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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.

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"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


Get the Special Edition* for $3.99+ (if you already donated this amount or more with a single payment, the Special Edition will be automatically unlocked for you).

IMPORTANT NOTE: This game is currently incompatible with MacOS Catalina. 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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This game is completely free, but if you enjoyed it and would like to help with the creation of future titles, please consider buying a copy for the price of your choice or support my work on Patreon.

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

Thank you! :) <3

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Credits:

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

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

TheLibrarian_Windows.zip 49 MB
TheLibrarian_Mac.zip 52 MB
The Librarian Walkthrough.pdf 106 kB
TheLibrarian_SpecialEdition_Mac 133 MB
if you pay $3.99 USD or more
TheLibrarian_SpecialEdition_Win 129 MB
if you pay $3.99 USD or more

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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

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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!

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SHE NEEDS A RAISE

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..🖤🖤🖤

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Great job! Looking forward to this :)

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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

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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 WAS AMAZING.
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:

https://discord.gg/VbhPHFMTFT

Thanks for playing it! :) You can follow us on:

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/OctaviNavarro
Facebook -
http://www.facebook.com/octavinavarroAG
Instagram -
https://www.instagram.com/octavi_navarro

Very short but enjoyable experience.

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

god this game is sooooo good! i love it!

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Thank you! <3

Nice little game.
Got stuck a few times but mostly due to missing prompts.
Visuals are amazing, problem solving is mostly intuitive, and I quite like the length of it. Just a nice lil' pretty brain teaser!
Thanks for making and sharing this.~

Thank you so much for playing <3<3<3

Thank you for building such an interesting world and letting us have a sneaky peek into it.
I hope to see more of this world some day!

Juego corto y muy bien ejecutado. Todo lo que rodea a la biblioteca y a su bibliotecaria resulta mágico. Recomendado!

Hi, any chance to update the Mac version so it works under 64-But (macOS Catalina) 🙏?

The graphics look really nice and I love library stories!

Unfortunately, developing for Catalina means I must own a Mac and pay Apple a yearly fee, so it's not something we'll do for now. Sorry :(

Oh I didn't know that, thanks for the fast reply!

Short but sweet! Well done, I really enjoy everything you do. :) :) 

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thanks for making this. I enjoyed it very much!

was there any secret use for the broken key? also I found a "bug" where you can go back to the house after breaking the key and get another library key from the floor. when you go back to the library and use the new key, it disappears from the inventory (since you already have a broken key, I assume you can't get multiples).

also the pixelshuh website seems to be broken

Thanks for letting us know! Most of these bugs were fixed in the Special Edition but probably there are more to be found :)

About the website, our new address is octavinavarro.com.

Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience :)

Que bonito, como te envuelve...me encanta!! Es arte interactivo!! Todavía no he asociado una cuenta de dinero en itch pero en cuanto lo haga, lo primero que haré será aportar algo por éste gran trabajo! Gracias. 

Gracias por tus palabras! Me alegra que te haya gustado :)

This was great - I love that it was spooky and unnerving but just another day in the life of the librarian. You could definitely spin off this character and world into something longer.

Thank you!! Stay tuned for some exciting news :)

This was a neat adventure! All of the art was great, and I found myself getting more and more interested in the world as it progressed. I've also never seen a librarian uniform that looked that cool? So props for that! Super interesting little adventure, will definitely be checking out more of your work sometime!

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

wow lol. I thought the game was bugged and restarted 3 times before watching this video to see that there's a branch there. I moused over that area multiple times because I thought I could use the dagger to cut a piece of the tree off, but I never saw that prompt appear. thanks.

We thought the same thing lol! I was so confused for a bit there.

Hi! The game looks very cool! However, I think there may be a bug with the Special Edition. I did not pay 3.99 + for the game, and yet in the downloads there were files marked Special Edition that you could download. Just wanted to let you know.

Thank you for leting us know :/

This was a truly beautiful and atmospheric experience.

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This game is amazing,the art ,music,sound all!Thanks for make a game pretty that.Just the control could be best.

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

Huge fan of Octavi Navarro. Played both episodes of Midnight scenes and The Supper Looking forward to the next game

Thank you! Stay tuned for more :)

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