CCP Games, creators of the successful space MMORPG EVE Online
, have announced they will be harvesting stories from within the game to create comic books, a TV series, and possibly even films set in the EVE universe
has never set records for the size of its userbase, but it's long been known as a game that generates some of the best emergent gameplay in the industry. From battles involving thousands of players
to in-game confidence schemes involving currency worth tens of thousands
of real dollars
, it's likely you've heard about players' exploits even if you haven't played the game. CCP is now looking to bring the EVE
universe to a wider audience, and rather than having a group of writers dictate all of the lore, they're letting the players take part. They've set up a site where users can share their tales and vote on those of others
. CCP has partnered with Dark Horse Comics to make a comic book out of the stories, and with a production company to make a live-action TV show.