Looking at an Elite historyBy Chris Williams. Published: 21st Oct 2003, 15:16:31 | Permalink | Printable
Insight into the making of 8 bit legend, EliteAs some of you have pointed out to us, the Guardian has recently published extracts from Francis Spufford's new book, Backroom Boys: The Secret Return Of The British Boffin.
The quoted material documents in detail how Ian Bell and David Braben met and created Elite, the famous space flight'n'trading game for the Acorn BBC Micro. It also offers an insight into publishers Acornsoft and thus a fledgling Acorn and also the internal design of Elite.
Nostalgia googles at the ready.
Masters of their universe from the Guardian
Previous: October usergroup action
Next: ARM beds NEC for SMP
DiscussionViewing threaded comments | View comments unthreaded, listed by date | Skip to the end
Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.
Search the archives
Today's featured article
RISC OS artist wows public with digital artwork
A RISC OS-using artist has described exhibiting his digitally-created work in a public gallery as a "rewarding experience". Richard Ashbery, who used ArtWorks and Photodesk to create his images, showed off patterns and colourful illustrations to punters, who told him his work made a change from the oils and watercolour masterpieces usually exhibited.
1 comment, latest by socris on 18/11/08 4:23PM. Published: 17 Nov 2008
Printer control utility updated
Improved power-off support for NoButton version 2.3
Discuss this. Published: 10 Mar 2007
News and media:
RISCOS Ltd •
RISC OS Open •
MW Software •
Advantage Six •
CJE Micros •
Liquid Silicon •
Chris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collection •
The Register •
The Inquirer •
Apple Insider •
BBC News •
Sky News •
Google News •