Out of the 2013 Eve Fan Fest, developer CCP has revealed that both a Comic Book and Television series are being developed around their long-running sci-fi MMO Eve Online.
Both transmedia efforts are reportedly being inspired by in-game events with narratives being crafted around actual player experiences, with the developer calling on players to submit their favourite moments via the True Stories
web portal for consideration.
The decade of history of EVE Online is unique. It has its heroes, scoundrels, heists and intrigue. Unlike other games, those are not stories written by developers and acted out by NPCs. They are true stories about the actions of the players that inhabit this world.
Help us capture these true stories and vote for the best submissions! The result of this effort becomes an archive for all to learn about what really happened during the first decade in New Eden.
Those true stories will inspire books, comics, TV series or films set in the EVE Universe.
A comic book, titled EVE: True Stories, intends to package up four such tales over 64 pages, and will be authored and illustrated by graphic novel veterans under the guiding hand of Dark Horse Comics. Dark Horse will reportedly be publishing the book this Winter (Northern Summer), and a digital version will be released online for free.
The TV series however, is still in early development with what seems to be a must less certain future. But CCP certainly does seem to be serious about it, having notable Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur of (The Deep, Contraband) attached, and reportedly already actively working with a writing team.