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Frontier founder David Braben receives OBE
Frontier founder David Braben receives OBE
June 16, 2014 | By Mike Rose

June 16, 2014 | By Mike Rose
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David Braben, the British industry veteran best known for his Frontier, Raspberry Pi and Elite exploits, has been appointed OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honors list.

The BBC reports that Braben's work in both the video game and computer industries earned him this honor, due in part to his recent work with the Raspberry Pi movement.

On the Frontier blog, Braben noted that it was "a great honor" to receive the award.

"I've just got back from an excellent E3 show where our Elite: Dangerous game was being shown," he explained. "It was the first time Frontier has been an exhibitor in our own right at E3 - all previous occasions have been exhibiting our games with a partner like Microsoft, Atari or Sony."

Other industry veterans who have received Queen's birthday honors in the past include Charles Cecil, Jason Kingsley and the Darling brothers.


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Maria Jayne
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Congrats Mr. Braben, looking forward to seeing the release of Elite and it's further development.

Dave Hoskins
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He should thank Eben Upton, Rob Mullins, Jack Lang and Alan Mycroft for their tireless work on the R-PIs design and build.


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