Ian Bell

Also Known As

  • I. Bell

Game Credits


Elite: The New Kind (2001)   (Original concept)
Elite Plus (1991)   (Original Concept)
Elite (1984)   (Game design and concept)


Elite (1984)   (Authors)
Elite (1984)   (Authors)


Frontier: Elite II (1993)   (Written Material)

Creative Services

Frontier: Elite II (1993)   (Written material)


Dark Horizon (2008)   (Thanks to)
Elite Plus (1991)   (Special Thanks To)

Developer Biography

Ian Bell is a programmer, game designer and producer best known for developing the game Elite with David Braben. He also wrote the game Free Fall which was released for the BBC micro in 1983.

Bell graduated from Cambridge University with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science. He has worked as a Senior Software Engineer at Autodesk since 2008.

Last updated: Oct 15, 2016