Lili is a quirky adventure RPG hybrid with stunning visuals, silky-smooth graphics, a cinematic story-line, and a fresh new way to deal with enemies.
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Release Date: May 9, 2014

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Lili is a quirky adventure RPG hybrid with stunning visuals, silky-smooth graphics, a cinematic story-line, and a fresh new way to deal with enemies.

On the mysterious island of Geos, Lili will meet a number of hilarious locals, explore beautiful environments, solve some puzzles, and even challenge an oppressive regime or two along her way.

If you've enjoyed Zelda, Broken Age, or Psychonauts come on an adventure with Lili! And if you have never played any of those games, come with us on a journey which will make your sides ache with laughter, where you will get to know and love Lili, and maybe even shed a tear or two.

Feature Highlights



  • Open and flexible gameplay - Lili: Child of Geos sports a huge number of quests and adventures for the player to experience. The player is free to mix and match how they progress through the game by either fighting spirits or completing quests, or anything in between.

  • Lili as it was meant to be - Lili started its life as a game for iPhones and iPads. We've since taken that game as a starting point and run with it.

    Improvements include:
    -Vastly improved and updated visuals across the whole game
    -Completely redone UI
    -More than doubled the number of interactive NPCs in the world
    -4x the number of quests
    -Full Controller support
    -A long list of bug fixes and tweaks

    Check out the Comparison Guide: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=260470840


  • Collectible Hats - Hidden throughout the game are a multitude of fun and exciting hats to collect and wear. Can you find them all?

  • 45 unique NPCs - Every area of Geos has unique NPCs to interact with and talk to! And believe us, they all have A LOT of problems for Lili to help solve.

  • Visually Stunning World - Lili takes place on the beautiful and whimsical island of Geos. It takes full advantage of the ample power available in the modern gaming PC. We lovingly call it the tour de force for UnrealEngine 3.

  • Steam Achievements - 47 achievements to acquire!

  • Steam Leaderboards - Every single Spirit in the game has its own leaderboard. Can you beat your friends' scores?

  • Choices Abound - Most of us have over 40 hours of playing Lili on Steam. That is 40 hours of just doing play throughs to test the game. And after those 40 hours, we still love playing. Our daily play through is one of the best parts of our day!

    About BitMonster



    BitMonster is comprised of five senior developers, previously with Epic Games, who headed out to explore the world of indie game development.

    We have spent the last 5ish months completely redoing our first game, morphing it into a phenomenal PC gaming experience. We can't wait for you all to experience Lili: Child of Geos!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 7
    • Processor: Intel i5 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 560
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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roadrunner419
6.8 hrs
Posted: September 18
Enjoyable game to while away a lazy Sunday afternoon. Gameplay and story very straight forward. Consists mainly of running around talking to characters to get quests, picking up items, and taking down the 50 Spirit enemies which are found throughout the game. Combat consists of a QTE sequence in which you have to press buttons that pop up on screen, later in the game the QTE's get more difficult. Extremely easy achievements, you can get them all in about 5-6 hours. Works great on Windows 10, supports gamepad though on screen tutorials are not entirely written for someone who is playing with a controller, but this will not stop you enjoying the game. All in all, a good game. Pick it up cheap if you can as once you've finished it, there's not much calling you back to play it again.
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Arcane Guardian
8.6 hrs
Posted: September 10
I finished the game the same day I bought it. The main storyline is fairly short, but quirky and adorable. Each Construct is unique in some way, and I was never bored. The 'fighting' mechanic is unique and interesting, and I found it to be very enjoyable. The soundtrack is absolutely perfect, the visuals blew me away, and even with my crappy 10 year old GC, it ran like a dream on the highest settings.

If you are like me, someone who feels compelled to break every pot and whatnot, then you won't find the repetative collecting annoying. Flower picking sim at it's finest, but I enjoyed it. I actually went through and got 3 stars on very single Spirit.

The nods to Zelda and the one LOTR reference I thoroughly enjoyed, though I wish the underlying cannabalism story had been touched on more.

All in all, this is by far one of the best indie games I have played in a long time. 10/10 would reccomend would play again.
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AngelZelda
11.0 hrs
Posted: September 3
I loved this game for the unique "combat" system and it's hilarious dialogue and beautifuly crafted world. The zones are unique yet themed to match their world perfectly. It was a pleasure to explore every nook to find items and ask for a rematch to improve your score.

I fell in love with the protagonist as she is witty and full of nerd culture. I especially love the Legend of Zelda-esque outfits. Honestly this game just left me wanting more with how short it was, probably my only complaint!
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Keppo
3.6 hrs
Posted: August 30
Nice bitesize game. Mechanics seem like they are designed for touchscreen device, so it took bit time getting used to, but in the end it wasnt too bad with mouse either. You can finish the game in few hours.

If you can see past the immediate flaws, you will find a little gem that is Lili: Child of Geos.
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Pieratemaster
5.8 hrs
Posted: August 20
Beautiful game.
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Evengiolon
8.3 hrs
Posted: August 19
Short, simple, and a hell of alot of fun!! Who thought picking flowers was so much fun.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
PROS:
- 2 different endings...
- beautiful graphics
- awesome soundtrack
- many secrets
- nice exploration game
- a few quests
- loveable characters
- easy 100% achievements

CONS:
- ...they're allmost the same
- too easy spirit fights, even on hardest difficulty

RESULT:
I can highly recommend this game, if you like exploration games. There are some battles, but those are only a reaction test, nothing really special or challenging, even on the highest difficulty. The music, atmopshere and graphics are really outstanding and comes with a few of different settings for the player to explore. Every character in game is different and loveable. For achievement hunters it's also interresting, that all of the achievements are easy to get. Only a few achievements need some grinding. Another cool thing is, that there a two different endings, but those are only a bit various from each other. The storyline is nothing special, but the one or other suprise you might experience anyway. For me personal even the 10$ are not too high priced. After all I got 9 hours of gametime, so only 1 hour too less for best time/price performance. :) (\ô/)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
First off, I did get this on sale at $5, but I loved it so much I purchased a second copy for my sister.


Lili is a wonderful litle game, I gotta say. The art style is fantastic, everything looks so vibrant and full of life. That's actually the main reason I bought it. However, the fantastic scenery isn't the best part. Lili's cast of characters are quirky and unique, all with plenty of soul about them. There wasn't every a single time when I could say I was bored with this game.

Now, that being said, the developers did say it was originally going to be a tablet game, and you can tell. While that is by no means a bad thing, it may throw some people off.

Another thing is, holy moly, the music is fantastic. Each zone has its own original track that plays throughout that just sounds wonderful, in addition to a few other tracks you'll hear when fighting a boss or entering a room.

Each zone is crafted in such a way that is unique from the others, but still fits the over all feel of the game, filled with its own "Constructs" (the wooden robot like inhabitants of Geos) that all have things they need help with, and with malicious spirits that need a good clobbering.

One thing I will say, and this may be a negative to some, and a positive to others, but this game is incredibly easy, once you have the controls down. Like I said, it was originally supposed to be a mobile phone/tablet game, so it takes a bit of getting used to on keyboard and mouse, I'm not sure how it feels on controllers. It gets especially easy with the addition of power ups and items.

One final thing as well, the game can run very well even on older systems. I purchased a copy for my sister as well as myself, and her gameplay looked identical to mine, and she's using a 9 year old Nvidia GTS250 graphics card and an Intel G3258 processor, and she had no issues at max settings. So, props to the developers for optimizing their game so well.

Pros:
Fantastic scenery
Wonderful OST
Fun characters
Fun "combat"

Cons:
Relatively short game
Pretty easy, although to some that may not be a bad thing.

all in all, for what it is, I love this game and highly recomend it.
8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
I wasn't sure about this game, but it looked beautiful so I decided to give it a chance. I'm so happy I did. Short and sweet. STUNNING graphics, hilarious dialogue, quirky characters, unique combat system, immersive atmosphere and interesting storyline. I loved it!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
I played this game a year or so ago and it was fabulous. Seriously it is fresh with new ideas and makes a change from the usual type games weve seen on pc. Well worth a visit for the conosuer of gamers out there. :)
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357 of 366 people (98%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
Oooh boy, this is an odd one...

When I came along to see this game on sale, I thought what would await me was a cheesy, but pretty RPG with puzzles to solve and battles to win, much like the advertised likeness to Zelda and Psychonauts. What greeted me instead was an almost childish flower-picking simulator with the most gorgeous artstyle I ever saw.

And I didn't mind.

I bought this game, like some other people, because of the screenshots, and the promise of reliving some of the charm of the games of my childhood. I'm not normally a person who cares much for graphical fidelity in games so long as the gameplay is fun, however in this case? Quite the opposite. Something about the graphics style just makes me innately happy whenever I look at it. It puts my mind to rest for a while, which as a person with depression and anxiety attacks is a bloody godsend. The entire game is very colorful, vivid and nicely stylized, with very fluent animation, adorable little details and an overall just... happy feeling to it. It's easily one of the best-looking games I've played in my life, and it does so not through polygon count, but clever, passionate stylization. Don't get me wrong, though, the models are still pretty high quality.

With the graphics out of the way, though, let's address gameplay. This is where I initially felt cheated by the storepage claiming such close resemblance to the Zelda and Psychonauts games. I imagined adventuring, clever puzzles and dangerous trials. What I got was "Flower Picking - Collector's Edition", with the 'Collector' being quite literal. This is a game about collecting things and smashing pots. Collect flowers. Collect money. Collect conversation. Collect Collectibles. Every so often you'll fight a spirit, where the term 'fighting' is used much in the same way the term 'Discussion' is used for having a 12-year-old squeak into their microphone online in your FPS of choice. The spirits run away from you, because apparently a 16 year-old hipster florist apprentice is more dangerous than a mystical, 7 feet tall nature spirit with magic powers. Once you've caught up to the spirits, the fighting is technically a long, randomized QTE. They grow flowers from their backs. Sometimes they're good flowers, sometimes they're bad flowers, sometimes they're bombs. A button hovers over them and the game wants you to press the button that hovers over the thing which won't harm you like a parent presenting three hot stove plates and a plushie to their three-year-old and telling them to think fast.
Occasionally the gameplay is broken up through quests you get from talking carpentry accidents that more often than not involve walking to a specific place or talking to a specific person. Sometimes you need to defeat a certain spirit, which you would probably do anyway sooner or later.

What makes the quests, and the game in general interesting are the conversations. Despite the childish flair of the game, the writing is actually enjoyable for the most part, offering some casual humor around every corner. The characters are all quirky enough, and while not exactly believable, are enjoyable to interact with and had me talking to them over and over again to see more conversational options. Whether that was because I actually enjoyed the quirkyness of it all or simply because there's not much else to do I'm not quite sure, but it's lead me to finishing the game and doing so with a smile, so whatever it was, it worked!
On account of the writing, however, and the general presentation, in this case of the main character, I'll have to give a bit of a cringe-warning:
The game likes its references. Which is all fine and dandy, many games do it, and to great effect, usually in the form of little trinkets hidden here or there, or a quest resembling the story of a classic. Lili has a slightly different approach to that in some points, "slightly different" meaning "IN YOUR FACE". The game enjoys repeating how much of a gamer the main protagonist is, and how much she knows about casual video game trivia to the point where it had me sit in my chair, squeeze my legs together and groan.
"Look at us!", the game keeps saying, "We're gamers just like you, haha! See? We played some video games!"
"Alright, that's cool!", I replied with a smile and went on with my business.
"Oh hey, did we mention how much we love gaming? Hey, we're just like you! Gamer bro fist, haha!"
Alright, game, I get it. You guys made a video game, I kind of figured you'd probably have played one or two before.
"Hey look at how much we know about games! Man, games, am I right? We love games so much. We should hang out now because you play games, too!"

One last thing to consider before a purchase is the length of the game. I've completed the game with all sidequests in about 4 hours. It's not a terribly long game by any stretch of the imagination. You can beat it in a single afternoon if you're so inclined, and there's little reason to go back to it afterwards unless you just need a breather from grey reality and want to delve into a colorful, gorgeous fantasy island again.

All in all, however, it's a minor itch and completely ignorable. The game, while about as casual as a stroll through the park on a sunny spring day, was still enjoyable and while I would not recommend it for the full price, it's certainly worth a look on sale. Whether you're feeling down or just long for something lax to play while listening to a podcast or letting the day fade out, it's sure to put a smile on your face if you don't mind an experience that's more focussed on presentation than gameplay. It's an immensely impressive starting project for BitMonster and I'm looking forward to their next games already.

PS: BitMonster, if you guys could make another game with the same art style but more engaging gameplay, I would love you forever.
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370 of 384 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 11, 2014
Lili is a short, casual, visually exceptional 3D adventure game that's heavy on atmosphere and charm but light on story and variety.

Pros:
- Visuals are gorgeous. It does not look at all like a mobile port and has some of the best visuals I've come across in an indie game.
- Fully 3D world that you can wander around in at your own pace.
- Nice atmosphere. The island is populated with lots of whimsical characters and the game oozes charm.
- Non-violent, suitable for children old enough to have a fair degree of reading comprehension but also accessible for adults. (I realize this may be a con for some who are looking for a more meaty sort of game)
- Unique. It's a bit different than pretty much everything else out there.

Cons:
- Not the greatest value considering the price to length ratio. I like short games but $20 for a few hours play feels a bit steep to me.
- Game play is rather repetitive. You do the same few things for the entire game, namely collect items and play the same sort of quicktime mini game in lieu of actual battles. This is somewhat forgivable given the very short length of the game however.
- The 4 zones are small and there's not much interaction with the environment.
- Story is rather thin and there is no intro; you just get plopped in.
- Only partial controller support. The developer states full controller support is in the works. At present you can run around the world, collect items, check your map and talk to npcs with the controller but going into menus and playing the mini game battles requires keyboard and mouse.
- Full controller support has now been added. Sort of. They basically did a virtual mouse pointer that the left analog stick controls but it feels very shoehorned in as an afterthought rather than controls designed around a controller. Control directions in the UI still don't reference the controller when you are using it either.

Neutral:
- RPG elements are quite lite. That's not a con. The game is what it is, but calling the game an "RPG hybrid" while not technically incorrect, may give an inaccurate impression. There's some very minor leveling and skill progression but don't expect hitpoints, skill trees and such.
- No voice acting. The game is fine without it but I feel it would have added that extra bit to draw you in even more. Also it would allow for younger children to play. As non-violent games are somewhat rare, it seems especially suited for young children but the amount of reading creates a bit of an age barrier.
- Feels like a missed opportunity in some ways. The visuals and atmosphere are excellent and the game well done as is, but part of me feels like it could have been so much more with more variety and length.
- A couple of aspects still feel like a game created around touch input, namely the mini game where you pull flowers which is a major part of the game. Also the level up menus with the big wide buttons to hit and just the general sort of largeness of the UI. These do work just fine with a mouse though.
- The battle / mini games on the keyboard and mouse have a totally different feel than on the controller. The former has a more tactile almost Angry Birds type of feel with pulling while the latter feels more like DDR. I'm not sure which I like better. They're very different.

I enjoyed Lili for what it was, a unique, short, charming and visually stunning adventure game but part of me wished it to be more than it was, that it were much longer, the quests more complex, that Lili had companions, there were more choices etc. The game does end leaving future adventures for Lili a possibility so perhaps a sequel could be based around the PC platform from the beginning this time and more complex. It's a fun possibility to contemplate.

This isn't to say that Lili is incomplete. It's not, it's just a short and casual game. Sometimes it's nice to have those as a break or when you don't want to get into huge commitment with a new game.

The $20 price point I feel is a bit high for the short length of the game but if this sort of game appeals to you I'd recommend it when it goes on a sale.
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127 of 149 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2014
Lili: Child of Geos is a collect-a-thon that just exudes charm. I've never had such a fun time collecting flowers and strange garbage from chests in a long time. Just don't go into this expecting Zelda-like combat or something similar to Banjo-Kazooie. You're simply plopped onto a charming little island that can simply be described as something out of a dream.

Here's a Quick Look video to see what the game is like, since it's hard to describe with words. But if that's not your thing, then just read my quick and concise review below.

http://youtu.be/E2t3cuWZZs8

I'll begin by describing the basic mechanics of this game. You play as girl named Lili who is an explorer, and she comes to the island to collect flowers for a report she's doing. You get these special flowers by finding spirits--basically human logs with masks--straddling onto their backs, and plucking white flowers that pop up on their backs until you reach the red one that you need. A fun little mini-game that's somewhat challenging if you're going for the best rank. The other things you'll be doing to progress the story are exploring the village, talking to the inhabitants, and generally exploring for neat things to collect.

But what makes this game so charming? The game's art style is truly breathtaking. It makes the game's main feature of exploring even more enjoyable when there's so many interesting things to see. I even enjoy scaring away birds and laughing at the rainbow turds they leave behind occasionally. Even talking to the local inhabitants is a joy. They have no qualms making fun of themselves and enjoy pointing it out to you. I found it very refreshing to actually WANT to talk to every NPC and find out what their story was. Not many games can pull something like that off.

Other neat features the game has is the ability to chose how you want to upgrade yourself. You can choose to upgrade your speed, grip, or stealth however you wish to suit the playstyle you enjoy. You can also purchase upgrades in a wide range without much restriction. Personally I chose to get a map and key early rather than items to help me fight spirits since I just like exploring more. But if none of that is your thing, you can also just unlock different color swaps for Lili to make her look even more adorable. The choice is yours.

However, this game does come with a few negative.
*I found a game-breaking bug early on. I had collected all of the flowers on the map before hitting up the trainer, who wanted me to collect 5 FRESH flowers. And since none were left, I couldn't progress the game. (I've found out another work-around for this is just quiting and loading your save again. However, I still think it's an issue if you have to do such a strange thing just to continue the game, so I'll leave this as a negative.)
*Because of the above, I also found out that there isn't multiple save slots. I had to delete my old game if I wanted to start fresh.
*There isn't an voice acting besides the occasional "Hi" and what not. While it's not really a big deal for me, I'm sure some people might not like the fact a game with such interesting characters in it aren't voiced. It could've added a lot more to the experience if they found voice actors to bring more life into this already vivid and imaginative game.
*While you can use a controller to play this game, it hides the fact that you can use it. And unfortunately, you can't even use the controller to play certain parts of the game. Sometimes you have to use the mouse to click off the screen when you collect a new relic. Or when you mount a spirit, you have to switch to the mouse real fast to play the mini-game.
*Some people may take issue with the price of the game since it's cheaper on the iOS. However, you're not getting the same experience as you will here, and you can always wait for a sale. But still, I'll list this as a negative just so people know.

But even with those few minor negatives--and I say minor because it was only the beginning of the game where I had to start over--I highly recommend anyone to pick up this game if they want a laid-back adventure with good humor. This game makes me feel like a little boy again. I was just curious about everything, and it's been a long time since any game has done this for me.
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99 of 120 people (83%) found this review helpful
55 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 8, 2015
My toddlers loved watching me play which meant I got to give Mom a break by playing video games. 10/10.
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66 of 73 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Ok I love this game. Sure all you do is pick flowers, kick open chests, talk to wierdos, smash vaces, and wrestle spirits; but it's really great fun. Good graphics. Easy smooth controls. It has an interesting mix of tiki and the island of misfit toys going on.

Yes there is a lack of most voice acting and that is a loss but that's the only draw back.

A good game for kids or any adult wanting a non violent fun time.
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59 of 64 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
A very cute little, casual game with nice graphics.

Sometimes i still get surprised by games, Lili: Child of Goes was one of these rare occasions.
Didn't knew much about the game, but upon starting it, i was dragged into it's nice, colourful and delightful atmosphere.

You're going to play Lili (much surprise ^^), a girl, stranded on an island with strange creatures. You're going to explore the different locations of the island and try to free the creatures from the bad mayor.

The locations are divided into semi-large hubs, which you can explore, find collectibles, hidden chests and solve smaller quests. The locations have a broad variety and do look very different and have their own charme.

The graphics and artstyle are very beautiful in my opinion, which is a great strength of the game.

The overall gameplay is rather simple and casual though. There is not much "puzzle solving" involved, you rather run around the island, explore the locations and stumble upon secrets without a bigger challenge.

But even if the gameplay is quite simple, i had my fun with it and enjoyed playing it.
The main storyline is rather short, i guess, though you do have some collectibles and achievements which might keep you busy for a while.

I'd also recommend this game for a younger audience, as it's rather easy and casual and violent-free.

Thumbs up!
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