The Bookshelf Limbo is a fun little narrative-driven experience where you attempt to find the perfect comic to give to your (non-comic book reading) father for his birthday.
In The Bookshelf Limbo you are an anthropomorphic horse who has travelled to their local bookstore to find a comic book to give to their father. There’s a nice selection of comic books for you to check out along a bookcase you’ve been directed to. Clicking on one of the comic book spines brings up the cover of the comic book and allows you to either check for online reviews, read the quotes on the back, put the book back or think about getting the book for your father (which you’ll need to do twice if you really want to get it for him).
There are two ways you can play The Bookshelf Limbo – you can either try to find the perfect comic book for your character’s father, or you can search for one you think your own father would like (which is more fun). There’s a nice selection of comic books, ranging from to one about a cute little neighbourhood cat to one about lesbian ping pong playing lovers, so there really is something there for everyone.
It’s a great little game with a fantastic concept and some excellent artwork (especially the covers of the comic books). What are particularly impressive are the little narrative touches that let you learn more about your character and their father’s personality just via their thoughts on the various comic books. You even get to know the personalities of the people that leave the online reviews for them. You discover a lot as you search for the perfect comic book in The Bookshelf Limbo. Highly recommended.
Controls: Mouse – Point & Click
Available On: Windows