A downloadable Simulation for Windows and macOS

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This is my 3D version of the Library of Babel, inspired by the short story by Jorge Luis Borges. It is more of a simulation than an actual game, so don't expect any objectives or achievements but just let yourself be overwhelmed by the endless scale of the library.

The pages are loaded through Jonathan Basile's website libraryofbabel.info (so an internet connection is required).

You can search for any text by pressing "M" on your keyboard. This will open up the search (and menu) interface.

If you find a librarian, you can click on them and they might tell you something they "translated" from the gibberish of the books they've read.

More Controls:

M - search menu

Esc - close book / menu & deselect shelf / wall

Backspace - deselect shelf/wall

WASD - move around

mouse - look around

space - jump

(hold) shift - run

left click - select book

jump into the hole - quits the game

If you'd like to experience the Library of Babel with a VR lookaround feature you can try out the iOS or Android version.

v 2.0:

  • Improved performance
  • Support for 19:9 and above aspect ratios
  • Smoother transition between hexagons
  • Increased render distance
  • Improved Graphics (can be turned on in the settings)
  • New Option to display the pages with a larger font size
  • Various other fixes and improvements

v 1.1:

  • No need to manually deselect anything anymore
  • Drag to move camera (got rid of the second joystick) [mobile]
  • Search results now get highlighted

.. and other minor improvements and fixes

If there are any problems or questions, feel free to ask me!

PS: There's also an easter egg that you might happen to come across. If you find it then please let me know :)


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Library of Babel 3D Windows 32 MB
Version 2
Library of Babel 3D Mac OS 40 MB
Version 2

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