Elite: Dangerous — the next game in the Elite series

…and we could hardly mention Elite without mentioning Elite: Dangerous.

Over a quarter of a century after the original, David Braben of Frontier Developments has launched a Kickstarter project to develop Elite: Dangerous, the next game in the Elite series.

If funding is successful the game is planned to be released on the PC in March 2014. There’s a huge amount of information over on the Kickstarter page, so if you want to see this happen (we do!) or even have a planet named after you then head over and see what all the fuss is about.

elite dangerous docking

I was always rubbish at docking

Note: Mr Braben is also co-founder of a charitable Foundation that produces small, fruity computers. But we’re not bothered about that (I don’t think that the idea has legs myself).

Raspberry Pi Gaming Day draws to a close

I don’t think that I’ll be able to top the news of Elite: Dangerous easily so I hereby declare Raspberry Pi Gaming Day closed. Which is lucky because the 24 hours are nearly up.  A huge thanks to all of the contributors — there really is some fantastic stuff going on out there. We must do it again sometime…