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Escape Velocity Nova Alternatives

Escape Velocity Nova is described as 'The player starts as a freelance space pilot in a shuttlecraft, out to make a penny in the vast and unforgiving galaxy' and is a role-playing game in the games category. There are eight games similar to Escape Velocity Nova for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Endless Sky, which is both free and Open Source. Other Escape Velocity Nova like games are NAEV, The Ur-Quan Masters, nuu and Transcendence.

Escape Velocity Nova alternatives are mainly Exploration Games but may also be Sandbox Games or Role-playing Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Escape Velocity Nova.
This page was last updated Nov 12, 2021
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The player starts as a freelance space pilot in a shuttlecraft, out to make a penny in the vast and unforgiving galaxy.

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  1. Endless Sky

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Explore other star systems. Earn money by trading, carrying passengers, or completing missions. Use your earnings to buy a better ship or to upgrade the weapons and engines on your current one. Blow up pirates. Take sides in a civil war.

    Endless Sky vs Escape Velocity Nova opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Endless Sky is a great alternative to Escape Velocity Nova.

    Endless Sky captures the open-ended feel of 2D space exploration like EVN and EV.

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    As close as you can get to another entry into the Escape Velocity series. An excellent and fun alternative with a hard to beat price.

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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  2. NAEV

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Naev is a 2D space trading and combat game, in a similar vein to Escape Velocity.

    NAEV vs Escape Velocity Nova opinions
    Most users think NAEV is a great alternative to Escape Velocity Nova.

    If you paid attention to the games they link together

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  3. The Ur-Quan Masters

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A massive, space adventure game based on the original Star Control game series.

  4. nuu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Node.JS
    • Chromium
    • Firefox

    NUU is to be an open-source (massive) multiplayer game of space trade and combat. NUU is heavily inspired by Ambrosia Software's Escape Velocity. It's excellent open-source cousin naev currently lends NUU it's assets.

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    A multiplayer version was a big wish of the community behind the EV-Series of games. Sadly Ambrosia could never be bothered to try. So the multiple attempts were made to make one from the community side. This is the most evolved one.

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  5. A 2D space exploration, combat and trading game of epic proportions!.



  6. Star Sonata

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Star Sonata is a space-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMO), that uses a third-person 2d overhead view similar to that of Asteroids. In addition the game offers complex and involved commerce, construction and team systems.

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    Escape Velocity is offline single-player; Star Sonata is an online MMO

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  7. Space RPG 3

    • Android

    Space RPG 3 is a space-themed role playing action game, where you start as a novice captain with a small ship and work your way up in the galaxy by trading and doing missions, or even becoming a rogue pirate.

  8. Unending Galaxy

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Unending Galaxy is a top down 2D sandbox, simulation and strategy game based in space. The game allows you to play at any level from being a small time pirate to the ruler of a large empire.

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