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Atmospheric visual novel Lydia releasing on Switch this month

Posted on January 3, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

The atmospheric visual novel Lydia will be making its way to Switch this month, publisher Nakana.io and developer Platonic Partnership have announced. A release is planned for January 17.

Here’s an overview of Lydia, along with a couple of trailers:

Lydia is a grim but atmospheric visual novel 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 story game in the vein of To the Moon. Spectacular gray-scale graphics with a hint of color and dark, ambient original soundtrack sets the tone for the melancholic story. 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.

The issues reflected in this story unfortunately happen in real people’s daily life, as reminded by the Steam quotes displayed in the #LydiaDonation DLC Trailer.

That’s why we want to use the visibility of the game to motivate real-life changes: Nakana.io will distribute a DLC for 1 EUR/USD called #LydiaDonation. All the net revenues received will be transferred to Fragile Childhood, a non-profit organization preventing harm caused by parental substance abuse. The content that players will get is a colouring book of monsters that Lydia can only paint with happy colours, as a metaphor to making monsters less scary both in-game and in real life. See more information about this on http://nakana.io/lydia-donation

Lydia will cost $4 on the Switch eShop.

Source: Nakana.io PR

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