After a short holiday break, it’s time to get rolling once again.  Just in time for this year’s Seven-Day Roguelike Challenge!  This will be the first game jam-like I’ve done in a while, and true to the spirit of 7DRL I’m determined to actually release something.

My entry is inspired by the short story ‘The Library of Babel‘ by Jorge Luis Borges, written in 1941:

“The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries.”


“Like all men of the Library, I have traveled in my youth; I have wandered in search of a book, perhaps the catalogue of catalogues. At times I have traveled for many nights through corridors and along polished stairways without finding a single librarian.”


“Now that my eyes can hardly decipher what I write, I am preparing to die just a few leagues from the hexagon in which I was born. Once I am dead, there will be no lack of pious hands to throw me over the railing…”

This is a great opportunity to explore some of the concepts I’ve been discussing on this blog:

  • Inspiration from non-video game sources;
  • Alternatives to combat and violence;
  • Group behavior and social phenomenon

Time to put my code where my mouth is.

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