Elite was a ground-breaking space trading computer game, created by David Braben and Ian Bell. It was first published in 1984 to almost universal praise. It has since become a classic and defining moment in videogame history and is seen as being a huge influence. Some versions of the game came with an enticing novella called The Dark Wheel, written by Robert Holdstock.
Two sequels followed in 1993 and 1995 - Frontier: Elite II and Frontier: First Encounters which allowed players to land on planets and offered again (for the time) ground-breaking graphics and a vast play area.
Forward to the 21st Century and Elite has been reborn from a Kickstarter project, with David Braben once again at the helm and a vast, glorious Universe at the players fingertips. There are a number of official novelisations that feature original stories set within the Elite: Dangerous Universe.
There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, and the sea's asleep, and the rivers dream. People made of smoke, and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there?s injustice, and somewhere else the tea's getting cold.
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