Tanuki Game Studio is developing the game, which Neon Doctrine will publish for all significant platforms.
According to its Steam page, “Inspired by Jorge Luis Borjes’ short story of the same name, The Library of Babel welcomes you to a world 20,000 years after the extinction of humanity. The world is now run by advanced robots who know very little about their mythical creators. All is well and orderly in a society run by robots until discovering a library that contains everything that has, is, and will ever be written— the perfect harbinger of chaos.
You play as Ludovik; a Seeker sent to investigate a murder case in Babylon. When an emergency is suddenly declared, Ludovik finds himself in increasingly dangerous territory as he follows the murderer’s trail and unravels the mystery behind the Library’s sudden lockdown. Featuring a world full of vast jungles, abandoned temples, and plentiful cybernetic inhabitants to interact with, The Library of Babel promises both a thrilling adventure full of danger and intrigue and a thoughtful, atmospheric tale of how we consider infinity.
[It features] an overgrown yet futuristic world with beautifully hand-drawn 2D environments; deadly obstacles and even deadlier enemies to avoid, as Ludovik prefers agility and stealth over violence; dialogue and inventory management systems reminiscent of the graphic adventure games of the 90s, and a moody, philosophical science fiction story inspired by The Library of Babel and Apocalypse Now.”
The Library of Babel is scheduled to be released sometime in 2022 (it would not be surprising if there is some delay) for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, so Tanuki Game Studio’s game will be represented everywhere. Stealth will be the only solution: fighting the enemies will lead to our inevitable death.