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Classic Game Postmortem: 'Lemmings'

Mike Dailly (Founder, Ogre Games)

Location: Room 3016, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference - Get your pass now!

Topic: Design

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

In this installment of the Classic Postmortem series, 'Lemmings' co-creator Mike Dailly will discuss the creation of the seminal DMA Design puzzle-platform game starring those allegedly suicidal rodents, which debuted on Amiga in 1991 and subsequently appeared on a multitude of other platforms. Covering both the original title and also its immediate expansions and sequels (including Lemmings 2 and 3), Dailly will look at the genesis of the idea, the refining of the gameplay, and just how the clever game developed into a smash hit for the company and its publisher Psygnosis.

Takeaway

Attendees will get plenty of detail on how the classic title got developed - from animation demo through prototype to full game.

Intended Audience

Anybody with a soft spot for the original 'Lemmings' and its sequels, and wanting to know just how the idea was expanded into the original game and the popular franchise it became.