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David Braben: A Life in Pixels

3 January 2012
David Braben Portrait

The revered games designer behind Elite and LostWinds speaks about his life in games design in this BAFTA Guru video.

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The full length David Braben interview video is available to watch now on BAFTA Guru.

Celebrating 25 years since the release of his groundbreaking 3D space simulator, Elite, David Braben shares his unique perspective on combining cutting-edge technology with innovative gameplay.

Going from 8-bit programming to a 32-bit machine was absolute heaven... you could do so much more with it.

In this BAFTA Guru video, Braben is interviewed by Phil Elliott, Managing Editor of He reflects on a career that includes founding the independent Cambridge developer Frontier, whose releases include the LostWinds (the launch title for Nintendo's WiiWare digital download service), the BAFTA-nominated Dog's Life and Wallace & Gromit In Project Zoo.

Watch the David Braben interview video now on BAFTA Guru

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