The Icelandic computer game company CCP, which produces the EVE online multiplayer game with over 230.000 players, has now published the first novel to be based on the game.
EVE online is multiplayer fantasy computer game which takes place in galaxies far away from earth and is played over the internet. Over 230.000 players from all over the world gather up in the fantasy virtual reality of EVE online. Mbl.is reported.
Since the game was released, the background story has been a vital part of the cyber universe. The story behind EVE has been slowly revealed in articles, short stories and two novellas.
The first novel based on EVE online will be published on June 19 and is called The Empyrean Age and is written by Tony Gonzales, the author of the two novellas. Despite the fact that the novel is based on a computer game, Hilmar Veigar Péturson CEO of CCP believes that the novel will appeal to any one who is interested in science fiction books.
“Although is deepens the story for those who play, the story is written so it should appeal to any one who is into Si-Fi. The author brilliantly combines those two goals and there are even examples of people who have begun playing the game after reading the novellas” Péturson said.
The novel will be available on the online bookstore amazon.com and CCP is in co-operation with two publishing houses, Orion in the UK and White Wolf in the US.