A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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"Something's wrong in the Library".

Liz's temple and safe place is threatened by the unknown, by ghosts from her own darkest dreams. She must go investigate. She's the Librarian, after all.


"The Librarian is a stunning adventure well worth embarking upon."
Rock Paper Shotgun

"An inspired point and click set in a lightly sketched fantasy world full of strange practices, and supernatural creatures."
PC Gamer

"The Librarian uses the structure of a game to evoke emotions and ideas the way a poem does with the structures of written language."
The Verge

IMPORTANT NOTE: This game is currently incompatible with MacOS Catalina and later versions. Sorry for the inconvenience.

After the success of Midnight Scenes, this is the new short game by Octavi Navarro, creator of Pixels Huh and artist on games like Thimbleweed Park and Photographs.

The Librarian is a very personal game whose production started a long time ago, much before Midnight Scenes, but it was shelved for years. Now it's finally finished and ready for you to play!


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And don't forget to rate the game!! It helps a lot.

Thank you! :) <3


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Design, programming, art and music by Octavi Navarro.
Sound effects: freesound.org.
Font: Equipment Extended by Eeve Somepx.

Patch notes v.1.01:

- Fixed a bug where the main character would disappear when loading a game.
- Fixed a bug (hopefully) where the shadow of the main character would block part of the end credits making them illegible.

Patch notes v.1.02:

- Fixed some small bugs.
- Decreased slow shake camera effect.

Patch notes v.1.03:

- Fixed a couple small bugs.

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(625 total ratings)
AuthorOctavi Navarro
Made withAdobe Photoshop, Unity
Tags2D, 8-Bit, Atmospheric, Dark, Dreams, Fairy Tale, Ghosts, Mystery, Pixel Art, Short
Average sessionA few minutes
LinksSteam, Patreon, Twitter
Mentionsitch.io Recommends: Literate Pixel Teens


Buy Now$3.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

The Librarian Walkthrough.pdf 106 kB
TheLibrarian_SpecialEdition_Mac 133 MB
TheLibrarian_SpecialEdition_Win 129 MB

Development log


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Loved how you integrated the pixel art into 3d. 

Thank you! <3<3

A cool point and click horror game with fun puzzles and a great ambiance. Without a doubt, a must play! I love the style and artwork.

Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

I've always had fun with your games and this one is no exception. It's very cute with its pixelated art style and loving how's it's a point-and-click games like your other works. Beautiful piece of art in my opinion. Keep up the awesome work!

Thank you for your kind words and for your support!! <3<3

!Sorry if any of my grammar or punctuation doesn't make sense/ is wrong, I can't write correctly for the life of me :,D!

This is the first game I've played and downloaded on itch.io! Its a really fun and short game, this started my love for point & click/pixel art games! Hope to see more wonderful content from you :D

Thank you for your kind words! Much appreciated! <3<3

Seems a good game but sadly any Linux support

Nice Game, good job, i love it. Thank you.

Thank you! :)

I realy want to play it but I cant because it says...

Hi! I'm really sorry about your issue. What OS are you using? The game is currently incompatible with Catalina and later MacOS. Sorry for the inconvenience.

its ok

i`m no game expert or gamer in general but i just really enjoyed it :) loved the vibes and comfort this game gave off~

Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed! <3

This game is so sweet and atmospheric, an absolute delight to play! Thank you so much

Thank you <3<3

Many many thanks for this - short and sweet, such a lovely atmosphere to it.


Your game was astounding the puzzles and the art style, GOSH!! Beauty itself.

It left a lot of unanswered questions, but it was a good game of suspense in the end.

Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed! <3


really lovely game! it had an amazing atmosphere that not alot of games can achive, im looking forward to more games by you! :)

Thank you!! <3<3

Showed it to a collague who isn't a gamer at all. It impressed him a lot, good work!

Thank you, I'm glad to heard it! <3

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Hey I'd love to play on my mac the game looks amazing . Unfortunately when I tired to open it an error message popped up. If you could offer me some trouble shooting advice I'd really appreciate it <3 More information follows:

Ver I downloaded:TheLibrarian_Mac.zip

Model & software: MacBook Air, version 11.4

Pop up:

“Mac” needs to be updated.

The developer of this app needs to update it to work with this version of macOS. Contact the developer for more information.

When clicking the learn more option of the pop up  it directs you to https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT208436

Game Icon:

it just has like a "X" over the app icon (reference photo "cross out")

I've attached photos of the issue ! Lots of love. Thank you for your patience :)

game icon

Hi there!

Thank you for the detailed report and sorry for the issue. Unfortunately, the game is currently incompatible with Catalina and later MacOS versions.

Some players have been able to play it via Wine (a Windows emulation software for Mac), so it might be worth a try.

In any case, if you purchased the game and want me to refund it, send me a line to support @ octavinavarro.com and we'll start the process.

I'm so sorry for the inconvenience.

It's absolutely ok! I didn't purchase the game so no worries :) I'll try the emulator-thank you!! 

the game looks absolutely amazing, and the vibes everything gives off are super cool! 10/10 would recommend to play- puzzles are fun yet not too challenging, and was a good experience :)

Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed! <3

I loved the pixel art style and the puzzles were not too hard or easy. Only criticism would be the ending felt a little abrupt. but still well worth a play

My gameplay


Thank you for playing it! :)

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I'm a librarian, and I played this on stream. Really fun game! And sorry for immediately mispronouncing your name like a DINGUS.

Thank you for the video. It was lovely! :)

Great stuff right here. I feel like this is heading towards something more. Love the art and the music.  Keep up the good work!

I have my gameplay right here


I recommend to play the game then watch the video to avoid spoilers!!!

I really enjoyed the game, I think the 2d concept have been abandoned for a while and to add the horror element to it made it even better. The puzzles are fun and everything you do matters. Trying to figure things out and put things together was really good i just hoped the game was longer with several locations to discover. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS GAME. Try it it's good stuff.

Thank you for your beautiful review :) !!

This game is amazing, I love the beautiful graphics! I just wish it was longer tho. Either way, great game!

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

Beautiful Game!



xD  totally!

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Octavi! You're truly amazing! Thank you for your games! I wanna experience more of your storytelling. I'm truly your fan.

Thank you for your kind words! Stay tuned for the next game :)

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this game will be my forever favourite..🖤🖤🖤


Great job! Looking forward to this :)


I did a short video on this game just tonight, it was so fun to play. My only complaint: it's too short since I wished I could stay in this beautiful world longer! The ambiance and music are so fitting to the atmosphere the game created. Thank you for making this game! 

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

I liked the title because of the movies The Librarians and I tried this game to see how it is. It was scary in the beginning but it was  cool :D


superb pixel art. great lighting. the puzzles were neat and creative. good animation. perfect little point and click adventure

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! :)

Is it normal for the game to turn black when I go up the stairs in the library to the 3rd floor?

omg i love the artwork and the music in this game!

Thank you!! <3

The game was absolutely stunning!!
Although I really wanted it to be longer still Thank you for the amazing game :))

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

I can translate your game into Spanish, if you wish.

Thanks Claudia for your offer, but The Librarian Special Edition is already localized into spanish  :)

Oh,  I did not see the paid version.

My Good... The moments I played Midnight Scenes while ago... I know this person will continue to create something amazing!! I love all about this both games ( This game & The Supper)!! But I have one question... I kinda understand the storyline for the supper but I quite not understand for the librarian storyline... But it still a good game!! ✊✊

Continue Making Games My man!! 

Love from Malaysia. 

Thank you!! I'm glad you liked them! <3

This game is really pretty! I've played a game from you before. I played The Supper, and let me say, what I love the most is the art style. What a beautiful pixel art this game has. The story is very subtle and short, but has enough details to make me want a full game based on this universe. I'm definitely going to look for more games from you in the future! 

Please, consider making a full game on this universe? It was really cool!

There is so many things wrong in that library that apparently the librarian thinks are OK :).  I liked the atmosphere a lot and was glad to not get stuck anywhere.

However, i think sometimes i would like to have a way to highlight where are the object i can grab/use because at times i had the feeling that i was pixel hunting “just in case”.

Oh, and of course the graphics and the music where outstanding.

Thank you for that beautiful game.

I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for the suggestions!

It looks wonderful and mysterious.
I didn't have any bad experience in it.
I can recommend it to anyone,
Who likes point and click adventure games.
I wonder if this will have a full release...

I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much!! <3

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Oh yeah btw I noticed in this game, Since I broke the library key, so I headed back to my home and went upstairs and saw the same library key again and I picked it up. Then I tried it but it also broke and just disappeared. So I came back again and still found the same key. This time I didn't used it on the door and just kept it, but it also disappeared after I went to the other world (alternate world?).

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I really liked this, at first I panicked for a bit that I didn't used the key for the library and just headed straight to the broken window and got stuck (I still haven't figured out how to progress at that time). But overall I enjoyed it, same with your "The Supper" game. I liked both of these games.

My third Octavi Navarro-Lets Play and I am continuously in awe how great the world building is within such a short amount of play time. This was gorgeous and I am SO excited that this is basically an introduction into the world of a bigger game, can't wait for Booklice to come out! 

Thank you for your kind words! <3

This one is my favourite game cuz it has most beautiful ending. Supper too but it was bit blood gore. do u have any social media so that i can stay up to date about your future projects.

this video has all itch io games i made video on in 2020 including this one. I also wanna say thanks for the game and good luck for future projects. #hellofajourney 

my discord:


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