A downloadable interactive story for Windows and macOS

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“Master class of short form from Party for Introverts and a unique sensation that you make choices for an adult, but play for two characters at the same time. [Мастер-класс короткой формы от студии Party For Introverts и удивительное ощущение, когда делаешь выборы только за взрослого, а отыгрываешь как будто двух персонажей сразу]”
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“An example of how to tell a super story in 15 minutes... It cost pennies, takes 15 minutes, worth your tears. [Пример того, как за 15 минут рассказать суперисторию... Стоит копейки, проходится за 15 минут, стоит ваших слез.]”
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Michelle is nauseous every car trip. A ginger lozenge may make her feel a little better, but this morning that’s a lot of pressure for a hard candy.

“A Lozenge” is a short interactive story about motion sickness, dedicated to children of divorce. In the format of a 10-minute visual novel, it lets the player join Lucy and Michelle on their mother-daughter road trip.

They will play as Lucy, a newly separated mother of a 9-year old, Michelle. They will hear Lucy’s thoughts, feel her doubts and anxieties and help her comfort her daughter by making occasional dialogue choices.

“A Lozenge” is the third in Party for Introverts’ anthology of emotion-driven interactive short stories, along with “Thing-in-Itself” and “From Head to Toe”.



Features:

  • 10-minute interactive story with grounded emotional narrative
  • Hear Lucy’s thoughts and anxieties and help her pick the right words to support her daughter
  • Unique, digitally painted artstyle
  • Original music score by Alex Francois
Updated 23 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rating
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(8)
AuthorParty for Introverts
GenreInteractive Fiction, Adventure, Visual Novel
Made withUnity
Tags2D, artgame, Female Protagonist, Roadtrip, Short, Slice Of Life, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish, Russian, Chinese
AccessibilitySubtitles, One button
LinksSteam

Purchase

Buy Now$1.99 USD or more

In order to download this interactive story you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

A Lozenge 1.0.1.zip 59 MB
A Lozenge.app.zip 60 MB

Development log

Comments

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A Lozenge is a very short interactive story by Party for Introverts, in fact, its duration is of less than an hour.
The story is about a mother and daughter concerted by a road trip to the new living place, after mother settles upon a divorce from her husband.

You can read more about it in my review (https://gyepitypes.wordpress.com/2020/08/31/videogame-reviews-a-lozenge/)

I just noticed that the status on the main page here still says "in development", you may want to change that to "released". Some potential customers may be turned off if they think it is in early access.

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That's fixed now, thank you, not sure how we missed that.

Is there a bug with the mac version? I am unable to open it.

Hi @wil492, sorry you are having trouble launching the game. We double-checked and everything seems to work properly on our end. What kind of error pops up? Could it be connected to your Mac safety restrictions for apps downloaded via browser?

Are there any plans for a Linux version ?

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Not yet, but we'll keep Linux in mind if we do any platform expansions in the future, thanks.

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Try launching it from the Itch.io desktop app with Wine installed on your system. It ran perfectly for me that way on Ubuntu 20.04 - many Windows games do.

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I'll tell you what I tell everyone who buts in with this crap: I know of wine, I have used it; submitted bug reports; and donated money to the project. I wasn't asking how the game ran in Wine, I was asking whether the developer had any plans for a native version.

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I apologize for attempting to help, and won’t do it to you again. However, since this is a public comment thread, I will leave my comment there in case someone merely interested in playing the game wants to know how to do so on Linux.

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In the future it would be beneficial to add your report to the Wine database, They don't even have this game listed yet so you could add it and your experience. If I am looking to find how a Windows game runs in Wine I check there first.

https://appdb.winehq.org/