Publisher Neon Doctrine and developer Tanuki Game Studio announce the platformer The Library of Babel with a trailer. The game is based on an story of  Argentine author  Jorge Luis Borges.

The Library of Babel is inspired by the eponymous story by the Argentine writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges. The story takes place 20,000 years after the extinction of humanity, in a world run by advanced robots. The world is shaken up after discovering the Library of Babel, in which all knowledge – of the past, present and future – can be found.

Players take on the role of Ludovik, a “Seeker” who is sent to Babylon to solve a murder case. The Library of Babel promises an “exciting adventure full of danger and intrigue, and an atmospheric story of how we think about infinity”.

Ludovik “prefers agility and stealth over violence” and will have to dodge many obstacles and enemies. The game features “dialogue and inventory management systems” that are “reminiscent of the adventure games of the 90s,” according to the Steam page. Apocalypse Now is also mentioned as a source of inspiration.

The Library of Babel is set to come to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch in 2022.