EVE Online, the space MMORPG, will mark its ninth year on May 6.
Meanwhile, EVE (screenshot above) heads toward its next expansion, EVE Online: Inferno.
In a press release, CCP, the game's developers, say its success is built on three pillars:
- Death must have meaning.
- Everyone plays in the same shardless universe.
- Sandbox design fosters human interaction that creates emergence that fuels a limitless storytelling engine
Well, EVE has been around nine years. It must be doing something right.
- Free Realms, a family friendly online world from Sony Online Entertainment, will mark its third year with special events, items and birthday quests. The free-to-play game is available for the PC, Mac and Playstation Network.
- The free-to-play Allods Online, an MMORPG from Gala-Net, will celebrate its first year. Players will get a Grimwolf mount with which they can travel the world of Sarnaut. Also coming will be an announcement regarding the next Allods expansion.
- As it marks its first anniversary, Battlestar Galactica Online by Bigpoint reports it is close to 10 million registered players. Through May 6, humans and Cylons who log in will receive in-game gifts and bonuses.
- IndieGala announced its fourth pay-what-you want indie game bundle, which supports charity. The new bundle includes Steel Storm: Burning Retribution, A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda, Alien Shooter, Disciples II: Gallean's Return, Altitude, Wake, Really Big Sky, Alien Shooter 2: Reloaded and Lunnye Devitsky. While pricing is based on what you want to pay, a $4.99 minimum donation may apply.
- Psydra Games released Dark Scavenger, an adventure game set on a mysterious planet that the player explores with three alien allies in tow. Scavenger combines turn-base combat with point-and-click mechanics.
- A screenshot for Reto-Moto's upcoming MMO strategic shooter Heroes & Generals can be seen below. The game is in pre-beta stages