David Braben

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David Braben (2005)

David John Braben , OBE (born January 2, 1964 in Nottingham ) is a British game developer .


Braben studied with Ian Bell at the University of Cambridge and developed the computer game Elite with him .

He also wrote Zarch for the Acorn Archimedes , which is another milestone in computer game history and was later published as a virus on other platforms. Braben then founded Frontier Developments , whose first game called Frontier was a sequel to Elite . Later a third part followed called Frontier: First Encounters . None of the sequels could match the popularity of the elite . The company is still active with Braben as a co-owner, publications have included RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 and Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo .

Raspberry Pi Foundation

On August 6, 2010 it was announced that David Braben, together with some others, had founded the Raspberry Pi Foundation and registered it as a non-profit. The charity's task is to encourage children to be more creative in using computers and their programming. This goal is to be achieved by developing and providing a so-called “17 Euro PC”.


Web links

Commons : David Braben  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Friedhelm Greis: Queen honors Raspberry Pi pioneer Braben on golem.de
  2. ^ Official document of the British Queen
  3. Report in the Standard (Austria)