Stay, Mum is an ordinary story about John, a young boy with an extraordinary imagination and his mother, who is busy trying to make a living for the two of them. Stay, Mum will let you manipulate different blocks to form surreal shapes out of John’s wild imagination and explore the bittersweet relationship of John and his mother. John means the world to his mother. But to meet their needs,his mother has to work very hard. So hard that she never finds time for him. John’s loneliness is only cured by different blocks given to him by his mother. Why does the mother give him building blocks and what purpose do they hold?


Stay, Mum was conceptualised as a simple puzzle game back in 2014 by Chirag, while he was still pursuing his Masters in Video Game Design. The game had a different name and was only based on a single puzzle mechanic with no back-story or narrative. It was only in 2015 when Chirag wanted to make a game based on emotions and about the relationship of mother and son and he tried to merge that vision with Stay, Mum and it fit perfectly well. Taking inspiration from the legend Jenova Chen and his games, Stay, Mum was re-worked upon and crafted into an emotional and soothing experience you see today.


  • Minimalist and gorgeous visuals accompanied by smooth ambient sounds to lure you in.
  • Meet John’s friends as he imagines all sort of different beings in his 7 blocks, each with their own visuals and behaviour. Use them at your aid to achieve complex shapes in more than 70 levels!
  • Calm your senses and enjoy the relaxing soundtrack, crafted to deliver a soothing experience.
  • Learn the truth about why John's mother has no time for her only son and how are the blocks going to help him in a tale of twists and emotions.
  • Pay once and enjoy the full game with all future updates for free!




Selected Articles

  • Stay, Mum is an endearing and heartfelt puzzle game - 4.5/5
    Christine Chan, AppAdvice
  • Stay, Mum gets big points for its heartfelt presentation... - 3.5/5
    Nadia Oxford, 148Apps
  • Stay, Mum is a tear-jerker...
    Jess Joho, Kill Screen Daily
  • of the best Best Mobile Games of 2015
    Giancarlo Saldana, TechRadar
  • ...beautifully designed heartbreaking puzzle.
    Marcus Schwarten,
  • Stay, Mum Brings Warm Fuzzy Feelings to iOS...
    Nadia Oxford, Gamezebo
  • ...getting ready to break your heart with the arrival of Stay, Mum
    Chris Priestman, PocketGamer
  • I'm always intrigued when mobile developers try to get players emotionally involved...
    Tasos Lazarides, TouchArcade
  • ...very rare that I see a theme between mother and child is used to create a game.
    Glenn Prasetya, Tech In Asia
  • ...certainly near the top of my mobile watch list.
    Ian Garner, HaoGamers

About Lucid Labs Pvt. Ltd.

Lucid Labs is an award-winning game studio backed by Google Indie Games Accelerator. Indie at heart, we are passionate about molding experiential casual games with lighthearted storytelling. Our latest game, 'Bloom - a puzzle adventure', is a casual puzzle game for iOS and Android. and has acquired the prestigious 'Mobile Game of the Year', 'Indie Game of the Year', and 'Best Visual Art' awards at IGDC 2023. Our previous title, 'Possessions,' was launched exclusively on Apple Arcade and is the only game from India (yet) to be included in the Arcade catalog. The game has also acquired a couple of 'Game of the Year' awards, among several other international accolades. We make games (not) for the masses.
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Stay, Mum Credits

Chirag Chopra
Game Design
JT Yean
Clark Aboud
Sound Design