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Elite - 25th Anniversary

It's now a quarter of a century since David Braben and Ian Bell changed the face of computer gaming with the release of Elite on the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron.

Frontier Developments have launched a 25th Anniversary Website to celebrate.

Steve 16:25, 21 September 2009 (BST)

New dev release of Oolite

1.72 is now out for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows. You can get your fresh copy of Oolite from oolite.org now.

Winston 15:03, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Elite on TV

On the 22nd August a program was broadcast in the UK all about the creation of Elite, including interviews with its two inventors - David Braben and Ian Bell.

If you missed it you can watch it here

Steve 20:57, 2 September 2008 (BST)

Ulite, version 4

Ulite, the German web based game inspired by Frontier First Encounters is having a major revision on the 5th of May, with version 4 of the game. The game is available in English as well as German. At present, no information on what the update contains. The game can be found at http://www.ulite.de

Winston 14:01, 24 April 2008 (BST)

New Oolite test release - 1.71

A new Oolite test release is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. There are many updates and bug fixes - see Ahruman's post here: [1] . You can download a new package for all platforms from BerliOS project page, as an exe installer for Windows, a Linux autopackage, or a Mac OSX .dmg (there are also updaters available; see the appropriate forum on the Bulletin Board for information for your specific computer)

Winston 12:00, 23 April 2008 (BST)

Braben on the Beeb

Simon Challands on alt.fan.elite spotted an article on the BBC, about the Breadbin on the BBC Micro. It's an interesting read to Braben's opinion on the machine, and computing today. You can read it here - [2]

Winston 11:09, 31 March 2008 (BST)

Braben's impression of the UK government's attitude to the games industry

On a link from Frontier's website, I noticed that David Braben has strongly criticised the British government's treatment of the UK game industry. In Gamespot, he's quoted as saying, "The government has made it very clear that it doesn't give a damn about the games industry." When asked to expand on his point, Braben told GameSpot that, "As an industry we have largely slipped between the cracks until now as far as government is concerned. Certainly as an industry, we have a low profile within government; there is a lack of appreciation of the size and revenue generated by our industry, and a similar lack of awareness of the issues we face."

You can read the full article here: [3]

Winston 11:02, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

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