This game has been Greenlit by the Community!

The community has shown their interest in this game. Valve has reached out to this developer to start moving things toward release on Steam.

Naev
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aktron Mar 9 @ 11:52am 
been trying the beta out and its VERY much like EV but with a more detailed feel to it... very excited to see how this project turns out!!! I played all 3 EV games that came out and have been waiting a long time for anything similar! even have nova installed to this day!
BTAxis  [author] Feb 17 @ 11:09am 
We've released a new beta: 0.6.0-beta1. For details about this release:
http://blog.naev.org/2015/02/0-6-0-beta1-release/
norskimo3 Feb 12 @ 10:52pm 
Yay! Another game like EV! I'm super excited! Thanks for all your hard work, guys!
Cbird Feb 6 @ 12:01pm 
This is fantastic! I loved Escape Velocity growing up and no one else seems to want to make a new one including the original creators. Please please please don't quit.
Dr. Prof. Bitseys MD Feb 6 @ 6:17am 
Awesome this is really exciting news!
drebb Jan 31 @ 10:39pm 
Sweet! Glad to hear there's still work being done! Need a next generation EV-style sim so BAD!
BTAxis  [author] Jan 27 @ 1:33am 
We're trying to get a 0.6.0 beta out soonish. It's been far too long.
Hektos Jan 26 @ 8:25pm 
Well, I pray that means there is still hope in continued work on the project.
Zachita Jan 26 @ 3:50pm 
PLEASE keep working on it! You're my last hope!!! :O lol
BTAxis  [author] Jan 26 @ 9:13am 
Well, it's not exactly dead and not exactly alive. It's mostly confined to IRC at the moment.
Hektos Jan 25 @ 8:39pm 
Is this game still alive? Doesn't seem to be much activity. I absolutely loved EV: Nova and the idea of another game like it really excites me.
Zachita Sep 15, 2014 @ 7:36am 
Keep up the hard work! People wanna see another EV! haha You've already implemented severa features previous EV's never had, so you're off to a great start!
Dr. Prof. Bitseys MD Aug 2, 2014 @ 5:54am 
Yes! So excited to see that Naev is still active under active work! Keep it up BTAxis!
Zeether Jul 22, 2014 @ 4:10pm 
Since Ambrosia is crap and won't release EV Nova on Steam I'd gladly take this.
Shiek4d5 Jul 17, 2014 @ 12:31pm 
Okay.
BTAxis  [author] Jul 16, 2014 @ 2:47am 
For the time being at least ship capturing won't be a feature, sorry. The best I can give you is the usual open source rhetoric, which is that anyone can add this themselves if they want.
Shiek4d5 Jul 15, 2014 @ 6:42pm 
I mean seriously, boarding ships without the chance to take it is no fun.
Shiek4d5 Jul 15, 2014 @ 6:40pm 
Hey, BTAxis, Are you guys planning to add the capture ability? It's the main reason I play games like EV and Naev.
Niarbeht Jul 13, 2014 @ 4:45pm 
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! \=D/

Hopefully.
BTAxis  [author] Jul 13, 2014 @ 2:57pm 
Soon, hopefully!
Niarbeht Jul 13, 2014 @ 2:07pm 
Still waiting for this to hit Steam =D
Shiek4d5 Jun 25, 2014 @ 10:04am 
That being said I still would like to play this game.
Shiek4d5 Jun 25, 2014 @ 10:02am 
@Seigi:

They made it free so they would not have to be bothered by people complaining that it isn't going fast enough. As stated in the comments above "it is a Hobby game not an Indie game", which means they will hardly work on it. If they were to recieve money for it, that would mean they would have to be dedicated to working on it. But since it is made free, they do not have to do what the public wants and will work on it when they feel like it.
Seigi Jun 19, 2014 @ 10:01am 
Glad to see this greenlit. I've been wishing for a legit EV styled game, that has some more heart put into the game. Loved EV (played every version).

My only real concern is the game being free. Its been greenlit, but seems hard to believe steam would let this release it for free... then there is nothing to be gained by steam. I would gladly pay $10 for this... heck i paid 30 for every Nova game. I appreciate the heart behind freeware, especially with the width of contribution they've received, but I feel like contributers would rather see a good game successful released than see it die because they wanted to keep it free.

Free or pay, I will pick it up on steam simply to have it in my library. All the best!
richfiles May 19, 2014 @ 11:07pm 
Congrats!
Both on being green lit, and on UTTERLY DESTROYING my sleeping patterns! XD
Love the game! :P
palc May 15, 2014 @ 4:43pm 
yeah what a nice surprise. grats to all fellow devs :)
Wildguard May 15, 2014 @ 7:57am 
You +1 Loyal Follower

Me:
*Space Pirates & Zombies = "meh". Evochron Merc, Spaceforce: Rogue Uni, Star Wolves 1-3, Zigfrak, Kinetic Void, Star Ruler, AI War Fleet Comm, and Armada 2526 (+whatever I forgot)
were all "almost there".

**Playing currently: Smugglers V, Space Rangers HD AWA, FTL, Distant Worlds, StarDrive, Endless Space, and yes, EVE-Online.
***Looking forward to games like: The Mandate, and Star Citizen

Multiplayer fans; check out Stellar Impact
It is a GREAT game, even with all its DotA-like-ness, but multiplayer only, and only lacking in people to play it last I checked.
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NAEV comments:
I loved all the Escape Velocity games (have Nova installed currently and play it some still), and having played NAEV now, the controls, interface layout, gameplay etc all very similar and so easy to learn/jump right in! :).
The differences I've seen are all great ones!
BTAxis  [author] May 14, 2014 @ 3:28pm 
We've been greenlit! Wow. That came out of the blue.
se_latrevo_rebbie May 13, 2014 @ 2:25pm 
Combat seems kind of like Star Control series
richfiles May 10, 2014 @ 7:00pm 
Also, I rather LIKE the idea that you have to find hyperjump gates, either by talking with locals, buying the info, or finding them yourself. Adds a degree of realism to the exploration of the universe! I'll agree with another comment here... Writing. That is the biggest thing. There needs to be VASTLY GREATER amounts of variety, and you need to work harder to earn trust, or avoid situations that would far too easily loose trust.
richfiles May 10, 2014 @ 6:56pm 
I just wanna say... You guys have the MOST EPIC error messages in any game I've ever encountered! XD

The stars shift color and go out, and the all encompassing booming voice of the creator calls down, rattling your bones... and asks if you're doing okay! LOL!!! You guys rock! :)
BTAxis  [author] May 8, 2014 @ 11:21am 
There may or may not be an update soonish. We're currently trying to get another version out the door if only so you don't have to get the git version to use the latest features.
Spectrevil May 7, 2014 @ 3:42pm 
This was a really nice thing. I used to play it a lot when I was with Fedora. It was very promissing, but it seems that their dev time forgot the project a long time ago... the last entry in their official webpage was on Nov 2012 :(
AshraelAK May 6, 2014 @ 11:12pm 
Loved Escape Velocity, this game has me all nostalgic
comp9 Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:14pm 
Sign me up! Voted yes. Since those that like Escape Velocity are looking here--what 2D/3D games are on Steam currently that are most like this? I'd like to try even more things.
Durandal17O7 Apr 25, 2014 @ 7:38am 
This is-quite-good. Very promising...Most of the best bits of EV Nova with some well-implemented new traits/functions. Runs fairly easy on fairly low system specs.
I just wish there was more to it. Could use some more mission strings...Some more Stellars...Maybe a bit more writing/artwork/misc. assets. But the guts are all solid, to be sure.
Speeda(t)+1 Apr 23, 2014 @ 1:48am 
this is good
vitowns Apr 20, 2014 @ 7:29pm 
Naev is great i played it in the past really loved it, similar to ev nova
some kinda robot Apr 18, 2014 @ 7:57pm 
The Escape Velocity games were such a great part of my childhood, I'd love to play a game with similar gameplay :D
Doodle On The Beat Apr 17, 2014 @ 11:49pm 
If it had limited multiplayer I would buy it in a heartbeat.
ionutudor2012 Apr 15, 2014 @ 9:42am 
voted
RevN3 Apr 13, 2014 @ 4:41pm 
Hmmm...has development stalled on this one? It's such a great game I want more!
combatadam Apr 12, 2014 @ 10:19am 
Me too EV overide is one of the best games ive ever played, and this looks like it will flick thoes same buttons :-)
Thail Apr 4, 2014 @ 6:33pm 
Loved EV back on the MAC. Would love to play this game through Steam. Let's make this happen!
Twiskeredup Mar 28, 2014 @ 1:53pm 
Yes please!
captstu32 Mar 20, 2014 @ 11:19pm 
love ev nova would love this too
spennyj88 Mar 19, 2014 @ 1:01am 
Definately would buy this. Its very similar to ev nova
Autonomix Mar 17, 2014 @ 1:08pm 
online play Naev with loads of content? I'd pay
stan Mar 17, 2014 @ 12:04pm 
Voting yes because it is FOSS.
heat901 Mar 10, 2014 @ 7:49am 
Please make this the successor to EV nova