May 26, 2018

Space trading/exploring sim with RPG elements

Epiar ep-ee-are is an open source computer game, in which the player navigates space from planet to planet, saving money to buy ship upgrades and new ships. The player can also join mercenary missions, attack other ships to steal their money and technology, and explore the universe. The game combines the action/arcade elements of aircraft dogfighting and the openness of role playing games to create this experience.

Epiar is a space exploration/combat/trading game. The Escape Velocity EV series for the Mac was the major point of inspiration for this game. Other notable games of this genre include

  • Elite the original game EV was based on
  • Star control 1/2 and it’s now open source successor Ur-Quan masters
  • Star Flight
  • Solar Winds

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