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.

Greenlight is being retired. For more information on how to submit games to steam, refer to this blog post.
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Sep 4, 2012 @ 2:59am
Jul 9, 2014 @ 4:06pm
Naev is a game about space exploration, trade and combat. Players travel the galaxy and earn money by trading, fighting and performing missions.

Note: this game is free, open source software and can freely be obtained from SourceForge, but we think that Steam Greenlight would be an excellent way to reach out to new players who might otherwise never hear of this game.
Download the game here:

Main features:
  • A large galaxy with hundreds of planets and moons to explore.
  • Real-time, semi-Newtonian gameplay reminiscent of the Escape Velocity games.
  • Many different ships to buy and pilot, and many ways to customize each of them.
  • Multiple factions, each with unique ship designs and personalities.
  • Open-source, meaning ultimate freedom of modding.
Currently Naev is a playable game, but it is far from being a complete one. To further mature the game, we, the developers, need you. Yes, you. All it takes is the motivation to be creative in some way! Probably the easiest way to help, as well as one of the most valuable ones, is by coming up with new stories for the game, and by shaping those stories into playable missions. Other ways to help include making art or sounds, improving gameplay via balancing work, or (if you have the ability) even a bit of coding on the main program.

For those interested, we have a wiki (, a forum (, an IRC channel ( and a blarg ( Everyone is welcome to stop by and say hi!

A few things to keep in mind:
  • This game is a hobby project, not an indie development project. There is no final plan, no time frame for the "finished game".
  • The dev team does not accept monetary donations, only direct contributions to the game itself.
  • This game is compliant with the Debian Free Software Guidelines ( We ask that all contributions be licensed accordingly.
  • The game engine is written in C. Missions are written in Lua.
  • No, there is no multiplayer, and there probably won't be. Unless you add it!
Popular Discussions View All (2)
May 18, 2014 @ 1:53am
Jul 24, 2015 @ 8:42am
NAEV Lives!!!!
[SoX] Frozen
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BTAxis  [author] Mar 14, 2017 @ 2:13pm 
Sorta kinda yeah. If you squint a little.
Gandalf Mar 14, 2017 @ 10:43am 
this is awesome, thank you so much for making this. no pressure or anything, but im just curious, are you guys still active?
rb303 Feb 1, 2017 @ 2:28pm 
So it's finally been greenlit?
BTAxis  [author] Jan 8, 2017 @ 3:18am 
Not really. There's a couple of derivative projects though that are still active.
Zaldron(Sage) Jan 7, 2017 @ 8:25pm 
Is anything still happenening with this game? Heard nothing for about a year.
EA825 | Stryker42 Jan 23, 2016 @ 12:14pm 
BTAxis love you keep up youir work, i travel back to the roots and tryed out EV Nova but meh i think Naev ist better:steamhappy:
Zachita Nov 15, 2015 @ 2:04pm 
I got the email :D
BTAxis  [author] Nov 13, 2015 @ 2:11am 
We've just released version 0.6.1.
BTAxis  [author] Nov 7, 2015 @ 1:07pm 
It's because the URL generated by Steam includes the parentheses, for some reason.
Zachita Nov 7, 2015 @ 10:47am 
I clicked on the 4 urls in the game description above that starts as "For those interested, we have wiki..."

All of them bring me to nothing. Not sure why.