CCP Games, the developer of one of the more complex and engaging online games on the market – EVE Online – are set to hold their annual (sold out) EVE Fanfest at the end of this month between the 25th and 27th April. Keeping with their theme of “Second Decade”, given the games tenth anniversary this year, their keynotes will focus on the past, present and futures of DUST 514, EVE Online and their company in general. Other additions to the schedule include a new panel discussion, “Games as Art: EVE and Other Games at the New York MoMA” and Z-Trip, an award-winning DJ who will headline Fanfest’s annual “Party at the Top of the World“.
“Games as Art” is the latest addition to this year’s series of expert-led panels at Fanfest, and will be available via live stream for those unable to attend the sold-out event. Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, will serve as the moderator of a panel discussion examining the evolution of video games as an artistic medium. Antonelli will be joined by representatives of three of the thirteen video games recently added to the museum’s permanent collection.
Title: Games as Art: EVE and Other Games at the NY MoMA
Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, New York Museum of Modern Art
Torfi Frans Olafsson, Creative Director, CCP Games
Adam Saltsman, Designer, Canabalt
Tarn Adams, Co-Creator, Dwarf Fortress
Summary: EVE Online, along with twelve other video games, was recently added to the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator at MoMA, will be joined by CCP’s Torfi Frans Olafsson, Canabalt’s Adam Saltsman, and Tarn Adams of Dwarf Fortress, to discuss what it means to be included in the museum’s permanent collection and share their thoughts on how video games have evolved as an artistic medium.
While this was the key event that CCP Games highlighted, their full schedule can be found on the official fanfest website HERE. As not everyone would be able to attend the Finland-based festival or have been able to grab tickets… the company is offering a couple of streaming options of key events during the program.