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EVE Online TV show and comic in the works

EVE Online TV show and comic in the works

EVE Online is about to turn 10 and is readying its 19th free expansion.

A TV series inspired by stories from the EVE Online player-base is in development.

Players can submit their stories to EVE developer's CCP 'True Stories' website and these will fuel the show. It will be directed by Baltasar Kormákur whose more recent films include Contraband and The Deep.

'The EVE universe is full of astounding stories of epic battles, daring heists, and gripping political intrigue, all of which will make for an amazing television series,' said Kormákur. 'The opportunity to interact with the fans of the EVE Universe directly opens up all sorts of exciting possibilities.'

EVE Online's trans-media efforts will extend further still as the stories submitted will also drive a comic published by Dark Horse. The title, EVE: True Stories, will be released this winter in hardback form and also be available as a free download on Dark Horse's website and mobile apps.

'The inhabitants of the notorious and beloved EVE Universe have ten years’ worth of dramatic stories to tell,' added CCP chief executive Hilmar Veigar Pétursson. 'Our close collaboration with Baltasar and his creative team gives me confidence that we will capture EVE’s essence, inspiring millions of TV viewers with visions of humanity’s future.'

Kormákur's creative team intends to create an original storyline set in the EVE universe so it is unlikely that the stories submitted will be utterly unedited and we can probably expect names like the Goonswarm and Honeybadger alliances to be altered, although there will be many who would like to see some of the player-generated madness that exists in the universe make it into the project unaltered.

EVE Online will have been running for 10 years this May and is gearing up for its 19th free expansion, Odyssey, which is deployed on June 4. The MMO currently has a subscriber base of approximately 500,000.

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Nexxo 29th April 2013, 09:25 Quote
Cool. We're going to have a show about space pirates talking teenage trash about tits and boozing all day while griefing cluelessly wandering space pilots who keep asking "How do I... LOL?" questions.

Eleven of the 12 episodes will show nothing but 55 minutes of a ship mining a veldspar asteroid.
G0UDG 29th April 2013, 09:59 Quote
A video about the history of the Caldari Navy and how they mine asteroids and avoid pirates while sitting in their very expensive virtual spaceship after paying an expensive fee to play the game each month unless they have enough game money to pay for a free month which takes ages to accumulate even years in some cases
G0UDG 29th April 2013, 10:01 Quote
unless you sit 24 hours a day doing nothing but playing eve online all day having no life outside of it very sad
blacko 29th April 2013, 10:05 Quote
They need to do the BoB story.
Silver51 29th April 2013, 12:08 Quote
If you find yourself mining in EVE, you're doing it wrong.
monkiboi 29th April 2013, 13:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Nexxo

Eleven of the 12 episodes will show nothing but 55 minutes of staying docked and clicking on porn posted in local.

fyp :)
////\oo/\\\\ 29th April 2013, 13:27 Quote
The Guiding Hand Social Club would make for a good episode...
Silver51 29th April 2013, 13:58 Quote
What I'd hope for is a collection of stories with people making it out of impossible situations with only a sliver of hull left. Or sweeping stories with BoB, CFC, HBC, the Russians et al..

Hopefully it'll avoid the pitfalls of American syndicated sci-fi with heavy moral lessons, people staring deeply into each others eyes (like they're looking for stigmata) and sudden cancellation after the first season.
Woodspoon 29th April 2013, 14:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Silver51
If you find yourself mining in EVE, you're doing it wrong.

Agreed

Whatever non EvE players opinions of it maybe it should be applauded that a game is getting it's own tv show, being taken seriously enough by mainstream media to get it's own show.
CampGareth 29th April 2013, 15:11 Quote
Did somebody say Clear Skies? :D I'd love to see it done
Silver51 29th April 2013, 15:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by CampGareth
Did somebody say Clear Skies? :D I'd love to see it done

HOT-DOG ALL THE THINGS!
Nicodemus_MM 30th April 2013, 02:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Nexxo
Cool. We're going to have a show about space pirates talking teenage trash about tits and boozing all day while griefing cluelessly wandering space pilots who keep asking "How do I... LOL?" questions.

Eleven of the 12 episodes will show nothing but 55 minutes of a ship mining a veldspar asteroid.

Can't tell if being sarcastic or clueless... or a little of both. With an average player age nearing 30 (I've met one gentleman in his mid-sixties) it would be more accurate with middle-aged stoners whining about upcoming/recent changes, politicing and refusing to engage in anything that resembles a fair fight.

25% Super/Titan Low/Null blobs
25% W-space T3 blobs
48% POS/Station spinning
1% Burn Jita/Hulkageddon
1% Evenly distributed engagements... but that's only because a couple of roaming gangs accidentally jumped into each other and cyno support wasn't available. :D

Quote:
Originally Posted by CampGareth
Did somebody say Clear Skies? :D I'd love to see it done

OMG, Yes!
Nexxo 30th April 2013, 08:54 Quote
I used to play it for a while (don't really have the time now); joined a corporation and did all that schtick. What put me off was the heavy emphasis on combat and how teenagers (or to be fair it could just have been players who behaved like teenagers) who had played long enough to build a heavily armed ship would swoop in and start shooting everybody at random. This forced me to build a heavily armed ship and start pursuing them. Not how I want to spend my spare time in space.

Perhaps the crowd has matured a bit since then. But I simply do not have enough spare time to spend the ages it takes to get anywhere in Eve stuck to the screen. Pity; the universe looks gorgeous.
ashchap 30th April 2013, 13:42 Quote
"Eve players are to nerds what nerds are to normal people" - Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw, Zero Punctuation
Risky 30th April 2013, 21:34 Quote
I was tempted by Eve when it launched but given that mey gaming rigs tended to be out of action for months at a time I didn't want to commit to a monthly fee.

I get my space fix from the X-seriesgames which have the advantage of being purely single player and therefore ideal when you've had enough human interaction for a day!
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