Live Chat: Elite brains David Braben OBE answers YOUR Qs
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Live Chat On 17 June at 2:30pm BST, legendary gaming dev David Braben – who just this weekend was made an OBE for the work he has done for Blighty's video game and computer industries – answered your questions on Elite, the Raspberry Pi and how software development has changed.
Braben is famous as the co-author of Elite, which was released in September 1984 and soon became part of the reason people bough BBC Micros. The winner of Reg's Antique Code Show All-time Classics Award, it is widely hailed as the game which attracted a generation to computers and programming.
This understanding of the importance of a grounding in technology is reflected in Braben’s involvement in Raspberry Pi. His company, Frontier Developments, is now working on a 21st Century version of Elite which has been funded as a kickstarter project and which will support the Oculus Rift. See a transcript of the chat below.
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