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.

Mailing lists restored

The epiar-devel and epiar-announce mailing lists have been restored.

Please see the mailing lists page for more information.

Mailing Lists Temporarily Unavailable

The mailing lists and mailing list archives are temporarily unavailable due to a server move.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Epiar 0.5.0 Windows Fix

If you received errors complaining about a missing iconv.dll file when trying to play the Windows package of Epiar 0.5.0, please re-download the .zip file to retrieve the missing file.

Epiar 0.5.0 Released

Epiar 0.5.0 is now available in source code form and others. Binary installers for various platforms (Windows, Linux, OS X) and a change log are forthcoming now available.

Please be advised Epiar is still in development and the game may crash, lose your saved games, etc.

You can download it and any future posted binaries at the download page.


  • UI clean-up
  • Expanded missions system
  • Sound and music additions
  • Main menu
  • Editor greatly expanded
  • Misc. bug fixes

0.5.0 Delays, Bug Fixing

Version 0.5.0 has been pushed back as we aim to crush a few more bugs and round out some features to make it a better release.

If you're interested in the specifics or want to help, read or join the epiar-devel mailing list.