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Ib

Ib (Tag name: Ib) is a horror adventure game released by kouri on February 2012. The game is released for free and has gained immense popularity amongst the Japanese.

Overview

Ib (pronounced "Eve") was created as a freeware game which can be downloaded at the creator's website Monochromuseum. Having a similar gameplay to most text-graphic adventure games, the gameplay involves solving riddles and puzzles in each section and is created using RPG Maker 2000. Ib's difficulty level is relatively simple and includes menu screens that are individualistic, an uncommon feature for a RPG Maker game.

The first version, 1.00, was released on 17 February 2012 followed by version 1.02 which was released on 27 March 2012. The most recent update is version 1.04, released on 3 March 2013, which adds two new endings, new Guertena artwork, and a whole new dungeon. According to the official site, there are plans to further refine the game and include various revisions in the near future.

A set of guidelines for videos and artworks were uploaded on 14 April 2012. Additional notes regarding doujinshi were posted on 29 April, and notes regarding prohibited contents were added on 4 May, followed by RTA notes on 6 May. Cease and Desist letter will be sent to those who do not adhere to kouri's guidelines and the work itself will be challenged and removed.

kouri also added a gallery (SPOILERS) at the main site, containing official illustrations and sketches.

An English version (external link to Tumblr), Korean version, Chinese version, and Russian version are currently available. It is also possible to view Let's Play videos from all over the world on Youtube.

Story

One day, a girl named Ib visited a certain art museum with her parents.
However, when Ib looked at a certain artwork, all the visitors suddenly vanished, leaving her all alone.
As she search for other patrons, the art museum gradually changes...
(Information taken from official website)

Characters


Ib

『Ib』薔薇


The protagonist. She came to the art museum to see the "Guertena Exhibit" with her parents, but after looking at a certain painting, she wanders into a strange alternate world. The red rose she picked up inside the alternate world symbolizes her life force, and she will die if all of the petals have scattered.

Garry

奇跡をおこしてみせようか


A young man who Ib meets during during her journey in the strange world. He has a feminine speech pattern. He also carries a rose, which is blue. When he is in the party, he can help Ib by reading kanji that she doesn't understand and by moving heavy objects.

Mary

メアリー


A mysterious girl whom Ib and Garry met in the strange world. Mary comes off as an innocent girl with an affectionate personality. Similar to Ib and Garry, she carries a yellow rose with her.

Evaluation

The game is lauded by players as an extremely well made game for its refined sense of horror, bountiful sub-events, random components and varied conversations. It gained popularity after its release, having various playthrough videos uploaded at Nico Nico Douga. The game's characters are also very popular as pixiv is recently receiving a vast amount of fanart uploaded by fans.

Related Tags

ComprehensiveFree Game Horror Game Adventure Game
CharactersIb (Game character) Garry Mary (Ib) Guertena Blue Doll Fake Garry Ant Mannequin Head
PairingsGarIb(→Ibcon) IbGar MarIb IbMar MarGar
Special Value TagsA Wild Guertena Appears I'm Crying Macarons
If You Erase This...Erase This And Your Flower Will Get Used For He Loves Me He Loves Me Not Erase This And You're In The Art Museum Forever Erase This And I'll Use Your Flower For He Loves Me He Loves Me Not Erase This And You'll Get Stabbed With A Palette Knife
Other Special Value TagsIf You Don't Continue This, It's He Loves Me He Loves Me Not Time Miss Mary, Come This Way!
Users BookmarkIb 100 Users Bookmark Ib 500 Users Bookmark Ib 1000 Users Bookmark Ib 5000 Users Bookmark Ib 10000 Users Bookmark
Novel Users BookmarkIb Novel 10 Users Bookmark Ib Novel 50 Users Bookmark Ib Novel 100 Users Bookmark Ib Novel 500 Users Bookmark Ib Novel 1000 Users Bookmark
EndingsPromise of Reunion Memory's Crannies Together Forever The Forgotten Portrait Ib All Alone A Certain Painting's End Welcome to the World of Guertena
In-Game EventsThe Blue Doll Room Ukkari-san and the Galette des Rois
Guertena WorksAbyss of the Deep No Individuality (Death of the Individual) The Lady in Red Embodiment of Spirit Wine Sofa Worry
Unused WorksPotable Night
CrossoversIb Nikki Guertena Hell A Perfect Day for Ib Manga
Fanwork TrendsIb Anime Ib Rule 69 Guertena-Style Seppuku An End to the Nightmare Ib Grown Up
Related TermsArt Museum Rose Doll Mannequin Macaron Psychological Trauma


Character-Specific Tags

IbMiss Ib is So Manly Adorible wow, strong ib... Ib Is Such An Angel
GarryGarry is Such a Gentleman Badass Fem Garry Talking Manly Garry The Smokestack Mister Garry is a Delicate Maiden To Garry(Or Girls' Talk) Little Girls in Both Hands Garry Pamyu Pamyu
MaryMary Is So Mary Mary As Usual We Want To Save Mary Too Little Girl of the Art Museum
No IndividualityIndividualistic No Individuality(→Perfume No Individuality) No Individuality Is Our Identity!! What Does No Individuality Mean Again?

Official Plan

Ib Festival

Related Links

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Vector (Distribution Site)

Other Volunteer Sites


Related Illustrations

美術館怖い


二人の女と一人の男の偶像
【Ib】stain


Ib
『逃走劇』



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