The Royal Mail is issuing a new set of video games special stamps for 2020 featuring some of the most iconic games to have been developed in the UK in the 1980s and 1990s.
Dundee’s legendary DMA Design features prominently, with a 1st class Lemmings stamp as part of the collection, alongside much loved games as Elite, Sensible Soccer, Populous, Worms, Micro Machines and Dizzy.
According to the Royal Mail:
From humble beginnings to now becoming an industry worth approximately £4 billion just in Britain alone, the sudden popularity boom of video games as a hobby and as a form of interactive entertainment can be traced back to the early 1980’s.
In their very first Special Stamps issue of 2020, the Royal Mail have delved into the annals of gaming history to unveil some of Britain’s most loved and treasured video games, with many spanning on to become worldwide successes.
Evoking a real sense of nostalgia and joy, the Video Games Special Stamps issue contains eight exquisite designs to help mark the UK’s contribution to the gaming world during the 80’s, 90’s and up to the modern day.
Tomb Raider has a set of four stamps to itself, showing the evolution of the game (and Lady Croft) from her 1996 tussle with a Tyranosuar, through to 2013’s reboot.
The Royal Mail website provides details about each game, attributing Lemmings to Dave Jones and Mike Dailly (Scott, Gary, Steve and Russell, you guys were just there…)
The stamps will be released on January 21st 2020. You can preorder a range of different products from the Royal Mail, with a complete set of stamps starting at £8.92, through to a complete set, framed for £29.00, or a complete set, which includes both of those items for £45.00.
Or if you’re a struggling indie developer, individual branded envelopes are available for only £0.30.