Elite is a space trading video game, written and developed by David Braben and Ian Bell and originally published by Acornsoft for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers in September Elite's open-ended game model, and revolutionary 3D graphics led to it being ported to virtually every contemporary home. 24 Aug David Braben and Ian Bell had met at Jesus College, Cambridge, and created the game in their spare time using a BBC Micro, one of the first popular personal computers. Today, Braben is widely regarded as the “Godfather of Gaming”. Before his contribution to the field, players were having to make-do. BBC Elite Next (BBC version, you may wish to maximise your nostalgia factor by running the original BBC Micro version using an emulator. Note thatb Elite - The New Kind is a recent PC implementation of Elite pretty true to the original BBC version. You can use Chris .
Elite is a cult computer game, a space simulator with economic strategy elemenents, released by Acornsoft in for BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers. Soon Elite was ported to many other machines. Part of the versions appeared on the market under Firebird trademark. The name of the game reflects one of the. In , Superior software - who had by then bought Acornsoft - released an enhanced version of Elite. This version supported the BBC Master Series computer, and provided better graphics (using a different screen mode), different sound effects, additional missions, and lots more. It also loaded the entire game into. 16 Jun Elite is a seminal space trading computer game, originally published by Acornsoft in for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers and subsequently ported to many others. The game's title derives from one of the player's goals to raise their combat rating from Harmless, through Mostly Harmless.
29 Dec Elite is a space trader game with cockpit-view space travel sections that occasionally involved combat. Originally released for the BBC Micro in , it was quickly ported to various other systems both inside and outside the UK. It was followed by multiple sequels that expanded the depth of the game's.