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The stories published in "The Living Library" can be played for free and by anyone who owns a smartphone or tablet. By doing this we hope to demolish any barriers to entry and give Interactive Fiction a fair chance to rise back to their former glory. A hard, but noble quest we find tons of fun in.

What’s New

Version 1.2

Version 1.2
App size optimization
Polished content and looks
Tuned performance
Improved Audio
Added promotional material
Further binary improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Secret Whisper ,

There is one finished book

First of all, I just downloaded this app 5 minutes ago, so the 5 star rating is purely for the visual CYOA genre and the nice graphics from the App Store screenshots. I’m writing this review right now to share some information that I was looking for before I downloaded the app but couldn’t find. There are 4 books in this app. Only 1 of them, the Sorcerer’s Tower, seems to be complete. I hate starting a book if it hasn’t been finished yet because by the time the author finishes writing, I’ve long forgotten what the story was about and have to reread the entire thing. There is also no way to tell which books are finished from the main menu. You have to go into each book individually and select chapters to see which ones are still in development. It’s not too bad with just 4 books, but if the library expands over time, it would be neat if we could tell which stories are fully completed from the library menu.

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for the feedback, definitely a great point. The next update will include an indication of the book's progress in the library view.


Great Game, great stories, active writers

I love this game and it’s stories. It has kept me coming back every time I finish a new chapter to the point where I’ve run out of stuff to experience on here! I know, however, that with multiple writers on their team, the library continues to be updated every couple of weeks or so, and it is worth it to stick around and see what new stories they will write.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the kind words, we hope to see you around for a long time! :-)

iloverugs ,

White screen

Fun at first, but bad bug. After first time playing, the app just shows a white screen after loading.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for pointing this out! Could you please send me an e-mail to renato@humbletoymaker.com? It would be incredibly helpful if you could tell me which book you have had open and roughly where you have been in the story.


Renato Krcelic
30.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
In-App Purchases
  1. Shard Pack $0.99
  2. Premium $5.99
  3. Premium Sale $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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