David Braben has been appointed OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
TheBBCreports that the honour was given for his services to the UK's game and computer industries.
Braben, who runs UK developer Frontier, co-created space sim Elite with Ian Bell in 1984, which went on to win huge critical acclaim. He is now working on a new entry in the series, Elite: Dangerous, backed by 1.5m raised through crowdfunding website Kickstarter.
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