A story-driven emotional experience about a little girl in a world of adults. How can you find a monster you can’t see?
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Positive (37 reviews) - 91% of the 37 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 2, 2017

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August 16

New update with fixed game start language out soon!

We are currently working with an update which will fix some minor grammar and other details in new supported languages. We will also crush the bug that makes the game start with Russian language by default for some players.

If the game starts in Russian and you want to change the language, just click the third option counting from the top on main menu. And then click the last option on the bottom. That should change the language.

Thank you for your patience!
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August 10

Raving reviews sale!

Critically acclaimed Lydia available with 33 per cent discount for a limited time!

We’ve gotten some gosh darn positive reviews within a few days, and as a thank you, we’re cutting the price of ‘Lydia’ for a limited time. We can now tick one of three boxes (Critically acclaimed) off our list. Next up Best-selling and Award-winning.

Adventure Gamers: This surreal, hard-hitting interactive story about childhood trauma is light on gameplay but as emotionally dark as you can probably bear.

Pelit Magazine: Lydia is a grim tale of alcohol and abuse. The story-driven adventure is a small indie gem.

Pelaaja Magazine: Only a handful of games are important works of art on their own merit or a force, that matures the gaming culture as a whole. Lydia achieves both of these goals.

Oh, and if you’re not an native English speaker, you might want to check out the Options menu…
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“It is as stark as it is cute, like “Peanuts” with a European spin.”
Washington Post

“I give Platonic Partnership a lot of credit for creating a powerful interactive experience with emotional impact.”
This game deserves a place on your shelf – Just Adventure

“Lydia is very real and sad experience, that can be recommended to everyone.”
5/5 – V2

About This Game

Lydia is a grim but atmospheric story-driven adventure game which deals adults substance abuse from the perspective of a little girl. The story is based on developers own experiences on the subject matter.

Lydia is a sweet little girl who loves her Teddy very much. Teddy has been with Lydia from the very beginning. Lydia can’t remember living or playing without him. Lydia has never adventured nor found crickets from the nearby playground without him. Lydia loves Teddy and Teddy loves her back.

Recently they’ve had difficulties sleeping. There are a lot of loud noises coming from downstairs. The adults are having their own adventures there. Every night, all the time.

And of course there is the Monster. It is always there, hiding somewhere in the shadows where the eye can’t see. Adults said that the monster isn’t real, that it’s all just imagination. But the adults are wrong. The monster is real, although Teddy keeps telling that it isn’t. He keeps telling that everything’s going to be all right.

Teddy will always be there, watching Lydia. Keeping the monster away. Making sure, that Lydia can sleep through the night.

But this time the sounds are louder than usual.

Lydia is a story game in the vein of To the Moon. The game is all about the atmosphere. Spectacular gray-scale graphics with a hint of color and dark, ambient original soundtrack sets the tone for the melancholic story. The game is short, lasting only about 1-2 hours. Lydia is an emotional journey to the depths of the imagination of a small child.

Can you find the monster?

  • Story first: Compact structure serves the story. The game lasts about 1.5 hours.
  • Gray-scale hand-drawn graphics by published graphic novel artist Henri Tervapuro.
  • Original score is composed by renowned film composer Juhana Lehtiniemi.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1+
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    • Additional Notes: Currently the game supports only 64-bit version of Windows
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 3.0)
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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