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Iconic British video video games from the 1980s and 1990s celebrated in new set of 12 stamps

Iconic British video games from the 1980s and 1990s celebrated in new set of 12 stamps


INFLUENTIAL UK-designed video games from the 1980s and 1990s are being celebrated in a brand new set of 12 stamps.

Amongst them is Tomb Raider, which was created by builders in Derby and bought greater than 74million copies worldwide.

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Iconic British online game Tom Raider is immortalised in a stamp[/caption]

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Worms is amongst UK-designed video video games celebrated in a brand new set of stamps[/caption]

House buying and selling title Elite, Worms and 1989’s Populous are additionally featured in addition to Smart Soccer.

The Royal Mail’s Philip Parker stated: “The UK has been on the forefront of the video video games business for many years.”

“Within the 1980s and 90s younger designers grappled with coding on the brand new microcomputers and set the template for the business with iconic video games.

“We rejoice a few of their landmark creations on stamps.”

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Smart Soccer can also be featured within the assortment of 12 stamps[/caption]

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The set depicts influential video video games of the ’80s and ’90s like Populous 1989[/caption]

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Tomb Raider: Adventures of Lara Croft was created by builders in Derby[/caption]


British online game Elite, from 1984, can also be included within the assortment
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The Royal Mail additionally issued a stamp with 1991’s online game Lemmings
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‘The UK has been on the forefront of video video games’, Royal Mail stated
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Royal Mail selected the video games with the assistance of gaming commerce physique UK Interactive Leisure (Ukie).

“This assortment celebrates a number of the nice British video video games which have helped outline each the nationwide and world growth scene over many years,” stated Ukie chief government Dr Jo Twist.

“Video video games are a key a part of our cultural footprint and we’re happy to see their contribution recognised in such memorable model.”

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