UK delivery service Royal Mail has revealed it’ll be releasing a limited run of stamps celebrating classic British video games such as Tomb Raider, Populous and Lemmings.
A total of 12 stamps are being released, largely focussed on old-school titles from what many call the golden age of UK game development. Elite, Sensible Soccer, Wipeout, Dizzy, Worms, Lemmings, Micro Machines and Populous make up the collection, which was chosen with help from industry body UKIE, author Sam Dyer and journalist Jaz Rignall. Many of the titles will likely be unknown to most younger gamers, but the likes of Micro Machines, Sensible Soccer and even Populous were premium titles of their age.
Easily the most famous series, Tomb Raider will be getting four different stamps in memory of its Derby-based original developer Core Design. The four games depicted are 1996’s Tomb Raider, 1998’s Tomb Raider 3: The Adventure of Lara Croft, 2000’s Tomb Raider Chronicles, and 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot.
If you live in the UK and want to pick these stamps up, you can buy the whole back of them for £14.95 from the Royal Mail Website. The full pack includes details on all the games included, letting you relive a bit of history as well. Alternatively, they’ll be available to order at post offices from January 21.
Here’s the full set of images released of the stamps and their information booklets, in case you want a closer inspection:
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