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My first space game addiction was with David Braben's 'Frontier - Elite II' released in 1993 on the Commodore Amiga. This game actually gave me so much of what I wanted in a game that I continued to play it until the 'Elite - Dangerous' release in 2014.

I also played through the 'Wing Commander' series from Chris Roberts, enjoying them immensely. This led directly to my support of his 2012 crowdfunding campaign for the Star Citizen and Squadron 42 games that are still in development.

These days I use gaming to try to escape from the pressures of real life. I also occasionally upload or stream gameplay to YouTube and Twitch, and rather than doing this to instruct others of the best way to play, I do it because of the social interaction with viewers and other gamers.

Left: Hires redraw I did of a 'Frontier - Elite II' Eagle ship with Merlin and Aster planets visible.

 
 

Elite Journal: Walking back from the Abyss

Starting over in this vast universe by turning back the clock is something many of us would like to do, but the facts are, no matter how close you come to the Black Hole, time only marches forwards. While it may have made life less complicated, losing my ship and finding myself back in the Sidewinder certainly didn’t make things easier, but as I record this entry, I already find myself back in the fight. Continue reading

Elite Journal: The Lost Stars

Following the completion of the 3302 Galactic Nebula Expedition, I very slowly made my way across the galaxy towards my plotted route to Beagle Point.

After the discoveries of a number of water world’s on-route, I used a series of Neutron stars to speed up my travel. I got all the way to TEQUIA BP-A D913 before things went bad… Continue reading

Elite Journal: GNE 3302 WP 13 – STUEMEAE FG-Y D8248 & Sagittarius A*

Here are all the screenshots together in a single slideshow for you. … Continue reading

 
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Tim is British and lives in the United States with his wife and kids.

He works for software developers Image Space Inc. and Studio 397 on their racing simulations, and is a fan of Gaming, Motorsports, and photography.