Iceland is probably better known for its volcanoes and Björk than for its computer games, but an Icelandic company called CCP is currently hard at work on their debut game, an online Elite-style space combat / trading game called "EVE". In an interview on RPGVault, designer Thorolfur Beck mastered the art of understatement by describing the game world as "quite large".
"We are now looking at something like 5000 solar systems, some with a number of inhabited planets and accessible space stations", Beck continued. "The backdrop of the world includes the five main empires in the game, and the relations and tensions within and between them. We've planned a few story arcs that will take place concerning this, some of which the players can directly influence or take part in."