EVE Online Makes Debut in MOMA’s Applied Design Exhibit

CCP Games passed along a note to proudly proclaim that its flagship title, the space-themed MMO EVE Online, is part of the Applied Design exhibit at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. EVE Online is one of the first fourteen video games to enter its MOMA’s permanent collection.

“We couldn’t imagine telling the story of the EVE Universe without putting our players and their actions front and center,” said Torfi Frans Olafsson, Creative Director, EVE IP Development Division. “The exhibition was such an inspiring project to work on. Seeing our universe under the same roof as so many other legendary works we love makes that collaboration an even more meaningful honor.”

CCP Games created a “day in the universe” visual experience for its part in the exhibit that offers a journey in the EVE Universe through the everyday actions of some of the more than 500,000 inhabitants from 230 countries around the world. This was created using submissions of personal gameplay recordings from EVE players. All of those submissions were then combined with 1.2 terabytes of data from EVE’s server databases and Big Data storage into a larger narrative representing the sci-fi game and player interactions within it.

Applied Design installation opened to the public this afternoon and will run through January 31, 2014. It showcases a collection of video games selected by a panel of industry experts, amongst other media and artwork. For more details on the exhibit, check out www.moma.org.

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