“The game is supposed to reflect the inner struggle, depressive feelings and the emotional journey of a woman and well, if being a woman feels even remotely like this I can only condone with you ladies.” Contrapand
“The Lady deceives you with its simplicity and reminds you with its brutality that some things are not easily overcome.” Lady Wasd
“A true indie game, The Lady gives players a peek at how scary mental illness can be and provides a strange, yet comforting source for those who may be struggling with their own mental health.” NoobFeed
The Lady is a 2D Surreal Puzzle/Adventure game with Horror elements. The game features hand drawn character art, photographic backgrounds, stop-motion themed animation, and a hauntingly abrasive analog soundtrack. The game is a short and surrealist emotional journey that takes The Lady through a series of fever dream hallucinations, while being at odds with her inner struggles of anxiety and depression.
She encounters multiple versions of herself throughout the game, unsure of which versions to trust. The Gameplay Mechanics are inspired by classic SNES and Turbo Grafx16 type games. The level of difficulty is brutal, just like life. The game is displayed in a “waist up” cinematic style, for a more personal experience. Gameplay features side-scrolling exploration, very simple puzzle solving (maze style situations), arcade-style battles, and plays in letterbox full screen HD.