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“Escape Velocity Nova” – Marooned with no fuel

by on Feb.25, 2010, under PC Game Hints & Tips

Run out of fuel in a deserted star system? We can help!

One of the most common problems experienced by fledgling players of Ambrosia Software’s Escape Velocity – Nova game, is running out of fuel in a deserted star system with no solar panels to recharge your fuel tanks. A quick keyword search using Fuel o­n the EV-Nova web boards shows just how prevalent this problem is. I’ve always been of the opinion that good game design should ensure that there are in-game mechanics to address events that force a player to either restart a game from scratch or give up in frustration and search for some other amusement to keep them entertained.
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