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Bug#696582: ITP: meritous -- action-adventure dungeon crawl game

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Sylvain Beucler <beuc@debian.org>

* Package name    : meritous
  Version         : 1.2
  Upstream Author : Lancer-X/ASCEAI
* URL             : http://www.asceai.net/meritous/
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : action-adventure dungeon crawl game

Long description:
 Far below the surface of the planet is a secret.  A place of limitless
 power. Those that seek to control such a utopia will soon bring an end
 to themselves. Seeking an end to the troubles that plague him, PSI
 user MERIT journeys into the hallowed Orcus Dome in search of answers.
 Mertious is a action-adventure game with simple controls but a
 challenge to find a balance of power verses recovery time during
 real-time battles. Set in a fractually-generated world, the player
 can explore thousands of rooms in search of powerful artifacts, tools
 to help them, and to eventually free the Orcus Dome from evil.

This is actually a re-upload.
I'm part of the Debian Games team and noticed #672759:
  RM: meritous -- RoQA; FTBFS; unmaintained; low popcon
  RoQA; FTBFS; unmaintained; low popcon

I'm adressing these points below:

- RoQA/unmaintained: I'll assume that the original packager (sponsored
  by tolimar back in 2008) was contacted and is now unresponsive, so
  I'm taking over.
  In addition, the game wasn't part of the games team AFAICT and fell
  off our radar.

- FTBFS: just a missing build-dep on zlib

- low popcon: consider this is a game and that people tend to
  uninstall them after beating it; other games such as flare or abuse
  are in this range (100-200).
  Not that popularity means quality ;)

The game is otherwise finished and, despite the removal of
unfree/unclear music, quite enoyable.


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