|Developer||Ian Bell |
|Latest version||Elite |
|Platform(s)||BBC Micro |
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Elite is a seminal space trading computer game, originally published by Acornsoft in 1984 for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers and subsequently ported to many others. The game's title derives from one of the player's goals to raise their combat rating from Harmless, through Mostly Harmless, Poor, Average, Above Average, Competent, Dangerous, Deadly, before reaching the exhalted heights of Elite.
The BBC version of the game originally came on cassette in a box - this is a photo of the front and back. The box included a wall chart for identifying ships, a copy of The Dark Wheel novella and a manual.
For the time (1983) it was relatively unusual to have more than 1 author for a game, but David Braben and Ian Bell realized they were working on similar projects and collaborated whilst undergraduates at Cambridge to produce Elite.
See how David Braben and Ian Bell created Elite, by watching the documentary Brits Who Made The Modern World.
- Classic Elite ships
- Classic Elite sounds
- Classic Elite entity states
- Classic Elite planet descriptions
- Legends of Elite
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