GDC Europe 2013 Session Scheduler

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Classic Game Postmortem: Kick Off

Dino Dini  |  Lecturer, NHTV University of Applied Sciences


Location: Offenbachsaal

Format: Lecture
Track: Design
Vault Recording: Video


Much beloved among European gamers and developers, Dino Dini's top-down arcade soccer games Kick Off 1 & 2 were released by Anco in 1989 and 1990 respectively, and were made available for a host of platforms, including the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST. Continuing GDC Europe's series of classic postmortems of seminal European video games, Dino Dini himself will explore the making of the entire series of soccer-related games he made in the '80s and '90s. He'll include analysis into the design evolution that made the original game, including the 'kick ahead' mechanic, so successful, and add insight into its sequels and related titles. These include Player Manager (the first soccer game to twin management and a soccer game engine) and his later title Dino Dini's GOAL!.

Takeaway

Through the historical review of the design and development process for these classic indie games, the talk will inspire those who wish to create hit games, and also provide useful insights on how to design and develop influential and innovative games.

Intended Audience

This talk will appeal to any professional and aspiring video game developers who are looking to create 'that special something' in their games.