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Naev is a 2D space trading and combat game inspired by Escape Velocity for Linux or Windows or Mac OS X


This is the Naev development blog. Our primary form of communication (IRC) tends to keep development discussion hidden from many users, so we’ve decided to post periodic updates here to make our progress easier to follow. If you’re wondering what Naev is, well…

Naev is a 2D space trading and combat game, taking inspiration from the Escape Velocity series, among others.

You pilot a space ship from a top-down perspective, and are more or less free to do what you want. As the genre name implies, you’re able to trade and engage in combat at will. Beyond that, there’s an ever-growing number of storyline missions, equipment, and ships; Even the galaxy itself grows larger with each release. For the literarily-inclined, there are large amounts of lore accompanying everything from planets to equipment.

You can find downloads at SourceForge or on the downloads page. If you’re a Linux user, you can also get Naev from a few other sources, see the downloads page for more information.

If you’d like to read more about Naev and its universe, be sure to check out the Wiki.


A list of all downloads can be found at SourceForge. See bottom for platform-specific instructions.

Note: You need the ndata to play. The Windows installer will offer to download it for you.

Stable (0.5.0)
Mac OS X
Linux 32-bit
Linux 64-bit
Source Code

Download and run the Naev installer.

The ndata is necessary to run Naev. The installer will offer to download it for you.

Mac OS X
Download the universal binary and the ndata.

Once you have downloaded the ndata, you need to place it in You can open up as a folder by right clicking and selecting “Show Package Contents”.

Generic 32-bit and 64-bit binaries are available above. The ndata is architecture-independent.

Ubuntu users can install Naev through the Playdeb package. If you’re unfamiliar, instructions can be found here.

Downloadable packages for Mandriva (Spanish) are available.

We have been packaged by Gentoo, Arch Linux, openSUSE and Fedora as naev.

Note: You need the ndata to play. Gentoo, Arch Linux, openSUSE and Playdeb (and any other repository-sourced version) should supply it automatically.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2014, 06:13:05 PM by Software Santa »


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