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Monday, May 20, 2002

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Contraband Porting EV: Nova to Windows
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GameSpy reports that Ambrosia Software and Contraband Entertainment are planning to bring the hit title Escape Velocity Nova to the PC. The game will be joining the small but select group of important Mac-first titles ported to Windows — games like Myst, The Journeyman Project, Marathon 2, Spaceward Ho!, Crystal Caliburn, Harpoon, and Bugdom (also ported by Contraband) — showing the compelling appeal of the Escape Velocity series across platforms.

While details are still sparse, Ambrosia president Andrew Welch and Contraband's Chris Jacobson have confirmed the port in an Ambrosia forum thread. The project should be underway soon, according to Welch:

Yep, it is true -- we have been negotiating the contract for some time, and will be signing it and delivering a source drop for the port as soon as EV Nova 1.0.1 ships (which will be very soon).
While Mac gamers might be hesitant to share such a killer title with PC users, remember that their registration fees can help Ambrosia fund future development.

[Sean Smith contributed to this story.]

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