Sunday, July 13, 2008

Great Gaming Music #14: Lemmings - Theme 4

Psygnosis' Lemmings was a fantastic game for any number of reasons, and despite many attempts has never really been replicated. A key element in the fun is the catchy soundtrack, created by Brian Johnston, brother of developer Scott Johnston. (No, not the AC/DC Brian Johnston.)

Due to worries about music copyright, most of the Lemmings songs were either arrangements of existing public domain music or "borrowings" from other Psygnosis games such as Shadow of the Beast. Despite this patchwork design strategy, the finished music retains a unique and memorable flavour.

1 comment:

Nismo said...

Holy crap, I have a few days off from the net and you go and post a whole bunch of posts for me to read and catch up on.

Don't be surprised to see a whole bunch of random comments pop up here and there over the next few days, then...