by EVE Online Team12:30pm on Thursday 6th May 2021
Project Discovery, the groundbreaking citizen science project and mini-game found within EVE Online, has been nominated for Best Public Service, Activism, and Social Impact Game in the 25th Annual Webby Awards. You can vote now and help EVE Online - Project Discovery win this top honor!
Since June 2020, Project Discovery participants have contributed to a major real-life scientific program that aims to understand the immune system’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In partnership with teams at MMOS, McGill University, BC Cancer, and front-line COVID-19 clinicians such as Dr Andrea Cossarizza (Professor of Immunology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia School of Medicine in Italy), players have been marking cell populations on graphs which help scientists further understand how COVID-19 specifically affects blood cells. With over 115 million submissions made in the past year, players have helped to produce data that would not exist without the efforts of EVE’s dedicated global community.
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, the Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet.
As a nominee, CCP Games is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until 6 May, EVE Online fans can cast their votes at vote.webbyawards.com. Winners will be announced on Tuesday 18 May.