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Erebus is an Open Source RPG (Role-Playing Game), for PCs, smartphones, tablets and handhelds.
This is currently under development and in its early stages, though already playable with three quests, as well as having randomly generated dungeons to explore.
Video of gameplay (v0.5)
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Erebus is available for Windows, Linux, Android and Pandora. Older versions were also available for Nokia Symbian.
For Windows, download the installer. If you get an error when trying to run, you may need to install the Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable. Erebus is tested on Windows 8 Pro 64-bit and Windows 7 Starter 32-bit. Erebus should work fine with Windows touchscreens, including pure tablets, though this is untested. Note that Windows RT (ARM) is not supported, only Intel or AMD devices. On Windows XP, the game may crash on exit - this seems to be due to a bug with SFML. Windows Vista onwards should be fine.
The source code is available, released under the GPL v3 or later. For Linux, you need to compile from the source. Please see the file erebus_source.txt (in the source archive) for details on how to compile. Future versions will have binaries available for Ubuntu. There is also a "portable" binary version available for 32-bit Linux at PortableLinuxGames (though this may be an older version). Erebus is tested on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit.
For Android smartphones/tablets, download from Google Play. Erebus requires Android 2.3.3 or higher, and has been tested with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.2.2. A resolution of at least 800x480 is recommended. This also requires installing the app Ministro, which you should be prompted to do when you first run Erebus (if it's not already installed). Ministro manages the required Qt libraries on Android. These will be downloaded if required when you first run Erebus. If you get an error message such as "Ministro can not satisfy your application dependencies", please ensure you have enough storage space (the libraries can take up to around 10MB). Note that Intel Android devices are not currently supported, though please let me know if you are interested.
For the Open Pandora, download the binary package. You can also compile from source (same instructions as for Linux).
For Nokia Symbian smartphones, download from the Nokia Store. Note that this is not the latest version, but v0.10 (the Symbian port has been dropped, as Nokia no longer allow Symbian updates to the Nokia Store - it may still be possible to compile the latest version from the source, but this is untested.) This requires S60 5th edition (Symbian^1) or later - the Nokia Store should let you know if it's compatible with your phone. Erebus has been tested on the Nokia 5800.
A full list of download files, including older versions, is at https://launchpad.net/erebus/+download.
If you are upgrading from a previous version, the new version should be compatible with old save game files, but for best results please start with a new game.
Erebus is completely free, however if you wish you can show your appreciation and support future development by donating! This can be done through Paypal below (Paypal account not required). Thanks! Donations can be used for: purchasing hardware for porting/testing; commissions or donations for artwork; app store fees; advertising; beer money :)
Also see my Sourceforge donation page.
You can also donate via Bitcoin. My Bitcoin address is: 1LKCFto9SQGqtcvqZxHkqDPqNjSnfMmsow.
If you are viewing the readme that came with Erebus, see here for the online version.
Erebus on Freecode.
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Erebus project page on Sourceforge.
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