In June 1997, three men - Reynir Harðarson
, Thorolfur Beck
, and Ívar Kristjánsson
- founded Crowd Control Productions
, or CCP
, for the purpose of designing a new innovative MMO. Originally CCP
designed a board game called The Danger Game
in order to raise capital for their idea of EVE Online
By April of 2000, CCP
had raised over $2.5 million from private investors such as the Icelandic telecommunications company Siminn
. In May 2003 CCP
released EVE Online, its sole product which continues to grow and reach further success.
At first Simon & Schuster Interactive
(a division of CBS
) had published EVE Online in North America and Europe. However, in January 2004, CCP
reacquired publishing rights and switched to digital distribution. On November 11th, 2006, CCP
merged with White Wolf Inc.
a company based in the United States; White Wolf
became a wholly owned subsidiary of CCP
and the two companies also announced a World of Darkness MMORPG. On January 22, 2008, CCP
reached an agreement with Valve
for EVE Online to be published and marketed on Steam
also has subsidiary offices in Slough in the UK, Atlanta in the USA and Shanghai in China .
Originally Quafe had been an ingame Gallenete based corporation that sold the self named lemon-lime soft drink Quafe.
Being the only soft drink in New Eden
, it naturally was a huge success. In October 2004 CCP Games
lauched the EVE Online
virtual drink Quafe for sale at there website. It was $1.50 USD for a bottle and $15.10 USD for a six pack. The sale of the drink was later ceased.