A downloadable game for Windows

Lenin is an albino lion, the only one of his kind, and because of that 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 this way, and the whole village despises him and treats him cruelly. At school, he suffers bullying and can’t 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 part of something else.

Besides, Lenin will find other species of animals, which may help him to understand himself.

However, things are getting dangerous and Lenin needs to take care with his actions (your actions).

Traveling between normality and a strange place, Lenin will have to face his inner fears and enemies – and often, the outer ones as well.

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Install instructions

Download the winrar file 'Lenin - The Lion (Demo V.0.1.7)' and save the folder 'Lenin - The Lion (Demo V.0.1.7)'  onto your computer.

Inside the folder 'Lenin - The Lion (Demo V.0.1.7)' there is application called 'Lenin - The Lion (Demo V.0.1.7).exe'. Run this application and help Lenin to understand himself!

For MAC/Linux users: To play you'll have to download the Windows Version and play it on Browser (it works only on Firefox). Go on the folder www and open the archive index.html with Firefox! You'll be able to save the game normally, so don't worry! If you find any bugs, please let me know on: lenintheliongame@gmail.com

The native Mac and Linux versions will be launched only for the final game.


  • Arrows - Move Lenin / Move Lenin's paw in Title Screen
  • Z/Enter - Confirm an action / next text
  • X/Esc - Open the menu (Lenin needs the backpack ir order to use it)
  • Mouse - Use to choose an option in Title Screen and to read information inside the menu.

NOTE: The game is still in tests phase and this is an early development demonstration of the game. You may find bugs. It's recommend at least 2 GB of free ram in order to have a smoothly experience with Lenin - The Lion.

If you are experiencing any lag in-game:

- Go the website of your graphics card manufacture (NVIDIA, AMD, etc.) and download & install the latest driver for your graphics card. Make sure that the driver supports OpenGL.

Did you find a bug? The game crashed? Email lenintheliongame@gmail.com and tell me what's happening alongside with your PC specs. 

Have fun!

BUG fix list


RAR File Lenin - The Lion (Demo V.0.1.7) (100 MB)

Development log


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NO IT'S OVER D: for now

Amazing game. Loved  the messages and it hits home hard, as I as well suffer from depression,anxiety, ptsd and some physical conditions. Will this be free or have a cost?  Not that would matter, ad I'd pay. I love it. And when is the expected release date? 


Such a wonderful little game. Some of the messages are really on-the-nose and others are very subtle which I appreciate.


This hits home quite a bit. Not sure if this was inspired by one shot but, I got a big vibe from it. It's sort of like that but, unique and, great in it's own way. I really can't wait for the full game. I'm just getting started in the story and, it's deep!


owo im excited for this to be fully finished!!!!


I looooooooove it so muchhhhh


Second playthrough and I think I can play a few more times to find new things. :) . 

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This is a game that tackles some very harsh and real things that people suffer from everyday, it shows that games are one of, if not the best form of media to learn from or share an idea.

Visuals wise this game is quite impressive, it's colorful and vibrant, the art is fantastic and the accompanying music is beautiful. 

What stands out with this game however is its story, a story many can relate to including myself. A story about someone who's different, who goes against the norm though through no choice of their own, and is abused and ridiculed by those around them. It's a sad story about dealing with these harsh things, and discovering that being unique isn't something to be ashamed of but something to be proud of.

Thank you for making this game, it's charming, clever and it delivers a message that truly means something. 

I've started my let's play series of the demo and I hope you don't mind if I share it here.

Cheers and best wishes.


somehow I can't find the song anywhere not even on youtub or google can someone give me a link with all the song from the game please I love you forever if you could find the song ♥


Hey, hello!

Songs in the game are mostly original songs, except for "The Builder", that's a song in public domain.

But you can listen the title menu music and Lenin's theme on SoundCloud! Thanks!


you are the beeeest thank you so much ♥ I LOVE YOU and you are welcome


This game is absolutely charming, and the soundtrack is lovely as well. It's very mellow and quite peaceful. I still experience some lag at the beginning town, though. Even after upgrading the drivers and whatnot, there's a tad bit of lag. It's not too gameplay breaking, though. Overall, I'm looking forward to the full release. 

ฅ/ᐠ。ᆽ。ᐟ \ 


Oh, I appreciated that, MaliceDiary!
I really don't know what the problem is in the matter of lag, since some people who played didn't seem to have problems. But I'm trying to find solutions to this! If I find a way to fix it, I'll update the demo version for a possible smoothly experience. :)

Thank you! <3


great game:)


Thanks for the gameplay, cristinicola! Hope you enjoy the complete demo! :)