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Video: Lemmings creator drops into The Cave


Creator of the iconic 1990s computer game Lemmings, Mike Dailly was the first guest speaker to visit RMC Retro’s The Cave on Saturday.

The Cave is a retro gaming exhibition, based in Chalford, where visitors can get hands-on with computers and games consoles dating from the 1970s to the 1990s, including the Commodore Amiga, one of the first computers to feature the game Lemmings.

Lemmings is estimated to have sold 20 million copies worldwide on various platforms since its launch in 1991, and is regularly included in lists of the greatest computer games of all time.

Mike spoke about how he started making games and told how, after Lemmings, he was involved with the prototype Grand Theft Auto game.

“It’s really important for us to have Mike here today, a genuine legend of the games industry,” said Neil Thomas, founder of RMC Retro.

DSC08807 | Video: Lemmings creator drops into The Cave
Mike gave a talk and held a Q&A sessions. Picture: Matt Bigwood.

“Mike’s the first special guest we’ve had since opening The Cave and we’ve got a full house here today, which goes to show how much everyone wants to hear what he’s got to say, and we’re really excited to welcome him here.

“The influence of Mike’s games spans multiple generations, from Lemmings through to Grand Theft Auto; people of all ages recognise the work he’s done, and he’s still in the industry today, still creating games.”

Neil plans to invite more guest speakers and will welcome The Oliver Twins, creators of the Dizzy franchise, to The Cave on Saturday, September 10th.

To book a visit to The Cave head to: Visit the cave in Chalford, Gloucestershire (

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