Via Press Release
CCP Games, the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games and creators of EVE Online, along with Dark Horse, are pleased to announce that the first issue of EVE: True Stories, “Thieves Among Us,” is now available as a free download from Dark Horse Digital or via the Dark Horse Android and iOS apps.
Issue #1 of the EVE: True Stories graphic novel dramatizes the opening throes of one of the greatest gaming stories of the last decade – the fall of the player alliance known as the Band of Brothers. Filled with action and intrigue, “Thieves Among Us” is inspired by actual player-driven events. Issue #1 is written by legendary writer Daniel Way (Wolverine: Origins, Deadpool) and features the artwork of Tomm Coker (Daredevil Noir, Near Death) with cover art by David Palumbo (ALIENS, Heavy Metal).
As a player in EVE for over 7 years, it is a massive game with endless possibilities that CCP has pushed to the limits for any MMOG. While it can get cumbersome at times, the entire universe in the game has its own function economic system that has real world implications. A perfect example is an AP story just a few weeks ago where a large alliance was under attack and lost in game ships to the tune of over $100,000 in real world money. Why is it real world? You can use actual money to purchase in game currency or “PLEX” cards. These cards are then sold on the market for ISK (in game money). The PLEX cards are used by those who don’t want to pay to play. If they earn enough cash in game, they can use that to buy a PLEX and fund their game account for 30-days. So while some players play for free, many larger alliances pour real money into the game.
Future installments of EVE: True Stories will arrive digitally on 5th March, 19th March and 2nd April 2014, via Dark Horse Digital.
The hardback prestige collected edition of EVE: True Stories, containing all four comics, will go on sale in book and comic book stores, 4th June, 2014.