Also Known As
- Mev Dinc
|Kabus 22 (2006)||(Producer)|
|Dual Blades (2002)||(Producer)|
|S.C.A.R.S. (1998)||(Producer (Vivid Image))|
|Street Racer (1994)||(Project Management)|
|Second Samurai (1993)||(Producer for Vivid Image)|
|S.C.A.R.S. (1998)||(Game Concept)|
|Street Racer (1994)||(Design)|
|Second Samurai (1993)||(Design)|
|Prodigy (1986)||(Program conceived by)|
|First Samurai (1992)||(Programmed by)|
|Hammerfist (1990)||(Amstrad Conversion by)|
|Ninja Remix (1990)||(Written by)|
|Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance (1988)||(Written by)|
|Enduro Racer (1987)||(Programmed by)|
|Knightmare (1987)||(Conceived and created by)|
|Gerry the Germ Goes Body Poppin' (1985)||(Director)|
|Ant Attack (1984)||(Additional programming)|
|Second Samurai (1993)||(SFX)|
|S.C.A.R.S. (1998)||(Play Testing (Vivid Image))|
|Street Racer (1994)||(Play Testing)|
|Street Racer (1994)||(Special thanks to)|
|Last Ninja 3 (1991)||(Special Thanks to)|
|First Samurai (1992)||(Vivid Image)|
From an Edge interview with Mev Dinc:
"It was as a twist of fate that sidetracked Mevlut Dinc from his intended career path and led him to where he is today. He came to Britain from his native Turkey in 1979 intending to take a masters degree in economic planning.
Government policy at the time conspired to focus Dinc in a different direction. Within six years he was carving a name as a pioneering computer game programmer. His first solo title was Gerry The Germ Goes Body Poppin’, a cult hit on the Spectrum.
He soon developed the groundbreaking Prodigy; the first proper scrolling isometric 3D game. The First Samurai, and Street Racer series cemented the reputation of Vivid Image, his Harrow-based development studio, as a byword for quality games.
In recent years Dinc has been beset with business and creative difficulties, and the critical mauling for last year’s PlayStation and N64 racer, SCARS. The problems came to a head in August 1999 with Eidos’s crushing decision to cancel Vivid’s Street Racer 2 project months into development."
Read the whole interview here (archived link. Original address was this).
Last updated: Jun 22, 2014
- Mevlut Dinc | LinkedIn -- professional profile
- Mev Dinc Interview for Arcade Attack -- A nice and informative interview looking at Dev's amazing career in gaming. His work includes First and Second Samurai, Street Racer and a potential Samurai sequel.
- Mev Dinc interview -- Interview with Retro Gamer magazine, December 2014
- retrogamesmaster.co.uk's Mev Dinc Interview - 2016 -- Talking past achievements and the new First Samurai game.