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Lemmings 30th Anniversary Documentary to be made by Exient
« on: September 12, 2021, 03:16:12 AM »
So, it turns out that Sony no longer owns the rights to Lemmings. They are now owned by Exient, who are the publishers of the Sad Puppy mobile title.

Exient are making a documentary about the history of the game, might be worth a watch!

Here's an article about the upcoming documentary.

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2021, 06:39:58 AM »
Cool! Something to look forward to.

It's also fun to read the comments below the article. So many people who still love the game and talk about it with feelings of nostalgia.
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Re: Lemmings 30th Anniversary Documentary to be made by Exient
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2021, 04:36:53 PM »
Are there sources besides this article that Exient really bought the monopolies (copyrights, trademarks) from Sony, not merely a license?

Reason: Author in that article writes "current license holder Exient (who acquired the property from Sony)". This doesn't make any sense to me. If you hold the intellectual monopolies yourself, you don't need a licence. I'd wager that he really means that Exient got the license from Sony, not the monopolies.

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Re: Lemmings 30th Anniversary Documentary to be made by Exient
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2021, 04:47:32 AM »
Are there sources besides this article that Exient really bought the monopolies (copyrights, trademarks) from Sony, not merely a license?

I'm not sure. I originally discovered this article via a Wiki page, but I can't remember which Wiki page it was :forehead:

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Re: Lemmings 30th Anniversary Documentary to be made by Exient
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2021, 03:38:57 PM »
The premiere of this documentary is on Thursday, December 2nd 2021 in Dundee and will be followed by a Q&A with some of the key designers and developers.

Lemmings: Can You Dig It? will be made available for general release via streaming platforms in December.

Info from this article: https://scottishgames.net/2021/11/19/world-premiere-of-lemmings-can-you-dig-it-documentary-in-dundee/

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2021, 09:51:59 AM »
Nice article from the Sunday Post today following the documentary:

https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/lemmings-the-legacy/
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Re: Lemmings 30th Anniversary Documentary to be made by Exient
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2021, 09:16:37 PM »
Does anyone know when/where this will be aired?

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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2021, 09:22:15 PM »
All I can find is late 2021 on streaming services. So hopefully we will be able to see it soon for a small fee.
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Re: Lemmings 30th Anniversary Documentary to be made by Exient
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2021, 07:21:07 AM »
Impulse Gamer made a nice review of the documentary: https://www.impulsegamer.com/lemmings-can-you-dig-it-review/

It ends with:

"As a love letter to the original game it’s appropriate that the documentary will be available to view via streaming platforms from the 14th of February."

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Re: Lemmings 30th Anniversary Documentary to be made by Exient
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2022, 10:01:55 AM »
Monday February 14th the documentary will be released on the Exient YT-channel!

Article: https://www.thenational.scot/news/19919517.lemmings-watch-documentary-classic-scottish-game-free/

Link to the YT-video:
https://youtu.be/RbAVNKdk9gA
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Re: Lemmings 30th Anniversary Documentary to be made by Exient
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2022, 11:19:55 AM »
Interesting!
I'm going to check it out, although I won't be able to watch it live.

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Re: Lemmings 30th Anniversary Documentary to be made by Exient
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2022, 11:39:26 AM »
I watched it , was interesting i kinda told them the mobile game was garbage lol

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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2022, 02:32:30 PM »
I liked it too! It's nice to see everyone involved still talking fondly about the game and their experiences developing it. :)

The mobile game, I wouldn't compare it with the original gameplay wise but I think they did a very good job making the Lemmings simple and cute like the original sprites and at the same time up to date.
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Re: Lemmings 30th Anniversary Documentary to be made by Exient
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2022, 06:35:27 PM »
Super-fast playtesting immediately from the editor, yes, lovely UI feature. Every millisecond between editor and game counts here. Nobody today has that as good and as fast as the L1 devs had it. NL comes closest.

Two-player lemmings would be a great game nowadays? It certainly is. :lix-evil:

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Re: Lemmings 30th Anniversary Documentary to be made by Exient
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2022, 07:02:37 PM »
i will give the mobile game credit for the sprites cos they are cute.

I would adore 2 player neolemmix but I know thats not gonna happen and i can't get to grips with lix so I shall just make do with playing alone lol