We are very privileged to announce that Dino Dini, creator of the legendary Kick Off, will be making a rare UK appearance at Play Expo on Sunday 14th October. Dini, widely regarded as the godfather of the football game genre, will be taking the stage to talk about the creation of his classic footie games and his other experiences in the games industry.
The full schedule of talks for Play Expo can therefore now be confirmed, as follows:
12:30 From Bedrooms to Billions: Exclusive Preview
Check out exclusive preview footage of the upcoming documentary, followed by a Q&A session with film makers Anthony and Nicola Caulfield, along with a number of key industry people featured in the film.
14:30 The 30 Year War: Live!
Retro Gamer magazine writers Paul Drury and Martyn Carroll are joined by a panel of legendary 8-bit coders as they attempt to find out which computer really was the best – Commodore 64 or Spectrum?
16:30 Martin Edmondson
The founder of Reflections Interactive (now Ubisoft Reflections) and Thumbstar Games will be talking about his past and present projects, including classics like Shadow of the Beast, Destruction Derby and the Driver series.
12:00 The Making of Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed
Sumo Digital’s executive producer Steve Lycett gives a sneak preview of the company’s latest collaboration with SEGA, sharing some insider info on the game’s development process.
14:00 Mike Montgomery
Find out how great games like Speedball, Xenon and Magic Pockets came about as the former Bitmap Brothers MD reminisces about his time as part of one of the 16-bit era’s most acclaimed development teams.
16:00 Dino Dini
The godfather of the football game makes a rare UK appearance to discuss Kick Off and more.