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Experience the Library of Babel from the short story by Jorge Luis Borges in 3D.

In the Library of Babel you can find any page of text that can be written down using the combination of the 26 lowercase letters of the English alphabet and the comma, period and space.

Every meaningful and meaningless thought exists in some book on one of the five shelves on one of the four walls in one of the many many hexagonal rooms somewhere deep within the Library of Babel. But for every page of meaningful content, there are also billions and trillions of pages full of "gibberish".

The librarians of this library spend all of their lives reading the books in the search for wisdom. If you meet some of them during your journey through the Library, they will be happy to tell you what they might have already found in some of the books.

To make your life a bit easier, there is a built in search menu that lets you search for whatever text that comes to your mind. (Also, don't tell the librarians about this search machine of yours. They might steal it and throw you over the railing into the endless pit of darkness in the middle of the hexagons.)

This 3D version is inspired by Jonathan Basile's brilliant website libraryofbabel.info.
Visit the website if you are interested in the whole idea and don't forget to read the original short story by Borges. This app will make a lot more sense afterwards.

The app lets you look around by moving your phone around as if your were actually inside the library. Or you can turn off this "VR" mode and use the on-screen joystick to move and drag with your finger to look around.

If there are any problems, feel free to contact me.

Neuheiten

Version 3.0.0

* The library works fully offline now (pages are not loaded from libraryofbabel.info any more)
* Redesigned the search interface
* Improved mobile controls
* Various usability improvements
* iOS 13 support

Bewertungen und Rezensionen

4.2 von 5
22 Bewertungen

22 Bewertungen

AreWeSponsoredBySamsung? ,

Very well done, except one thing

I like this app, it’s very well made, and unlike other reviews say I don’t think the controls are that bad (although I have a lot of experience with mobile controls so that may be why I can use them easily). My complaint is that sometimes in some rooms there is a figure, sometimes seemingly looking at the shelves, and others, at you. I know it is purposeful, and is even featured in the pictures for the app, but there’s something that is really creepy about it. To randomly go into one and see something in an app not meant to be for entertainment, that should be all the same, and there is an eerie figure staring at you just freaks you out. There was once where when I first went into the app it was staring at me at the first hexagon. I know this is irrational, but it greatly affects how I view the app.

Entwickler-Antwort ,

Thank you very much for your honest review!

I don't think this is irrational at all. The librarians are not really supposed to freak you out so if they do, it's definitely a valid issue to be brought up.

I have been wanting to switch out their 3d models for something better for quite a while but just haven't had the time to either find a good existing replacement one or to create one myself.

Would you personally say that you would feel more comfortable if they were not there at all and all rooms would be guaranteed to be empty or would you just liked them to look more like actual people (e.g medieval monks or something similar)? You can find my contact information at keiwando.com/contact in case you have any thoughts on this.

PS: The librarians are always looking at the shelf in front of them. If it seemed like they were looking at you it must have been an illusion (probably caused by the fact that they are completely black and have no texture at all).

StuffAndYes ,

I love this but I half died

Okay I got this recently and it’s so cool and relaxing and fun. I was just wandering the halls lost in the rooms with music in the background when I come face to face with this nightmare. It kind of reminded me of those wights from the Miss Peregrines Peculiar Children book series. Needless to say, not fun. I think it’s supposed to be a librarian but it’s all black and somehow super tall and seems to stare at you. In my rush to try and get away I somehow got myself stuck in something staring at the thing and I couldn’t get out. After I left the app and came back on I was fine though. I still like it but boy I’m going to have nightmares.
Maybe in the next update make them more human with eyes? I don’t really care what but I really hope I don’t find any more. My heart is still beating.

Tim Nowell ,

Almost Good Enough

The game itself is fantastic, completely replicating the PC version. I would recommend making the movement joystick sensitivity controlable, however. It is usually hard to use it to move, but besides that it's a great, free game.

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