Derek Smart

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Derek K. Smart is an American video game designer.wikipedia
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Smart is an independent video game designer and software developer, and the creator of several video game series.

Battlecruiser 3000AD

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In 1996, Take 2 Interactive released his first game, Battlecruiser 3000AD.
Derek Smart began his game development career in the late 1980s, with a vision of creating an all-encompassing space simulation game, featuring strategy elements along with space, planetary, air and ground combat.

Star Citizen

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Since July 2015, Smart has been embroiled in heated controversy surrounding the Star Citizen crowd-funded game which he claimed in July 2015 could never be developed due to its scope and promises.
In July 2015, independent game designer Derek Smart, one of the original early backers of the project in 2012, wrote a blog in which he claimed that due to the project's increased scope and lack of adequate technology, that it could never be completed as pitched.

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He is the president and lead developer of 3000AD, Inc., an indie game development company based in Aventura, FL.

Game design

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Smart is an independent video game designer and software developer, and the creator of several video game series.

Software design

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Smart is an independent video game designer and software developer, and the creator of several video game series.

Take-Two Interactive

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In 1996, Take 2 Interactive released his first game, Battlecruiser 3000AD.

Steam (software)

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Microsoft

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Sony

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Apple Inc.

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Google

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DC Comics

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Smart also signed a deal with DC Comics in which several comics have been created for his Line of Defense games.

International Game Developers Association

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Smart is a lifetime International Game Developers Association (IGDA) member, and was also a board member of the Miami chapter of IGDA.

Miami

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Smart is a lifetime International Game Developers Association (IGDA) member, and was also a board member of the Miami chapter of IGDA.

Computer Games Magazine

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Computer Games Magazine wrote that "over time, his reputation as an online defender of his games and unabashed pistol-whipper of his enemies overshadows the games themselves."

Polygon (website)

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A 2012 in-depth article regarding the disconnect between his real life and his online alter-ego was written by media veteran Russ Pitts and published by Polygon.

Gamergate controversy

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In 2015 during the height of the Gamergate controversy, Smart appeared on a Society of Professional Journalists live broadcast panel alongside Milo Yiannopoulos, then editor of Breitbart News, Christina Sommers of American Enterprise Institute, Lynn Walsh of the Society Of Professional Journalists, Asche Schow of the Washington Examiner and others.

Society of Professional Journalists

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In 2015 during the height of the Gamergate controversy, Smart appeared on a Society of Professional Journalists live broadcast panel alongside Milo Yiannopoulos, then editor of Breitbart News, Christina Sommers of American Enterprise Institute, Lynn Walsh of the Society Of Professional Journalists, Asche Schow of the Washington Examiner and others.

Milo Yiannopoulos

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In 2015 during the height of the Gamergate controversy, Smart appeared on a Society of Professional Journalists live broadcast panel alongside Milo Yiannopoulos, then editor of Breitbart News, Christina Sommers of American Enterprise Institute, Lynn Walsh of the Society Of Professional Journalists, Asche Schow of the Washington Examiner and others.

Breitbart News

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In 2015 during the height of the Gamergate controversy, Smart appeared on a Society of Professional Journalists live broadcast panel alongside Milo Yiannopoulos, then editor of Breitbart News, Christina Sommers of American Enterprise Institute, Lynn Walsh of the Society Of Professional Journalists, Asche Schow of the Washington Examiner and others.

Christina Hoff Sommers

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In 2015 during the height of the Gamergate controversy, Smart appeared on a Society of Professional Journalists live broadcast panel alongside Milo Yiannopoulos, then editor of Breitbart News, Christina Sommers of American Enterprise Institute, Lynn Walsh of the Society Of Professional Journalists, Asche Schow of the Washington Examiner and others.