Naev is an open-source 2D space action game set in the far future. Explore, fight and trade your way across the galaxy, befriend mighty factions and take sides in conflicts, all while upgrading your ships and equipment.

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1 comment by Deiz on Mar 17th, 2015

The Naev development team is proud to announce the release of Naev 0.6.0, our first stable release in nearly three years.

This release features over 1600 commits from some 38 contributors, as well as small fixes from many more. Its main features are the core slots system, which allows ships to be more heavily customized, as well as full SDL2 support, which greatly improves Naev's fullscreen behaviour among other things.


Changes since 0.5.3:


  • Core slots system
    • Ships must have a core system, engine, and hull equipped to take off
    • Ships' attributes are mostly defined by their cores
    • Total of 95 core outfits
  • Naev's data is now stored in a zip file, making contributing easier than ever
  • Greatly improved SDL2 support (now default)
    • Support for window resizing and toggling fullscreen without restarting
    • Drag-and-drop ndata loading when ndata can't be found
    • Fake fullscreen is used by default to avoid turning off other monitors
    • Fullscreen toggling via keybind (F11 by default)
  • Improved keyboard-and-mouse gameplay, with an optional WASD layout
  • Autonav improvements
    • Autonav resets time accel instead of aborting (onpon4)
    • Improved autonav behaviour when pushed off of jump points
  • Activated outfits get hotkeys by default
  • Fuel is now provided for free at spaceports
  • Auto-braking (Ctrl-S by default) in lieu of a dedicated Active Cooldown key
  • Ships only need to be spaceworthy when taking off (Avihay)
  • Added on-screen "PAUSED" indicator (can be disabled in conf.lua)
  • Local system maps can be bought from the landing screen


  • Greatly expanded galaxy
    • 150+ new systems and 500+ new planets
    • Za'lek faction added (Viruk and Lineth)
    • Expanded pirate space (Lukc)
  • New missions
    • Added 6 repeatable missions
    • Added 10 scripted missions
    • Greater mission availability in Soromid space (BSoD-naev)
    • New Sirius mission string, "Heretic" (l0k1)
    • Several repeatable pirate missions (Lukc)
    • New FLF mission and two neutral missions by brognam
  • 3 new songs by Askyel and saturn6
  • Innumerable typo and content fixes by PhoenixRiver, perey, m1foley, ids1024, and others
  • Cargo missions are longer-range (up to 6 jumps)
  • Added hidden jumps, currently only discoverable via special maps


  • Error logs are now stored to help with issue reporting
    • Windows: %APPDATA\naev\logs\
    • OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/naev/logs/
    • Linux: ~/.local/share/naev/logs/
  • Fixed save corruption issues on Windows
  • Dynamic news support for missions and events (BariumBlue)
  • See the news Lua API module for more information
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Discorded Sep 19 2013, 4:51am says:

Is this game based off Flash Trek: Broken Mirror? Even if it is, one hell of a game :3

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Requal82 Nov 13 2013, 10:34am replied:

This game is based on the Escape Velocity series from AmbrosiaSW.
Hence the name NAEV, meaning Not Another Escape Velocity.
I played the first EV about 16 years ago and it was addicting as hell.
Played the others too and it's so addictive.
This game is pretty much the same even has a bit more.
I really recommend trying this out.

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Lightningy Oct 20 2013, 9:47am replied:

i think it is more based on transendence.

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Discorded Sep 28 2013, 10:55pm replied:

Just wish you could own atleast a single system.

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sapdude1 Jul 10 2013, 5:38pm says:

I'm wondering why dont you make a an improved version of this game and put up for sale it's so good i played it for hours

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LordGilbunny Jun 29 2013, 2:36pm says:

This game looks very nice,installing right now.

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jbroz1 Jun 17 2013, 6:36pm says:

Can you make another game like this, but based on Star Wars :)?

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Daemonkiller117 Aug 4 2013, 10:44am replied:

Near as I can tell, the system it self could be modded... It is open source after all. Why not try to make it yourself?

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CkVega May 28 2013, 7:34pm says:

OSX download only contains a 4k file on Desura.

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Balameg May 5 2013, 8:15pm says:

if you loved the EV series, you must have this game

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awesome game, really adictive, nice music

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