released on December 21, 2008. On June 20, 2009 they released a free demo of an upcoming release titled Lyra's Melody - The Song She Whispered to Me. In 2011, shortly before the release of To The Moon, they released their first full game The Mirror Lied for free. It is described as an abstract short story. Their first commercial release to the first installment of Sigmund Corp Series, To The Moon, was released on November 1, 2011, was a commercial success and received positive reviews. To the Moon's two minisodes were released on late-2013 and early-2015, and its sequel, Finding Paradise, was released on December 14, 2017 for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It has also released positive reviews. Freebird's latest game, Impostor Factory, is currently set to release at around spring of 2021.[3]

Games

Release date Title Platforms Refs
2006-09 Quintessence: The Blighted Venom Microsoft Windows [4]
2008 Do You Remember My Lullaby? Microsoft Windows [5]
2008 The Mirror Lied Microsoft Windows [6]
2009 Lyra's Melody - The Song She Whispered to Me Microsoft Windows [7]
2011 To the Moon Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, Nintendo Switch [8]
2013 Sigmund Minisode 1: A Holiday Special Microsoft Windows [9]
2014 A Bird Story Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux [10]
2015 Sigmund Minisode 2 Microsoft Windows [11]
2017 Finding Paradise Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, Nintendo Switch [12][13]
2021 Impostor Factory Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux [14][15]

References

  1. ^ Ealey, Michelle (29 February 2012). "Interview With Kan Gao, Creator Of 'To the Moon'". Sciencefiction.com. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  2. ^ Hillier, Brenna (27 March 2012). "Sword & Sworcery, Assassin's Creed top picks for Canadian Videogame Awards". VG24/7. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Impostor Factory on Steam". store.steampowered.com. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Quintessence: The Blighted Venom". Freebird Games. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Do You Remember My Lullaby?". Freebird Games. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  6. ^ "The Mirror Lied". Freebird Games. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Lyra's Melody - The Song She Whispered to Me Topic". rpgmaker.net. 23 June 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
  8. ^ "To the Moon". Freebird Games. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  9. ^ Gao, Kan (2013-12-31). "(To the Moon) Holiday Special Minisode". Freebird Games. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  10. ^ "A Bird Story". Freebird Games. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  11. ^ Gao, Kan (2015-02-18). "Sigmund Minisode 2 released". Freebird Games. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  12. ^ Chalk, Andy (12 January 2016). "To the Moon sequel Finding Paradise officially revealed". Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  13. ^ Finding Paradise - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch, retrieved 2021-04-22
  14. ^ Khan, Imran (12 March 2019). "To The Moon Developer Teases New Murder Thriller Project Impostor Factory". Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Impostor Factory". Freebird Games. Retrieved 8 August 2020.