David Braben

aka: D. J. Braben, D. 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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