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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
- Frontier: Elite II
- Frontier: First Encounters
- Elite Dangerous
- Elite Dangerous: Horizons
- Elite Dangerous: Beyond
This is a list of games developed by Frontier.
|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|
- Frontier Developments
- Planet Coaster official website
- Planet Coaster Wiki
- Elite Dangerous official website
- Jurassic World Evolution website
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