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.
User reviews: Very Positive (629 reviews)
Release Date: May 9, 2014

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"While we often shoot, stab or slam our problems away in video games, not all of them have to deal with combat in a violent way. Enter BitMonster's Lili."
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About This Game



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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
40 of 55 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
I thought long and hard about whether to give this game a thumbs up or thumbs down, and it was a very tough decision but in the end I just couldn't ignore the feeling of emptiness that I got from this game.

TL;DR:
Go on youtube and watch a video of this game actually being played before you buy it. If you still think you want it, go ahead, but don't say you weren't warned.

The graphics are beautiful, the world is beautiful, the character and object designs are really nice, and there's even a hint of a decent plot in there. So where did it go wrong?

When it comes down to it, this 'game' is pretty much a flower-picking simulator. You can have as many textures, shaders and polygons as you like but when your core gameplay consists of picking flowers off the backs of tree sprites, you have a problem. Had this been a 3D visual novel or a point and click I'd probably be able to give it a straight thumbs up, but I just cannot get over that fact that this game's core 'gameplay' element is flower picking. People compare this to Zelda, but it's nothing like Zelda, there's exploration but there's no real puzzle element to it, no tools or weapons - just free roaming, talking and flower picking.

I get the impression that this 'game' was made by a 3D modeller to show off their work rather than someone who makes video games. This is one of the massive downsides of modern game making tools, anyone with next to no experience in making games can create a game, but because they don't have experience it falls very far from the 'masterpiece' they are dreaming of. It's like a paint brush, in the hand of an artist it creates masterpieces, in the hand of a child it makes a mess. This is almost the opposite of that - give a 3D artist the tools to make a game and they create a beautiful work in which not much happens. This game proves definitively that games should be and are much more than just good graphics.

I can't bear too much of a grudge because I got it on sale for about £3, but I feel like this 'game' is something designed to sit down and gaze at lovingly rather than actually be played. Whoever did the art for this game is definately a true artist, even better than the artists for lots of popular, well selling titles. But whoever came up with the gameplay should either spend a long time evaluating what they think games are about or just not be allowed to manage gameplay at all.

All in all it's pretty tragic really, because this game could have been a real masterpiece. Instead it just leaves me with a very empty feeling, somewhere between admiration and regret, like a beautiful rose being picked before it could bloom or a promising young life cut short thanks to a tragic accident.
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Lili: Child of Geos was originally a mobile game featuring cinematic graphics, a female protagonist, and light rpg elements. It was successfully ported to steam and is developed and published by BitMonster, inc.

You play as Lili, a young protégé of her father (who is a professor), who is sent to a mysterious island thought to be abandoned long ago in order to collect rare flowers for a project. It turns out, the island isn't abandoned as she had thought. Throughout the island are tree spirits, who have taken over the ruins and installed themselves as the leading caste of the place. Beneath them are the wooden constructs they have built to live in servitude.

You are... in a way, thrown into the wooden constructs rebellion, as their champion, undermining those dirty wooden spirits every chance you get by ripping the flower blooms right off their backs and creating mass hysteria among the elite of the island.

Pros
+ Graphics are very beautiful, and although childlike, are exceptionally polished. Being that it was originally a mobile game, it is not surprising that most of the funds went towards the graphics.
+ While the world of Geos is relatively small, the game boasts a few areas, all of which are beautiful, and blend seemlessly together into the larger picture.
+ The game has "easter eggs" in the form of collectable hats which pay homage to some of the most popular and iconic games in the video game industry.
+ You get to vandalize things. Yup, you get to break into locked houses, break vases, steal flowers off other beings backs. And it's done in a way that makes the entire thing look innocent.
+ The game allows for small character customizations in the forms of different styles of glasses and outfits.
+ Most of the achievements are easy to beat. In my first play through of the game I had 83% of achievements unlocked.
+ The game has no excessive language, which makes this game perfect for children, while still mantaining an enjoyable atmosphere for adults.
+ The game is optimized for full gamepad/controller support, and is easier to play with said controller.

Cons
- The game can get pretty repetive very quickly, especially when aiming for the 1000 vases and flowers achievements. Be prepared to kick vases over and pick flowers for quite a long time.
- Limited voice acting. When I mean limited, I mean limited; most of the time all you hear are random sounds the characters are making instead of actual words.
- Little replayability other than to attempt to unlock 100% achievements. While there are different modes to the game, the story is so linear and there are no choice and consequence type of scenarios within the game.

Final Thoughts

This game is one of the best ported games that I have played on Steam. Most ports are make it or break it, and the transition to PC was done smoothly. The addition of the full controller support is nice, as it made it easier for me to enjoy. The graphics are stellar, and one can easilly tell that the developer spend most of the money on the 3d models.

The storyline, although rather linear, is solid for the most part, and stands out as one of the few games with RPG elements that does not have a gorey combat system to it. Instead of actual fighting, you climb on the back of the tree spirits and pluck flower blooms while wrestling them to stay on them until all flowers are picked. The non violence of this game is refreshing.

The faults I had with the game are not complete dealbreakers to me, and I can easilly recommend this game to those who enjoy light RPG games... HOWEVER... I strongly advise any interested in this game to get it on a sale.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
What I expected
A children-friendly "Tomb Raider"

What I got
+A 80% children-friendly "Tomb Raider"
+"Collecting Flowers"-Simulator

Game Content
+A beautiful Flora city-Island to explore
+A game for Hunters: Achievement-Hunters
+Autosaves
*Not 100% XBOX360-Controller Support (keyboard informations in Menu)

Summary
A very Colorfull-fest for your eyes (not only because of the female protagonist)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Relaxing, fun, whimsical and light-hearted game. For a non-violent game, it may seem to cater to children, but it's equally fun for people who are simply looking for a stress free game to pass their time with.

Stunningly beautiful graphics. The quality can be adjusted to advocate for smoother gameplay on lower end computers. Even at the lowest setting, the game is still beautiful.

Relaxing, whimsical music that's both suited to the game and theme, and easy listening. Lack of voice-acting is certainly not an issue here.

A truly great gem. Definitely recommended!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Visually Beautiful!
At the start of the game, I'm struck by it beautiful visual. Lili Child of Geos is one of the best beautiful visual game that i have ever played.

In this game, you'll be playing as Lili. A student of weird botanical major that exploring the island of geos to find a good speciment of flower. Like all of klise game out there, while in there, she became a hero that freed the citizen from the evil mayor.

The story of the game is not one that you will remember. The quest and the level system are really bland.

The only thing I like is the game visual, and the refreshness of the minigame and unique character found in the island.

Well, this game is not the best game out there. But it's worth to play at least once :D
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