Introduction to Epiar

Epiar is an open source, open-ended space action/trading game, currently in development. On this site you can download the full version of the game (for free), read the latest news about its development, meet the developers, and access the source code. If you're unfamiliar with Epiar, please read our introduction.

Sector-based gameplay in 0.6.0

Epiar has long employed an open universe style of gameplay instead of a sector-by-sector partitioned form of gameplay, in contrast to its spiritual ancestors Escape Velocity, Wing Commander: Privateer, and others. When version 0.6.0 comes out, this difference will exist no more:

Nav map screenshot

The particular information forming sectors in the main scenario is loosely based on our actual position in the galaxy:

Nav map screenshot

Local galaxy position graph credit