A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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Before The Green Moon is a farming / life simulation game set in a unique science fiction world. 

Explore a small community at the base of a space elevator during the days and seasons leading up to your departure for the moon. 


  • Relaxing farming simulation gameplay.
  • Create your own character. 
  • Adapt to the region's Wet and Dry seasons.
  • Get to know your neighbors.
  • Explore the community and its surrounding areas.
  • 24 hour day/night cycle, and real-time weather. 

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Before The Green Moon was developed by Turnfollow

Programming and Writing by Ian Endsley

Art and Sound by Carter Lodwick

Music by Scott Archer, Marissa Deitz, and Carter Lodwick

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(22 total ratings)
GenreSimulation, Role Playing
Made withUnity, Blender
TagsCharacter Customization, Farming, Life Simulation, Relaxing, Sci-fi, Slice Of Life
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any)
LinksSteam, Blog


Buy Now$11.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $11.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

before-the-green-moon-win.zip 313 MB
Version 5
before-the-green-moon-mac.zip 387 MB
Version 3

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This game is very cool but I do wish it had true control remapping. I got the vibe from a keyboard and mouse test that the intended play style is with controller, but my one fully functional controller is designed for the Switch, and long story short, the only way to get the game to show accurate controller prompts was to launch it through Steam, even though I bought it on Itch.

I'm captivated by this game. I can tell a lot of love went into creating it, and I'm genuinely obsessed with this little world and the people within it. Sounds and music are lovely, the geometry of the world can be a little wonky, but I find it charming more than a problem. Big thanks to the dev team for making this, and I do want to see what you all make in the future!

I've yet to finish my run but the experience so far has been enthralling.

Hello, will you be releasing the OST for this game? Lovely soundtrack that I'd like to listen to some more.

I like what the game is themewise but, I have no idea if this is a bug or you/the game urging me on to go complete the game. I keep getting an info message when I talk to any character instead of hearing dialogue. You and Carol chatted amicably for a few minutes is what pop ups in the dialogue box. Is that part of the theme for the game or just a user error on my end.

Anyways, does the game recognize only four chickens because I keep getting four eggs when I have five of em. How do I get Pony to rename the rest of the chickens?  Is there going to a sequel or something? Because I really love the vibes of this game. 


I thoroughly enjoyed this game; it provided me with a wonderful experience! The 'slice of life' element is truly captivating, as it immerses players in the diverse lives and personal stories of different characters. The overall design is really unique, reminiscent of Animal Crossing in its graphics, while the music is truly inspiring. The distinctive ambiance sets this game apart, making it an easy recommendation for anyone seeking a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. In the end, the game resonated with me on a personal level, evoking a sense of nostalgia for the places that left a lasting impression. Kudos to the studio for a job well done—I eagerly anticipate your future creations!

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Wow!! I haven't played much of this yet but I'm loving it so far! The aesthetics, the characters, the story, they're all perfect for me <3

super charming! But I'm getting a bug where my custom character gets white skin and hair no matter what I put in 8w8

Oh no! That one is new to me 😓 If you have a screen shot it would really help me out! Also, if you reach out at turnfollow@gmail.com I could maybe help edit your save to fix your character. Thank you so much for letting us know!

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The same thing happens to me every time I start a new game. Sometimes my clothes are green as well. Here I didn't edit the custom character at all:

Also, can you help me get the game to run in true fullscreen without the bar at the top (see my screenshots above)?

Thank you for sending these screens! I'm not sure what's going on but it's very helpful to see. 

If you're playing on windows, pressing ALT+Enter should make the game go into full screen. I don't have a mac to test right now but it seems like Ctrl+Command+F or Function+F should do it. I hope that helps!

Thanks, that works, can I also send you my save file for editing? Where can I find the save file btw?

sure! I sent you an email : )

This is really good but I am stuck in a sewer and can't figure out how to get out, or re-start the game. Any tips would be helpful.

Thanks for reaching out! Sorry for the trouble w/ the pipes.

1. If you can find the room with the pool and the bed, exit to the North-West.

2. When you come to the first intersection, turn to the South-West.

3. Proceed to the end of that section and walk into the darkness to exit the sewers.

Let me know if this doesn't look familiar or you still can't find the way out and we can figure something else out.

Thanks for playing, hope you enjoy it!


Hey, great work on this game. Love it!

Was wondering if we could get our hands on the soundtrack as well. 

Hi. Havent played this but 4 years ago I had an idea for a sci game called green moon, where there is a 'great lift' to the moon and it gets populated. It's only green with nuclear waste at the end though. I never made the game. Just thought it was a freaky coincidence worth sharing!


What a fantastic game this is. I'm glad I found this today.

Do you still update this game, because I wanted to let you know that I found an unsightly minor bug while playing, the left part of the door to pony's apartment appears partly in the window next to it if you open the door.


Hi! Thank you for the kind words! Thank you for letting me know about the door - Updates have slowed a little right now while I'm on a contract but I am keeping list and will push more updates periodically.


Wow. Best science fiction game I've played all year, and hands down best farming sim I've played, ever. The setting is so realized and you do so much with so little. This was great, thank you for making it!

Thank you! Really happy to hear ❤️

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hi, i'm loving the game so far! 
just leaving a quick comment to report some missing collision behind Carol's back yard that lets you clip out of the map and softlock yourself. not that it's wildly inconvenient to reload, but still!


actually, the real reason i'm leaving a comment is because i think your game would be a PERFECT fit for the Intellivision Amico.  you will be hearing from my associates at Coleco very shortly to set up a blood pact.  we're going to make a lot of money together, my friend.

Thank you for playing and letting us know about the clipping! That should be fixed in the newest version - sorry for the trouble and for the delay in getting back to you!

Hey, would you consider bringing this to the Atari VCS? I could get you in contact with them. I think this game would be absolutely fantastic to have on the Atari VCS.