REYKJAVIK, ICELAND— Oct 30, 2013 —CCP Games, the world’s leading independent developer of sci-fi MMO, EVE Online ®, which celebrates its ten year anniversary this year, is pleased to announce their success at the World Summit Award in the e-Entertainment and Games category.
The World Summit Award (WSA) is an initiative backed by all United Nations bodies including, UNESCO, UNDP and UNIDO. The United Nations World Summit on Information Society (UN-WSIS), select the most outstanding e-Content that is considered to make a difference on a global scale. This year saw over 460 nominees enter the competition from all over the world with the finalists invited to attend a three day WSA Global Summit in Sri Lanka. EVE Online was selected by the on-site international experts jury as World Summit Award 2013 - Global Champion and became one of the top five winners in the category e-Entertainment & Games.
Örvar Halldórsson, Eve Online Game Design Director, took to the stage in Colombo to receive the award on behalf of CCP Games.
CCP will continue to build their e-Content with the release of EVE Online: Rubicon, the 20 th free expansion to the award-winning sci-fi MMO EVE Online®. Due for release on November 19th, Rubicon builds upon ten years of constant subscriber growth and EVE’s latest and most successful expansions, Retribution and Odyssey.
Further information on the competition can be found on the WSA websites.
To view images of the awards night follow: http://bit.ly/1bvNZGo
About EVE Online ®
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure in a single universe. EVE players build and command a wide variety of starships and traverse vast solar systems interconnected by a sophisticated player-driven economy, forging their own destinies in the meaningful context of other players vying to do the same. Learn more and play the free trial at www.eveonline.com.
CCP is the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented tenth consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514 ®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe. CCP is also developing World of Darkness®, a modern gothic horror massively multiplayer online roleplaying game based on the classic tabletop roleplaying game Vampire: the Masquerade®. Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.
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