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Computing Games written by Ian Bell / David Braben

The following is a list of Computing Games written by Ian Bell / David Braben in the Centre for Computing History collection. It is not an exhaustive list of and other games may have been published. If you have any games or software that you would like to donate to our collection, please view our donations page.

There are 8 Computing Games written by Ian Bell / David Braben in our collection :
Order By : Title - Release Date - Publisher
Elite Date: 1985 Elite

As with the BBC and Electron versions, and in no small way because it is has a similar processor, the Commodore 64 version was programmed by Ian Bell and David Braben

Software House: Firebird
Author: Ian Bell / David Braben
Platform : Commodore 64

Elite Date: 1991 Elite

This is an excellent version of the space trading classic

Software House: Imagineer
Author: Ian Bell / David Braben
Platform : Nintendo NES

Elite Date: 1984 Elite

Ian Bell and David Braben converted the seminal Space Trading and combat game from the BBC themselves, finding that compromises would have to be made

Software House: Acornsoft
Author: Ian Bell / David Braben
Platform : Acorn Electron

Elite (BBC Master 128, 6502 Second Processor) Date: 1985 Elite (BBC Master 128, 6502 Second Processor)

Written in Cambridge by Ian Bell and David Braben, it was published by Acorn's publishing arm Acornsoft, this was a space trading, space combat gamethat really pushed the technology of the time to t ...

Software House: Acornsoft
Author: Ian Bell / David Braben
Platform : BBC Micro

Elite (Disk) Date: 1985 Elite (Disk)

As with the BBC and Electron versions, and in no small way because it is has a similar processor, the Commodore 64 version was programmed by Ian Bell and David Braben

Software House: Firebird
Author: Ian Bell / David Braben
Platform : Commodore 64

Elite (Sealed) Date: 1984 Elite (Sealed)

Written in Cambridge by Ian Bell and David Braben, it was published by Acorn's publishing arm Acornsoft, this was a space trading, space combat gamethat really pushed the technology of the time to t ...

Software House: Acornsoft
Author: Ian Bell / David Braben
Platform : Acorn BBC Micro

Elite (Signed) Date: 1984 Elite (Signed)

Written in Cambridge by Ian Bell and David Braben, it was published by Acorn's publishing arm Acornsoft, this was a space trading, space combat gamethat really pushed the technology of the time to the ...

Software House: Acornsoft
Author: Ian Bell / David Braben
Platform : Acorn BBC Micro

Elite (Superior Software) Date: 1984 Elite (Superior Software)

Re packaged version of the classic space trading open world game

Software House: Superior Software
Author: Ian Bell / David Braben
Platform : Acorn Electron

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