Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Photo Request!


I don't normally ask requests but as the book is coming to the final couple of months production, I'm calling for help with obtaining photographs of the Sharp X68000 edition, box, manual and disk.

If anyone has a copy or knows somebody, if possible can you take some photo's and upload them to a photo libaray i.e Flickr, Photobucket etc

All recognition of the photo ownership will be printed beneath the photo in the book.

Thank you.



Friday, 26 September 2014

Lemmings - The Ports Book Coming Soon!

As some of you may know today, the 26th September 2014 is the 25th anniversary (26/9/89) of the first ever demo disk of the game that we know and love Lemmings...

So what better way to celebrate than to announce the imminent arrival of a book called 'Lemmings - The Ports' which will hit Kickstarter early in 2015. Today's announcement is just the first part of the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Lemmings between now and the 14th Feb 2016.

The book release is the second part of the celebrations, and will have a special 25th Anniversary logo ablaze the cover, along with a few pieces of merchandise which will be given away as perks with the launch of the book.

 (Many thanks to Darren Doyle for the book render)

This book has been a long time coming for me! I've been working on it since January 2013, so it will be 2 years effort on and off to finish and get it published. There's been some good days (speaking to the DMA guys, getting developer quotes), some bad days (days spent tinkering with some obscure Japanese emulators just to grab a few screenshots!) and a few design changes along the way, but I'm glad I rode it out and I'm certain it will be well worth the effort when its finished in a few months time.

The book has been designed from scratch from the ground up, so hardly anything from the blog has been used, as the images were too low resolution/jpeg quality (the book uses 99% png for high quality images). All the game information has been double checked and updated for the book as their were a few mistakes on the blog, and all new write up's have been added to each and every port.

Here's some more Information regarding the book;  
  • 300 Pages -  full colour throughout.
  • Hardback Edition 8.5" x 8.5" (21.6cm) Square. 
  • PDF Version available too.
  • 100gsm Quality Paperstock
  • 30,000+ Words
  • 1,000+ Screenshots
  • 100+ High Quality DSLR Box Shots. 
  • DMA Design Interview - Mini Interview with 2 original members of the DMA Design team.
  • Level Map/Sprite Images - hundreds of images of level maps with level names along with sprite bank pages.
  • Official Ports - every official game port with game details, review scores, screenshots, boxart etc
  • Unofficial Ports - from well known to obscure machines, a detailed look at the homebrew Lemmings scene.
  • Comparisons - compares the features of each version of Lemmings.
  • Merchandise - examples of what official memorabilia was sold 'back in the day'.
  • Canned Lemmings - details and screenshots of cancelled versions.
  • Industry Quotes - from people within the gaming industry with their thoughts or memories of Lemmings.  
  • Timeline - lists the timeline of every Lemmings release date.
Finally I've thought long and hard, and I've decided this Kickstarter campaign if successful, will be the only order of the physical book i will make, so it's truly a collectors item from one batch, no reprints will be made, something I believe is what Kickstarter is all about, so don't miss out when the campaign begins early next year!

I'll be posting the Kickstarter link here as soon as it goes live on the 14th Feb 2015. So mark that date in your diary and start spreading the word!

Join the discussion on this announcement over at - Retro Video Gamer

Kickstarter  /  Made In Creative UK

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Announcement Incoming

You might have noticed the countdown timer on the left, its counting down to the release of something Lemmings related, and next month I'm going to announce something special for Lemmings fans, that also explains the lack of updates to this blog and the future of it.

Stay tuned and return on the 26/9/14 with Interest!

Monday, 19 May 2014

Little Big Planet Lemmings Costumes!

Ok so its not a Lemmings game story, but if you have the latest LBP games you can download the Lemmings costumes for a eye popping £2.39!

Take a look here.

Surely must mean the long awaited Lemmings Touch can't be far behind?

Friday, 2 May 2014

Unofficial Lemmings - Atari 8-Bit - Lemmings

Game Info
Format : Atari 8-Bit XL/XE (Tape & Disk)
Released : 1998 (Tape) / 2005 (Disk)
Developer : David Spilka
Publisher : Datri Software (Tape)/ Kandal (Disk)
Original RRP : tbc Czech Republic
Players : 1
Controls : Keyboard
Max Lemmings : 1
Levels : tbc
Resolution : 160x192

This version is actually based on Xmas Lemmings...

Title screen / In-game

In-game screenshots

Unofficial version by Datri Software