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GDCA Hands Out a Pioneer Award to David Braben

Posted by Suzie Ford on Jan 27, 2015  | Comments

GDCA Hands Out a Pioneer Award to David Braben - Elite: Dangerous -

The Game Developer's Choice Awards have been announced, and Dave Braben, CEO of Frontier Developments and Elite: Dangerous, has been named as the recipient of the Pioneer Award for his groundbreaking technology and game design milestones.

Pioneer Award winner David Braben co-developed the seminal 'open world' 3D space trading game Elite with Ian Bell while at university in the early 1980s. The best-selling, startlingly expansive title had revolutionary 3D graphics and let the player make all kinds of intriguing moral decisions as they flew the known universe. Elite saw a number of sequels, including the crowdfunded, currently much buzzed-about Elite: Dangerous, and went on to be a big influence on games in the genre it helped create - from Wing Commander to No Man's Sky and beyond.

Find out more about the Game Developers Choice Awards.

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom