D. J. Braben,
Moby ID: 1003
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David Braben is the founder of independent game development studios Frontier. In his 23 years in the industry, Braben's contributions include early successes like Elite (written in collaboration with Ian Bell), Zarch, Virus, Frontier; more recently extending the RollerCoaster Tycoon series with Chris Sawyer (also a shareholder in Frontier); creating Dog's Life on PS2 and forming a collaborative partnership with the UK animation studio Aardman Animations to bring the characters of Wallace & Gromit to life in videogames, both in their 2003 outing in Project Zoo, and Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Konami). Braben was the director of the fourth game in the Elite Series, Elite: Dangerous which was released in 2014.
On September 5th, 2005, he was awarded the Development Legend Award at the Develop Industry Excellence Awards in Cambridge, UK.
On 11th August 2009 game dialogue company Phonetic Arts announced that Braben had been appointed to the board of directors.
In 2011 Braben created the Raspberry Pi, a small single board computer initially designed for science education in schools.
Braben has been a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering since 2012. In 2015 he was awarded the Pioneer - Game Developers Choice Award (GDCA) and the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award.
Credited on 45 games
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|F1 Manager 2023 (2023, Windows)||President and Founder|
|Deliver Us Mars (2023, Windows)||President & Founder|
|F1 Manager 2022 (2022, Windows)||President and Founder|
|Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters (2022, Windows)||CEO|
|Far: Changing Tides (2022, Windows)||CEO|
|Lemnis Gate (2021, Windows)||CEO|
|Struggling (2020, Windows)||CEO|
|Planet Zoo (2019, Windows)||CEO and Founder|
|Jurassic World: Evolution (2018, Xbox One)||CEO and founder|
|Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection (2017, Windows Apps)||CEO and Founder|
|Planet Coaster (2016, Windows)||CEO and Founder|
|Alite (2015, Android)||Alite is inspired by classic Elite|
|Elite: Dangerous (2015, Windows)||Original Elite Game (1984-1991)|
|ScreamRide (2015, Xbox One)||CEO and Founder|
|Tales from Deep Space (2014, Fire OS)||CEO and Founder|
|Zoo Tycoon (2013, Xbox One)||CEO and Founder|
|Kinect Star Wars (2012, Xbox 360)||Chairman & Founder|
|Kinect: Disneyland Adventures (2011, Xbox 360)||Chairman|
|Kinectimals: Now with Bears! (2011, Xbox 360)||Executive Producers|
|Kinectimals (2010, Xbox 360)||Executive Producer|
[ full credits ]
- 30 games with Jonny Watts
- 23 games with Colin Davis
- 20 games with James Dixon
- 20 games with Michael Brookes
- 20 games with Andrew Thomas
- 20 games with David Walsh
- 19 games with Marc Cox
- 19 games with Jon Lewis
- 19 games with John Laws
- 19 games with Oscar Cooper
- 30 games with Frontier Developments plc
- 11 games with Audiokinetic Inc.
- 11 games with Valve Corporation
- 7 games with Virtuos Ltd.
- 6 games with Autodesk, Inc.
- 6 games with Xbox Game Studios
- 6 games with Real-Time Visualisation Ltd.
- 6 games with Keywords Studios Italy S.R.L.
- 6 games with Denuvo Software Solutions GmbH
- 5 games with Axis Productions Limited