David Braben

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Name: David Braben (DB)

D.o.b. – ??/??/????

Worked for –
Frontier Developments
Firebird
GameTek
Empire

Worked since – 1980’s

Key title –

Elite(1985)
Virus(1988)
Campaign(1992)
Elite 2: Frontier (1993)
Rollercoaster Tycoon3(2004)
Wallace and Gromit ++
Thrillville
Thrillville 2 (2007)
The Outsider(InProduction)

Details – 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(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 has already announced plans for the forthcoming next generation consoles, i.e. Xbox 360, PS3 and Revolution.

Interesting facts: Outside is trying to bridge the emotional gap between games and films.

Connections:
Ian Bell
Aardman Films
Chris Sawyer

Links: http://www.frontier.co.uk/home.html

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