Lemmings celebrates 20th birthday with commemorative plaque

Tuesday, 15 February 2011 04:03 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Grand Theft Auto creator DMA Design celebrated the 20th anniversary of its seminal strategy puzzler Lemmings on Monday, with the installation of a commemorative plaque at the company’s original office in Dundee, Scotland.

Let me see, that makes me about a hundred years old.

DMA Design, better known by its post Take 2-acquisition appellation of Rockstar North, developed and released Lemmings in 1991 to instant critical and commercial success.

Founding members Dave Jones, Gary Timmons, Mike Dailly and Russell Kay were in attendance. The four originally planned to get together for a quiet reminisce but met with enthusiastic support from local organisations.

The plaque is one of a number of recent initiatives to recognise the contribution of the games industry in Scotland, which brings in £30 million to the national economy through 15 or so companies.

Lemmings was first released through the now-defunct Psygnosis for the Commodore Amiga. It has gone on to see release on 23 platforms, including recent Windows Mobile and PlayStation 3 ports.

Thanks, GoNIntendo.