If the Summoning doesn't work, maybe invoking Smart's old nemesis Chet from OldManMurray might work:http://www.oldmanmurray.com/news/315.html
In other interview news, the normally reclusive Dr. Derek Smart, PhD has taken time out from working on fifteen different games all about operating a spreadsheet in space to announce that he has licensed Croteam's Serious Engine. What's he going to use it for? Beats him. It appears to have been an impulse buy. However, that hasn't stopped him from going on an interview rampage. In the last four days, no less than ten interviews have appeared with the man so dangerously smart the Government made him put the word right in his name. In each interview, he's asked to provide some details about the mystery game, codenamed Project ABC. Here's a typical answer taken from an interview on game-interviews.com:
Question: how long have you been thinking about this game and how long has Project ABC been in development?
Smart: I have been thinking about Project ABC, all of this past weekend.
All weekend? Intriguing. Don't get me wrong, though. I give Derek some crap, but as a gamer I want nothing more than for Dr. Smart, PhD to come through and release a great game for me to play, because, ultimately, that's what it's all about.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh man... I'm kidding of course. I just love it when people say things like that. I want to see a train wreck so powerful that the moon gets blown up. And in case any of you developers are wondering whether to take Smart's side in all this, here's a quote from the same game-interviews.com piece:
I'm used to developing and coding high-end migraine inducing modules for my games, therefore, going to a streamlined and less hardcore game, just gives my brain some breathing room...
After the Battlecruiser series, believe me, anything else not even closely related to its complexity, will be like programming tic-tac-toe to me [and my enormous brain]
In other words, the regular games that all of you average developers have worked so hard to patch to the point where they almost do the things it says they should do on the box are mere child's play to Dr. Smart. In more other words, you're idiots. Once Smart's brain - which has apparently evolved its own set of lungs and perhaps even its own tiny brain - gets "some breathing room", you can all use your primitive computer skills to design in Notepad then laser print signs that say "out of business".