Elite Creator David Braben Receives OBE

The Frontier Founder has been recognized for his 30-year service to the game industry today. David Braben has been appointed OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Elite: Dangerous

David Braben

Braben, who runs UK Developer Frontier, has created the famous space simulator game Elite back in 1984. Now, he is working on a new entry in to the series called Elite: Dangerous. This little project has raised over 1.5 million pounds over at Kickstarter.

The industry veteran is also one of the brains behind the famous Raspberry Pi. This tiny credit card-sized computer is available to everyone for as little as 25 pounds. The computer is designed to help teach people how to code, and is run entirely by a non-profit organization.

“Yes, it is a great honour, and much appreciated. I have a great team behind me, and I consider the award is for all of us,” Braben told Develop.

“I’ve just got back from an excellent E3 where our Elite: Dangerous game was being shown. It was the first time Frontier has been an exhibitor in our own right at E3 – all previous occasions have been exhibiting our games with a partner like Microsoft, Atari or Sony. We received several awards so coming home to be told about the OBE has topped off a fantastic week.

Elite: Dangerous

Elite: Dangerous

“It is really great, and I look forward to getting the honour in person.”

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