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'Home of Lemmings' Dundee to host world premier of 30th Anniversary documentary

30th anniversary documentary shown for charity in December.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

 

19 November 2021

 

Full-length feature ‘Lemmings: Can You Dig It?’ explores the Britsoft classic’s legacy, while talking to the people behind the original game and its super fans

WHEN?: For one night only charity screening - Thursday, December 2nd 2021 - 8PM, followed by an AMA panel discussion 

WHERE?: Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) Cinema - 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY, Scotland
 

TICKETS (all proceeds to support the DCA): https://bit.ly/3oUpQHp
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: A new documentary shining a light on the iconic video game Lemmings, which is celebrating its 30th birthday this year, will be premiered at a ‘for one night only’ charity screening in the game’s home city of Dundee in Scotland on Thursday, December 2nd 2021.
 

The 8pm screening of ‘Lemmings: Can You Dig It?’ at Dundee Contemporary Arts Cinema will be followed by a 30-minute AMA session with some of the key protagonists in the Lemmings story.
 

About Lemmings and the Can You Dig It? film
 

Lemmings is part of the Britsoft establishment. Originally developed by DMA Design in Dundee, it was first published for the Commodore Amiga by Liverpool-based Psygnosis in 1991 and has made its way to many other platforms since, including Sony’s PlayStation and, most recently, mobile.
 

The documentary, Lemmings: Can You Dig It?, celebrates this icon of Scottish and UK games culture by speaking to the people behind its original success, while also celebrating its legacy in gameplay and beyond.
 

Watch the teaser trailer here: https://youtu.be/R5IqRNh4yus
 

Among the DMA Design team members, industry folk, media and superfans featured in the documentary are:-
 

Adrian Powell (original Lemmings cover artist), Alyson Conway (sculpture artist), Brian ‘Biscuit’ Watson, (ex-DMA), Chris Scullion (journalist), Chris van der Kuyl (developer & Kingsway Club alumni), Eli Mouawad (streamer), Enrique Hervas (Lead Designer at Exient), Gary Penn (ex-DMA & journalist), Gary Timmons (ex-DMA), Gary Whitta (screen writer & journalist), Ian Hetherington (ex-Psygnosis), Jake Montanarini (Norwich University), James Roadley-Battin (Art Director at Exient), Kish Hirani (BAME In Games, ex-PlayStation), Larry Bundy Jr (TV presenter, YouTuber), Mike Dailly (ex-DMA), Nia Wearn (Deep Silver), Nick Gorse (Coventry University), Paul Farley (ex-DMA), Peter Molyneux (games industry legend), Robin Gray (Gayming Magazine), Russell Kay (ex-DMA), Ryan Locke (Abertay University), Silvio Micalef (Lead Artist at Exient), Steve Hammond (ex-DMA), Tim Wright (ex-DMA), Trista Bytes (superfan, YouTuber) and more.
 

The film was commissioned by Lemmings publisher Exient and is directed by leading video game film producer Richard Wilcox of That Video Company.
 

Lemmings: Can You Dig It? will be made available for general release via streaming platforms during December 2021 - Advance media review copies are available on request.
 

TICKETS (all proceeds to support the DCA): https://bit.ly/3oUpQHp

About Exient Publishing

Exient is an independent publisher of games on mobile devices based in the UK and Malta, committed to bringing world renowned IP to the free-to-play mobile space. Our unique, self-funded approach makes us both a great place to work and a great company to partner with. For more information, visit https://www.exient.com
 

About Dundee Contemporary Arts

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) is an internationally renowned centre for contemporary art that enables audiences, artists and participants to see, experience and create. With two beautiful large-scale gallery spaces, two thriving cinema screens, a busy print studio, an award-winning learning programme, and a packed programme of events, workshops, classes and activities aimed at all ages and abilities, DCA is one of the most successful arts organisations in the UK.

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