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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