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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.


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!


The production of these short games is only possible thanks to your support:
You can help create future titles through Patreon or by making a small donation when downloading the game.
Every little bit helps! Thank you!

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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.


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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

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That was such an amazing experience, I enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you so much for sharing your story and art with us. <3

This is game is stunning! It is beautiful in its pixel-styled graphics and makes you think when you solve the numerous puzzles it laid out for you. I would definitely play more of your games  soon.  

Short and sweet! It'd be cool if there was a mini series or something of the sort! Love it!

The Librarian is an atmospheric and very visually appealing adventure about figuring out what goes bump in the night. Crisp and moody audio works well to set the tone as events unfold, keeping the player wondering what could try to spook them next. And, of course, the art design is awesome, plopping you down in what looks almost like a haunted world, and giving hints of depth in some places, which I always love seeing in 2D style games. The puzzles are about what one would expect to see in a point'n'click game, with some requiring a little though, but none ever overstaying their welcome. Overall, this is a fine piece of work.

Good job on this, dev. You make some nice pixels.

Thank you for playing! :D

Very interesting and gorgeous game! Loved the atmosphere and the visuals, as well as some nice and intriguing puzzles, not too difficult, not too easy. A pleasure to play and experience :D

I made a video playing your game:

if you want to check, best of luck for your future releases, cheers!

Mommy, look! I managed to solve puzzles on my own without looking at a walkthrough!

But honestly, I really enjoyed this game, even though it didn't scare me as much as I was expecting. Looks like I made the right choice following you.

Octavi, you've struck gold again! This is a delightful little point and click game that  leaves the door open for more stories in this universe, or if not it's a great stand-alone game!

You amazed me with Midnight Scenes, and this did the same, keep up the amazing work! =)

Played this game ! Found it so cool , like the good old games by lucas art I played when young.

I contacted you on linked in : please answer ;-)

I'd really like to talk about games with you. See you soon and GG for your work ^^

Suprisingly hard game when you're four pints in; Bonnie, Tim and I had a fun time playing this quite artistic game.

It took me 2 episodes to do this game.
Lol, I'm not smart.

really cool!!

Thank you!! :D And thanks for the let's play video! <3

Such an amazing game! I enjoyed every second of it, it had so much meaning and the puzzles were perfectly made, i especially loved the part with the crow. Once again, amazing game, perfect storyline, loved it! Thanks so much keep up the great work!

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

I really like this game, cute and beautiful ! Thank you <3

Thank YOU for playing it! :D

I enjoyed this - especially the pixel art simulated 3D.

Here's 5 bucks for your future exploits ;)

Thank you for playing and for your support! :) <3


Thanks for playing & video! :D

Dude I love your games... The atmosphere and pixel art are so amazing.

Nice game. I enjoyed playing your game. The atmosphere is game is really spooky and cool.

cool game!!!

Very lovingly crafted. :) The pixel art was great, the music was calming, and the encounters were pretty unique. The only odd thing I found was the random blurriness. I couldn't seem to find any reason why random spots on the screen were blurred at times, but it wasn't a big deal. I thoroughly enjoyed it, looking forward to more of your work!

Can I record myself playing this?

Of course! :)

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I will upload it on Friday

just in case you wanted to watch it.

I don't like pixel arts, but this game is great

I need a time to think about the message behind the game,but it is a great game!!! I am sorry but my mom don't let me buy anything from internet,but I will share with my friends.

OBS:sorry for the bad english,I'm brazillian :3

I'm mexican xdxd

I'm mexican xdxd

I didn't get to play much, but from what I did get to play I was very entertained, good job :)

The best 30 minutes on a PC game for ages...

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Thank you so much everyone for your kind comments and great videos! I can't answer to every single post but I read all of them and watch all your Let's Plays, which I find really fun to watch :)

Thank you all for your great support and stay tuned for a new short game very soon! <3<3<3

I love this game, it has a lil' spoopy vibe to it and think that this has one of the most beautiful imagery I have ever seen in a pixel art game. I look forward to more games like this! High expectations! 

I am actually pleased with myself finishing it, it wasn't that easy!

About the game itself though, it was really beautiful. Very daring approach to an old point-and-click genre, and what an execution.  With dedication at the begining in mind I could really feel.. something, I don't know. A sense of nostalgia, especially when it's all over. 

Thank you for this beautiful experience. It was great. 

Loved the ambience this game had, look forward to future workings!

Nice game. The easy puzzles help the game progress at a good speed which helps the story along nicely and not drag it out. Well done... :)

There was definitely something very wrong in the library. Looked and sounded great with some fairly simple puzzles to keep you interested. Not bad at all.

Immensely atmospheric and really creative visuals, it would make a memorable mark for a long time 

This was an awesome game I really enjoyed it :)

Man this was a really nice short game pixel art was very well done, puzzles were very simple  to be honest i enjoy hard puzzles but they were creative so i still enjoyed them music was also very decent as well overall 5/5 also i made a funny video to go along with so to those  who see i hope you enjoy my commentary 

Well, that was fun; did see a bug, though; after taking the note from the agent, there was a key on the ground. I noticed that the agent was a hotspot, still, so I tagged it and... it melted away and dropped the key on the ground. I guess the key's not supposed to spawn until after you've dismissed the agent?

The pixel art is amazing. This type of game is pretty cool because it breaks down the language barrier using animations and scenes instead of tons of dialog.

I wrote a review about The Librarian to let our fans know. Keep it up!

This game is absolutely amazing and I really enjoyed playing it. I wasn't able to finish it in one episode, cause I suck at puzzles, but I intend to make a second video to finish it off. 

Nice little game, I really enjoyed it :) 

I loved Midnight Scenes and I love this one, too! Here's a video of me playing it!

any Idea how long it takes to finish it?

It took me less than 20 minutes. You can see an estimate if you drop down the more information box.

k thx


a Linux version would be greatly appreciated. :-)



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