EVE Online

  • William Sims Bainbridge
Part of the Springer Series in Immersive Environments book series (SSIE)


Created by a small group of innovators in Reykjavík, Iceland, EVE Online has a well-deserved reputation for being challenging, immense, and different in many respects from the typical online game. It shares with Jumpgate the feature that the user’s avatar is a spaceship, and all the action takes place in space rather than on the surface of a planet. The pilot is represented by a small picture with personal possessions and a set of skills rather than a human body. For new players, EVE offers many training missions, but the main action is created by the players themselves as they set up corporations that occupy regions of the galaxy and fight battles against each other. Although my two main characters visited about a hundred solar systems, reportedly EVE spans 7,500 of them.


Solar System Scrap Metal Asteroid Belt Cruise Missile Cargo Capacity 


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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • William Sims Bainbridge
    • 1
  1. 1.VirginiaUSA

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