2D stealth-platformer The Library of Babel announced

The Library of Babel

Neon Doctrine and Tanuki Game Studio have announced The Library of Babel, an upcoming 2D stealth-platformer.

The Library of Babel is a 2D stealth-platformer with elements of inventory management inspired by classic adventure games, and is based on the sci-fi short story of the same name by Jorge Luis Borjes. The game is set over 200,000 years after the extinction of humanity, in a world now ruled by advanced robots that know very little about their ancient creators.

You play as Ludovik, a Seeker investigating a murder case that takes him deeper and deeper into hostile territory. Ludovik’s quest is also tied to the mysterious Library of Babel, a newly rediscovered repository of ancient lore and knowledge.

Here’s the reveal trailer for The Library of Babel:

You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:

The Library of Babel

Inspired by Jorge Luis Borjes’ short story of the same name, The Library of Babel welcomes you to a world 20,000 years after the extinction of humanity. The world is now run by advanced robots, who know very little about their mythical creators. All is well and orderly in a society run by robots, until the discovery of a library that contains everything that has, is, and will ever be written— the perfect harbinger of chaos.

You play as Ludovik, a Seeker, sent to investigate a murder case in Babylon. When a state of emergency is suddenly declared, Ludovik finds himself in increasingly dangerous territory as he follows the murderer’s trail and unravels the mystery behind the Library’s sudden lockdown.

Featuring a world full of vast jungles, abandoned temples, and plentiful cybernetic inhabitants to interact with, The Library of Babel promises both a thrilling adventure full of danger and intrigue, and a thoughtful, atmospheric tale of how we consider infinity.

  • An overgrown yet futuristic world with beautifully hand-drawn 2D environments
  • Deadly obstacles and even deadlier enemies to avoid, as Ludovik prefers agility and stealth over violence
  • Dialogue and Inventory management systems reminiscent of the Graphic Adventure games of the 90’s
  • A moody, philosophical science fiction story inspired by The Library of Babel and Apocalypse Now

The Library of Babel launches in Fall 2022 for Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

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Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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