To The Moon is now available on Steam, and for its launch week it'll only run you $7.99 instead of its normal $9.99. $10 gets you the version that also includes the soundtrack. That's why To The Moon is in the news this week. But that's not why people keep talking about it.
Last year's To The Moon was an emotional game, a throwback storybook that really wore its heart on its sleeve. I liked it a lot.
Video games have a language all their own. It's a language that most people understand implicitly—concepts like extra lives, leveling up, experience points, and boss battles have gone mainstream. That language has begun to seep into other media as well—movies like The Matrix, Source Code, and books like those in the …
"When a video game can make us cry," the saying goes, "that is when we will know that games are art." But what if a video game trailer can make us cry?