Developer Platonic Partnership has released their debut title Lydia, a story-driven adventure game that addresses alcoholism and how it affects children. The game is available via Steam.
The story revolves around Lydia, a little girl who loves her Teddy very much. Teddy has been with Lydia from the very beginning, her constant companion on every adventure. Lydia loves Teddy and Teddy loves her back.
Recently, they’ve had trouble sleeping. There are a lot of loud noises coming from downstairs. Her parents are surely having their own adventures, but worse than the angry noises is the Monster. It is always there, hiding somewhere in the shadows where Lydia can’t see. Her parents and Teddy have said that the monster isn’t real, but they’re wrong. The monster is real, although Teddy keeps telling that it isn’t. He keeps telling that everything’s going to be all right. But this time the sounds are louder than usual.
The gameplay for Lydia follows the structure of point and click adventure games. The story itself is told from the perspective of the protagonist, with gray-scale graphics draw by graphic novel author Henri Tervapuro, an original score composed by film composer Juhana Lehtiniemi, and the story written by award-winning game author/journalist Juho Kuorikoski, with an emphasis on the team’s own experiences of the subject matter.
Lydia retails for $5.99, with a 10% discount for launch week.