Freebird Games has announced 'A Bird Story', the spiritual successor to its widely acclaimed indie title To The Moon.
The reveal was accompanied by a parodic promotional image touting "more gunfights", "more explosions" and "more zombievas" - none of which were featured in the first game - and a tagline that reads "They never should've come here."
A faint, back-to-front URL on the image points to a website for A Bird Story, a "simple, surreal short about a boy and a bird with a broken wing" that takes place in the To The Moon universe.
"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," reads a description on the site.
On the site, To The Moon creator Kan Gao thanked fans for their support, and explained his thinking behind the sequel.
"I know that for some who have played To the Moon, there might be certain expectations as to how the "next game" should be," he said, "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.
"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.
See art and watch the trailer for A Bird Story below: