Play Elite online: the birth of space simulations
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The very first Elite was the kind of game that starts a whole genre. Space sims - I'm talking about the trade-fight-explore kind of sims - started with the creation of David Braben and Ian Bell. Games like Freelancer and EVE Online owe Elite a great deal. The Elite series was so popular that Braben, decades later, gifted us with a new sequel to the very first masterpiece: Elite Dangerous.
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More info about Elite:
- Genres: vehicle simulation, space exploration, space combat, space simulation
- System: DOS
- Released in: 1987
- Publisher: Firebird
- Developer: Firebird
- Designers: Ian Bell, David Braben
- Themes: science fiction, space
- Keywords: trading, open world, first person 3D, Elite
- Multiplayer modes: single-player
- Awards won by Elite: 1984 - Best Original Game of the Year, Golden Joystick Awards.
- Input: keyboard, mouse, joystick
- Distributed on: 5,25 floppy disk
- Also published for: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Apple II, Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Acorn Archimedes, Amiga, Atari ST, NES and more
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