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Happy Birthday Lemmings!
« on: February 13, 2011, 08:31:51 PM »
February 14th marks 20 years since the first release of our favourite puzzle game, back in 1991!

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Re: Happy Birthday Lemmings!
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 08:22:26 AM »
Happy birthday, Lemmings! The source of much fun, frustration and inspiration over the last 20 years. :thumbsup:
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Fun 03 [3], 06 [2], 18 [5]   
Taxing 19 [5], 27 [1], 28 [3]
Tricky 15 [5], 17 [2]
Mayhem 19 [7], 26 [10]

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Re: Happy Birthday Lemmings!
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 04:40:52 PM »
 :thumbsup: :lem4ever: :agree:

It's on valentines day as well! 
I coudn't resist making a level so one is attached.  :D

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Re: Happy Birthday Lemmings!
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 08:52:04 PM »
We did a bunch of talks for this, you can see them online here: http://www.vimeo.com/22169889, courtesy of Steve Hammond who tapped it.

There's also a bunch of Steve's pictures on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59694745@N03/sets/72157626086122152/with/5458405590/

Enjoy!

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Re: Happy Birthday Lemmings!
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2011, 10:31:07 PM »
It's a pity that the camera didn't show any of the presentation slides, but nevermind. Nice story to listen to, even if most of the details we were already intimately familiar with, being complete and utter Lemmings nerds! :D
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Re: Happy Birthday Lemmings!
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2011, 07:30:01 AM »
Thanks Mike for posting this! :) Like Jason said, a lot of this is familiar to us hardcore fans (from The Lemmings Story, mostly - incidentally, I just had a look at this again and all the pictures are down :-\). But still, it was a great listen. :thumbsup:

One particular thing I noted: one of you mentioned there were about 500 levels built for the first Lemmings, yet only 120 made it into the game. What happened to the rest? Are they still on a disk somewhere? Did some of them end up in the other ports (eg. Present and Sunsoft ratings on Genesis), or later levelsets (ONML/Holiday)?


It's a pity that the camera didn't show any of the presentation slides, but nevermind.

Well, the video description does say this:

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Although I wasn't the official videographer, I managed to find a place to stick my camera.

Which suggests that there's an "official" video out there that shows the slides. Whether we'll actually get to see it is another matter, of course :-\.

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Re: Happy Birthday Lemmings!
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 10:04:48 AM »
Bumping this topic because Lemmings is 21 today! :birthday:

(Also, please come back Mike!)

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Re: Happy Birthday Lemmings!
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2012, 12:26:34 PM »
happy birthday! Does this mean Lemmings can now drink?  :D  :party:

interesting video.
wouldn't it be interesting to hear what the creators think of the hundreds of level players have created now?

One particular thing I noted: one of you mentioned there were about 500 levels built for the first Lemmings, yet only 120 made it into the game. What happened to the rest? Are they still on a disk somewhere? Did some of them end up in the other ports (eg. Present and Sunsoft ratings on Genesis), or later levelsets (ONML/Holiday)?

yeah, I wanna see those too. They all couldn't have been terrible.
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Re: Happy Birthday Lemmings!
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2013, 08:54:14 AM »
22 today! :thumbsup:

(With a little better organisation, this might have been the better date to finish the level contest, or at least release the levels)

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Re: Happy Birthday Lemmings!
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2013, 04:15:33 PM »
Happy Birthday, and many happy returns of the day, Lemmings!

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Re: Happy Birthday Lemmings!
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2013, 09:42:15 AM »
Hi everyone, long time no post

My dad and I were playing lemmings at the weekend still really popular with us even after 22 years.  It was mad the way the rubbish dump level from the two player mode was played.  My lemmings ended up in dads section of the level where the house was and it was a lot of work to get the lemmings right round to my base.

22 years oh my, just shows you how popular and well remembered this game is.

Hope you are all well.



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Re: Happy Birthday Lemmings!
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2014, 09:00:39 PM »
Time for our once-per-year bump.

23 today! :)

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Re: Happy Birthday Lemmings!
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2014, 02:26:54 PM »
Yup, Happy Birthday Lemmings! :thumbsup:

Funny that it's also Lara Croft's birthday as well.
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Re: Happy Birthday Lemmings!
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2014, 04:34:50 PM »
Funny that it's also Lara Croft's birthday as well.
Actually no, it's only the birthday of the Japanese version of the first game on PS1. Tomb Raider was first released for the Sega Saturn on October 25 1996. I didn't know the Sega Saturn had it first.
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Re: Happy Birthday Lemmings!
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2014, 08:05:59 PM »
Whoa, I clearly mentioned "Lara Croft's birthday" and not "Tomb Raider's birthday". There's a difference there. ;P

In her biography, Lara Croft is born the February 14th in 1968.
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