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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Re: major suckage
Jul 16, 2004, 15:26
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For the record he is threateing us at HLP

http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/~freespace/forums/
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I have been reading the Avault posts and there is alot steam and angre. I don't think he was threatenng us or the MODS.

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Re: No subject
Jul 16, 2004, 14:54
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Jul 16, 2004, 14:54
 
Yeah - I agree. If the source code is already out there, then this license isn't about tech assets (and there's better tech out there ... I know a few Unreal mods which are heading down this path). The story isn't bad, but there's certainly better backstories that could be written. The gameplay was great, really tight, really fun - but you don't need a license to get that.

I don't know what the license is worth, but it seems like there's better ways to spend the money.

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Re: No subject
Jul 16, 2004, 14:46
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Jul 16, 2004, 14:46
 
<so it is most likely that the game would VANISH and NO ONE would play it. Is this what you fools want?>

You have some kind of strange concept that we love Freespace because of the license... We love Freespace because of the games they were and the experience they gave us.

You do not need the Freespace license to make an equally amazing space sim.

So no, we don't care if we never see another game labeled Freespace ever again.

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Jul 16, 2004, 14:38
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Jul 16, 2004, 14:38
 
No. We didn't play Freespace because of the universe, we played it because it delivered the ultimate space sim experience available. Yeah the story rocked, but it was emergent with the gameplay

Immersive, rich, gameplay is one thing the Battlecruisers have never gotten down. They're too focused on creating an expansive system.

All the best space sims ever made have been all about details important to a single player experience... Something Smart titles have not had scope for

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Jul 16, 2004, 13:39
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Re: No subject
Jul 16, 2004, 13:39
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Jul 16, 2004, 13:39
 
Mr. Smart,

Thank you for posting. Again, I find your post on both this site and that which you linked to from Avault, to be fairly courteous and respectful of the fans.


With regards to this thread, perhaps we can stop falling for a pathetic troll and, love or hate him, praise/attack Smart over his own comments.

Hmmm...kay?

Thinking it looks like a slow news day...,
Ray

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Jul 16, 2004, 13:21
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Jul 16, 2004, 13:21
 
space dust sparkles brightly
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Re: No subject
Jul 16, 2004, 13:19
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Jul 16, 2004, 13:19
 
Just posting to say that

(1) post #190 is not me

(2) post #192 is correct, I did not make the original post (which was cut and pasted) either

That is all.

Anyone interesting in reading what I have to say about the FS issue, can go read this. I have no further comment.

http://forums.avault.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=3&t=005487&p=3#000052

Game developers are just human beings who happen to make games for a living. If you want to hold us up to higher standards of conduct, then go ahead
...but don't be surprised if we don't uphold them
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Jul 16, 2004, 13:07
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Jul 16, 2004, 13:07
 
uhh, thats not Derek Smart guys. I know because this is just a copy-paste of an older post he did, which was also not his.

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Re: No subject
Jul 16, 2004, 12:51
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Jul 16, 2004, 12:51
 
So yet again I ask the question. Would you buy Freespace 3? YES OR NO

sigh ... ok, one more time:
NO, absolutely NOT, if you are making this game!
YES, absolutely YES, if someone else is making it.

Got it already?

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Re: No subject
Jul 16, 2004, 12:44
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Jul 16, 2004, 12:44
 
Dear lord, what is this? We are talking about my game,

i have more the impression that we are talking about your personal problems

no freespace 3 for me ...

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Jul 16, 2004, 12:42
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Re: No subject Jul 16, 2004, 12:42
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Dear lord, what is this? We are talking about my game, not your own personal problems. sheesh

You are a tool.

If you are going to troll and antagonize people at least pick your own screen name instead of playing the role of imposter.

-TPFKAS2S
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  • Ambulance Chaser 'R' Us
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Re: No subject
Jul 16, 2004, 12:40
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Jul 16, 2004, 12:40
 
Derek,

Could you make the game not a complicated mess of manuals and convoluted details and actually make it fun?

That is the question

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Re: No subject
Jul 16, 2004, 12:37
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Jul 16, 2004, 12:37
 
Sue me, 'o mighty lord.

Genuflecting,
Ray

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Jul 16, 2004, 12:31
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Well, I would love to give some definitive meaning to it all or even my own precise perspective...but it varies day by day.

I find that there are (roughly) three levels to it:

Day by day: I do what I need to, get out and about, etc.

Talking about it: No problem - might get a little choked up at certain points (re-reading the post aobut the "night" in particular,) but no problem being open and discussing it.

How I feel: If I was honest, I would say broken. Not in the "I can no longer work or function" way, but more in a "Just totally, completely hurt" type of way. I know she died, I was there holding her hand and letting her know I love her as she did, but it all still seems very surreal. Again, I know she died, but part of me just does not understand why saying "Mom?" does not get an answer anymore. It's really weird. If you ask me to talk to her, really talking directly to her and thinking she can hear me some way, I will break down and cry.

There are just other "weird" things that make me go hmm...

Age/time - She was only 47. As young as that is, I can only appreciate the time that I was alive and knew her. In that way, "mom" was only alive 24 years. That just leads to so many other issues; what is death, what happened exactly when she died, where did my mom go, if anywhere, knowing I am agnostic, what exactly is this nefarious "cancer" thing that she had, etc.

Christmas - Last christmas was a really bad one for her (lots of pain, not cancer related) and she was afraid that would be her last. It was absurd to think that at that time, she was doing so well, and it ultimately was.

March - Mom's birthday. Luckily/unfortunately, it was a crazy near-sixteen hour work day that day so it went by pretty quickly. It was more bizarre looking back at it afterward and going "Wait, wasn't this mom's birthday?"

July - My own birthday is coming up. I am a very plain, down to earth person so the actual celebration is a non-fctor, but it is going to be...just weird not having her there.

October - I swear go gosh, she died...maybe two or three months ago - tops. I can recall everything I went through that night, how I felt, driving to an empty home, etc. It is just a werid combination of things. It has been a year - what does that mean for me? How much coping/grieving time makes up for 24 years? What am I doing with my life now?

Above all else, I really do just love and appreciate and respect and...feel evrything else good about her. Excluding her being my mother, she really was an amazig person. One of the most painful and wonderful things that happens is when people actively want to meet me because she meant so much to them and yet they knew how much she loved me (mind you, these are people that I do not know, out of the blue.) I really do not undestand it firsthand, but rom talking with various people, it is clear that my mother and I had such a wonderful, deep relationship. She swore that I gave her nearly all the good things in life, I (ironcially) had no idea what she was talking about, and I would credit her with giving me all the good things in life.

Mostly, I just miss her. I honestly think losing my "mom," as profound as that is, was the smallest part. I miss...my teacher, my support system, my best friend, the person that always had answers or solutions to the craziest of things, the nicest person I have ever met, etc.

Above all else, I just hope she is ok and I want her to know that I lover her - that I always have, that I always will.

Having more to say about things moving forward, but leaving it at this,
Ray

P.S. Blah blah...sorry for being so long...blah blah...this is a gaming site...blah blah...uhh, so I say something about gaming...Doom 3 rocks or something.

Edit: Holey moley - took about twenty refreshes. Anyway, fixed "October." Ignore all the other typos...
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Re: Again...
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