Lemmings 30th anniversary documentary to premiere in Dundee next week
26 Nov, 2021
Documentary ‘Lemmings: Can You Dig It?’ celebrates the 1991 classic ‘Lemmings’, and it’s having its world premiere on December 2nd in Dundee.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Lemmings, a veritable classic of the Scottish and UK game industries, and it now has a new documentary celebrating its development and subsequent impact.
There’s no better place to premiere a documentary like this than Dundee, which is the home of Lemmings developers DMA Design, so that’s where you’ll need to be if you want to be one of the first to catch it.
The one-night-only charity screening will take place at Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) Cinema on Thursday, December 2nd at 8 PM. You can grab tickets right now by heading over to the DCA website. All proceeds from the tickets will go to support the DCA itself.
What’s more, there will be a 30-minute Q&A session after the screening, featuring “some of the key protagonists in the Lemmings story”.
The film, commissioned by current Lemmings publisher Exient and directed by Richard Wilcox, will be available on streaming platforms later in December 2021.
DMA Design’s Lemmings is an absolute classic when it comes to video game history, particularly in computer game circles and in the Scottish and UK development scenes.
It originally released in February 2021 on the Commodore Amiga and became a runaway success with both critics and players. Over the last 30 years, the game has been ported across consoles both big and small.
Lemmings’ impact on the industry cannot be understated. Its innovative puzzle-strategy gameplay was the genesis of the real-time strategy genre of video games.
Without Lemmings, it’s safe to say that there would have been no Warcraft, and without Warcraft, there would have been no MOBA games like League of Legends or Dota 2.
Once again, tickets for the documentary can be purchased here.
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Video games have come a long way since 1991, so check out our round-up of indie game releases from this week and get yourself up-to-date!