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Explore the thought-provoking memories of a child with drunk and broken parents. Based on real experience, this award-winning story makes no compromise.

How may a resenting and alcoholic household affect a little girl full of imagination? How may she perceive the twisted and manipulative family dynamics?

Grow up with Lydia and try to understand the feelings, behaviors and events that molded critical moments of her life. Confront the monster with your own sensitivity.

This hand-drawn game can be completed in around one hour. The emotional music was composed by renowned film composer Juhana Lehtiniemi.

The issues reflected in this story unfortunately happen in real people’s daily life. You can provide some help by donating to a supportive non-profit organization via the #LydiaDonation DLC.

“This child’s tale deals skillfully with adult issues.” – 8/10 The Washington Post

“It’s a strong, sharp jab of a game, and well worth it for anyone willing to take the punch in the gut.” – 8/10 GameCritics

DEVELOPED BY Platonic Partnership
“Our Finnish studio is focusing on narrative-driven games that motivate change. Lydia is someone who wishes for a happy childhood but can never have it. People with similar experiences will see this, so hopefully the game is really genuine and respectful.” – Henri Tervapuro, graphic novel artist and co-author of this self-inspired story.

PUBLISHED BY Nakana.io
“We gather games that share a strong experience to remember. We try to grow real changes from the seeds of their message, like with the #LydiaDonation DLC.” – Mikaël Bourget, founder of the publishing label.

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Release date:
Jan 17, 2020
Players:
1 player
Genre:
Adventure, Education, Lifestyle, Other
Publisher:
Nakana.io
Developer:
Platonic Partnership
Game file size:
605 MB
Supported Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese
Supported Play Modes:
TV mode

TV mode

Tabletop mode

Tabletop mode

Handheld mode

Handheld mode

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This game supports:

Game and DLC Bundle

Lydia + Donation [Bundle]

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Explore the thought-provoking memories of a child with drunk and broken parents.

The issues reflected in this story unfortunately happen in real people’s daily life. You can provide some help by donating to a supportive non-profit organization:.
This Bundle is composed of the game Lydia + the #LydiaDonation DLC, which means that Nakana.io will transfer part of your purchase's revenues to Fragile Childhood (A-Clinic Foundation), a non-profit organisation preventing and diminishing harm caused to children and adults due to parental substance abuse.
For each Bundle sold, we donate an amount approximately equal to the net revenues that Nakana.io receives from the distribution of one #LydiaDonation DLC purchased separately (the price of this DLC is 1 USD).

Make monsters less scary for Lydia and real people who share her problems.

Visit the website of Nakana.io to see in more detail how we use the money received from the Bundle sales.

If you don't want to make a donation, you can purchase only the game Lydia separately.

DESCRIPTION OF THE GAME Lydia:

Based on real experience, this award-winning story makes no compromise.

How may a resenting and alcoholic household affect a little girl full of imagination? How may she perceive the twisted and manipulative family dynamics?

Grow up with Lydia and try to understand the feelings, behaviours and events that moulded critical moments of her life. Confront the monster with your own sensitivity.

This hand-drawn game can be completed in around one hour. The emotional music was composed by renowned film composer Juhana Lehtiniemi.

“This child’s tale deals skillfully with adult issues.” – The Washington Post

"Lydia is a small game, but it sends a bigger message..." - Pure Nintendo

DESCRIPTION OF THE DLC #LydiaDonation:

You offer to Lydia a colouring book of monsters that she can paint with happy colours. You receive this content in the game and can capture a screenshot of the drawings created by your generous donation - to share with the hashtag #LydiaDonation.

The quotes displayed in the #LydiaDonation video were written and published online by real players.

DEVELOPED BY Platonic Partnership
“Our Finnish studio is focusing on narrative-driven games that motivate change. Lydia is someone who wishes for a happy childhood but can never have it. People with similar experiences will see this, so hopefully the game is really genuine and respectful.” – Henri Tervapuro, graphic novel artist and co-author of this self-inspired story.

PUBLISHED BY Nakana.io
“We gather games that share a strong experience to remember. We try to grow real changes from the seeds of their message.” – Mikaël Bourget, founder of the publishing label.


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