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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, Nokia Symbian, Android and Pandora.
For Windows, download the installer. If you get an error when trying to run, you may need to install the Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable. If you don't get any music playback on the intro screen, you need to install a codec (Direct Show filter) for ogg music files - see http://xiph.org/dshow/. Future versions will have a proper installer available. 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 for Windows 8, Erebus runs on Intel or AMD x86 devices, but not Windows RT (ARM) (e.g., it should work fine on the Surface Pro, but the cheaper Surface RT is not supported).
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. Erebus is tested on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit.
For Nokia Symbian smartphones, download from the Nokia Store. 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.
For Android smartphones/tablets, this will be available from Google Play in a few versions. 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 25MB). Note that the Kindle Fire and Nook are not currently supported, as these are locked-down devices that cannot access Google Play. (It may be possible to install Erebus via another Android device and PC - you'll have to install both Erebus and Ministro - but this is unsupported.)
For the Open Pandora, download the binary package. You can also compile from source (same instructions as for Linux).
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!
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.
Erebus on Launchpad.
Erebus project page on Sourceforge.