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Puh, that was a hard one. Halfway through the compo i decided to ditch the idea i was working on because i couldnt minimize the scope and startet all over again.
Now i fear the scope is too small^^
This game is based on a Novel by Jorge Luis Borges, that i always wanted to put into a game format; The Library of Babel. Of course the time was too short to realise everything i had in mind for the game. Not unusual for Ludum Dare ;P
So this game was mainly a test of my programming skills. You wander around in a library that streches infinitly and search the books, comprised of random letters, for your fate.

So far there is not much game inside, no objective or end to be found. Just as someone finding him/herself in such a library.

Interesting additions would be:
-implementing other liberians or even multiplayer
-adding objectives (eg finding something or someone)

The Library of Babel is a really good read, btw :)

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AuthorAncient Pixel
TagsLudum Dare 37
LinksLudum Dare


Buy Now$2.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:

library_of_babel_LDdez16.exe 2 MB


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hey this is sick! i never knew i needed a fully functional library of babel in my life. the navigation is a little strange, but good work!

i think i found my fate. the library is telling me to play a session of overwatch and move to new york. thank you for this life advice

ah! it scared me

hey i think i know a polish person with that name

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it said wfnghdusyjrrhfcskjyghfvhfdrhfjujfhudjghf7ychjdkslgyfeufhyd,fhuguyhnfcjinhvjmxnhcdbg ckjhdsn bx

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I'm glad I could help :D



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on windows 10 when i run the app my windows defender says wow this is a dangerous aplication are you sure? isnt dangerous?


Sorry for the sdelay! Yes this is unfortunately normal behaviour for games made with GameMaker Studio when you have certain antiviruses (eg Avast). Even when i test a build it can be swallowed by the Antivirussoftware...