EVE Fan Fest

Eve Fanfest 2013: World of Darkness video shows hunting, parties and parkour - "you can't make your vampire sparkle"

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CCP's vampire MMO World of Darkness has been hiding from the light for the last twelve months, but behind the scenes a gear has shifted. The 70 strong team that formerly split its time between World of Darkness, Eve and Dust are now pursuing World of Darkness full-time.

It's nowhere near finished, however. Today's World of Darkness presentation at the Eve Fanfest in Reykjavik focused closely on the level design tools and shaders that CCP are using to build their next big sandbox MMO, but they did show a video. Built from World of Darkness assets, the "target footage" was designed by CCP artists to illustrate what life as an urban vampire will hopefully look and feel like in the finished game. Filming was strictly prohibited, the session wasn't part of the Fanfest livestream and CCP aren't likely to show it publicly any time soon, so instead I will use words to try and paint pictures in your head. I will also use actual pictures drawn with my hands. Here's what happened.


Eve Fanfest 2013: Hands-on with CCP's experimental Eve Oculus Rift dogfighting game

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CCP have made an experimental 6v6 Eve dogfighting game in Unity for the Oculus Rift. I had the chance to play it at Eve Fanfest in Reykjavik and I'm quite eager to tell you about it, because it's basically the game I've wanted to play since the age of six when I decided that I wanted to be a space pilot.

It was created in less than seven weeks by a team of CCP staff utilising "20% time" - CCP's catchphrase for time they give their devs to work on projects of their choice. Each player sits in one of Eve's fighters and blasts the others to space dust in a warzone stationed around one of Eve's mighty carriers.


World of Darkness vampire MMO not dead, trailer shows first in-game footage

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It's been quiet for a while, but the vampire MMO, World of Darkness is still being worked on, in the very darkest corners of CCP. This year's Eve Fanfest has been focused on the future of Eve Online the first person shooter tie-in, Dust 514, but a few more details have emerged, along with our first look at the game engine in the teaser trailer above.


EVE Online Fan Fest keynote live blog

Graham Smith at

I'm currently at this year's EVE Online Fan Fest, hoping to find out what's new in the universe of spaceships and lasers. You don't have to be here to find out for yourselves, though. At 3pm BST, the Fan Fest keynote is going to begin, and you can watch it live. Read on for details, and live updates of any big announcements.