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A History of the Great Empires of Eve Online

A project in Chicago, IL by Andrew Groen

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A narrative history book about the politics, warfare, betrayal, and culture that shaped the first decade of Eve Online.
Backers: 3116
Average Pledge Per Backer: $31

Funded: $95,729 of $12,500
Dates: Apr 24th -> May 25th (31 days)
Project By: Andrew Groen
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Reviewing My Kickstarter History

March 20th - via:
With some Kickstarter campaigns of interest running of late, like the Massively Overpowered funding campaign and the much-talked-about Crowfall campaign, I decided to look back at the projects I had funded to see how the whole Kickstarter thing has treated me. (Read More)

Eve Online history book makes progress a month after Kickstarter campaign

July 2nd - via:
A month after raising $95,000 on Kickstarter to write a history book about the expansive universe of MMO Eve Online, A History of the Great Empires of Eve Online, Andrew Groen is getting his small team and eventual sources prepared. (Read More)

Top 10 Kickstarter Projects That Were Funded in 5 Days or Less

May 26th - via:
This is the first of a series of lists discussing Kickstarter projects that have been funded in 5 days or less. The idea is only to choose the most-quickly-funded ones that I find most interesting, and bring them to you. (Read More)

EVE Online History Book Kickstarter Concludes with $96,000 Raised

May 26th - via:
Andrew Groen's A History of the Great Empires of EVE Online, a narrative of the politics and wars in EVE, succeeded in meeting its Kickstarter funding goal, with $95,729 raised from 3,116 different backers. (Read More)

Last chance to upgrade: 24 Hours To Go

May 24th - via:
With the funding phase coming to a close tomorrow I wanted to send out one reminder to make sure the end doesn't catch anybody off-guard. There are still more and more people upgrading to the hardcover version every hour. So if you’re still... (Read More)

One Last Push

May 22nd - via:
Because of your amazing early support for this project I've had the privilege to run a much more laid back campaign than most. I don't have a million different reward tiers so I didn't need to constantly try to upsell backers on more expensive items.... (Read More)

Eve Online history book exceeds Kickstarter goal, adds hardcover version

May 21st - via:
Andrew Groen’s A History of the Great Empires of Eve Online has well-exceeded its Kickstarter goal. (Read More)

Deluxe hardcover edition is official!

May 14th - via:
Since the beginning of this campaign the number one request from backers has been a hardcover edition, but it was a tough request because I never wanted to simply recreate the soft cover version except with a firmer front page and a bigger price tag.... (Read More)

Eve Online History Book Generates Over $40K on Kickstarter

May 5th - via:
The last time we checked games journalist Andrew Groen's Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for his book, A History of the Great Empires of Eve Online, it had almost tripled its initial goal of $12,500. As of this writing the project sits at $40,899, with 19 more days to go. With the project fully funded and earning way above its initial goal, Groen (pictured, left) continues to kick around ideas to make the project more interesting. One of the big things fans continue to ask for is a reward tier that includes a hardcover edition of the book. (Read More)

A note about methodology

May 3rd - via:
Many people have asked questions about what sort of events this book will focus on, and I wanted to take a moment to address that with a little more space and clarity than would be possible in a DM or comment. The book is called, "A History of the... (Read More)

EVE Online’s Rich History Immortalized as a Book

May 1st - via:
Eve Online is insane. It’s the single most expansive, cohesive world in all of gaming, but an incredibly small amount of the history of the Eve Online universe existed when it was first created. Now, there’s a huge, expansive lore, with governments and bands of rebels, corporations, shops, armies, and alliances. (Read More)

Eve Online book that details 10 years of in-game history exceeds $12.5K Kickstarter goal

April 30th - via:
Freelance writer Andrew Groen wants to write a book about MMO Eve Online. Not just any type a book, though. A history book about the last ten years of the politics and machinations in developer CCP Games’ virtual world. (Read More)

Meet the editors

April 27th - via:
I want this book to be understandable and interesting to every type of reader. In order to do that I’m going to be working with two separate editors: one with an extensive background in Eve Online, and one with no experience in Eve but extensive... (Read More)

Let's talk stretch goals!

April 25th - via:
Hello! Yesterday was an absolutely amazing day as the book soared past its funding goal in under half a day and is now on the road to doubling the original goal within the next day. But there are still 29 ahead. I plan on using every one of them to... (Read More)

Eve Online History Book Project Funded on Kickstarter

April 25th - via:
Freelance writer Andrew Groen has launched a Kickstarter that will document the history of the last 10 years of the MMO titled: A History of the Great Empires of Eve Online. (Read More)

100% Funded! In 7.5 Hours!

April 24th - via:
Over the past few months while I've been planning this Kickstarter, I never allowed myself to believe it could go this well. Not even in my private thoughts did I honestly believe I'd receive this amount of support in such a small amount of time.... (Read More)

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