CCP hf


CCP hf

Infobox_Company
company_name = CCP hf
company_type = Privately held
company_
company_slogan =
foundation = 1997
location = Reykjavík, Iceland
key_people = Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO
Mike Tinney, President - CCP North America Ívar Kristjánsson, CFO
Magnús Bergsson, CMO
Halldór Fannar Guðjónsson, CTO
Jón Hörðdal, COO
Reynir Harðarson, Creative Director
Matthias Gudmundsson, Lead Programmer
Kjartan Pierre Emilsson, Managing Director CCP Asia
Nathan Richardsson, Senior Producer
Kári Gunnarsson, Art Director
Leifur Bjornsson, Quality Assurance Manager
Charles Dane, Director of Community Relations Valerie Massey Director of Communication
num_employees = 250 cite web |url=http://uk.gamespot.com/news/6176719.html |title=Q&A: EVE Online's Hilmar Petursson |accessdate=2007-08-17 |last=Boyes |first=Emma |date=2007-08-16 |year=2007 |month=8 |format=HTML |publisher=GameSpot |language=English]
revenue = $35.88 Million Fact|date=December 2007
industry = Video games
products = Eve Online

homepage = [http://www.ccpgames.com/ www.ccpgames.com]

CCP hf (or Crowd Control Productions) is a video game developer. CCP's headquarters are located in Reykjavík, Iceland. CCP Games also has subsidiary offices in Slough (Berkshire), United Kingdom; Atlanta, USA; and Shanghai, China

History

CCP was founded in June 1997 by Reynir Harðarson, Thorolfur Beck and Ívar Kristjánsson [http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=77768&page=2 "10 Years of CCP", Page 2] , Eurogamer, June 15, 2007 (Retrieved 15 June 2007)] for the purpose of making MMORPGs. In order to finance the initial development of "Eve Online"; CCP developed and published a board game called Hættuspil ("Danger Game").MMORPG.com: [http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/setview/features/loadFeature/1278/gameID/14 CCP Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary] by Jon Wood (Retrieved 12 June 2006)] In April 2000 the company raised $2.6 million, through a closed offering organized by Kaupthing Bank, from private investors in Iceland, including the Icelandic Telco Siminn. Approximately half of the initial 21 staff were drawn from the Icelandic dotcom company OZ Communications.

Products

Eve Online

CCP currently has one video game product, the MMORPG "Eve Online", originally published by Simon & Schuster, Inc. in May 2003. Later CCP hf re-acquired the rights to publish "Eve Online" [http://www.ccpgames.com/press/press_releases.asp?pressReleaseID=10 "EVE Online AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD"] , CCP Press Release, 3 December 2003 (Retrieved 31 August 2006)] after Simon & Schuster Interactive ceased trading. Development continues in a regular free expansion release schedule.cite web |url=http://www.eve-online.com/features/ |title=EVE Online Features |accessdate=2008-01-14 |author=CCP Games |format=HTML |work=eve-online.com |publisher=CCP Games |language=English]

Quafe

Quafe is both the name of a popular drink in the "Eve Online" universecite web |url=http://www.eve-online.com/background/potw/mar01.asp |title=EVE Online Chronicles - Quafe |accessdate=2008-01-15 |author=CCP Games |format=HTML |work=eve-online.com |publisher=CCP Games |language=English] and the name of the in-game corporation which produces it.cite web |url=http://www.eve-online.com/corporations/c_1000100.asp |title=Quafe - EVE Online Organizations |accessdate=2008-01-15 |author=CCP Games |format=HTML |work=eve-online.com |publisher=CCP Games |language=English] On October 22, 2004, CCP hf made a marketing first when they launched the virtual drink for sale in the real world.cite web |url=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/press_release.php?aid=5054 |title="CCP announces The Availability of QUAFE" - GamersIndustry.biz Press Release |accessdate=2008-01-15 |date=2004-10-20 |format=HTML |work=gamesindustry.biz |language=English] CCP sold the drink from their website for $1.50 (USD) for a single bottle, or $15.10 for a multi-pack, but sales of this drink have since ceased. The real-world Quafe soft drink had a lemon-lime taste.

World of Darkness

In October 2006 Magnús Bergsson (CMO of CCP) stated that "Eve" would not be the only game to come out of CCP. [http://virtual-economy.org/blog/interview_with_ccp_eve_currenc "Interview with CCP: EVE currency traders 'going to lose big'?"] , Virtual Economy Research Network, 2 October 2006 (Retrieved 12 November 2006)] On 11 November, 2006 CCP and White Wolf, Inc. jointly announced that CCP would be working on a World of Darkness MMO. [http://virtual-economy.org/blog/world_of_darkness_mmo_ccp_merg World of Darkness MMO: CCP merges with White Wolf] , Virtual Economy Research Network, 11 November 2006 (Retrieved 15 June 2007)]

Merger

On November 11 2006, White Wolf and CCP Games jointly announced a merger between the two companies during the keynote address at the "Eve Online" Fanfest 2006. [http://www.white-wolf.com/index.php?line=news&articleid=629 White Wolf Press Release 11 November 2006: Gaming Industry Innovators CCP and White Wolf to Merge] (Retrieved 11 November 2006)] [http://www.ccpgames.com/press/press_releases.asp?pressReleaseID=26 CCP Press Release 11th November 2006:Gaming industry innovators CCP and White Wolf merge] (Retrieved 12 November 2006)] White Wolf will become a wholly-owned independent subsidiary of CCP hf, with Hilmar Veigar Pétursson remaining as the CEO, and Mike Tinney remaining as President of White Wolf | CCP North America.

References

External links

* [http://www.ccpgames.com CCP hf's official website]
* [http://www.eve-online.com EVE Online]
* [http://www.eve-ccg.com EVE: The Second Genesis Collectible Card Game]


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