REYKJAVIK, ICELAND—April 3, 2013 —CCP Games, the world’s leading independent massively multiplayer game developer, today launched True Stories from the First Decade ( http://truestories. eveonline.com) , an effort that aims to discover, gather and then feature the greatest player stories from EVE Online® ’s famously rich sci-fi game universe by soliciting them directly from the players themselves. It is an integral part of a year-long tenth-anniversary celebration with peaks at the April 25-27 EVE Fanfest, EVE ’s 10 th anniversary celebration on May 6 th and the EVE Online: Odyssey expansion on June 4 th ( www.eveonline.com/odyssey).
From the years of persistent history of spaceship warfare in EVE Online to the newly added mercenary battles of DUST 514® , the players of the EVE Universe are placed at the center of the “sandbox” game design and single game server, with human interaction driving conflict and cooperation.
The games have few limits set on how players turn their imagination into action and have produced some of the most consistently interesting stories in gaming over the years, from massive investment betrayals to spontaneous thousand-person fleet battles and from carefully orchestrated assassinations to month long wars ending with expert diplomatic maneuvers.
“Our players have entertained EVE ’s followers for ten strong years, coming up with the most unique, inventive ideas and then acting them out amongst the stars,” said Torfi Frans Olafsson, Creative Director of the EVE Universe Intellectual Property Group. “They are the backbone of this game universe and we are proud to celebrate their stories both big and small.”
In true EVE fashion, players can tag characters, corporations, alliances and solar systems in order to add context and permanence to the events they describe, echoing the truths that reputation is of utmost importance in a shared society such as EVE and that each decision a player makes could have consequences ripple well into the future.
The inaugural drive for True Stories will be available for submissions until May 1st, when voting will open. Voting will last for two weeks. After that, the player with the highest-ranked story will receive a trip to Iceland for two, to visit CCP’s headquarters and experience Iceland first hand.
More information about True Stories from the First Decade and its rewards can be found in this dev blog: http://community.eveonline.com/news/dev-blogs/true-stories-of-the-first-decade/
More information about EVE Online (and a free trial) can be found at: www.eveonline.com