9 Sep 2009
From Elite to EVE Online
Does anyone remember Elite ? It was one of the first home computer games with revolutionary 3D graphics – wireframe 3D graphics with hidden line removal – and was developed by David Braben and Ian Bell for 8-Bit computers. Today players play World of Warcraft or Eve Online (I have to try this one !). It is a player-driven persistent-world massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in a science fiction space setting. EVE allows you to discover, explore and dominate an amazing science fiction universe while you fight, trade, form corporations and alliances with other players. The senior producers of EVE Online at CCP Games have indeed cited Elite as one of the inspirations. We have come a long way, but an exciting future lies ahead.