Friend: Dino Dini (dndn1011)


Dino Dini, started his game development career in 1979 with the Acorn System (kit) and the BBC Micro (8bit micro computer)

In the late 80’s after university, he went on to make Kick off 1 & 2 and Player Manager games for the Atari ST and Amiga, 16bit micro computers.
Dino, received two Golden Joystick Award (Game of the Year) for both Kick off games.

Next he created GOAL! for Amiga, Atari ST, and ported it to the SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis calling it Dino Dini’s Soccer.

In the mid 1990’s he went to the USA and worked on many playstation 1 and N64 titles.
He then went on to teach game development in a Netherlander university.

His programming skills range from low level hardware assembly, C/C++, through to C# on Unity3D.
He is a lover of math, his knowledge on linear, geometry and physics is impressive to say the least.
Dino, is also an accomplish game designer, speaking at two Game Developer Conferences (GDC):

GDC Europe 2009 Talk Design Constraints and Integrity

GDC 2013: Classic Game Postmortem: Kick Off


He is currently working on Kick Off Revival.

I’ve been following Dino since the mid of 2016, and I have a playlist of moments I found interesting, from his twitch stream.

I’ve learnt a lot from Dino, I don’t always agree with his views, but I’m always thankful for his insight and opinions.

He’s always happy to answer random questions in his daily development twitch stream.
And I’m proud to call him my friend and his student!

Dino’s Links:

Personal Website:

Follow Dino on: twitter, twitch and discord.