Andrew Groen’s A History of the Great Empires of EVE Online has raised more than 765 percent of its original goal.
I don’t think I would ever want to play EVE Online. It’s not that I can’t conceive of having fun with the game, mind you. It’s more a matter of my looking at my life and looking at the level of commitment and dedication that the game requires and recognizing the two as being pretty much incompatible. That being the case, I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t find EVE and the epic hi-jinks of the people who play it to be among the most fascinating stuff in gaming culture.
It would seem I’m not alone in that respect. That, at least, would be my take away from the results of a recent Kickstarter campaign aimed at documenting “the politics, warfare, betrayal and culture” of EVE Online. Reaching its end yesterday, Andrew Groen’s A History of the Great Empires of EVE Online raised a whopping $95,729, more than 765 percent of the project’s original $12,500 goal.
Reading the campaign’s description, it’s not hard for me to imagine why it was so successful. Aimed at taking “readers from the very first day the servers switched on” and up to the game’s modern era, the concept alone sounds captivating. In fact, it sounds so good that I almost wish I’d discovered it sooner so I could chip a bit in myself. Alas, I’ll just have to settle for pre-ordering the book itself.