Games veteran David Braben nominated for video game Baftas


On Wednesday the video games Baftas take place - the industry's biggest awards event worldwide.

One contender, Frontier, is a small Cambridge-based firm, which has two nominations for a game called Kinectimals for the Xbox Kinect.

Founder and chief executive of Frontier, David Braben, is also a major figure in the history of video games.

Back in the early 1980s he and a fellow Cambridge student created Elite, one of the first 3D adventure games, which is still revered by many ancient gamers.

The BBC's technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones, talked to him about the importance of bringing realistic movement into computer games and the future of game programming in the UK.

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