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Online Game Pioneers at Work by Morgan Ramsay

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CHAPTER   13

Reynir Harðarson

Cofounder, CCP Games

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Reynir Harðarson cofounded CCP Games in 1997 with Þórólfur Beck and Ívar Kristjánsson to create EVE Online, a vast galactic battleground that boasts more than 500,000 spaceship captains of dubious repute.

Launched in 2003, EVE Online is one of the oldest and continuously growing massively multiplayer online games, and one of the harshest persistent worlds. Trust and betrayal are prominent features of the EVE universe. Players regularly lose thousands of U.S. dollars worth of virtual goods, as a consequence of corporate espionage, deception, sabotage, piracy, and all-out war.

After nearly 17 years ...

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