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The Royal Mail celebrates the best of British video games of the ’80s and ’90s

The Royal Mail is celebrating the best of British video games from the 1980s and ‘90s with a new set of 12 stamps depicting some of gaming’s most iconic titles.

Among them, Lara Croft can be found swinging from the Tomb Raider video game franchise, alongside the likes of the 1995 title Worms, the space trading title Elite, 1989’s Populous, and Sensible Soccer.

The Royal Mail’s Philip Parker, said: “The UK has been at the forefront of the video games industry for decades. In the 1980s and ‘90s, young designers grappled with coding on the new microcomputers and set the template for the industry with iconic games.

“We celebrate some of their landmark creations on stamps.”

The Royal Mail selected the games to include in the set of 12 with the help of the gaming trade body UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE).

“This collection celebrates a selection of the great British video games that have helped define both the national and global development scene over decades,” said UKIE chief executive, Dr Jo Twist.

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

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