From the creators of the award winning games “The Whispered World” and “Deponia” comes this extraordinary game Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes.
User reviews: Very Positive (494 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 16, 2012

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Includes 5 items: Deponia, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, Memoria, The Night of the Rabbit, The Whispered World Special Edition

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Includes 11 items: Deponia, Chaos on Deponia, Goodbye Deponia, The Whispered World Special Edition, The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, A New Beginning - Final Cut, Memoria, The Night of the Rabbit, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, 1954 Alcatraz

 

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"It is aimed at adventure gamers who enjoy tongue-in-cheek humor and absurdist scenarios with dollops of darkness."
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Reviews

“Harvey’s New Eyes” is one of those games offering more than just entertainment. Games like this embody the required courage and boldness to not only proclaim but also proof loudly: 'I am art!”
86/100 – Gamestar

“One look in the mesmerizing eyes of Daedalic's cuddly, brainwashing bunny and one can't help but to love him. ”
90/100 – 4players

“If you have any love for the genre, this game will leave you breathless. ”
90/100 – areagames

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About This Game

Shy schoolgirl Lilli is having a tough time at the convent. Only her imagination helps her to escape from the strict rule of Mother Superior. But when her best friend Edna disappears under mysterious circumstances, Lilli has to rise above her own and face a tough journey to not only get her friend back but also confront her subconscious fears.

Lilli, a young girl at a convent school, is the main character of Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes. Apparently the best-behaved little girl in the world, she executes all her tasks diligently, no matter how unfair they may be. Her innocent, imperturbable way of carrying out the orders of others has something both tragic and eerie about it. Any resentment, any childlike disobedience is buried deep beneath a seemingly impenetrable shell of sweetness. But how long until this shell will fissure?

And where do the friendly little Censor-Gnomes come from that paint over anything upsetting in Lilli’s vicinity with a pleasant pink color? Are those potato-shaped fellows real or just a product of her subconscious?

All things considered, it seems merely a matter of time until Lilli is going to crack up.

Key Features:

  • Unique cartoon graphics, completely drawn by hand in 2D and implemented in Full-HD
  • Classic point-and-click adventure gameplay like in the good old days
  • Bizarre characters and wacky humor – a hilarious gaming experience
  • Extraordinary game with challenging puzzles, hours of dialogue and 53 locations
  • Nominated for “Game of the Year” at German Computer Games Awards 2012. Winner of “Youth Game of the Year” at German Computer Games Awards 2012 as well as winner of “Best Youth Game”, “Best Art Design” and “Best Story” at the German Game Developer Awards 2011
  • From the creators of the award winning games “The Whispered World” and “Deponia”

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:2GHz (Single Core) or 1,8GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory:1536 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • Hard Drive:3500 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor:2GHz (Single Core) or 1,8GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • Hard Drive:3500 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS:MacOS X Lion (10.7)
    • Processor:2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
63 of 69 people (91%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
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Graphics:
+ harmonious comic style
+ full hd
- weak effects

Atmosphere:
+ good black humor
+ lovely and interesting heroine
+ very strong narrator

Sound:
+ catchy melodies

Balance:
+ short tutorial
+ partly tricky, but never illogical
+ difficult puzzles can be skipped
- at times too easy in the second act

Dialogs:
+ brilliantly written
+ "silent" heroine perfectly implemented

Game Size:
+ around 10 hours playtime
+ 3 endings
+ many bizarre figures
- middle part is too short and simple

Harvey's New Eyes is the story of Lilli: "the bravest girl in the world". At least that describes the narrator, a disembodied voice from the off, which would actually much rather tell of the "human eye-eating robot possum," but this must not, because too many children sit in front of the screen.
Edna and Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes is a solid, well-built adventure, but don't be fooled by the cartoon-like visuals: It's a dark trip to a very strange place where happy endings are in short supply.

Harvey's New Eyes actually follows the adventures of Lilli, a small, blonde near-mute girl living in a convent school. Lilli is the most virtuous child in the whole world, and yet their lives in the monastery is not easy. Your relationship with most of the other students is strained at best.
and it is often the aim of the Mother Superior is fast, irrational anger. Your only true friend is the older and much more talkative Edna, but when Edna hiding to escape the clutches of a mad child psychologist, life is complicated.
Lilli must first help from the monastery and then follow down to the hidden secrets they discover, and maybe learn a thing or two about themselves in the process escape her friend.

Most puzzles are inventory based, some with complex combinations, and often drawing from the game’s wacky humor (the solutions aren’t always terribly realistic). The game also features a handful of standalone mini-games -- logic puzzles presented in a close-up screen and requiring both text and image pattern analysis. Unless you’re blessed with a fabulous memory, a couple of these will require taking notes.
(Some of the mini-games can be skipped.) After Harvey’s appearance, the challenges involve problem solving in dreamlike landscapes to change or access something encountered in the workaday world.

Knowing the story and the characters of The Breakout adds to your experience in Harvey's New Eyes. But in some ways (easier interface, no frustrating invisible trigger, a compelling story).
Harvey's New Eyes is a better introduction to the saga. A quirky approach - start with Harvey's New Eyes to the end of chapter two, then play the breakout as long flashback sequence, and return later to finish the last chapter of Harvey's New Eyes.

Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes gives gamers an adult experience while providing the necessary cover for a teen rating. Recommended for old school gamers looking for a reminder of the past, or those who enjoy quirky plots.
It is aimed at adventure gamers who enjoy tongue-in-cheek humor and absurdist scenarios with dollops of darkness.

Score: 70 / 100
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Harvey's New Eyes is easily the best Daedalic title I've played. Yes, it suffers from the usual problem of there occasionally being times when it's not at all clear what you're supposed to do to proceed, but who plays point-and-clicks for the gameplay? The narration is top-notch, and the dark humor and juxtaposition of a macabre story with an inanely cartoonish presentation are sublime.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
Amazing game! Good story, music, and puzzles. Overall, it was entertaining and I would defintely recommend it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
An interesting and very well done point-and-click game. Apparently, it's a sequel to "Edna & Harvey: The Breakout." But, it's independent enough to be played stand-alone. Because of the age of the main character and some implications from the narrator right at the start, you might be tempted to consider this to be a child's game. It's not. It's an adult's game hiding slightly behind a childlike irony. I bought it on sale for about $4 and that's a no-brainer of a purchase. Absolutely worth that. I'd say it would still be well worth it at around $10. It's current list price of about $20 might be a bit high, though.

I do have some issue with the game, too. First, it's slow to play. But, that's endemic to these point-and-clicks since you've got to watch the character walk around, interact with the world, and converse. Mitigating that is the saving grace that a lot of that kind of thing can be ESCaped out of or clicked through. Second, some of the puzzles are not exactly obvious in what they want you to do. This is especially true with the mini-games embedded in it. Heck, the "solutions" from two of those mini-games were still obtuse enough to be of no use to me in the game proper. And, finally, a lot of the achievements are royal pains. They're not achievements that enhance gameplay. Instead, they're of the form of "do some pointless activity enough times for me to say "you win." But, all-in-all, it's a very good game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Hilarious! If you have a dark and twisted sense of humour you will love this game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
One of the best point-and-click adventure title I have ever played. Amazing narration, great design of characters, simply everything about this game is great, I enjoyed every little bit about it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Very twisted, funny and original. 10/10 would decimate catholic school population again.

I disagree with some reviews in one key point: this game is DEFINITELY NOT FOR CHILDREN. At first the violent scenes are somewhat "censored" (you'll see what I mean) but gore is still strongly suggested and even censored some scenes can be deeply disturbing, even if presented in a humorous way. Later on the violence gets more graphic. So IMHO, ---definitely--- not intended for kids.

Although the story and script are great and the game's biggest strength, I feel like the ending(s) were a little rushed. They should have extended them more, explain some stuff and make each of them longer and more unique. It was kind of disappointing, but I still recommend it since it's only the last 5 minutes of the game that I didn't love.

It actually lasted me around 8 - 10 hours of real game time.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
Recommended.
One more great adventure by Daedalic. As Deponia, good story, good characters, impresive voicing acts, fun, humor and absurd situations and puzzles.
Puzzles are so weird that you will probably need a walktrhough around.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
An enjoyable sequel to the first. It's nice to see a game where they've kept in mind all the problems of the first and made honest attempts to fix those failings and make a better game. I think they have. You should still play the first game before this one though. It's also important to have a few save files just incase there is a problem.
I'm not to fussed on the fact that I've been unable to unlock any of the achievements in the time I've invested but that's just a bug, not the fault of the game, Other than that I think it's an enjoyable game that builds off the first.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
Good gameplay; great story; great imagination; great graphics; 4 stars.
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47 of 49 people (96%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
Ok after finishing the game, I'm ready to give it the thumbs up. There are some things that potential players of the game should be aware of before purchasing however, as they may dramatically effect enjoyment of the game:

1. The art style of the game, it really worked in some respects (Such as the Harveys/demons) but in other respects it was kind of lacking, such as the mouth animations of the characters.

2. Some of the puzzles in the game require a large amount of discrete math, so I hope you took a class in it in your undergraduate. Break out the truth tables! You can skip all of these puzzles though. I recommend trying your hand at them though if you have a familiarity with these sort of logic puzzles.

3. Acheivements straight up arn't working as of 11/28/13. If you're an acheivement ♥♥♥♥♥ like myself, this will disappoint you, and reduce your game completion % if you're keeping track of that.

4. Not so much a problem, but a warning. Art style notwithstanding, this ain't a kid's game. Were this game a movie, I'd rate it R. I wouldn't even recommend playing this in the same house as a kid.

That said, even with those caviats, the game is worth playing because:

1. The dark humor of the game is done well.

2. Solid endings

3. Most of the use thing on thing puzzles are fairly straightforward.

Anyway all told, I enjoyed it, you might too.
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
This game is lots of fun. It starts slow and turns out to be great fun. Early on you already know something is not quite right and as the game progresses you see how twisted it is. Great fun. My first contact with a Deadalic Game and a very good one.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2014
This is another solid Deadalic casual point-and-click adventure/puzzler. If you are a fan of the genre, you will like this game. Its light in style- dark in humor, silly, kinda funny, doesn't frustrate, and has some fun puzzles.

The atmosphere of the game is really what makes it superb. Like many of the point-and-click adventure games by Deadalic, what sets this game apart from other, dull adventure games is the charm. The music, the art style, the characters... it all blends together into a charming experience.

There's a real lot of dark humor in this game and it fits the atmosphere perfectly. It isn't a kid's adventure game-- even though it may look like one.

Some of the puzzles are pretty challenging because the solutions don't really make sense logically-- but they make sense within the confines of the twisted reality of the game.

If you are an adult that enjoys adventure games, but gets bored with the dull and childish ones and is craving a good experience, then you should check this game out.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
Wonderful but flawed.

The actual game itself, I can't fault. For a graphic adventure it has a good story, humour...creepiness... It uses the mechanics offered by the storyline well. Really it's so fun I don't want to say more for fear of adding in too many spoilers. I would love to recommend it without reserve.

But...

It suffers from some technical issues, inventory items that float in mid air while the inventory is closed, screen juddering and of course a couple of times where the game actually lapses into German (I was playing in English), and weirdly I would have forgiven all of that except that somewhere along the line (apparently in a patch a couple of months back) they broke all the achievements.

It's still well worth the price they are asking - none of the in game glitches are game breaking or anything more than an occasional annoyance, but if you're expecting a completely smooth experience with a bunch of achievements to collect you will be disappointed.

Edit: I went back to this after it had been updated a couple of times and reportedly fixed the achievements and some of them worked... but not all. Checked in on the forums and found I'm far from the only person still having issues with the achievements. Oh well...
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
I'm not fan of point & click, but this game got me for real. Voice acting and hand-drawn graphics are top quality. Missions (chapters) are enjoyable and very long. You would be surprised what it takes to feed the cat in this game. And it's just an ordinary cat. Another thing that got me on the first is soundtrack. That opening song is amazing and in-game background music is enjoyable too. I won this game on a giveaway and I probably would never buy it (before). But now, I can say it's worth the money because it's so much fun. Definitely recommend.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 11, 2014
Almost perfect adventure game. Funny dialogues and characters. Great story, in which wants to participate from the beginning to the end. 9 of 10.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 20, 2014
English version (polska wersja niżej)

I bought Edna and Harvey’s New Eyes by mistake. It was bundled with another Daedalic game that I wanted, but I decided to give it a try and 1 hour into gameplay I concluded that if this game manages to keep similar brilliant mood and humor to the final credits, I will madly fall in love with it. In the end it didn’t, but still it is my favorite game from this studio so far. Now, that you know my opinion on the subject, let me tell you that you really should not read this mini-review since perhaps this game is best approached like a typical Daedalic point and click …

…still reading this? …

…you’ve been warned…

…because it is not the studio’s most typical game. Sure it retains all the mechanisms this genre is known for, still it seems to be bad at what most Daedalic games are good (2d art) and brilliant at everything else .

The game’s story, narration and voice acting are among the strongest I’ve seen in a point and click during the last few years. I won’t describe the plot here (not to tell too much, and you’ve got it covered on the game’s Store Page). Instead let me focus on the narration. While Lilly ( the protagonist) does not say a single word throughout the entire game (or does she … ?) the narrator does an OUTSTANDING job constantly commenting on her actions and motives, brilliantly combining the innocence of child’s perspective with the games quite sadistic sense of humor.

Regrettably, the game’s 2nd and 3rd chapters feel slightly weaker than the beginning and conclusion. As far as I know the game has three endings (two of them good, while the third one … truly awesome). A very strong 8 out of 10.


PL

Ednę i Harvey’a kupiłem przez przypadek. Był w paczce z inną grą z Daedalic w którą chciałem zagrać, zdecydowałem się jednak dać jej szansę i po pierwszej godzinie miałem wrażenie że jeżeli gra utrzyma atmosferę i humor do napisów końcowych, zakocham się w niej bez pamięci. Nie udało się, ale mimo to stała się moją ulubioną pozycją ze studia Daedalic (a ukończyłem już kilka…). A teraz, skoro już znasz moją opinię najlepiej zrobisz nie czytając dalej tej mini-recki bo w Harvey’s New Eyes gra się najlepiej kiedy spodziewasz się typowo Daedalicowej przygodówki …

..dalej to czytasz?...

..ostrzegałem…

… bo Edna and Harvey nie jest do końca typowym dla tego studia point and clickiem. Zachowuje wszystkie mechanizmy właściwe tego typu grom, ale grafika odstaje od tego do czego przyzwyczaili graczy ludzie z Daedalic’a. Za to voice acting (zazwyczaj tragiczny w grach tych twórców) jest jednym z najlepszych jakie słyszałem od lat, muzyka idealnie pasuje do klimatu gry (rewelacyjny temat z napisów końcowych!) zagadki są ciekawe, pomysłowe … i bywają trudne (niektóre zwyczajnie przekombinowane, inne po prostu rewelacyjne).

Fabuły nie będę zdradzał (a co, jest opisana na stronie gry) powiem tylko że razem z narracją stanowią największą zaletę tej gry. Lilly (postać sterowana przez gracza) nie wypowiada nawet słowa (chociaż … nie, nic nie powiem! ), za to narrator ciągle komentuje jej poczynania i intencje. I trzeba powiedzieć że robi to w sposób naprawdę GENIALNY. Narracja zgrabnie łączy niewinność perspektywy z jakiej patrzy dziecko z (BARDZO) morderczym humorem jakim ocieka gra.
Szkoda że rodział drugi i trzeci są odrobinę słabsze od pierwszego i rewelacyjnego finału gry (z tego co udało mi się odkryć są trzy zakończenia: dwa solidne i jedno … doskonałe). Podsumowując: bardzo solidne 8/10.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2014
The first thing that I liked about this game was the particular extremely dark humor, since the opening speech, where a narrator welcomes you and invites you to take the tutorial. At least in German, it’s absolutely delicious. It made me think of giving a ghastly report on a horrific accident with the voice a dad would read a bedtime story to his 4 year-old little girl.

The beginning was like any other point-and-click game. I was this sweet shy little girl in a convent-school, doing this and that and the other… and suddenly I was staring at my screen with eyes opened like two fried eggs, jaw dropped, my mind blown, exclaiming “WTF! Did that just actually happen? WTF!” (My partner, who had been watching me play, laughed his a** off exclaiming “holy sh*t!”). That sent me to one of the most surreal, fantastic, incredible adventure games that I’ve played. I’m glad it was a rainy Sunday, because I just couldn’t stop playing until it was over. I loved every minute of it.

Most “puzzles” are actually “collect stuff, combine/use”, but it has a couple of pretty cool mini-games. I strongly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys adventure or point-and-click games, but most of all, to anyone who’d like something out of the ordinary.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 5, 2013
This is a cool game about a little innocent girl at a convent who struggles against the Mother Superior (a mad child-hating nun) and an evil Doctor who is out to brainwash you with this hypnosis doll in order to make you an obedient child! Follow Lilli on her adventure through both reality and in trance/limbo! Solve puzzles, meet the different people at the convent who mysteriously disappear one by one, defeat demons, and of course listen to the narrator who makes the whole thing 10 times more funny!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2014
Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes is a mildly dark and twisted point & click adventure that feels a lot like Sam & Max style adventure games. Interestingly enough, you don't play as either Edna or Harvey, instead playing the role of the young innocent schoolgirl, Lilli. But Lilli doesn't speak too much, and most of her dialog is filled by a narrator that loves to hear himself talk. Even though his voice acting is good, he all too often comes off as being melodramatic when it usually isn't necessary. The result is a game that tries to be funny all of the time, but only succeeds some of the time. The narrator makes every effort to lighten the mood, but his delivery is often dry and humorless and the intended humor often can't compete with the game's dark themes.

The puzzles were pretty straightforward. There were only a handful of places where it wasn't obvious what the next move was. Graphical drawings are nicely done and the story is well written.

Steam achievements are broken. I finished the entire game without a single achievement unlocking.

Overall, Harvey's New Eyes is a reasonably well done point & click adventure that doesn't leave any lasting impressions.
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