Marko Susimetsä

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Marko Susimetsä is an author of Elite fiction.

Elite biography

Susimetsä first played Elite on a Commodore 64 in 1985 and immediately fell in love with it. He was 12 at the time and the game is one that he says "defined" him as a gamer, alongside the Ultima IV and Civilization games. He later played the game also on Amiga 500 and 1200, on which he also played Frontier: Elite II. It was only when he bought a PC around 1996 that he started playing Frontier: First Encounters.

On Oolite forums, Susimetsä uses "Wolfwood" as his handle, which is a simple translation of his Finnish family name.

Contributions to Oolite


Susimetsä wrote the Marcan Rayger stories, about a Federal Military Intelligence sergeant. The stories were written long before Oolite was born, but they tell a story that could have easily happened in Oolite as well.

He is also the author of one of the stories in Tales from the Frontier, an official tie-in with the Elite: Dangerous game.

Game contributions

His main contribution to the Oolite game is his Wolfwood's Variants OXP, which adds Asp Mk.I, Cobra Courier, Cobra Rapier, Drake, Drake Mk II & Wolf Mk I into the game.

Google Drive has & Wolfs_variants(2).zip (Neolite are SimonB's 2012 updating of Susimetsä's 2006 originals).

Personal life

Susimetsä is married and has one daughter. He enjoys reading and writing and an occasional sip of fine, aged rum.

Non-Elite interests

  • Medieval fairs
  • Renaissance era and the 30 Years War of the 17th century
  • Exercising
  • Reading and writing, mainly historical fiction

See also