Publisher Neon Doctrine and developer Tanuki Game Studio have announced their brand new 2D stealth platformer, The Library of Babel. Players control protagonist Ludovik throughout an inspired tale of Jorge Luis Borjes’ well-known story.
Taking place 20,000 years after humanity’s extinction, robotic creatures roam the world, lacking knowledge of their origins. Further, even with an expected society of order and precision, the discovery of the Library of Babel, a structure housing the written depths of existence, initiates inevitable conflict. Ludovik, under the occupation of Seeker, is tasked with investigating a murder, but circumstances quickly become more severe as he gradually uncovers secrets revolving around the ever-prominent library.
The following particular facets of the game are emphasized:
- 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 ’90s
- A moody, philosophical science fiction story inspired by The Library of Babel and Apocalypse Now
You can view the announcement trailer for the Library of Babel below:
The Library of Babel is releasing for PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store in 2022. No specific release date has been provided.
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