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Frontier Developments is a British video game developer based in Cambridge, England. David Braben is the founder and CEO. They made several games in the Elite series such as the space epic Elite Dangerous and many other games like Planet Coaster, RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 & 3 and LostWinds. Frontier Developments is also called Frontier or Fdev. Frontier had around 300 full-time employees in 2016.[1]

About Frontier Developments Edit


David Braben is the founder and CEO of Frontier Developments and co-creator of the Elite series.

Frontier was founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the seminal "Elite", to carry forward his groundbreaking work and development ethos into projects with a scale and ambition that only teams of skilled professionals can tackle.[2]

David plays a very active role in the company. With a talented team of developers and experienced managers he has helped Frontier successfully to navigate three exciting decades of the ever-changing technology landscape of mass-market gaming platforms and overseen Frontier's emergence as one of the worldwide games industry's leading independent developers.[2]

Frontier’s development strengths are immersive, fun gameplay design and unparalleled artistic quality underpinned and enabled by cutting-edge technology development and a talent for getting the best out of hardware and UI.[2]

Growth Edit

On July 28th 2017, the Chinese investment holding company Tencent acquired a 9% stake in Frontier Developments, in a deal worth £17.7 million. Tencent has purchased 3.37 million newly issued ordinary shares, which will be admitted for trading on the AIM Stock Exchange. The market cap (valuation) of Frontier Developments stood at £209 million.[3]

Community manager Edward Lewis clarified "David still owns the majority of the company. The direction and operation of the business remains exactly the same. I'm not a finance/shares expert by any means, but I just wanted to step in and say that I know the above for certain, because I asked."[4]

Elite SeriesEdit

Games Developed by Frontier Edit


Planet Coaster

This is a list of games developed by Frontier.[5]

Year Title Publisher Platform
1995 Frontier: First Encounters GameTek MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Classic Mac OS, Linux
1995 Darxide Sega Enterprises Sega 32X
1998 V2000 Grolier Interactive Microsoft Windows, PlayStation
2000 Infestation Ubi Soft Microsoft Windows
2003 Darxide EMP Frontier Developments Pocket PC
2003 Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo BAM! Entertainment Microsoft Windows, Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube
2003 Dog's Life Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation 2
2003 RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Wacky Worlds Infogrames Microsoft Windows
2003 RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Time Twister Atari, Inc. Microsoft Windows
2004 RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Atari, Inc. Microsoft Windows, OS X, iOS
2005 RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked! Atari, Inc. Microsoft Windows, OS X
2005 RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild! Atari, Inc. Microsoft Windows, OS X
2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Konami PlayStation 2, Xbox
2006 Thrillville LucasArts PlayStation 2, Xbox, PlayStation Portable
2007 Thrillville: Off the Rails LucasArts PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Wii, Microsoft Windows
2008 LostWinds Frontier Developments iOS, Wii, Microsoft Windows
2009 LostWinds 2: Winter of the Melodias Frontier Developments iOS, Wii, Microsoft Windows
2010 Kinectimals Microsoft Game Studios Xbox 360, Windows Phone, iOS, Android
2011 Kinectimals: Now with Bears! Microsoft Studios Xbox 360, Windows Phone, iOS, Android
2011 Kinect: Disneyland Adventures Microsoft Studios Xbox 360
2012 Coaster Crazy Frontier Developments iOS
2013 Zoo Tycoon Microsoft Studios Xbox 360, Xbox One
2013 Coaster Crazy Deluxe Frontier Developments Wii U, iOS
2014 Tales from Deep Space Amazon Game Studios Fire OS, iOS
2014 Elite Dangerous Frontier Developments Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
2015 Screamride Microsoft Studios Xbox 360, Xbox One
2015 Elite Dangerous: Horizons Frontier Developments Microsoft Windows, Xbox One
2016 Elite Dangerous: Arena Frontier Developments Microsoft Windows, Xbox One
2016 Planet Coaster Frontier Developments Microsoft Windows
2018 Jurassic World Evolution Frontier Developments Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
2018 Elite Dangerous: Beyond Frontier Developments Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Playstation 4

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