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Re: Lemmings 30th Anniversary Documentary to be made by Exient
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2022, 08:25:51 PM »
That section about 2-player mode reminded me about the rumors of the possibility of a multiplayer mobile Lemmings game in the mid-2000s I found during my research of the old mobile games. I wonder if that would have slowly brought back multiplayer Lemmings to the newer games, had it actually been made. Probably not, but one can dream. :P

If Sony (or whatever mobile licensee they have at the time) made a Lemmings game with a multiplayer mode nowadays, it could be online, with a friends system and random matches and possibly a level editor and all that stuff, but that'll probably never happen. The thought of it is certainly exciting though. :D

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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2022, 12:13:14 AM »

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


It was back then...however they talked about balancing the 2P levels by drawing them out, yet I distinctly remember the green player having a big advantage in nearly all of them. (only the asymmetrical level 12 favours blue iirc)
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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2022, 06:25:11 AM »
Posting on here (for the first time in 2022) to say that I watched the whole documentary yesterday and was thrilled! :thumbsup: Some parts were very satisfying to watch on a big TV screen.

It's a shame that Scott Johnston wasn't in but the rest of the level designers turned up and delivered their thoughts. My favourite parts were Adrian's lemmings cover art, and Gary's Lemming drawings/animation. The sleepy eye expression is so fitting for this game! I also loved watching the lemmings blow up, especially on the big screen and all these seemingly random coloured pixels bursting out like fireworks; but never got the connection that it's actually giving the players and emotional response to the game (If I worded that correctly).

Kudos to Tim Wright too, who overcame the game's limits to give out some fantastic music. Nice to see him in the doc with a variety of keyboards in the background. The passion clearly still shows.
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2022, 07:35:58 PM »
Great documentary, although it did start to feel more like an advert for the mobile game towards the end. I found it a bit of a ":forehead:" moment when the talking heads were struggling to remember the classic 8 skills, and one of them didn't even know you could rescue Blockers, which betrays that they probably haven't completed L1!

The Amiga editor was a beast, being able to switch between gameplay and editing on the fly must have been excellent.

I'd love to see Steve's rejected levels in some sort of re-release, or maybe we could get in touch and see if he still has them in some format?

And yes, we NEEEEEEEEEED ONLINE MULTIPLAYER LEMMINGS!!!

@Charles - any chance of this happening in SuperLemminiToo?

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« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2022, 02:23:42 AM »
Great documentary, although it did start to feel more like an advert for the mobile game towards the end. I found it a bit of a ":forehead:" moment when the talking heads were struggling to remember the classic 8 skills, and one of them didn't even know you could rescue Blockers, which betrays that they probably haven't completed L1!

The Amiga editor was a beast, being able to switch between gameplay and editing on the fly must have been excellent.

I'd love to see Steve's rejected levels in some sort of re-release, or maybe we could get in touch and see if he still has them in some format?

And yes, we NEEEEEEEEEED ONLINE MULTIPLAYER LEMMINGS!!!

@Charles - any chance of this happening in SuperLemminiToo?

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Lix and Clones already exist :P

I didn't see that part; "not remembering the classic 8 skills" wow :lix-suspicious:

when you say Steve's rejected levels are you talking about something else or the 'missing levels' that were made but didn't make the cut of L1? At one point namida actually contacted Mike Daily about them who responded but seemed to indicate he wasn't very motivated to release them any time soon if at all. Of course its possible somebody else has access to them now after Exient or whatever bought rights (or not rights but whatever the hell it is) to the game and files were exchanged or something or another i don't remember crap.

Honestly it was nice but I wasn't all that crazy about this documentary in general. Reason being it seemed to me like most 'ordinary' game reviews in that the people making it sort of gloss over the game and don't really get into any nerdy details like AskMojo.com or JonTron's top 10 and stuff like that. Yes Mike and others told a detailed story but it wasn't much new to me. Most of that I remember hearing at the 25th (I think?) anniversary thing where Mike and all the rest did a thing that was like a press conference like thing. That's the first time we heard about the missing levels by the way.
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Re: Lemmings 30th Anniversary Documentary to be made by Exient
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2022, 12:05:30 PM »
Lix and Clones already exist :P

Yes, but neither of these are Lemmings! ;P

when you say Steve's rejected levels are you talking about something else or the 'missing levels' that were made but didn't make the cut of L1?

He made some levels that were rejected and didn't make the cut, apparently because they were either too hard or too easy!

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Re: Lemmings 30th Anniversary Documentary to be made by Exient
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2022, 11:37:32 AM »
If anyone hasn't seen it yet, I would recommend it! It is quite good, and I certainly heard some things I didn't know. It is also enjoyable to hear about the things you do know, as it is well-made, and it's just nice to see and hear a lot of these people talk (but most particularly Gary Timmons: what a joy!). Having read some comments on here and on YouTube about the mobile game, I was expecting half of the documentary to be about it, but that wasn't at all true. In fact, I don't think the section on it was any longer than it had to be! It is cool to see what's going on with Lemmings now, rather than the documentary being solely retrospective, in my opinion.