Video Games

2020 (January 21 2020)
Commemorative


Stamps

Video Games 2nd Stamp (2020) Elite

Elite

2nd

Elite (1984) - was a pioneering space-trading game originally made for BBC Micro and Acorn Electron. Made by Cambridge based duo, David Braben and Ian Bell, the game is legendary and arguably changed the face of computer gaming. Using a tiny amount of memory, this was the first genuine 3D game where players navigated a spaceship through galaxies. It is regularly listed among the most important video games ever created.

Video Games 2nd Stamp (2020) Worms

Worms

2nd

Worms (1995) – was published by Team 17 and featured cartoon-style warfare between worms. The series went on to become an international success story, helping Wakefield-based, Team 17, to become a leading international games publisher.

Video Games 1st Stamp (2020) Lemmings

Lemmings

1st

Lemmings (1991) – was created by Dundee based DMA, and was one of the best received games of the 1990s. The objective is to save lemmings, and apply abilities to individuals to aid their escape.

Video Games 1st Stamp (2020) Sensible Soccer

Sensible Soccer

1st

Sensible Soccer (1992) – is considered by many to be the father of digital football games, and still retains a following. It was listed as one of the 10 most important video games of all time by a committee of US games experts.

Video Games £1.55 Stamp (2020) Wipeout

Wipeout

£1.55

WipeOut (1995) – was developed in Liverpool by Sony’s Psygnosis studio. WipeOut was a revolutionary futuristic racing game for the new PlayStation that became a cult hit. It featured original music by Orbital and The Chemical Brothers.

Video Games £1.55 Stamp (2020) Micro Machines

Micro Machines

£1.55

Micro Machines (1991) – a ground-breaking race game developed by Codemasters, where players race miniature toy vehicles. Influential and immensely popular the game is regarded as a classic.

Video Games £1.60 Stamp (2020) Dizzy

Dizzy

£1.60

Dizzy (1987) - was devised and created by the Oliver twins and published by Codemasters. It went on to become one of the most successful British game franchises of the era. Originally created for the Amstrad CPC, it quickly converted to ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and other computers and consoles. The game’s main character is an adventuring egg that runs and tumbles around a fantasy world solving puzzles by collecting interesting objects.

Video Games £1.60 Stamp (2020) Populous

Populous

£1.60

Populous (1989) – was the first civilisation building game and one of the most successful games for PC ever produced. A real-time strategy game, it has won numerous awards and has been voted among one of the most important games of all time. It was created by Bullfrog Productions.

Video Games 1st Stamp (2020) Tomb Raider - 1996

Tomb Raider - 1996

1st
Video Games £1.55 Stamp (2020) Adventures of Lara Croft - 1998

Adventures of Lara Croft - 1998

£1.55
Video Games £1.55 Stamp (2020) Tomb Raider Chronicles - 2000

Tomb Raider Chronicles - 2000

£1.55
Video Games 1st Stamp (2020) Tomb Raider - 2013

Tomb Raider - 2013

1st

Miniature Sheet

The Tomb Raider® franchise has sold over 74 million copies worldwide. The franchise’s popularity has exploded into a series of blockbuster films based on the original Tomb Raider® game and 2013 reboot. Its protagonist Lara Croft has been a contemporary global icon for over two decades. The most recent release in the world-famous franchise, Shadow of the Tomb Raider™, is the remarkable conclusion to Lara Croft’s origin story

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