Playbrary | AI Reading Fun by National Library Board and LePub Singapore

National Library Board (NLB) and LePub Singapore Launch Playbrary
National Library Board (NLB) and LePub Singapore Launch Playbrary
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Do you want to walk into a book?

Do you want to experience the worlds of classics such as Frankenstein and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes?

You can now do so with Playbrary, the latest prototype innovation by National Library Board (NLB) and creative agency LePub Singapore! Playbrarytransforms classic stories into adventure games using the Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) of ChatGPT, creating new interactive reading experiences that are spellbinding.

You can explore classic books, add twists to the narrative, and blend storytelling with digital gameplay. For example, you can assume the role of super sleuth Sherlock Holmes and make choices together with the help of good ol’ Dr. John Watson to solve a mystery case.

Playbrary is also free and accessible to everyone; as long as you have the time, magical literary journeys await! Part of NLB’s ongoing efforts to enhance the reading and learning experience for everyone, including digital-focused audiences, more classic book titles will be added to Playbrary over the next few months. This breakthrough fusing of AI and gaming is also part of NLB’s National Reading Movement efforts to encourage more people to cultivate good reading habits, setting aside time for reading, and exploring books of different genres.

NLB’s Chief Executive Officer Ng Cher Pong said: “This is part of NLB’s ongoing efforts to make Generative AI accessible to all. Our partnership with LePub Singapore opens new, innovative ways for more to read and learn. Through the gamification experience of Playbrary, we hope to encourage more Singaporeans to read these classics after playing the game. We also invite like-minded partners onboard to explore emerging technologies that inspire new ways of interaction with NLB’s resources, such as through Gen AI.”

What Books are Available on Playbrary?

There’s already a good selection of classic book titles to start with. Choose from classics such as Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. As mentioned above, more titles will also be added down the road.

Two Versions

For the best experience, a paid ChatGPT subscription is required. No worries, though, if you don’t have one or do not wish to subscribe. You can opt for a free, text-based experience by selecting your preferred title and using Playbrary to generate a text prompt. Once within ChatGPT (3.5), simple paste the copy prompt and hit enter. ChatGPT will respond according and generate a text adventure that’s remarkably similar to the classic Choose Your Own Adventure gamebooks.


Playbrary is already available at https://playbrary.ai



For the best experience, a paid ChatGPT subscription is required.


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