The Abandoned Library
Coming to PC and VR in 2023
In a future Northern England devasted by climate change, an environmental worker uncovers an abandoned library where books and technology have fused into the architecture and landscape to create new stories
19 year old CJ is working to salvage valuable resources from a flooded and contaminated marshland, the haunting remains of a once-thriving coastal town. The world she inhabits leaves her feeling angry and displaced. She is living through the catastrophic consequences of previous generations’ mistakes.
Taking shelter from an approaching storm, CJ ventures inside an old library, where she discovers a bizarre ‘living’ fusion of nature, language and technology. At its heart is The Librarian, a malfunctioned AI that has spent the last 80 years gathering data from its turbulent surroundings.
Affected by years of extreme temperatures and abnormal weather conditions, The Librarian is forming its own unique work of literature: a story of connectedness and hope that needs a strong and resilient protagonist.
Funded and supported by XR Stories
Exhibition & Conference Showcase Dates
The Art House, Wakefield - 22 April 2023 - 13 May 2023
Further dates / exhibitions available soon
An immersive experience that combines compelling audio/visuals and interactivity with a strong literary core
Step into a lush and intricately detailed environment where hardy wildlife scavenges for food and the extreme weather transforms around you in real time. Accompany CJ into the Abandoned Library where words from the library’s books have been absorbed into their surroundings, forming a rich medley of language, vegetation and wildflowers. Encounter The Librarian, a simulated AI that subtly changes its narrative based on your/CJ’s in-game observations and responses.