PRESS RELEASES

CCP Names Andie Nordgren as Executive Producer for EVE Online

July 25, 2014

Nordgren Promoted to Lead Ongoing Development of CCP’s Award-Winning Sci-Fi MMO

 

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – July 25, 2014 – CCP Games, a leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, today announced that EVE Online® Senior Producer Andie “CCP Seagull” Nordgren has been promoted to the role of executive producer for EVE Online, the groundbreaking, sci-fi online game with hundreds of thousands of subscribers worldwide. In her new role, Nordgren will oversee all aspects of EVE Online’s production from the company’s Reykjavik headquarters.

 

Nordgren was appointed executive producer following four years at CCP Games, most recently in the role of senior producer for EVE Online. Having joined CCP in 2010 as a technical producer in the Core Technology Group, she championed the new server technology that made it possible to connect EVE Online and DUST 514®. She went on to serve as a senior technical producer before being named senior producer for EVE Online. During her tenure as senior producer, Nordgren was responsible for EVE Online’s product vision and roadmap, and oversaw the development team’s transition from two expansions per year to 10 releases annually in an effort to deliver more content, more frequently, to EVE Online’s famed community.

 

“It gives me great joy and confidence that Andie has accepted this challenge. Over the years I have watched her go from strength to strength at CCP and believe her deep understanding of how communities thrive and grow will benefit EVE even more in this new role,” said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP. “As senior producer, Andie developed and communicated a tremendously inspiring path forward for EVE which, now that she’s at the helm, we are confident will deliver EVE Online to new and exciting places in its second decade.”

 

“As senior producer, Andie has been responsible for some of EVE’s best expansions,” said Sean Decker, senior vice-president of product development at CCP. “As our ‘fleet commander’ she’s led with a strong and consistent vision for EVE’s future and she’s bested other candidates in our exhaustive search for an executive producer in every imaginable metric.”

 
“As the executive producer, I will continue to invest in the power of our amazing player community, and in making EVE Online the world’s most ambitious science fiction universe,” said Nordgren. “Being part of the EVE community is the most rewarding experience of my career, and it’s a great honor to be entrusted with its future.”

 

More on Nordgren and her appointment is available here.

 

About EVE Online®

Now in its eleventh year, EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure in a single universe. EVE players build and command a wide variety of starships and traverse vast solar systems interconnected by a sophisticated player-driven economy, forging their own destinies in the meaningful context of other players vying to do the same. Learn more and play the free trial at www.eveonline.com.

 

About CCP

CCP is a leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented eleventh consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

 


Katee Sackhoff suits up for starring roll in CCPs' EVE: Valkyrie

May 10, 2014

 

Sci-fi icon lends voice to Pilot Rán in revolutionary virtual reality videogame

 

May 1, 2014 - Reykjavik, Iceland: CCP Games, the world's leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, announced today that critically acclaimed actress Katee Sackhoff will play the starring role in their upcoming virtual reality (VR) videogame EVE: Valkyrie™.  Sackhoff has been featured in some of the biggest entertainment franchises of all time, including Battlestar Galactica, Riddick, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and is currently starring in A&E Network's Longmire.  Sackhoff will play the role of Rán, the leader of the Valkyrie fighter pilots in EVE Online’s New Eden universe.

 

 

EVE: Valkyrie is a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter set in the EVE Universe currently in development for VR headsets "Project Morpheus" on PlayStation 4 and Oculus Rift on PC.  The game uses VR technology to give players the experience of being an actual pilot in an EVE space fighter and is being developed by the company's Newcastle, UK studio.

 

“The first time I played EVE: Valkyrie I immediately knew I had to be a part of it,” said Sackhoff.  “Even with the roles I have played, it is the closest I have ever felt to being a real spaceship pilot.  It is a truly transformative video game experience.”

 

Katee Sackhoff - voice of Ran - EVE: Valkyrie

 

"Katee is the perfect actor to bring Rán to life," added Owen O’Brien, executive producer for EVE: Valkyrie at CCP.  “Not only does she have a track record in bringing strong female characters to life, but also once she had played Valkyrie I was delighted to see that she was as excited and enthused about the project as we are.”

 

Informational Links

·         EVE: Valkyrie website: http://www.evevalkyrie.com

·         Katee Sackhoff official website: http://kateesackhoff.com

 

About CCP

CCP is the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented eleventh consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514 ®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

 


“Kronos” Announced as First Release of Upgraded EVE Online® Development Model

May 6, 2014

June 3 release is first in new standard for EVE Online game development

 

 

2 May 2014 – Reykjavik, Iceland – CCP Games, the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, today took the main stage at EVE Fanfest 2014 to announce the plans for EVE Online’s summer release, Kronos.  Shipping June 3, it will bring a huge overhaul to industry in the sci-fi MMO. Aimed at further improving accessibility, diversity and meaning in industrial gameplay — the true backbone of the EVE Universe — the changes in Kronos will keep EVE’s critically acclaimed “vicious cycle” of harvesting, creation, anddestruction churning forward.

 

Kronos also marks a major shift in EVE development from two expansions per year to around 10 releases annually as CCP aims to deliver more content, more frequently, to its legendary playerbase.

 

Vast industrial operations are behind the famous player wars that rage across EVE’s sprawling universe, while smaller individual efforts generate wealth, meaning and power at a personal level. Kronos will create dynamic shifts in the industrial landscape by adding cost-scale differences, specialized workers and teams, changes to reprocessing, and more.

 

Players’ activity will begin to affect the industrial palette of solar systems, allowing for more meaningful decisions and giving them more reasons to interact with each other in cooperative or adversarial ways. New players will be able to get into Industry more quickly as manufacturing opens up and the user interface is reworked.

Kronos will also offer other features in CCP’s ongoing commitment to improve EVE Online year after year. New Mordu’s Legion ships (frigate, cruiser, and battleship) are coming alongside a new mining frigate, the Prospect. Rebalancing efforts will change heat, transport ships, freighters, pirate faction ships, and drones. A new in-game store will prepare for even more customization options in the future, and other changes from sound customization to solar flares and warp effects will complete the release.

 

Kronos will be available free to all EVE Online subscribers and trial users on June 3, with more details offered in coming weeks via a series of dev blogs.

 

“The new cadence of development will allow us to take on bigger, more ambitious features, deliver content at an increased pace, and give our players even more to look forward to,” said Andie Nordgren, Senior Producer for EVE Online. Kronos is the perfect release to kick off the series of upcoming changes as it provides the foundation for the colonization dreams of player empires we’re working towards—epic sci-fi construction projects that lead to new parts of the universe.”

 

Fanfest 2014 has one more day of programming to go, including Saturday night’s CCP Presents keynote presentation at 17:00 UTC, which will feature EVE Online, EVE: Valkyrie, DUST 514/Project Legion, and more. Fans can tune in at www.twitch.tv/ccp for live programming.

 

About EVE Online®

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure in a single universe. EVE players build and command a wide variety of starships and traverse vast solar systems interconnected by a sophisticated player-driven economy, forging their own destinies in the meaningful context of other players vying to do the same. Learn more and play the free trial at www.eveonline.com.

 

About CCP

CCP is the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented eleventh consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

 


CCP Games and Dark Horse Collaborate on All-New EVE: Valkyrie Comic and EVE Universe: The Art of New Eden Book Projects

May 6, 2014

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – May 3, 2014– CCP Games, the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, today announced that it is continuing its partnership with leading comics publisher Dark Horse on two new projects: an EVE: Valkyrie digital comic and the EVE Universe: The Art of New Eden book.

Following 2014’s EVE: True Stories comes the EVE: Valkyrie digital comic series. EVE: Valkyrie is based on the highly anticipated CCP virtual reality space dog-fighting game of the same name. The EVE: Valkyrie series will tell the origin story of New Eden’s first Valkyrie pilots and their rise to prominence in the EVE universe.

 

EVE Universe: The Art of New Eden will take readers deeper into the vast galaxy-spanning universe of EVE with never-before-seen art, concept sketches and renders that established the distinct look and feel of the largest sci-fi online game in the universe. Like the previous EVE: Source book, EVE Universe: The Art of New Eden will be developed in close collaboration with CCP’s creative teams, developers and concept artists, vividly illustrating the factions, spacecraft, planets, mercenaries and pilots of the EVE universe.

 

"EVE: Valkyrie represents another great opportunity to join forces with CCP and contribute a dynamic original story to the mythology of New Eden," said Dave Marshall, Editor, Dark Horse. "With the EVE Universe: The Art of New Eden book we will once again tap into the CCP art vault and present an even deeper examination of CCP’s epic universe through its striking imagery.”

 

EVE: Source and EVE: True Stories served as our initial explorations into the universe of EVE Online with Dark Horse,” said Thor Gunnarsson, Vice President, Business Development, CCP Games. “We’re pleased to continue our relationship with two new and exciting projects that will be enjoyed by both hard-core EVE players and those new to our vast universe of online conflict and collaboration.”

 

EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure in a single universe.

 

EVE Valkyrie Dark Horse Collaboration

Links of interest:

 

·         www.eveonline.com

·         www.evevalkyrie.com

·         www.darkhorse.com

 

 

 

About Dark Horse

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, Guillermo Del Toro and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE: Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

 

About CCP

CCP is the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented eleventh consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

 


EVE Online To Add Full French Language Support This September

May 3, 2014

3 May 2014 – Reykjavik, Iceland – CCP Games, the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, today announced plans to localize EVE Online into French as a fully supported language alongside English, Russian, German, Japanese and Chinese (Simplified). EVE Online, the sci-fi massively multiplayer game with over half a million players worldwide, was amongst the initial select group of video games recently added to the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York and will celebrate its 11th anniversary on 6 May 2014.

 

The work on a French-localized EVE Online is currently slated for completion in September 2014.

 

EVE Online French Language Localization Support

 

“We see amazing social dynamics happen in the EVE universe every time a large group of players gains easier access to it,” said David Reid, Chief Marketing Officer of CCP.  “Sometimes they team up along language lines to form large alliances and wreak havoc. Other times they prove to be tremendously valuable assets to existing groups. We’re proud to be able to give French-speaking gamers a more familiar way to play EVE, and eagerly watch to see what unique place in our universe they carve out for themselves.”

 

About EVE Online®

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure in a single universe. EVE players build and command a wide variety of starships and traverse vast solar systems interconnected by a sophisticated player-driven economy, forging their own destinies in the meaningful context of other players vying to do the same. Learn more and play the free trial at www.eveonline.com.

 

About CCP

CCP is the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented eleventh consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

 


EVE OF DESTRUCTION Pits CCP Developers in Brawl Against World-Class MMA Fighter at EVE Fanfest

April 22, 2014

Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson (12-0-1) faces amateur stable of CCP staff and special guests

EVE Fanfest 2014 logo

22 April 2014 – Reykjavik, Iceland – CCP Games, the world's leading independent massively multiplayer game developer, today reluctantly acknowledged a long-term secret project after whispers of it started circulating amid the world’s martial combat elite. The shadowy, morally questionable program reportedly mixed genetic manipulation and intense psychological training over many years and was designed to prepare several of CCP’s video game development staff for actual physical combat against famed mixed-martial arts (MMA) fighter Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson (12-0-1). They will face off in the EVE OF DESTRUCTION event held during on Friday night (20:00 UTC on 2 May) of the three-day long EVE Fanfest 2014.

 

Nelson, a world class Brazillian jiu-jitsu specialist, is arguably the greatest champion to arise from Iceland’s rich Viking heritage in the past several centuries. He responded to the news with a cold, emotionless stare.

 

MMA Fighter Gunnar 'Gunni' Nelson at Fanfest 2014

 

During EVE OF DESTRUCTION, Nelson will face off against CCP Games staff members and special guests in 10 back-to-back, one-versus-one wrestling matches in a fighting cage on loan from Mjölnir MMA Gym, his home training ground. The winner of each match is determined by submission, with unlimited time per round and only enough time between rounds for the introduction of the next competitor.

 

“The fighting itself will be very serious,” said Ragnar “CCP Loki” Eðvaldsson, the fight’s promoter. “We aim to defeat this world-class athlete and the team has been training hard for many months at Mjölnir to do so. What is the distance between a person at the top of the pyramid and those who strive to get there? Tune in to find out.”

 

Sveinn “CCP Guard/Mister G” Kjarval, who wears several hats as Community Developer for EVE Online, lead singer of Permaband and merciless coach of the CCP team, describes the EVE OF DESTRUCTION event as the “single greatest spectacle of athleticism” ever conceived, rivaled only by the “Brain vs. Pain” Chessboxing match held at Fanfest 2011. He promises “flailing, half-strength maneuvers” from his disciples that will “possibly, eventually have a 2% chance at best of causing this human tornado of devastation to pause and laugh just long enough that we get super lucky.”

 

Nelson responded with his trademark cold, emotionless stare.

 

MMA Fighter Gunnar 'Gunni' Nelson at EVE Fanfest 2014 Iceland

 

Tune in to the free live-stream throughout Fanfest, including the EVE OF DESTRUCTION event on Friday 2 May 2014, at www.twitch.tv/ccp.

 

More about Gunnar Nelson: http://www.nelson.is/

Mjölnir MMA Gym: http://mjolnir.is/

More about EVE Fanfest: http://fanfest.eveonline.com

 

About CCP

CCP is the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented eleventh consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.


CCP Games Halts Development of World of Darkness MMO

April 14, 2014

CCP Games today announced that they have cancelled the World of Darkness massively multiplayer online (MMO) game project in development in their Atlanta, GA studio. 

 

As a result of the change, 56 employees of the Atlanta studio have lost their jobs.  Some team members have been offered roles on other projects inside the company, and CCP has provided severance packages and job placement assistance for those affected.  

 

The remaining team in Atlanta will focus on games in the EVE Universe, which will mark the first time since 2006 that the entirety of CCP will be working on a single universe.

 

CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson:

 

The decision to end the World of Darkness MMO project is one of the hardest I’ve ever had to make. I have always loved and valued the idea of a sandbox experience set in that universe, and over the years I’ve watched the team passionately strive to make that possible.

 

I would like to give special thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the World of Darkness MMO a reality, especially the team members affected by this decision.  Their considerable contribution to CCP will not be forgotten, and we wish them well.

 

To our current and former employees and fans of World of Darkness, I am truly sorry that we could not deliver the experience that we aspired to make.  We dreamed of a game that would transport you completely into the sweeping fantasy of World of Darkness, but had to admit that our efforts were falling regretfully short.  One day I hope we will make it up to you.

 

Although this was a tough decision that affects our friends and family, uniting the company behind the EVE Universe will put us in a stronger position moving forward, and we are more committed than ever to solidify EVE as the biggest gaming universe in the world.


CCP Announces Online Streaming Plans for EVE Fanfest

April 9, 2014

Live streaming of massive fan celebration offers free standard-definition and paid high-definition options

 

Reykjavik, Iceland – April 9th, 2014 - CCP Games, the world's leading independent massively multiplayer game developer, has announced live streaming options for its annual fan celebration EVE Fanfest (May 1-3). Each year, thousands of EVE OnlineDUST 514, and now EVE: Valkyrie players from around the world travel to CCP's headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland for three days of celebration of the EVE universe.

 

CCP will be live streaming the tenth EVE Fanfest in standard definition for free on their Twitch.TV channel (http://twitch.tv/ccp/) and in high definition for a one-time fee of $19.95 USD or one PLEX (which can be obtained on the EVE Online in-game market). Viewers will get the latest announcements from CCP through broadcasted panels, presentations, PvP tournament coverage, the “Make EVE Real” science lectures, and the famous Party at the Top of the World amongst other unannounced events. All programming is highly produced and includes commentary and interviews from developers and players in the true EVE community spirit.

 

The EVE Fanfest high definition stream includes:

  • Three full days of HD programming live from Fanfest
  • Access to the HD stream of the 24 April pre-Fanfest livestream with CCP developers who will give exclusive details about what to expect at the big event
  • A choice of one of four unique industry ship skins for EVE Online: the Inner Zone Shipping Iteron (Gallente), Tash-Murkon Bestower (Amarr), Nefantar Mammoth (Minmatar) or Wiyrkomi Tayra (Caldari).

 

Fanfest 2014 Live Stream Promo Ship Skins

 

  • Digital copies of the Fanfest 2014 "Quafe" Tshirt for EVE Online (one male and one female)
  • Subscriber-only giveaways and chat emotes during streams

 

While the HD stream can be purchased through CCP or Twitch.TV, only viewers purchasing the stream through CCP's EVE Online account management system at https://secure.eveonline.com/fanfest/stream.aspx will receive the in-game promo items.

 

This year CCP will be celebrating the 10th Fanfest as all three game experiences in the EVE Universe come together amidst countless player conversations, celebrations and parties. The night before Fanfest officially begins, CCP will be unveiling a monument donated to the City of Reykjavik in honor of all players and developers who contributed to the EVE Online universe during its first decade. Throughout Fanfest the development teams will also reveal some of their plans for the near future of the EVE universe as well as demo several first-time hands-on experiences.

 

More about EVE Fanfest: http://fanfest.eveonline.com

More HD Stream Details: http://fanfest.eveonline.com/HDstream

CCP Twitch TV Channel: http://www.twitch.tv/ccp


CCP to Hold Epic Celebration of EVE Online, DUST 514, and EVE: Valkyrie at EVE Fanfest

February 27, 2014

The greatest fan event in gaming celebrates its tenth year from May 1-3

February 27, 2014 - Reykjavik, Iceland: CCP Games, the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, today announced the first round of programming for the tenth EVE Fanfest, the massive gathering that will celebrate eleven consecutive years of growth of the EVE Universe.

EVE Fanfest is the annual festival at which over 1,000 EVE Online capsuleers, DUST 514 mercs, soon-to-be EVE: Valkyrie pilots and their friends and family come together in Reykjavik, Iceland, for three days of celebration. This year promises to be the most expansive Fanfest yet as the three different games set in the EVE Universe converge into a single fan experience.

Unique events supplement the amazing panels, presentations, PvP tournaments, exotic local excursions, game demos, round tables, developer pub crawls, concerts, parties and unprecedented access to the development team. Highlights include:

  • The first live demo of EVE Online's summer expansion and more information about the long-term vision for game.
  • Reveals of what’s next for DUST 514 and a world-first hands-on opportunity with its next major evolution.
  • Exclusive hands-on with an entirely new build of the virtual reality dogfighting game EVE: Valkyrie and details about what’s in store for the game recently announced as an Oculus Rift launch title.
  • A special dedication ceremony for the “Worlds Within a World” monument to EVE players. This unique event, taking place in picturesque Reykjavik Harbor where the monument will be installed, will feature the monument’s creator, Reykjavik city officials and players from around the world.
  • The “Make EVE Real” speaker track returns with visionary scientists outlining how the science fiction portrayed in the EVE Universe might not be that far off from reality. Among the speakers is Dr. Michael Meyer, who will speak about his work as the lead scientist for NASA’s Mars Exploration Program and how the Curiosity rover has changed the way mankind searches for extraterrestrial life.
  • Headlining the legendary convention finale, the “Party at the Top of the World,” are musical acts Z-Trip (US) and FM Belfast (Iceland). Z-Trip returns triumphantly from last year’s massive DJ set and FM Belfast is back again after their killer 2010 performance.
  • Further updates on CCP’s transmedia projects, such as the company’s collaboration with Dark Horse and its partnership with director Baltasar Kormákur on an EVE television series.

That’s just some of what EVE fans will be able to look forward to. Much more will be revealed between now and the end of April--including the final schedule--with several surprises in store for the event itself.

Tickets for EVE Fanfest and more information about the event can be found at: http://fanfest.eveonline.com. Fanfest 2013 sold out, so anyone interested in attending should act fast.

The Fanfest 2014 promotional trailer can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrKlYEsGvvw

For Fanfest support or specific inquiries, please contact fanfestsupport@eveonline.com.

Informational Links

About CCP

CCP is the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented eleventh consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  CCP is also developing World of Darkness®, a modern gothic horror massively multiplayer online roleplaying game based on the classic tabletop roleplaying game Vampire: the Masquerade®. Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.


Issue #1 of CCP Games' Anticipated EVE: True Stories Graphic Novel Available Now for Free Download via Dark Horse Digital

February 21, 2014

CCP Games, the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games and creators of EVE Online, along with Dark Horse, are pleased to announce that the first issue of EVE: True Stories, “Thieves Among Us,” is now available as a free download from Dark Horse Digital or via the Dark Horse Android and iOS apps.

 

 

Issue #1 of the EVE: True Stories graphic novel dramatizes the opening throes of one of the greatest gaming stories of the last decade – the fall of the player alliance known as the Band of Brothers. Filled with action and intrigue, “Thieves Among Us” is inspired by actual player-driven events. Issue #1 is written by legendary writer Daniel Way (Wolverine: OriginsDeadpool) and features the artwork of Tomm Coker (Daredevil NoirNear Death) with cover art by David Palumbo (ALIENS, Heavy Metal).

 

Future instalments of EVE: True Stories will arrive digitally on 5th March, 19th March and 2nd April 2014, via Dark Horse Digital.

 

The hardback prestige collected edition of EVE: True Stories, containing all four comics, will go on sale in book and comic book stores, 4th June, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About CCP

CCP is the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented tenth consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514 ®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  CCP is also developing World of Darkness®, a modern gothic horror massively multiplayer online roleplaying game based on the classic tabletop roleplaying game Vampire: the Masquerade®. Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

 

About EVE Online®

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure in a single universe. EVE players build and command a wide variety of starships and traverse vast solar systems interconnected by a sophisticated player-driven economy, forging their own destinies in the meaningful context of other players vying to do the same. Learn more and play the free trial at www.eveonline.com.


CCP to Erect Monument to EVE Online Players in Reykjavik, Iceland

February 5, 2014

All Active Players on March 1st 2014 Will Have Their Names Permanently Etched on Monument’s Base

 

Reykjavik, Iceland – 5 February 2014 -- In celebration of the first decade of the EVE Universe, CCP Games today confirmed plans announced at Fanfest 2013 to erect a monument in the picturesque downtown harbor of Reykjavik, Iceland to honor those who have participated in establishing the massive virtual universe. The monument will serve as a physical manifestation of the respect and appreciation the company has for the millions of EVE Online players and followers who have contributed in the cooperative creation of the EVE Universe over the past decade. It also serves as a gift to Reykjavik, the home of CCP Games and EVE Online development for the past 16 years, as well as its inhabitants and those who come to visit the world‘s northernmost capital.

 

The monument will stand atop a half a meter tall metal-plated concrete platform that will have the names of all the main characters of all active EVE Online players (as captured on March 1st, 2014) etched upon it. CCP will be honoring EVE players who have passed away by adding their names to the monument as well.  A web-based application will assist in finding specific names on the monument‘s surface. A laptop buried under the monument will serve as a time capsule with videos, messages wishes and more from the players and the development staff.

 

“Our intention is to immortalize the contributions of the millions of people of the EVE universe in a way that extends beyond their immortality in our games“, said Hilmar Veigar Petursson, CEO of CCP.  “Honoring them as part of a timeless monument shows how virtual lives and adventures have reached a new level of meaning and impact that weaves into and enhances those that happen in this world. We are humbled by all those that have joined us on the journey so far, and it’s our hope that this physical piece will continue to gather energy and relevance into decades to come, becoming like EVE Online and outliving us all. “

 

The monument will be unveiled on Wednesday April 30th, a day before Fanfest 2014, the annual gathering celebrating the EVE Universe held at Harpa Concert and Convention Center in downtown Reykjavik. At the event, thousands of EVE Online, DUST 514 and EVE: Valkyrie players will witness the dedication in a special livestreamed ceremony that will include CCP staff, city officials, friends, and family.

 

Concept art of the monument

 

The monument is an a outdoor sculpture by the artist Sigurður Guðmundsson with help and input from EVE Online‘s own art directors Börkur Eiríksson and Ásgeir Jón Ásgeirsson. “Worlds Within a World” will stand over five meters tall and consist of two main elements facing each other through a highly polished stainless steel surface that reflects and mirrors the elements and the landscape. On the left side of the model stands a dark aluminum structure with a quote from the EVE Universe and on the right a dark granite facial figure representing the game’s players.

 

In 2013, EVE Online was honored by the Museum of Modern Art in the “Applied Design“ exhibition of the Museum‘s Philip Johnson Galleries and formally inducted into the permanent collection in the inaugural group of video games alongside thirteen others such as Tetris, Pac-Man, and The Sims. This monument extends CCP’s efforts to create a truly unique universe, in this case through a landmark that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual.

 

Read more thoughts on the monument from CCP’s CEO, players and the artist at the monument website: http://www.eve.com/monument

More about the artist: http://www.i8.is/?s=8&aID=40

Joining EVE Online: http://www.eveonline.com/

Media Contact: Ned Coker (nedcoker@ccpgames.com)

 

About CCP

CCP is the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented tenth consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514 ®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  CCP is also developing World of Darkness®, a modern gothic horror massively multiplayer online roleplaying game based on the classic tabletop roleplaying game Vampire: the Masquerade®. Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

 

About EVE Online®

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure in a single universe. EVE players build and command a wide variety of starships and traverse vast solar systems interconnected by a sophisticated player-driven economy, forging their own destinies in the meaningful context of other players vying to do the same. Learn more and play the free trial at www.eveonline.com.


 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Journalists seeking information about CCP or its products, wanting to set up interviews, needing assets or interested in review copies should contact:

Ned Coker (nedcoker@ccpgames.com)