EVE Online’s foray into citizen science “the first of many”

CCP Games will continue to integrate citizen science research projects into EVE Online, following an enormously successful collaboration with the Human Protein Atlas and Massively Multiplayer Online Science (MMOS).

We want integration with the game mechanics, with the storyline, with the visuals, and with the rewards system.

We thought that if we did it in the right way, if we could convert even a tiny fraction of the billions of hours that we spend with games, that would mean a virtually limitless human computation engine for science.Attila Szantner, MMOS founder

With the infrastructure in place, we have a lot more tools to deepen the experience, and blur the line between the reality of EVE Online and ordinary reality, we believe this is a step into something much bigger, much greater.

We hope to set the example. We want to set the stage for many other successful collaborations between science and games to come.Bergur Finnbogason, CCP development manager

Read the full article by Matthew Handrahan on gamesindustry.biz

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