A Prosocial Initiative to Address Loneliness
Loneliness is a profound human condition that most people will experience at some point in their lives. A 2019 survey found that nearly 8 in 10 young adults in the U.S. feels often or always lonely. When we allow loneliness to go unchecked for too long, it can lead to severe health outcomes. There is stigma surrounding a lot of mental health issues to varying degrees, however, loneliness can be uniquely uncomfortable to discuss. Many people choose to suffer in silence because they are either embarrassed, intimidated, or afraid to reach out for support.
Project Lazuli is a prosocial initiative with the aim of promoting empathy towards the issue of loneliness amongst young adults through a free PC game, and building a supportive community hub for them to acknowledge, discuss, and address loneliness.
Our vision is for young adults to have the supportive resources and connections they need to maintain their mental and emotional wellbeing, and be active members of a healthy, thriving community that is resilient to loneliness.
IJKL Studio is a multidisciplinary team who believe that games and interactive media can serve a bigger purpose in making the world a better place.