Royal Mail Celebrates Iconic UK Games in a Stamp Collection.

Bitmap Books, in collaboration with design agency, Supple Studio have created a stamp collection of 12 stamps that celebrates UK-designed video games from the 1980s and ’90s, these include Elite, Dizzy, Micro Machines, Sensible Soccer, Lemmings, Populous, WipeOut and Worms. They also created a set of stamps based on the Tomb Raider series of games spanning over 17 years.
Sam Dyer of Bitmap Books said the project started out with a huge list of games that could be featured, this was slowly narrowed down to a smaller selection of games and then the final choices were made by the Royal Mail bringing the total to nine titles.

Jamie Ellul, creative director at Supple Studios said that the games were chosen not only based on the ability to obtain the appropriate rights, but wether the game was groundbreaking in some way but also with consideration for which ones were actually available to UK gamers at the time of its original release.

The presentation pack is written by the legendary games journalist Julian ‘Jaz’ Rignall and includes all eight Stamps including a Tomb Raider Miniature Sheet.

 

The Stamp Collection

All eight of these stamps have been painstakingly created, each one made the shortlist

 

Worms

The Worms imagery is taken from this classic 2D video game developed by Team17 and released in 1995. It is the first game in the Worms series of games.

 

Wipeout

The Wipeout imagery is taken the futuristic racing game developed originally by Psygnosis now known as Sony Studio Liverpool.

 

The Sensible Soccer imagery is from the legendary football game created by Sensible Software in 1992.

 

The Populous imagery is taken from the highly acclaimed god game developed by Bullfrog Productions and published by Electronic Arts in 1989.

The Micro Machines imagery is taken from this classic racing game developed by Codemasters in 1991.

 

Elite

The Elite imagery is taken from the all time classic space trading game, developed by David Braben and Ian Bell and originally published by Acornsoft for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers in 1984.

 

The Lemmings imagery is taken from this iconic puzzle-platformer game originally developed by DMA Design and published by Psygnosis in 1991.

There are various ways to get the stamps, such as limited edition collectors pack, presentation pack and even a set of framed stamps. You can order them here.

Finally

We are told each stamp has an easter eggs! can you spot them all?

zapiy

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