Sections

Braben to open Dare ProtoPlay festival

Elite creator will give talk on his space trading hit

Industry veteran David Braben will open the Dare ProtoPlay festival next week.

"I have always been impressed by the standard of the Dare to be Digital games. I presented the BAFTA ‘Ones to Watch’ Award to the Dare winning team in 2009" said Braben.

"Now I am delighted to have the first chance to look at this year’s Dare games and share my experience with other developers at Dare ProtoPlay."

Braben will give a talk on his experiences creating space trading game Elite. He's also the founder of Frontier Developments, and has gone on to create successful titles like Kinectimals.

Dare ProtoPlay takes place between August 12 - 14 in Dundee’s Caird Hall and marks the end of the Dare to be Digital design competition. Entry is free, and details can be found here.

Related stories

Half-year revenues up at Frontier

Elite sells 1.4 million, company shows pre-tax profits of £400,000 for first half FY15/16

By Dan Pearson

Frontier Developments: 240 people and still indie

COO David Walsh on scaling the independent spirit, and the madness and glory of Elite: Dangerous

By Matthew Handrahan

Latest comments (4)

Nicola Searle Senior Knowledge Exchange Associate, University of Abertay Dundee5 years ago
Looking forward to it!
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply
Elaine Project Manager, University of Abertay Dundee5 years ago
To avoid disappointment, please book in advance: http://www.daretobedigital.com/protoplay...
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply
Gareth Donaghey Customer Support Agent, Blizzard Entertainment5 years ago
Wish I could go, Mr. Braben is a hero of mine and Elite was the game that made me a life long gamer. Hope the festival goes well.
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply
Show all comments (4)
Andrew Johnson Director, Localization Development Group, THQ5 years ago
I spent many a long hour playing Elite, I clearly remember the joy at purchasing my 1st docking computer, many fantastic dog-fights, a dream about scooping fuel from an endless sun but never quite made it past "dangerous".

Elite is one of my all time top games.

Later down the line, before gray hair, I had the pleasure of working with David / Mr. Braben for a short while and was amazed that one of my gaming heroes was so down to earth and a truly joy to work with under stressful gaming circumstances.

Unfortunately I can't get back across the pond to attend, but wish DB all the best of luck with what I'm sure will be a great talk!
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.