Internet – June 3, 2011 – The Naev devteam is proud to announce the release of Naev 0.5.0! This release is the result of over a year of hard work done by 29 committers. This release is just a step in the path for ultimate greatness and a major step forward in the maturity of Naev. It has many major gameplay changes and signifies the coming of age of Naev, which has now exceeded the tag of Escape Velocity clone.
Due to the size of the 0.5.0 ndata, downloads shall from now on be hosted at Sourceforge instead of Google Code due to the latter’s arbitrary size limits.The rest of the project infrastructure will remain unchanged.
In the future a shorter release cycle will be used with focus on the remaining features left before content can be the main focus which include asteroids, dynamic economy and fleet AI among others.
Some statistics of the release to give an idea of the magnitude:
961 files changed, 91734 insertions(+), 25431 deletions(-)
List of changes since 0.4.2:
* Better visuals
* Much larger systems and galaxy
* Mouse interactivity
* New GUI
* New tutorial
* Weapon sets
* Heat replaces accuracy
* Loads Oodles of new content