Derek Smart, oldest living #indiedev fossil. was indie before it was a thing. science and sci-fi aficionado, writer, entrepreneur, the Battlecruiser guy.
Derek Smart's Bio:
Derek Smart has been designing and developing video games since the early eighties. After getting a publishing offer for his first game, he decided to go mainstream and do it full time. Almost twenty years, one false start, three IPs and thirteen games later, he is still doing what he loves the most.
Derek Smart's Experience:
President / Lead Developer at 3000AD IncFebruary 1989 - Present
Owner, lead developer, designer and Chief Technical Officer for all the games developed at 3000AD, Inc. I have designed, developed and published over fourteen games across several IPs that I own. My forte is in all-encompassing high end niche space and planetary combat games; a sector that has been overlooked for many years and which has proven to be exceptionally profitable for my company and career. We are currently working on a massive scale F2P game, Line Of Defense, an MMO due out in 2014. http://lodmmo.com In early 2013, we started working on our first multi-platform mobile game, Line Of Defense Tactics, based on the Unity3D platform and due out in Q4/13. http://lodmmo.com/tactics/ More information about me and my games are available at my personal blog and company websites.
President at Quest OnlineFebruary 2010 - Present
Investor and president of Quest Online, LLC, the developers of the F2P game, Alganon, a large scale fantasy MMO. http://www.alganon.com We are currently working on the game's first expansion pack due out in Q4/13.
Derek Smart's Education:
L.I.T1990 – 1994Computer ScienceConcentration: Artificial IntelligenceActivities: Specialties in Artificial Intelligence, neural networks, pattern recognition & knowledge based modeling, probability modeling and graphics. Wrote an entire AI programming language, AILOG, based on a neural network and which was to later power my first game.
Derek Smart's Interests & Activities:
videogames, gaming, games, software development, application development, reading, writing, social networking, academia, artificial intelligence, comics, robotics, world affairs