What is Epiar?

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.

The game is 2-D & single player (see screenshots) and runs on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and others. It is in development, so not all features may be ready, and not all AI/strategy may be balanced.