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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

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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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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The game was short, but i really love the art style. Those 2d pixel art elements on a 3d "stage", combined with the colors ... it's really atmospheric. Hope to see more stuff like this in the future.

I am very nervous when I record, but I decided to play your game and loved it.

I started by playing Midnight Scenes 1 and 2-was really impressed with both. I noticed from the first game to the second you improved much (although the first game was already really really good). Playing this game last I was completely blown away by your craftsmanship. You are really talented and I look forward to your future projects. I'll definitely be subscribing on Patreon and following what you do in the future.  

A really terrific little game. Thank you very much! The art is beautiful, and the story is quite poignant; it really could be developed further into a full scale adventure game. I love the idea of the spirit dagger. This could certainly be enhanced in a deeper game.  Getting the first monster of the game tipsy was also a lovely and humorous gesture. Thanks again!

The art is very beautiful, and I love the clue to the puzzle using the skeleton fingers. However, I also felt that there were some frustrating elements. For example, after entering the broken window, and being unable to exit because of its height, you will likely notice there is a stool nearby, that is simply part of the background and can't be used. Also, it would have been nice if the broken key could have been used at some point as well. Finally, some of the puzzles were hackneyed. However, all in all, this was a fun and beautifully atmospheric experience!

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You are very talented. I love these short games. I wish there were more what I call "interactive asmr" or "asmr games" where you are thrown in an ambiant world and try to figure things out yourself, that is very relaxing. This one is almost like a classic point and click but mastered in a new genre.

What if you develop a similar game/program without puzzles ? Just a plain world where you can walk, trigger stuff like lights, open/close doors, collecting objects just for the pleasure of collecting, etc.... And of course naming as many as objects in this world with a small description when you click on them like if you read an open book (That would also be some good educational material if you include internationalisation as people could learn new vocabulary in the language they learn). This would be like a peaceful world where everyone can enter whenever they want to disconnect from the real world the time for a ponder, a relaxation, etc...

Most of games have mission(s)/purpose(s) and a ending. But why wouldn't it be nice if game developers just used the power of modern tools to craft artistic environments with no purpose but only wandering for sense revelation and eye leisure ?

Also I think that is why some games let you keep playing even after the main storyline ends, developers understand that players want to keep playing because they like progress or they just like the universe they were put into.

If you know what I mean you know there is a huge idea to develop in this area. Looking forward for your work ! If you need more of my insight or my help in internationalisation support (chinese, korean, japanese, french) please contact me.


this game is so good, i love type game

I love the mood of this game.

I played your game and had fun. (Skip  to 15:17)

Unlike your other games I didn't enjoy playing this. The puzzles were frustrating, each required me to go back and painstackingly look over the past area again. Upon Completing the puzzle, instead of feeling accomplishment,  it only presented another puzzle of the exact same type.....backtracking and painstackingly examining everything again and again. As a tech demo its very good, extremely pretty graphics, the environments and all that are great. The other parts that make a game are nonexistant though. I look forward to your next game, each of them is an improvment in different areas.

This game is awesome, love the art. I made the first episode of my own game play :D


As a fan of point and click games, I really enjoyed playing The Librarian.  The mystery is the game's strength.  Wanting to find what the heck was going is what kept me engaged throughout my playthrough.  I love how some gameplay elements from this game carried over to Mr. Navarro's Midnight Scenes games.  Overall, this game was great and I highly recommend you play it if you are a fan of the Midnight Scenes games.  I give The Librarian a double thumbs up! 

If you want, you can watch my playthrough right here: 

If you liked what you saw here, check out my channel by clicking on the link: https://www.youtube.com/mrsonicmanu 

We played and loved this just as much as the Midnight Scenes games :D

Thanks again dude!

Really great stuff. I look forward to your future projects.

A quick and simple playthrough of the lovely adventure game

made a review on it kinda..

Güzel bir point & click oyunu. Denemenizi öneririm.

Love it. Will there be a follow-up game?

it took me a hour (or more) to finish the game, and i really like it!!

hope you make another one like this in the future > w <

another awesome game from an awesome dev.

Loved this game!!!! hope there is more.

i need more!!!:))

Can supply funding and 3d models/renders for your next game, if interested let me know blue_shay at Hotmail dot com

Really liked the game, I need to work on my logic skills though.

xD Thank you so much for playing! <3

I meant to play this sooner, but I really enjoyed it! Great mood and atmosphere and I liked the ending and story. Very well done.

Very nice short game and the story is something I'd like to know more of ^_^

i really enjoyed this game! took about 20 minutes to play and it was tons of fun! i love it and i would love to see more! 

really amazing game and pretty art, i loved

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Another awesome game as always! Great job! Puzzles were great, and atmosphere was quite suspensful! Made a video, hope you enjoy! 

Really love this game! So far I really like the games coming from this developer! Keep up the awesome work! Would really love to see a full game of this! 

Loved it  you could  rely feel the cold and dark forgotten world.and the puzzles are a lot

of fun do keep up the good work !! 


I recently try this game and feel very satisfied to its clever puzzle and the overall chill but also warm ambiance in this platform adventure (The Walkhtrhrough Guide is also very welcomed when I was confused to find any stick to activate the strange machine :'D)

And can I send a regard of "Awww such a devoted mommy bird" to The Crow? >w<

This was such a good game! I love all of the games that you make and I look forward to playing more of them! Good job!

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My written review featuring The Librarian

"The Librarian is a short point and click experience by Octavi Navarro beginning by means of ‘dark and story night’. As for what lurks in that night… it requires a bravery different than the kind needed to see through a whole cart of material being shelved properly."

I absolutely love it !
The pixelart is great, riddles are on point and the magical town when library is so important? Just awesome. I would love to see more stories with the Librarian because that universum has a potential. I am  waiting for more ! :) 

awesome!!! i LOVED Midnight Scenes i'm so excited to play this!! it looks so good~ ;w; congrats on the release and good luck and love for you and your next project!!!

Thank you Erika for your kind words! I'm glad you liked it :) I hope you enjoy The Librarian as well!

I only stumbled across this game now, surprisingly enough, and I really, really enjoyed playing it. The artstyle is amazing and the puzzles were really interesting. I can't wait to see your next project!

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