Mev Dinc


Simon Phipps


Mike Dailly



DMA Design developer Mike Dailly will discuss their famous games including Lemmings, Holiday Lemmings and GTA at Kickstart - UK Amiga Expo. Michael Dailly will join us for on-stage conversation on Saturday. It's a rare opportunity to hear from the creator of these iconic games.


Simon Phipps is a programmer, sprite graphics artist, and designer known for his work on Rick Dangerous, one of Core Design's most famous platformers. During the Sunday of the show, he will share insights about his experience in the industry while working on classic Amiga titles such as Bubba 'n' Stix, DragonStone, Switchblade, and Wolf Child. He will also talk about his recent work on the cover of Blackdawn: Technomage.


Mev Dinc was a respected game developer during the Amiga era. He created popular games such as Last Ninja 2, Street Racer, S.C.A.R.S and Second Samurai, known for their impressive graphics and engaging gameplay. These games helped establish Dinc as a talented developer and continue to be celebrated by retro gaming enthusiasts.

Kickstart 01 Schedule

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Friday 6pm- Welcome to Nottingham Pre-Drinks

30th June 2023
Please join us for welcome drinks at The Canal House, which is conveniently located near both the train station. On a nice summers evening it will be a great opportunity to get to know each other and help newcomers to the city feel more at home.

Saturday Expo Morning 10.30am -1pm

1st July 2023

Opening - Check into event, get your lanyard, wristband and Programme.
10.30am - 11.30pm

Opening speech and welcome - Onstage speech and event information 
11.30am - 12pm

Saturday Expo Afternoon 1pm-5pm

1st July 2023
DMA Design with Mike Dailly - Onstage talk with an audience Q&A
1pm - 2pm

Super Secret Special guest - Onstage talk with an audience Q&A
2pm - 3.30pm

Amiga Future Game Devs - Onstage panel discussing new amiga titles with the game devs creating them.
3.30pm - 4.30pm

Hosted By Ravi Abbott (Amiga Addict)

ReCap Party  6-10pm

1st July 2023
After the expo feel free to go for food, refresh and then later join us for a night of retro video game music at the Liquid Light Brewery. 

The night will feature The_Formula , DJ H0ffman, HarleyLikesMusic and
Vogue Renege. 

As ticket sales have reached their capacity, we regret to inform you that they are now SOLD OUT. However, with outdoor seating at the venue entry will be flexible during times of the night and numerous bars, pubs, and activities taking place in the city and walking distance from liquid light, we will strive to ensure everyone has an good night out. 

Please stay updated on the discord channel, where we will announce any available space/space and tickets throughout the night.

Sunday Morning 9am-1pm

2nd July 2023

Simon Phipps CORE Design - Onstage presentation with an audience Q&A
11.30pm - 12.30pm

Hosted By Paul Drury (Retro Gamer)

Sunday Afternoon 1pm-5pm

2nd July 2023
Mev Dinc Vivid Image - Onstage presentation with an audience Q&A
1pm - 2pm

Raffle & prize giving - Announcement of the raffle winners and thanks 

Hosted By Paul Drury (Retro Gamer)

Kickstart - Uk Amiga Expo

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