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Video: The Lemmings Classic Game Postmortem

In this GDC 2019 presentation Lemmings co-creator Mike Dailly discusses the creation of the seminal DMA Design puzzle-platform game starring those allegedly suicidal rodents

In this installment of the ever-popular Classic Postmortem series of GDC talks, Lemmings co-creator Mike Dailly discusses 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 shared an inside 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 publisher Psygnosis.

It was a fantastic talk rich in historical info and behind-the-scenes details, and now it's been made available to watch for free on the official GDC YouTube channel!

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In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault and its accompanying YouTube channel offers numerous other free videos, audio recordings, and slides from many of the recent Game Developers Conference events, and the service offers even more members-only content for GDC Vault subscribers.

Those who purchased All Access passes to recent events like GDC or VRDC already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscription via a GDC Vault subscription page. Group subscriptions are also available: game-related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can receive access for their entire office or company by contacting staff via the GDC Vault group subscription page. Finally, current subscribers with access issues can contact GDC Vault technical support.

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