Local Markham Indie Video Game Studio Brings Artwork to Life at Markham Public Library

Sep 20, 2023

Kan Gao (centre) and team brings video game series to life – Freebird Games photo

Spanning over a decade-long history of local indie video game studio Freebird Games, the Markham Public Library (MPL) ’s Angus Glen branch is hosting an exhibition that brings to life over 60 pieces of artwork inspired by the studio’s games.

The interactive exhibition is designed for avid video game enjoyers and art lovers of all ages, which allows Markham residents and fans in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond to dive in and immerse themselves in the world of “To the Moon” with artwork, photos with life-sized character cut-outs, a scavenger hunt, and a comic book creator featuring characters from the games.

Founded in 2008 by Markham resident and Arts Unionville alumni Kan Gao, Freebird Games released their story-driven, adventure role-playing game “To the Moon” in 2011. Little did they know, what started as a passion project would go on to become a commercial success, selling over one million copies as well as receiving a number of nominations and GameSpot's 2011 Game of the Year award for “Best Story”.

Interactive exhibition featuring the studio’s artwork and games runs from September 10 to October 8, 2023.

Full article: yorkregion.com