Derek Smart and Freespace 3?

A speculative question from 3000 AD's Derek Smart on the Adrenaline Vault Forums (thanks Rake) polls interest in him acquiring the rights to Freespace 3, making the following statements in a pair of posts:
....Derek Smart, yeah, that would be me, got the license from my friends at Interplay (a publisher I had very good experiences with); would you buy Freespace 3 if I made it?

Discuss. Rave. Rant. Argue. But this is something I am seriously considering, given that it looks like Interplay has started off loading properties (starting with Fallout3). I mean, just think. Would you rather see this legacy license fall into the wrong hands?
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I have already contacted my Interplay contact about it btw.
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A Crazy Idea....
Jul 16, 2004, 08:55
A Crazy Idea.... Jul 16, 2004, 08:55
Jul 16, 2004, 08:55
 
but what if the gamers actually took up a collection bought the Freespace franchise and made it open source? Or something like that however it may be called?

Anything just as long as it doesn't fall into the hands of Derek Smart.

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Re: major suckage
Jul 16, 2004, 08:54
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Re: major suckage Jul 16, 2004, 08:54
Jul 16, 2004, 08:54
 Flo
 
For the record he is threateing us at HLP

http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/~freespace/forums/
showthread.php?s=4be551a54a220c5bd8b2af6c8ffc76f6&threadid=25162&perpage=25&pagenumber=4

OK so far it was all fun and games. Yea, another Derek Smart thread so let's join the bashing but NOW that I read this (see link above) I'm really beginning to HATE this guy. Who the fuck does this guy think he is?? I mean he basically says that he is the "master-developer" with plenty of experience in publishing AAA titles (think I'm gonna puke) insulting all the guys who are working on this free community project. Damnit now I really wanna join this war....


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Re: DS owns D3
Jul 16, 2004, 08:52
Re: DS owns D3 Jul 16, 2004, 08:52
Jul 16, 2004, 08:52
 

All I know is, someday there's gonna be a movie.

And when that day comes, DS is gonna be played by Will Ferrel.

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Re: Freespace 3
Jul 16, 2004, 08:51
Re: Freespace 3 Jul 16, 2004, 08:51
Jul 16, 2004, 08:51
 

** Removed **

I was not replying to the real Derek Smart.

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DS owns D3
Jul 16, 2004, 08:39
DS owns D3 Jul 16, 2004, 08:39
Jul 16, 2004, 08:39
 
Wow, DS threads own all the D3 threads. The great publicity this guy gets for free, maybe he is pretty smart, he's probably thanking all the people here for the huge thread. I've never bought any of his games but it is intriging to a point now...

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Derek Smart Announces New Game!
Jul 16, 2004, 08:25
Derek Smart Announces New Game! Jul 16, 2004, 08:25
Jul 16, 2004, 08:25
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Derek Smart is a lamer
Jul 16, 2004, 08:23
Derek Smart is a lamer Jul 16, 2004, 08:23
Jul 16, 2004, 08:23
 
what a loser go back to your hole

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Re: Computers and College Students
Jul 16, 2004, 08:12
Re: Computers and College Students Jul 16, 2004, 08:12
Jul 16, 2004, 08:12
 
If UC is so great, why does it seem like DS is walking away from the "franchise"?

It's funny to see the workup over all this, I mean this is a bit like me announcing I'll be taking over the PsiOps series because I know someone who works at Midway. But it's Derek so it always amounts to some, uh, fun morning reading.

Personally it sounds like really dumb idea. Derek's name isn't exactly beloved among gamers, and if it's a new direction he's after then taking up an existing franchise can mostly likely only piss off the existing fanbase. Freespace? Sure it's something of a classic, but we're not talking about a real big name franchise here. FS had some nice gameplay mechanics but it's not such a rich universe that it needs to be plundered again and again.

If old DSmart, PhD really wants to make a new name for himself, seems like a brand new concept and franchise is what's in order - not raiding the closet of someone else's old games.

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Re: major suckage
Jul 16, 2004, 08:09
Re: major suckage Jul 16, 2004, 08:09
Jul 16, 2004, 08:09
 
For the record he is threateing us at HLP(http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/~freespace/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=50).
We are working on the Source Code for the FS2.

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Re: Freespace 3
Jul 16, 2004, 08:09
J/K
Re: Freespace 3 Jul 16, 2004, 08:09
Jul 16, 2004, 08:09
J/K
 
jeeez. I should have read on before responding.
I take that back, since it seems it really wasn't Smart himself at all.

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Re: Freespace 3
Jul 16, 2004, 08:05
J/K
Re: Freespace 3 Jul 16, 2004, 08:05
Jul 16, 2004, 08:05
J/K
 
#107.#110.
Oh come one Derek. I akways had a certain respect and sympathy for what an excentric fellow you are. you do have quite some profile, regardless if it's pretty or ugly.
But that was just really below weak. sit back and try again.

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What's in a name?
Jul 16, 2004, 08:04
What's in a name? Jul 16, 2004, 08:04
Jul 16, 2004, 08:04
 
Does anyone else remember the announcement 3000AD made about releasing a cut-down version of Universal Combat that is mostly just... well, combat and such and set in a much smaller universe?

Perhaps he plans to aquire the license so he can tag it on to this game he was planning. Originally it was going to be a Universal Combat title, but let's face it, it would sell less than 200 copies with that name on it. Having the Freespace name on it would do MUCH better.

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Re: shock
Jul 16, 2004, 07:47
Re: shock Jul 16, 2004, 07:47
Jul 16, 2004, 07:47
 
then we have threads like this

http://forums.avault.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=005489

on AVAULT by people who have no idea what they are talking about

For a gaming forum, that site is full of fucking idiotic gamers that really seem to not know wtf is going on in the industry.

I am glad I have the mature, sensible comments and postings of Blues News to fall back on....

wait a minute....


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shock
Jul 16, 2004, 07:43
shock Jul 16, 2004, 07:43
Jul 16, 2004, 07:43
 
wow, I almost got a heartattack. I read the news title too quickly and at first I believed it said "Derek Smart and Fallout 3".

What a relief!

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Re: Freespace 3
Jul 16, 2004, 07:41
Re: Freespace 3 Jul 16, 2004, 07:41
Jul 16, 2004, 07:41
 
Best rip on Derek is from the 3D GURU guy that posted

"No thanks. Seeing this IP go into your hands would be like seeing World of Warcraft selling out to SOE.

Best thing is, Derek cant come here and try to get his little Anti Derek post locked, because he isn't sucking the cock of the admins here. And the admins here dont give a shit.

So Derek...have fun seeing what the general gaming public thinks of you!

If there is ever a chance of this genre making a comeback, you end up putting out trash title after trash title, so when a decent idea might come along, no one is willing to take the risk because they see how poor your titles are, then stereotype the genre as dead.

Just do everyone a favor and get out of the industry. You are not a good gamer designer, no matter what that ego of yours wants to tell you this week."

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Re: No subject
Jul 16, 2004, 07:40
Re: No subject Jul 16, 2004, 07:40
Jul 16, 2004, 07:40
 
I really wish most of you people would just grow the frick up.
This from one of the only posters on here who posts system specs (an immature trend usually confined to lesser sites) - and yet STILL hasn't managed to get the color and font settings working correctly.
and upgrade your CATs, will ya, jeez

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Re: Freespace 3
Jul 16, 2004, 07:34
Re: Freespace 3 Jul 16, 2004, 07:34
Jul 16, 2004, 07:34
 
True that Hump. Not the same Derek.

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Re: No subject
Jul 16, 2004, 07:08
Re: No subject Jul 16, 2004, 07:08
Jul 16, 2004, 07:08
 
Anybody that has a link to the High IQ Society and Mensa on their personal website, and has "Ph.D" in their signature is a bit of a dick. Particularly when you include the pics on http://www.dereksmart.com posing. "Tosser" comes to mind.
In one sense, I hope he gets the licence, though, because it makes for some damn funny forum posts and it's not a series I particularly enjoy. However, for the sake of the fans of the genre, I hope he doesn't.

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Sigh
Jul 16, 2004, 07:04
Tai
Sigh Jul 16, 2004, 07:04
Jul 16, 2004, 07:04
Tai
 
This whole thing will just go up in flames. I suggest Mr. Smart do another game out of scratch rather then harm this magnificent franchise. Sorry Mr. Smart but hands off please.

Considering the way you handled your past games? I'd say no.

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No subject
Jul 16, 2004, 06:49
No subject Jul 16, 2004, 06:49
Jul 16, 2004, 06:49
 
Jesus Christ, will Derek Smart ever learn? What the hell is wrong with him? I have never purchased or even played a game created by Mr. Smart (or is that Dr. Smart? ), but I can't understand how anyone would buy a product made by this guy when he presents himself so poorly in public. Derek Smart has made himself a lightning rod for criticism, but he asks for it with the vitriol he spews on his critics. Can you imagine the producer of any other product so blatantly insulting his potential customers? I really enjoy arcade-style space sims like the Wing Commander series, the X-Wing series, and the Freespacee series, but I won't purchase Freespace 3 unless it is made by someone more competent and respectable than Derek Smart.

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