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Posts tagged “Derek Smart”

Battlecruising: Universal Combat CE Is Free

We couldn't have a revival of ambitious and possibly-over-promising space sims without Derek Smart. Yes, yes, I'm sure you are enjoying Elite: Dangerous and your Star Citizen, but how many pages of documents did you have to read to make your ship go? Aren't they, y'know, for babies? How many keys on your keyboard aren't even used? To test whether you're a baby, Smart has…

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Smart Moves: Galactic Command Echo Squad SE

The last mention of Galactic Command on RPS was so long ago that I thought the special edition that appeared on Steam at the beginning of the week was a new game with a cumbersome name. Not so. It is, in fact, a remastered release of 3000AD's 2009 space combat sim and a demo is available for those seeking an alternative to Elite. Any mention…

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Smartie has the answers: Derek Smart on Line of Defense

Derek Smart is either famous or infamous, depending on who edited Wikipedia last. He's either been making games for twenty years or making the same game for twenty years, and he's either a maverick indie genius or mad fool, depending on who you ask. But he has never stopped making games. We caught up with him to talk about his new game, Line of Defense,…

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Derek Smart Talks Line Of Defense, Alganon

The man who made a career out of complex space-sims and controversy is moving on. Derek Smart is now president of Quest Online, and has been rebooting free-to-play MMO Alganon. He's also just announced an ambitious MMOFPS, Line Of Defense. We talked to him about both these things in the interview that follows...

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The All Aspect War Demo: A Veritable Saga

Here's a tale to warm the cockles of your dark, bitter heart. Lest you've not been following the remarkable fallout to Jim's quickie post concerning the recent demo of Derek Smart's latest indie opus, its sprawling comments thread has become something of a biblical epic of hate, love, redemption and disagreements about where people's arms appear when they swim. Initially, the thread was as miserably…

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All Aspects: The Derek Smart AAW Interview

You suspect 3000AD's Derek Smart is the man the phrase "outspoken developer" was coined for. He's... oh, you have an opinion, don't you? Whether or not you've played - or could even name - one of his games, everyone's got a take on Smart. He's also a perennial PC gaming figure which we haven't talked to yet. With All Aspect Warfare approaching release, we thought…

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