A downloadable library for Windows and macOS

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Deep within the computer, a library grows.

Wander through a gentle garden of words, an endless oasis of serenity. Discover the mumblings and memories of other storytellers, and be inspired to leave your own.


Best encountered over a warm mug of coffee (with your fondest cassette mix-tape ♫ ♪) and snuggled up on a cold winters morning, the Library Of Babble is an experimental prototype designed around smaller acts of storytelling and prose, and the wish for  more-intimate spaces of shared asynchronous communication.




            write small stories as you wander, and discover stories written by others


 In many ways, this game is a small recollection of my earliest internet moments. Of snuggling away to discover the sometimes strange and surreal communities that grew there, and how distant yet intimate it all still felt. 

So on that small footnote, thanks so much for taking the time to consider my game, and here's simply wishing you all the warmest on your journey 



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CONTROLS

  • Navigate through the library using WASD or the ARROW KEYS, or by holding down the LEFT MOUSE-BUTTON and DRAGGING
  • Stories may placed by tapping ENTER at certain points, and written with a standard keyboard.


REMINDER

  • This game requires an internet connection to play.
  • This is first and foremost a space to explore gentle acts of storytelling and prose. Write with kindness and love, as instances of abusive or otherwise cruel language (misogynistic, racist, homophobic or otherwise) won't be tolerated and offenders may get permanently banned from publishing further content. 



Purchase

Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this library you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Library Of Babble - Windows.zip 24 MB
Version 2
Library Of Babble - MacOS.zip 46 MB
Version 2

Development log

Comments

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Nice idea!

Two questions:

1. Is it normal that only one story is saved per game session?

2. Can i write in my native speach, too (German)?

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aww, thank you ♡

  • You may write as many stories as you wish per play session - some have even written as many as twenty to thirty different stories.
  • And you're more than welcome to write in German. The support for umlauts and non-English characters may be a bit hesitant, but otherwise it should be okay :)


    I can't write more than two stories. After that no more stories will be saved. I have to restart the game.

    I'm so sorry to hear that, I'm not sure quite what may be causing that.

    If you're located in the Northern Hemisphere it's possible the connection may be timing out (servers are located in Australia), so may take a look at it sometime this week. 

    Maybe that's the reason why I only see one story of another per game session!?

    I believe that may be the case, I'm so sorry to hear that. At this point I'm unable to transfer (or split) the server to a more accessible location, but I would be more than happy to offer a full refund if you wish :)

    just awesome

    Great Game. I probably wouldn't pay money for it but it was still a great experience. At least its free now

    Thank you for the feedback, 

    The game will only be available for free until September 8th, In the mere hopes it may be a gentle space of comfort for those currently needing it most ♡

    This was an amazing experience, thank you!

    thank you for the kinds words ~

    Wow.

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    Sorry for my russian, but....
    Это просто замечательная вещь. Мне немного грустно, что я не нашёл ни одной чужой записи, но оставил парочку своих.

    Тем не менее, огромное спасибо Вам, за создание этого

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    I'm so sorry you weren't able to discover any messages, I'm not sure what may be causing that.

    But rest assured yours safely arrived and can be discovered by others ~ just reading through them now (through google translate), and they're beautiful ♡

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    This is a beautiful work of art. Exploring it is uniquely meditative. Thank you for creating and releasing this.

    thank you for contributing toward this gentle space ♡