What Lilly sees is about to change her life forever.... Help our heroine through a variety of enchanting environments brimming with magic and wonder, as she seeks to rewrite the past, change the present, and unlock the ultimate mystery. Geeta Games presents an animated point-and-click adventure for all ages: Lilly Looking Through.
User reviews: Very Positive (260 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 1, 2013

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“This gentle and heartwarming puzzle/adventure game is well worth playing”
8/10 – Destructoid

“Few games pass the time more pleasantly than Lilly”
Indie Game Magazine

“Lilly Looking Through is simply a beautiful game ... If you like the idea of spending a relaxed afternoon experiencing a magical, funny, and gently challenging game, then here we have a little gem that’s absolutely worth your time and money”
This Is My Joystick

About This Game

What Lilly sees is about to change her life forever....
Help our heroine through a variety of enchanting environments brimming with magic and wonder, as she seeks to rewrite the past, change the present, and unlock the ultimate mystery. Geeta Games presents an animated point-and-click adventure for all ages:
Lilly Looking Through.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2.33 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 420 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Some old graphics cards may not support hardware acceleration. For more information about recommended graphics chip sets, go to: http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/stage3d-unsupported-chipsets-drivers-flash.html
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 Leopard or later
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 420 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Some old graphics cards may not support hardware acceleration. For more information about recommended graphics chip sets, go to: http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/stage3d-unsupported-chipsets-drivers-flash.html
Helpful customer reviews
43 of 48 people (90%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Personal Rating: "Worth playing"
Traditional Rating: 7/10
Genre: Point and Click Adventure

After her young brother, Row, is whisked away by a magical scarf it becomes the task of elder sister, Lilly, to rescue him as she adventures through ten charming hand-painted locales each with their own individual set of environmental puzzles that require completing before being allowed to advance to the next area. Thankfully Lilly carries with her a set of magical goggles that enable our titular heroine to see each area in alternate dimensions which helps in solving most of the conundrums Lilly will find herself in during her brief but incredibly sweet adventure.

Lilly Looking Through barely contains any narrative other than what is set up at the start of the game - the search for and rescue of your younger brother Row. Lilly Looking Through further embraces its minimalism by abandoning the adventure game trope of inventories filled to the brim with items that may or may not be of any aid in your adventures.

Lilly Looking Through is not a particularly long or challenging game and most gamers should breeze through the ten different areas in about 2hrs. Some of the later areas do require the player to be cognisant of their surroundings such as the color-based puzzles and will require some out of the box thinking in order to get past but given the world that Lilly inhabits they are not so obtuse as to be completely out of place with the adventure and the world that the game sets up for you to explore. Solving each areas puzzle will require Lilly to do something, move something or climb something whilst often alternating between each areas dimension.

The difficulty curve is gently matched as each areas puzzles become more and more complex but not complex in such a way that hours, days or weeks could be spent by the die-hard adventurist (he/she who refuses to view a walkthrough of any kind) as they attempt to solve a particularly challenging game world riddle. To support the puzzles, GEETA GAMES, have crafted one of the most visually stunning adventures games to come along in recent years. Each area and its alternate dimension is lovingly hand-painted and are frequently gorgeous to look at. Equally as stunning is the games soundtrack. Each area has its own distinct and soothing melody that was just as lovely to listen too as the hand-painted backgrounds where to look at.

Lilly Looking Through is a gentle adventure game that can be cracked open and completed on a lazy Sunday afternoon and one that I found was a pleasant diversion from all the bombast and never-ending length that has become the AAA game of late. If I had to nit-pick I would say that Lilly is ultimately let down by its ending that does very little to explain what came before, during or even after the adventure ends. I imagine that, given GEETA GAMES budget constraints (this was a kickstarter funded project), there was a larger tale its makers wanted to tell but were unable to do so financially hence the rather abrupt and confusing ending. Hopefully Lilly Looking Through generates enough cash to see the story continue because while the game may err on the short side (very short side) it's a charming place to inhabit for a single afternoon.
Posted: June 7
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
A lovely adventure for the whole family that would benefit from more finely tuned gameplay and twice the current length. Kids will love it, though - and their parents might as well :D
Posted: September 27
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Not a bad game after all. But quite expensive because this game has short story and no value of replay. The good things are great background in game, interesting puzzles and innovative idea about how to solve problems with glasses.
Posted: July 25
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
+ Visually stunning
+ Good animations
+ Charming
+ Interesting puzzles

- Too short
Posted: September 7
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
This is a charming little game. It's beautiful and the characters are fairly unique. However, if you are a point-and-click adventure purist, you'll probably be turned off by it. Just look at the top reviews. I agree with many of the sentiments, but I still feel like this was a good game. I only recommend getting this game while it's on sale.

In the first part of the game, the puzzles are fairly easy to solve. I was glad about this as I usually get stuck early on with other P&C games. However, as the game progresses, the puzzles get weird. Many of them require A LOT of experimentation just to determine the function and mechanics of everything, especially with the goggles. Normally this wouldn't be a big deal, but you have to wait for Lilly to perform each action, including moving from one point to another. Much of the time logged in the game is waiting for action execution. The objective isn't always clear. Even if you can figure out what everything does, you might not know what you're supposed to be doing. The underwater bells were maddening, and I ended up using a walkthrough.

The game itself is a mystery. The description doesn't help. It says that the ultimate mystery would be unlocked, but that doesn't happen. I'm left with questions. What world is this? Where are all the other people? Why is the curtain magical? What is with the ending? Basically, the whole plot is missing except for Lilly trying to rescue her brother. The only reason I don't really complain is because I enjoyed the journey.

It is short. It only takes a few hours to complete. I'm sure that many of the scenes could've been utilized further without overcomplicating it. If nothing else, use them to add some backstory to the world or provide a simple reaction to being clicked. A few things did the latter, such as a locked door, but it could've been done more. Even though the game is short, I'm okay with it. I don't have a lot of time to game, so I like being able to complete certain games in an evening or two.

Yes, the game has its shortcomings, but it's still fun.
Posted: May 15
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