FIRST DEVELOPER DIARY REVEALED
Paris, April 5th 2016 – Legendary video game developer Dino Dini and The Digital Lounge are delighted to announce that Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival will be playable for the first time at EGX Rezzed 2016 on Sony’s PlayStation booth.
EGX Rezzed 2016 takes place in London on the 7th-9th April in partnership with BAFTA.
They are also pleased to reveal the first developer’s diary for Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival. The first of what will be a three-part developer diary series.
Find out about the man behind one of the greatest football game of its time! This first video offers insight into the life of Dino Dini, from his early experiences with electronics as a child, to his first games and what inspired him to make the very first Kick Off. Dino Dini talks about his thoughts, the creative process, the struggles, the failures and the successes behind developing a game like this.
Check out Birth of a Legend – the first Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival Dev Diary here:
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Developed by Dino Dini and published by The Digital Lounge , Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival will be released worldwide in 2016 exclusively on PlayStation® 4 and PlayStation®Vita.
About EGX Rezzed
EGX Rezzed is a UK-based video games consumer, trade and careers event produced by Gamer Network, the team behind EGX. The event features many of the attractions beloved of its older sibling, including playable pre-release games on both PC and console (with a large focus on indie titles), developer sessions by well known game designers and the opportunity to chat with developers on the show floor. For more information visit www.egx.net/rezzed .
About the Kick Off series
The Kick Off franchise is a series of football simulation computer games, first released in 1989. Kick Off, the first game of the series, was designed and programmed by Dino Dini and released by Anco for the Amiga and the Atari ST in 1989. The game reached the top of the charts and won several awards.
Player Manager was a spinoff of Kick Off developed by Dini and released in 1990. The game was the first game to combine a management environment (including tactics, league play, transfers, and detailed player attributes) with a football game engine (based on Kick Off). Dini went on to develop Kick Off 2 which was released for the 1990 world cup and introduced a number of new features including the innovative ‘aftertouch’ which allowed the player to swerve the ball during normal play.
Dino Dini left Anco and signed with Virgin Games in 1992. GOAL! was released in 1993 as Dini’s sequel to Kick Off 2. GOAL! was also released on the Sega Megadrive/Genesis as “Dino Dini’s Soccer”. While Anco retained the Kick Off and Player Manager names and released several further editions, these had no connection with Dini.
Annually the Kick Off 2 world championships, based on the Dini’s original Amiga game, take place where dedicated players from all over the world compete for the world title, this year to take place in Dublin on the 7/8th November 2015.