FIght COVID-19 By Playing EVE Online
A new phase of Citizen Science initiative Project Discovery
Today, CCP Games in conjunction with Massively Multiplayer Online Science (MMOS) have announced the third phase of their Project Discovery initiative, which will have players engage in a mini-game within EVE Online to help scientists fight COVID-19.
Players in EVE Online can help with Project Discovery through a mini-game in which they use a tracing tool to mark groups of cells. Project Discovery's results will help to understand the immune system's response to COVID-19, in collaboration with scientists from McGill University, BC Cancer, and front-line COVID-19 clinicians. Players who participate in the mini-game will see rewards in the form of in-game content. There is a detailed in-game tutorial for Project Discovery available when players log into EVE Online.
There will be a special stream on CCP's Twitch channel today at 19:00 UTC (12:00pm PDT/ 3:00pm EST). Players can track progress updates from the team at the School of Computer Science at McGill University's website. And in other EVE Online news, players recently elected a new Stellar Management Council and CCP recently dived into the tech behind EVE Online.