More Escape Velocity

Mac Version

EV was (and, really, is) very much a mac game. Mac Versions Here!

Mods

The genius of Escape Velocity was its mod potential. In addition to the TCs linked on the home page, there are numerous smaller mods ("plugins") which change improve or bypass gameplay. There's the official add-ons page and a remade version. There are plugins in the archive. All of these are in mac-plugin format, you'll need to use the conversion tool to run them on windows.

Community

There was a deep community around Escape Velocity in its day, including an active forum and fan sites. There's even a wiki for Nova. Now we're mostly down to a small subreddit.

Misc

/u/nill0bject managed to convert the EV Override models (the 3d meshes used to create the game's sprites) into Blender files.

Similar Games

If you still need that top down space travel fix, there are some currently supported options:

NAEV (download)

Endless Sky (download)

SpaceRPG3

FlashTrek and sequels