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'''''Naev'''''[[note]][[ItsPronouncedTroPAY pronounced somewhat like 'knife' or 'naive', not 'knave']][[/note]] (previously [=NAEV=], or ''Not Another/Neutron Accelerated Escape Velocity'', depending on who you ask) is an open source ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity'' clone, set in an AfterTheEnd scenario in which the [[ApocalypseHow the sun has exploded]] in an event known as "The Incident" and created a vast, impenetrable nebula. With the loss of Earth, TheEmpire (founded out of TheFederation) is shattered, unable to keep the Houses under control. Now it's every man for himself as SpacePirates run rampant despite everyone's best efforts.

Currently in development (a playable 0.5.3 beta build is available for Windows, Mac, and some Linux distros), as is this article, although several of the developers have mentioned that active development have [[DevelopmentHell stalled]], with little real progress made since late 2012. To get more exposure, in September 2012 it was added to {{Steam}} Greenlight, [[http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=93971156 located here]].

Links:
* Site: http://blog.naev.org/
* Forum: http://forum.naev.org/
* Wiki: http://wiki.naev.org/
* Download: http://blog.naev.org/downloads/

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!! ''Naev'' provides examples of:

* AfterTheEnd: After a massive incident in Sol system.
* AllThereInTheManual: Wiki and forum, mostly.
* ApocalypseHow: Sol suffered Stellar/Physical Annihilation in the backstory, with Planetary/Total Extinctions and Partial Extinctions to most other planets in systems within the blast radius. ''Ouch''. Plus the plagues on Sorom.
* ArbitraryMaximumRange: Projectile/energy weapons fade out, missiles presumably run out of fuel... yep, limited ranges all around. Justifiable with everything except kinetic energy weapons like gauss guns.
* AttackDrone: House Za'lek doesn't have the manpower to waste on the classic SpaceFighter, or otherwise find them wasteful. Or something. So instead, they use squads of small attack drones. [[spoiler: Also, the Collective.]]
* TheBattlestar: Since, similarly to ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity'', you can mount a fighter bay to any ship provided it has enough computer capacity and an empty equipment slot of sufficient size, the biggest, most dangerous ship of every faction tends to be this.
* BioAugmentation: Soromid's drastic answer to ThePlague. Eight out of ten who underwent the augmentation died prior to [[LegoGenetics the breakthrough]]
* ChurchMilitant: House Sirius. They're not zealous fanatics (and in fact have a fairly healthy cultural elite) but, as the wiki puts it;
-->"To the Sirii, faith is what air is to other people. You don't see it, you don't pay attention to it, you often don't even think about it. But without it, you can not live."
* DeathWorld: The world of Sorom seemed pretty hospitable at first... but it would constantly throw bigger, badder and ''more lethal'' variants of ThePlague at it's inhabitants, until one day, The Big One came along. It seemed like nothing could cure it. To prevent this extremely infectious airborne disease from spreading offworld, TheEmpire enforced {{Lockdown}} and [[DeathFromAbove wiped out the spaceports from orbit]], preventing any and all ships from landing or taking off. The people who would become the Soromid only survived thanks to a breakthrough in LegoGenetics that allowed for BioAugmentation of their immune systems. [[FromBadToWorse And then The Incident sterilized it]]. Oops!
* {{Determinator}}: The Soromid:
-->"Sorom was caught in the blast and was rendered sterile. But elsewhere in the galaxy, the Soromid persisted. All Soromid knew the history of Sorom, and they would not suffer to be destroyed, no matter what the universe threw at them."
* EarthThatWas: Earth was incinerated during The Incident.
* TheEmpire: Subverted, as the Empire seems to be the stablest and nicest government in the setting.
* FailOSuckyname:
** One randomly chosen name for pirate targets in bounty hunting missions is "The Horrible Mustache".
** A funnier one is The [[DoubleEntendre Delicious]] [[HoYay Mustache]].
* FanSequel / SpiritualSuccessor: Meant to be what ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity 4'' might have been if Creator/AmbrosiaSoftware hadn't stopped making games.
* ForScience: House Za'lek and the Soromid. House Za'lek are just [[strike:nerds]] scientists who spend all day arguing about what to do next. Soromid had a choice: ForScience, or ThePlague would wipe them all out; it was a slow, certain death, or a MillionToOneChance.
* FutureImperfect: An archaeologist in one sidequest theorizes that a skateboard might be a religious artifact.
* GatlingGood: Several types of Gatling weapons, most of which are quite useful in combat. A decent build for the Pacifier destroyer is two Mk3 Laser Turrets and a Turreted Vulcan Gun.
* HyperspaceLanes: As in ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity'', hyperspace travel is restricted to explored links between nearby systems. ''Naev'' further restricts travel to jump points, whereas in ''EV'' you could jump anywhere in a system as long as you were far enough from the center.
* HyperspeedAmbush / HyperspeedEscape: Made respectively less and more complicated by the fact that you have to jump at specific jump points, which act as choke points.
* KlingonPromotion: Combined with ''retirement''. Dvaered Generals take a small contingent with them when they retire and become a Warlord governing one or more planets that they 'acquire' themselves, ''usually'' by knocking off an existing Warlord.
* LegacyCharacter: The Kestrel appeared in ''Escape Velocity'' and ''EV Nova'', and now in ''Naev''.
* MultiPlatform: PC, Mac, and most Linux distros.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Pirates.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: House Dvaered. They were originally workers, miners, outcasts and low-ranking soldiers fed up with how things were being run, so [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized they rebelled]] until they were acknowledged and given what they wanted. Now they fly around in bright red ships and start fights. [[HonorBeforeReason Usually when it's least convenient for you]].
* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: The aforementioned Kestrel, a cruiser, has 700 megajoules of shielding. That's approximately the amount of energy released by burning five gallons of gasoline.
* ShoutOut:
** [[Literature/{{Dune}} Arrakis in the Dune]] system, as well as Caladan.
*** Arrakis lampshades itself: the landing description notes that the locals are all talking about sandworms for unknown reasons.
** Like ''EV'' and ''VideoGame/{{Elite}}'' before it, the first two combat ratings are [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy "Harmless" and "Mostly Harmless"]].
* SpaceIsCold: Averted. Management of weapons heat is part of combat. As your weapons heat up, they lose accuracy, and when an outfit or weapon maxes out in heat, it fails and has to cool off. Weapons and outfits transfer heat to your ship, which radiates it into space. The hotter your hull gets, the more visible you are (which plays out as enemies shooting at you more). You can enter a rapid cooldown mode if need be, which radiates all your heat at the cost of you being immobilized for the duration.
* SpaceIsNoisy: ''Very'' noisy. If you can't hear gunfire at any given moment, then you're either in the starting systems or the Nebula.
* SpaceFriction: As with ''Escape Velocity'' we'll have none of that SpaceIsAnOcean nonsense, thank you.
** Played with. You can drift in one direction with thrusters off, but to maintain full speed you need to maintain thrust. (Let go of the accelerate button, and you'll slow down a little and then stay at that speed.)
* SpacePirates: Complete with black and red spaceships and [[TalkLikeAPirate pirate talk]]... and SuicidalOverconfidence. Arr matey!
** In the pirates defense: Yes, they attack everything in range, even if it a huge cruiser. But they do break from combat if they get down to around 30% hull. They then fly to the nearest jump point to escape.
* SuperSoldier / {{Ubermensch}}: Soromid don't exactly get along too well with the rest of humanity due to their enhanced capabilities and appearance. Or more accurately, the rest of the galaxy doesn't get on too well with the Soromid. The Soromid could care less.
* WideOpenSandbox: Continuing the tradition from the series that inspired it.

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