Welcome!

You are the new assistant librarian at the Library at the University of Esoteric and Occult Accademia. Your task is to in a “helpful” and “friendly” manner keep customers from taking out the books by referring to the (possibly cursed) Book of Library Rules.

This visual narrative / kafkaesque game is around 20 minutes long, features 7 quirky  library patrons and will definitely ruin your afternoon. Don't make a cup of tea and don't cuddle up with your cat!

And please do not try to check out the Forbidden books.

Best,

Head Librarian


Notes:

The game features some crispy bugs and inconsistencies for added flavour! Patch for missing rules (increased difficulty) is on the way. 

Made by: Christina Lassheikki  (code, design(?), art, writing, sound)
@classheikki - Twitter  - ArtStation - Website

Made using: Ren'Py

For Games Now! Online Jam 1, 23 - 29.3. 2020.

Design constraint: Minimal instructions

How this abides with the design constraint: Poorly

Install instructions

Play online: Press Play to start playing. If the game fails to launch within a few minutes, please try reloading the page or using another browser (Google Chrome works best).

Downloadable: Please note that these builds have not been properly tested. Unzip the package, and launch the game to play. For first run on a mac, please open through CTRL+click and choose 'Open'.

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GrumpyLibrarian-1.1-mac.zip 59 MB
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GrumpyLibrarian-1.1-pc.zip 74 MB

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