Magical University Assistant Librarian was created for the Philly Game Forge September 2014 game jam, sponsored by SEGA Three Rings studio. The theme of the game jam was “My Monkey Buddy”, and there were a total of six entries. All the games were really great, and it was fun to see all the various takes on the theme. My game was inspired by the Discworld Librarian, who is an orangutan. In the game, you’re an apprentice wizard working as assistant to the librarian, and he has given you the task of shelving the magical books. The books just keep piling up, so you’ll have to keep up, or you’re fired!
The game won the “Monkey-See, Monkey-Do Award to Best Pick Up And Play” and the “Orange-utans and Ape-ricots Award for Best Use of the Color Orange” at the game showcase, and fourth place overall.
The game was made in LOVE2D and can be downloaded for pay-what-you-want (including free) from itch.io. A browser version is currently in development.