Escape Velocity: Nova Reaches Second Beta
10:14 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story
Perhaps Ambrosia Software's most-anticipated title in recent memory, Escape Velocity Nova has taken another step towards publication over the weekend. The ATMOS team has released a second beta version to the closed testing group, indicating yet more forward progress with this "threequel" that seeks to expand the EV universe exponentially in all directions -- graphics and animation quality, depth of storyline and vastness of space you have to explore.
The update, posted on Saturday, is characteristically brief -- just a single line stating that EVN 1.0.0b2 has been released to testers. Not much to go on, we agree, but it is forward progress. Of course there is no limit on the number of betas that ATMOS can issue to testing; let's just hope this is an indication of the end, not of the beginning.
Ambrosia Software Upcoming Releases
In related news the EV Nova Preambles continue to proliferate; recently the second-to-last preamble (Part VII) was posted, detailing a rather obscure prophecy from a race known as the Vell-os. The various preambles are an entertaining and well-written introduction to the story line and mythology behind this threequel, and an indication of the depth of the plot this time around. Be sure to check out all the available resources as we anticipate the release of this much-anticipated sequel.
Escape Velocity Progress Log
Escape Velocity Nova Preambles
Recent Mac Games News
Thursday, August 16, 2001
Wednesday, August 15, 2001
Tuesday, August 14, 2001
Monday, August 13, 2001
Friday, August 10, 2001
Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.