A story-driven emotional experience about a little girl in a world of adults. How can you find a monster you can’t see?
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (13) - 92% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (79) - 92% of the 79 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 2, 2017

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September 1

Thanks for the amazing user reviews!

We’ve gotten some pretty amazing coverage from the games media, but we haven’t properly thanked you guys for the awesome user reviews you’ve written about Lydia. We are absolutely stunned by the positive feedback you’ve given us.

Here are some selected quotes from the reviews:

“I laughed and I cried, became one of my favourite games instantly.”

“I'ts amazing that a small team can release such an atmospheric title.”

“One of the most memorable game experiences I've had”

“This game left me speechless and touched, even though the game was pretty short.”

“Lydia dares to approach a subject that has until now been avoided in video games.”

“Having experienced alcoholism or similar illness of a relative or a friend makes this game a heart-wrenching and personal experience unlike many others.”

“I was seeking a short psychological horror game that would emotionally wreck me, and this hit the spot. ”

“Dark, sad, touching and made me think. This is art.”

“Dark, beautiful, so upsetting. Very short but worth every dollar. Now, please excuse me while i go hug my child.”

“A touching and stylish game, easily worth the money.”

“I have played some games with this premise before, but this one is probably the scariest one that I have seen, and it impacted me more than any other.”

“Interesting piece of social engineering – I dare you to play this one and not feel emotions.”

“Just buy this game and complete it! You'll not regret it!”
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August 31

Game starting with Russian language bug fixed

The first time you start the game, you can now select the desired language.
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“It is as stark as it is cute, like “Peanuts” with a European spin.”
Washington Post

“Lydia shows that gaming as an art form can tackle difficult subjects like alcoholism and broken families. This game is very well made, and totally deserves the 1 to 2 hours it takes to complete it!”
8.4 – 3rd Strike

“With this stimulating narrative, Lydia is a steady explorative adventure that will leave you speechless by the time you finish it. Its take on adult themes within a childish aesthetic feels familiar but it accomplishes enough to set it apart from other like-minded indie titles. It’s a solid debut release by Platonic Partnership and leaves me intrigued to see what comes next from the Finnish studio.”
8 – GameGrin

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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