Its only link with To The Moon is that the boy grows up to be the patient Dr. Watts and Dr. Rosalene treat, otherwise it's completely separate. It's not designed around "expectations", says Kan Gao.
Just because you've played To The Moon doesn't mean you know exactly what Freebird is doing with A Bird Story, explained its creator. They aren't really comparing them.
"A Bird Story is a simple, surreal short about a boy and a bird with a broken wing. Despite being story-based like most of my games, there are essentially no dialogues throughout," revealed Kan Gao.
"While Dr. Watts and Dr. Rosalene aren't in this game (chronologically, it takes place before their time), the boy in it eventually grows up to become their patient in 'episode 2' of the series."
A trailer for the new RPG has been released a long with some in-game shots and a soundtrack.
"I know that for some who have played To the Moon, there might be certain expectations as to how the next game should be. And to be honest, I don't really know how it'll be in that regard - meeting certain quota or matching aspects of another game aren't really things that I want to make them around," he wrote.
"However, what I can promise is that I'll always be making what truly means something to me - and hopefully, to you too. I hope everyone could take them as they come, and enjoy them for their own merits. Thanks for your kind support and spreading the word, folks; I wouldn't be able to do this without you all. I'm grateful for it."
A Bird Story releases on PC in mid-2013.