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Lenin is an albino lion, the only one of his kind, and because of this he feels insecure and constantly discouraged. In fact, Lenin caters to all the symptoms of depression. Worse, his mother does not understand why his son was born that way, and the whole village despises him and treats him cruelly. At school, he suffers bullying and can not concentrate on class.

Now, hopeless about life, certain situations seem to awaken in Lenin something that is not of everyone’s reality, but only of his. Something he will discover to be the “Realm of Depression”.

In this place, Lenin will find other species of animals representing his symptoms, which may help him to understand himself.

However, the realm is dangerous, and may also become the final step that Lenin seeks to give out of his suffering…

Traveling between reality and the Realm of Depression, Lenin will have to face his inner fears and enemies - and often, the outer ones as well.

While Lenin's heavy day-to-day atmosphere is consuming him and proving to be bad in a lot of ways, Lenin realizes that his countrymen seem to be snobbish and at the same time worry about superfluous things. The constancy of these attitudes arouses more and more characteristics of depression in Lenin's personality, which is the key to finding the way out or the bottom of the pit to his symptoms.


Lenin and his mother.

Lenin is the main character of the game and the only one playable.
His mother is an erased figure and without many good thoughts. Constantly sad, she doesn't understand her son's situation and can only feel sorry for herself. Her interactions with Lenin are always very dry and fast, as if they were strangers.​

The Symptoms.

HUNGER - ELEPHANT

Type: Symptom Symbol
Place: Realm of Depression
Characteristics: Low Self Esteem, Constant Hunger, Repetance.

The Hunger is an elephant, and can feed up to 125 kg of food per day.
However, he always regrets it later.
Despite his low self-esteem, Hunger is sociable and tries to approach Lenin when he meets him.
Lenin experiences two extremes with food: the will to eat impetuously and the total lack of appetite. Thus, The Hunger has a sister, Lack of Appetite.​


LACK OF APPETITE - SHREW

Type: Symptom Symbol​
Place: Realm of Depression​
Characteristics: Accelerated, Effusive, Inattentive
Lack of Appetite is a shrew! Known scientifically as Soricidae, Lack of Appetite counteracts its common habits of devouring everything it sees ahead due to its accelerated metabolism, becoming an exception to the rule. Thus, in the Realm of Depression, she is a symptom that feeds only to survive and not feel pain.

Lack of appetite will be in constant contradiction with her brother, Hunger, and both can cause serious problems for Lenin while they are with him.

Things like, “Are you going to eat all this?” Or “You have not eaten anything yet!” Will come from both characters, according to their profiles, of course, and Lenin has to choose between two extremes. Pretty bad, right? Maybe there’s a way out… where Lenin may be the key to help find an equilibrium between them.​


??? - HYENA

Type: ???​
Place: Realm of Depression​
Characteristics: Humor Changes, Distrust, Heat​
The ??? is a Hyena, and he will guide Lenin at his firsts steps on the Realm of Depression.
His humor changes will be a difficult to Lenin understand what's happening in this strange place where he is.
However, with time, Lenin will be able to figure out that ??? is, in fact, something more than a hyena.

Other symptoms will be revealed over time.



MENU
Well, this style of limited items pleases me more than long, stuffed inventories of heavy and disjointed things.

Another cool thing is that Lenin’s backpack is his Menu, and he can only access it if the backpack is in his possession! So be very careful with it, okay?

Ordinary Items have optional functions for the plot and for in-game situations. In fact, some may be important, but they will never be crucial to the progress of the game.

As is customary, Key Items are those required for certain actions within the game, taking the character to the next parts of the story.
In addition, Lenin may have one equipment in possession at a time - which is not only necessarily for battles, but for situations in which he must use it.

Besides these items, it looks like there’s something else in the backpack, right? Well, maybe those Keychains are something cool to have in the game - and who knows, maybe even important!​

CHOICES
It’s not from today that a game offers options in a conversation and this may change some lines and the end of a dialogue, and in some cases, the course of the game on some level.

The crucial difference in Lenin is that ALL options modify his profile.

From the firsts scenes of interaction certain variables come into play to determine if Lenin is a more unbelieving or hopeful person. However, the lines are not obvious like “curse your mother or hug her,” but rather, as in the example below.

Hmm, hard to choose, right?

Also it’s important to note that many of the actions are irrevocable, so think carefully before making a decision or delivering an item to someone or something.
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Title Menu Song - Homeley (By Rayson Williams)​

Latest Blog

Make your own NPC in Lenin - The Lion!



First I’m bringing to you this little creation in pixel art of one of the characters of Lenin - The Lion. Well, it’s a vulture. But it’s a fancy vulture, you know that. haha. >.<

This character is from the Realm of Depression, but it’s not necessarily a Symptom (I’ll not reveal it yet - SO MUCH MYSTERY around this creature D: ).

But I’ll give you guys some tips about its location in the Realm of Depression:

  • The character is a bit lonely, and his house is very lonely as well.

  • He has a lot of money, but he sees no benefits in it.

  • Despite being envied by many, he is always seeing flaws in the things he has.

  • There is no fun in leaving home too.


So, do you know the place in the Realm of Depression where this little guy lives?

If you are the first to find out what the symptom’s place of the Realm of Depression where that little vulture lives, that is, what the symptom that the city / town / village it is, taking into account the advice I gave, you will earn the right to a NPC character in the game in a secret area! YEEES! That’s it. The only restriction is that the character is also an animal, meets the criteria of the region’s symptom where it will be (we’ll talk about it, no worries) and does not interfere with the main story of the game!

Those who want to participate should share the post of this event in Tumblr (just give like in the post doesn’t count), follow Lenin - The Lion (Tumblr) and send the answer by inbox (here or in Tumblr).

Each one is entitled to TWO replies per inbox, not more than that!
Keep in mind that you must respond “What symptom does the LOCAL where he lives represent?”

If anyone gets it right until next week, I’ll reveal the answer next Saturday.

I’m very excited about this “promotion” and I hope you do too.
So send your answers inbox!

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Great to see you here now that Im not using Tumblr, looking forward to watching your game progress!
Ooh, it's nice to see you have an RMN page, too! I'm so looking forward to how this turns out.
author=visitorsfromdreams
Great to see you here now that Im not using Tumblr, looking forward to watching your game progress!


Ow, good to know that people here already knows Lenin! I'll try to update the page frequently! I hope you keep an eye on it!

author=meaka
Ooh, it's nice to see you have an RMN page, too! I'm so looking forward to how this turns out.


Thank you so much, Meaka! You're one of the most dedicated fans (I can call you a fan, huh?). I've already become a fan of you being a fan of the game (lol I'll stop with the fan stuff).
OMG I was so happy to see this game show up in rmn dude. I followed you on tumblr and this page looks awesome too! I'm really excited to see the progress of this game, as depression is pretty personal for myself too, so it's really cool to see a game that dives right into that realm. Literally. Lol but yeah great concept great art great choices great characters and guh I just like this okay I'll stop rambling.
author=Miremira
OMG I was so happy to see this game show up in rmn dude. I followed you on tumblr and this page looks awesome too! I'm really excited to see the progress of this game, as depression is pretty personal for myself too, so it's really cool to see a game that dives right into that realm. Literally. Lol but yeah great concept great art great choices great characters and guh I just like this okay I'll stop rambling.


Hahaha Thank you Miremira! I'm so glad that this project touched your feelings (really!). I hope to not disappoint with the gameplay too.

If you follow the Tumblr, try to participate to the little "event" that I'm doing. Not many people are participating yet, so it may be a good thing for you! :)
I just commented on your TIGSource devlog, but I forgot to mention that I like the characters, especially the design and walking animation of the elephant one! :)
author=wzackw
I just commented on your TIGSource devlog, but I forgot to mention that I like the characters, especially the design and walking animation of the elephant one! :)


I just saw your comment on TIGSource and I answered it! Ty for the tips :)
I'm glad that you like teh design, it's something that I put a lot of effort.
Hope you follow the project.

For the others, a screenshot for the last post in Tumblr:


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