Derek Smart. the oldest living #indiedev fossil. was indie before it was a thing. science & sci-fi aficionado, gamer, writer, entrepreneur
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 over a dozen games later, he is still doing what he loves the most.
Derek Smart's Experience:
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
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.
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