CCP honors fallen EVE Online developer with fundraiser ship skin

As if CCP Games isn’t struggling enough right now, the studio announced today that it’s lost one of its own: an EVE Online developer and graphics programmer known to the community as CCP Blaze. If you’ve ever warped anywhere or switched on the tactical overlay, you’ve seen his handiwork.

“CCP Blaze, one of our Senior Software Engineers with our Audio & Graphics team, passed away suddenly at the age of just 35, while on vacation in London celebrating his recent engagement. He is survived by his fiancée and one year old daughter here in Reykjavík, and leaves behind an amazing legacy at CCP from his 8 years at our headquarters working on EVE Online.”

The company says it held an internal fundraiser for Blaze’s family over the past few weeks since learning the news, and as of today, it’s also releasing a special fundraising item for the community: a brand-new “Blaze” squadron SKIN set that will be sold for one week only as a one-off for the Armageddon (100 PLEX) and for a five-hull bundle (495 PLEX). Blaze has been written permanently into the lore for the ship skin.

“We would like to reiterate that all profits from the sale of these SKINs will be donated directly to CCP Blaze’s fiancée and daughter on behalf of the EVE Online Community,” CCP writes.

Hugs for the CCP team and community today.

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Byórðæįr

First that is rough to lose something that young. my God keep his soul. I really think I would try to support it for the guy’s family’s sake. I have to point out that while immortalizing him on a ship it a really cool gesture I think it is going to severely limits the number of people who buy the skins or the pack of skins, which kinda defeats the purpose of changing for skins to help them out. It might have been better to make the ship looking a floating wreck, but either way that is horrible thing to go through. Since he is Icelandic Jala Via Hallia. Straight to heaven.

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Sylkesh

So sad :-( RIP Sir, and all my thoughts to his family :-(

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zeko_rena

Damn, I shall have to login to EVE when I get home from work and purchase these skins, such a sad story :(

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April-Rain

wow, news like this is just devastating and sad, thoughts with the family. R.I.P

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Alex Willis

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Armsbend

35 years old. Way, WAY too young. I hope his family does well after his passing – especially that little girl. Onto the next plane of existence.

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Alex Hurlbut

You forgot to mention the fact that he had just got engaged….frak what a hell of timing.