Ian Bell (programmer)

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Ian Colin Graham Bell (born 31 October 1962 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire) is a game programmer, game designer and game producer. He is best known for co-developing, with David Braben, the computer game Elite (1984), which met with critical success.[1]

He attended the independent St Albans School. He studied at Jesus College, Cambridge,[1] graduating with a degree (1st) in Mathematics in 1985, and a Cambridge Diploma in Computer Science in 1986.

He was a speaker at the 2009 GameCity game festival.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b "The Making Of: Elite". Edge Online. Future. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  2. ^ Stuart, Keith (October 2009). "GameCity: the interview". guardian.co.uk (London: Guardian News and Media). Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  3. ^ "Elite Reunion". Edge Online. Future. 29 October 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 

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