Eve is celebrating its ten year anniversary as being one of the longest lived Space based MMORPG’s. Today at the annual EVE Online Fanfest, it was announced that a free 54 page digital comic will be made available and published via Dark Horse.
The content for Eve: True Stories, will stem from the players themselves, that drive the story and politics for the game. Over the course of the next eight days, players are encouraged to submit their favorite memories of the game from the last ten years. The EVE population will then vote on the best ones and the free comic will be born.
Dark Horse will also be producing a giant 184-page glossy graphic novel that will cover all of the story driven lore behind EVE Online and DUST 514. Titled EVE Source, it will include a bunch of never seen before concept art and high-resolution images. There is no word yet if Dark Horse will also publish a digital variant.
EVE has derived most of its success through players crafting their own stories. I remember one in particular from 2005 that had The Guiding Hand Social Club mercenary outfit accepting a contract on the life of Ubiqua Seraph, CEO Mirial. Over the course of several months, Guiding Hand spies infiltrated Ubiqua Seraph and worked their way up the ladder to become Mirial’s closest companions. They proceeded to bring the corporation to its knees in one fell swoop, destroying Mirial’s most prized ship and raiding the corporate hangars for untold billions of ISK in valuable blueprints. In recent times, a massive fleet battle of 2800 ships resulted in the largest PVP session in the games history.