A squad of dinos creating games for everyone.

Dinosaur Polo Club is a kiwi indie studio of little dinos based in cosy Wellington. The last couple of years have seen our delightful studio grow, and we’re working on some new and exciting games. With an inclusive and supportive culture that believes in giving back to its creative community, we create games that make everyday concepts fun and engaging for players from all over the world.

Founded in 2013 by brothers Peter and Robert Curry, our studio is well known for the award-winning and BAFTA-nominated debut Mini Metro. Created in collaboration with Jamie Churchman and Disasterpeace, Mini Metro explores relaxed and minimalist subway design.

Following the release of Mini Metro we released our second game, Mini Motorways, which also garnered awards and critical acclaim including the IndieCade Choice Award and the Slice of Heaven Grand Prize at the NZ Game Awards. With the same minimalism in mind that guided Mini Metro, Mini Motorways made a name for itself with its easy to learn yet deceptively complex challenge of designing an efficient road network.

Watch this space to see what Dinosaur Polo Club does next!

Nestled in the heart of New Zealand.

Surrounded by lush green hills and blue oceans, Dinosaur Polo Club is located in beautiful Wellington, the creative (and literal) capital of Aotearoa New Zealand. With a vibrant culture fuelled by delectable eateries (honestly, we have a lot of cafes!), craft beer, great coffee and friendly people, Wellington was named the “coolest little capital in the world” by Lonely Planet and is often ranked one of the top 5 most liveable cities globally.

With everything from sandy beaches to snowy mountains, native birdsong and a fun and diverse range of cultural events, New Zealand is a pretty wonderful place for our studio to call home. With a work culture and lifestyle that promotes a nice balance of activity and relaxation time, it's not hard to see why New Zealand has become a hub for indie studios. We're proud supporters of our local game development community and we hope to work with other local studios and developers to ensure the New Zealand games industry flourishes into a stable, sustainable place for others to continue to grow their careers.

Awards

Audience Award
Independent Games Festival
2022
Mini Motorways
Finalist for Excellence in Audio
Independent Games Festival
2022
Mini Motorways
Honorable Mention for Excellence in Design
Independent Games Festival
2022
Mini Motorways
Highly Commended for Best Emerging Business
New Zealand International Business Awards 2021
Dinosaur Polo Club
Finalists for Inspiring Women Leaders
New Zealand International Business Awards 2021
Chantelle Cole and Niamh Fitzgerald
Fast 50 Index - 12th Place
Deloitte Fast 50 Awards 2021
Dinosaur Polo Club
Fastest Growing Technology Business - Lower North Island
Deloitte Fast 50 Awards 2021
Dinosaur Polo Club
Creative Gold Winner
The Wellington Gold Awards
2020
Dinosaur Polo Club
IndieCade Choice Award
IndieCade Anywhere & Everywhere
2020
Mini Motorways
The ‘Slice of Heaven’ Grand Prize
NZ Game Awards
2020
Mini Motorways
Honorable Mention for Best Mobile Game
Game Developers Choice Awards
2020
Mini Motorways
PAX Australia Indie Showcase
PAX Australia
2016
Mini Metro
Excellence in Audio
Independent Games Festival
2016
Mini Metro
Finalist for Seumas McNally Grand Prize
Independent Games Festival
2016
Mini Metro
Finalist for Excellence in Design
Independent Games Festival
2016
Mini Metro
Finalist for Excellence in Visual Art
Independent Games Festival
2016
Mini Metro
Finalist for Best Debut
Game Developers Choice Awards
2016
Mini Metro
Finalist for Best Debut
BAFTA Games Awards
2016
Mini Metro
Finalist
IndieCade
2014
Mini Metro
Robert Curry Robert Curry

Robert Curry

Co-founder | Game Designer

@shiprib
Peter Curry Peter Curry

Peter Curry

Co-founder | Programmer

@peterc_nz
Chantelle Cole Chantelle Cole

Chantelle Cole

Studio Director | CEO

@Chanti_Cole
Niamh Fitzgerald Niamh Fitzgerald

Niamh Fitzgerald

Development Director | COO | Game Designer

@Niasphinx
Ben Emerson Ben Emerson

Ben Emerson

Marketing Coordinator

@Ben10merson
Blake Wood Blake Wood

Blake Wood

Artist

@blakemwood
Casey Lucas-Quaid Casey Lucas-Quaid

Casey Lucas-Quaid

Community and Engagement Manager

@CaseyLucasQuaid
Clélia Tran Clélia Tran

Clélia Tran

Producer

@ClicketyCle
Dana Henwood Dana Henwood

Dana Henwood

Artist

@danadanielles
Dylan Richardson Dylan Richardson

Dylan Richardson

Game Designer

@DibbyRichardson
Ian Shephard Ian Shephard

Ian Shephard

Programmer

@IanMShephard
Jacob Connelly Jacob Connelly

Jacob Connelly

Programmer

@jacob_connelly_
Joseph Bennett Joseph Bennett

Joseph Bennett

Programmer

Josh O'Connor Josh O'Connor

Josh O'Connor

Programmer

Liam de Koster-Kjaer Liam de Koster-Kjaer

Liam de Koster-Kjaer

Programmer

Lucy Weekley Lucy Weekley

Lucy Weekley

Quality Assurance Analyst

@squarienicks
Poppy de Raad Poppy de Raad

Poppy de Raad

Artist

@grubkiss
Ruby Solomon Ruby Solomon

Ruby Solomon

Community Manager

@Ruby_Solomon_
Svend Hansen Svend Hansen

Svend Hansen

Programmer

@svendhhh
Tamara Buckland Tamara Buckland

Tamara Buckland

People & Culture Consultant

@LadyGalaxyNZ
Tana Tanoi Tana Tanoi

Tana Tanoi

Technical Designer

@TanaTanoi
Tom Butler Tom Butler

Tom Butler

Game Designer

@butlerstomp
Xan Wetherall Xan Wetherall

Xan Wetherall

Operations Coordinator

Zala Habib Zala Habib

Zala Habib

Game Designer

@zalahabib