Ib

Ib (pronounced "Eeb," similar to "Eve") is a freeware horror adventure game by kouri made in RPG Maker 2000.

A young girl named Ib visits an art gallery with her parents.
While observing the many exhibits, she suddenly realizes she is alone.
And in her search for others, she finds things awry in the gallery...


The game is focused on exploration and puzzle-solving.
There are no battles, and it does not demand quick reflexes.
It's designed to be accessible to all kinds of players, so enjoy.

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Download Ib 1.07 | (Mirror)
(Chrome may falsely flag the download as malicious, but it's safe to ignore.)

Supported Platforms
The game's engine is made for Windows only, with no native support for other platforms.
The multi-platform EasyRPG Player mimics the behavior of RM2K and RM2K3, but may not always be exact.
Also, for Macs, you can try a general-purpose tool like WineBottler.




Usage Notes

Videos and live streams are allowed.
However, kouri has forbidden making any form of profit from gameplay videos.

Do not modify, misappropriate, or redistribute any images or music from the game.
In particular, do not reupload the music online, as it was made by others and is used in the game with permission.

Most fanworks are allowed, but creating fangames is not (sequels, offshoots, usage of the characters in general).
Similarly, modification of the original game is not allowed (beyond the purposes of translation).

Fanworks can be sold only if kept to a "hobbyist" scope (this includes conventions).
They should also not use the official logo nor pixel art from the game, or be easily mistaken for official merchandise.

[1] Japanese rules page



Troubleshooting

Make sure to extract the game to its own folder instead of running directly from the ZIP file.
If you don't do so, any saves made will be lost the next time you run the game.


If you get a DirectDraw error, right-click the EXE, go to Properties, Compatibility, and try other compatibility modes.

If the font doesn't seem correct, download and install the MS Mincho font.

RPG Maker 2000 has some inherent, unfixable control bugs ("automatically moving in a direction" or "no buttons work").
The issues often seem to involve gamepads, or getting "stuck" on an input if Shift and a Numpad key are pressed simultaneously.
Thus, try fiddling with gamepads and your keyboard until it fixes. (Reinstalling the game likely won't help.)

If you get "not implemented" errors on or near startup, make sure you have a working sound device (speakers/headphones).
It can also occur mid-game if your system doesn't like a particular MP3, in which case, try to delete or replace the file in Music.

You may get "RPG Maker 2000/2003 RTP is not installed" or missing file errors on startup.
This can happen if the path contains special symbols, causing files (including RPG_RT.ini) to not be found.
Try moving the game folder somewhere without any special symbols in the path.




Screenshots

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Music

All the music in the game can be found in the Music folder.
Below is a list of songs and their sources.

Note that there are some spoilers, mostly with regard to where songs are used.

Do not reupload these songs elsewhere without permission from their respective creators.

Song List



Endings Guide

The game has multiple endings, so I've compiled a guide on the factors that go into getting them.

This guide is extremely spoilery, so do NOT read this if you haven't beaten the game at least once.
Even then, it's only recommended that you read this if you want to know exactly
how to get the other endings and aren't willing to experiment on your own.

It does not give any puzzle hints or the like, so don't read it if you're just looking for those.

Endings Guide



Extra Links

These posts contain spoilers for all aspects of the game. Only read them after you've beaten it fully.

Translation Notes
Gallery
kouri's Blog



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