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POSTAL 1: Classic and Uncut

🗃️ Specifications

📰 Title: POSTAL 1: Classic and Uncut 🕹️ / 🛠️ Type: Game
🗃️ Genre: Adventure & Action 🚦 Status: 05. Released
🏷️ Category: Adventure & Action ➤ TPS ➤ Contemporary ➤ Urban Warfare 🌍️ Browser version:
🔖 Tags: Run and Gun; TPS; Top-Down Shooter; Shooter; Action; Gore; Urban Warfare; Violent; Horror; Mature; Dark Humor; Villain Protagonist; Comedy; Classic; 1990s; Controller 📦️ Package Name:
🐣️ Approx. start: 1997-09-30 📦️ Arch:
🐓️ Latest: 2017-11-27 🍥️ On Deb repo:
📍️ Version: Stable : tip / Dev : 67ed6c6 📦️ Deb:
🏛️ License type: Free/Free price 📦️ RPM:
🏛️ License: Code : GPL-2 / Artwork : Free 📦️ AppImage:
🏝️ Perspective: Bird's-eye view 📦️ Snap:
👁️ Visual: 2.5D 📦️ Flatpak/Athenaeum:
⏱️ Pacing: Real Time ⚙️ Generic bin.: ✓
👫️ Played: Single & Multi 📄️ Source: ✓
🎖️ This record: 5 stars 📱️ PDA support:
🎀️ Game design: 👫️ Contrib.: Goupil & Louis
🎰️ ID: 12362 🐛️ Created: 2012-05-15
🐜️ Updated: 2021-12-24

📖️ Summary

[fr]: Le 1er opus (sorti en 1997, en 2.5D, gratuit) d'une série de shooters connus pour leur violence excessive, dans lequel le joueur incarne "Postal Dude" - un marginal aux tendances psychopathes. Dans cet opus, Postal Dude a été expulsé de son domicile à Paradise Hills (ville fictive d'Arizona), et persuadé que l'US Air Force a libéré un gaz toxique dans sa ville dont il est le seul a ne pas avoir été affecté, commence à massacrer ceux qu'il rencontre... [en]: The 1st opus (released in 1997, in 2.5D, free) of a series of shooters known for their excessive violence, in which the player embodies "Postal Dude" - a marginal with psychopathic tendencies. In this installment, Postal Dude was evicted from his home in Paradise Hills (a fictitious city of Arizona), and convinced that the US Air Force released a toxic gas in his city which he is the only one not to have been affected, begins to massacre those he meets ...

🎥️ Videos

🕹️ Gameplay : (202xxx), (202xxx), (202xxx),


🎙️ Interview des développeurs / Interview with Dev :


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Commercial links (Postal 1 & Postal: classic and uncunt) : [Online store] [Humble Store] [Steam] - Free [GOG] - Free

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🛠️ Technical informations
[Open Hub] [PCGamingWiki] [MobyGames]

🐘 Social
Devs (Running with Scissors [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [twitter] [Facebook] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
Port by (Loki Software [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [twitter] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
Port by (Ryan C. Gordon [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [Patreon] [Forums] [mastodon] [twitter] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2 3 4 5]
Game : [Blog] [Forums] [twitter] [YouTube]

🐝️ Related
[Wikipedia (Postal) [fr] [en] [de]]
[Wikipedia (Postal franchise) [fr] [en] [de]]
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📕 Description [fr]

Un jeu ultra violent dans lequel le joueur est un marginal aux tendances psychopathes, par le studio Running With Scissors, porté sous Linux par le studio Loki Software / Ryan C. Gordon.

POSTAL 1 (remastérisé en "POSTAL Plus" aka "POSTAL: Classic and Uncut" en 2002, puis "POSTAL Redux" en 2016 pour windows) est le 1er opus (sorti en 1997, en 2.5D, gratuit) d'une série de shooters connus pour leur violence excessive, dans lequel le joueur incarne "Postal Dude" - un marginal aux tendances psychopathes. Dans cet opus, Postal Dude a été expulsé de son domicile à Paradise Hills (ville fictive d'Arizona), et persuadé que l'US Air Force a libéré un gaz toxique dans sa ville dont il est le seul a ne pas avoir été affecté, commence à massacrer ceux qu'il rencontre...

Le joueur doit effectuer différentes tâches dans la ville (aller chercher son chèque de paie, se rendre à la banque ou à la bibliothèque, ...), qui vont l'amener dans des situations délicates où il sera fortement tenté (mais ce n'est pas une condition sine qua none) de commettre toutes sortes de violences pour parvenir à ses fins (vols, attaques, assassinats, ...).

Voir aussi / See also : Grand Theft Auto I (with Carnage3D engine), Grand Theft Auto III (with OpenRW engine), Grand Theft Auto III (with re3 engine), Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (with San Andreas Unity engine), Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (with re3 engine), POSTAL 1: Classic and Uncut, POSTAL 2: Share the Pain,


🌍️ Wikipedia:

Postal est un jeu vidéo de type run and gun sorti en 1997 sur Microsoft Windows et Mac OS X. Le jeu a été développé par Running With Scissors et édité par Ripcord Games. L'extrême violence présente dans le jeu lui a valu bon nombre de controverses notamment au Brésil où il a été censuré.

Système de jeu

Le joueur incarne le Postal Dude. Il porte un manteau noir et des lunettes.

Série

• 1997 : Postal
• 2003 : Postal²
⚬ 2015 : Postal 2: Paradise Lost
• 2009 : Postal Babes
• 2011 : Postal III

📕 Description [en]

Steam:

Take control of The Postal Dude in his infamous first outing as he battles to survive in a world gone mad! POSTAL is a classic isometric shooter filled to the brim with fast-paced explosive action. Crazed gunmen out for your blood await you around every corner, and your only choice is to get them before they get you. Fight back with a destructive arsenal as make your way through a violence-stricken town.

It's time to go POSTAL!


🌍️ Wikipedia:

Postal is an isometric top-down shooter video game developed by Running with Scissors and published by Ripcord Games in 1997. A sequel to the game, Postal 2, was released in 2003. Director Uwe Boll bought the movie rights for the series and produced a film of the same name. A March 2001 re-release of the game, called Postal Plus, included a "Special Delivery" add-on. A remaster of the game, Postal Redux, was released for Microsoft Windows on May 20, 2016. At the end of 2016, the game's source code was released.

Gameplay

Postal is a 3D shooter with mainly isometric, but also some top-down levels featuring hand-painted backgrounds. Gameplay and interface are similar to first-person shooters of the time in most, but not on all counts:

• Movement is always relative to the orientation of the player character ("The Postal Dude"). The player, therefore, must always be aware of the direction the character is facing, which can be difficult to some players on the isometric maps.
• There are eight weapon slots, each with a fixed amount of maximum ammo. The default weapon is a weak machine gun with unlimited ammo. Although it serves no practical purpose, the player can conceal their weapons by pressing the tilde key.
• Contrary to first-person shooters, however, the goal is not to stay alive and just reach the next level, but to kill a given percentage of the armed NPCs on the map. Only then the exit to the next level is activated. Even if the player is dead, they may still exit the level as long as the required number of hostiles have been killed.

Plot

The game follows a man who has been evicted from his home. He believes that the United States Air Force is releasing a poison gas in his town that only he is unaffected by. He fights his way to the Air Force Base through various areas. During the progress of the game, a voice in the protagonist's head (voiced by Rick Hunter) can be heard taunting his victims.

After massacring the Air Force Base, he is then shown trying to massacre an elementary school, however, his weapons have no effect. He then has a mental breakdown and wakes up to find himself in a mental asylum. A doctor gives a report on the protagonist's mental state, suggesting that the stress of urban life may have caused him to "go postal", over images of a hellish corridor, the protagonist curled up in the fetal position in his cell, a close-up of his face (albeit covered by bindings) and the door to his cell, Cell 593. The final remarks are: "We may never know exactly what set him off, but rest assured we will have plenty of time to study him".

After the credits, manic cackling can be heard, suggesting that the protagonist may have somehow escaped the asylum.

History

Development

Postal was developed by Running With Scissors and published by Ripcord Games in 1997 for Windows and MacOS.

Releases

In 2000 a Japanese versions of Postal called Super Postal was released featuring Japanese voices and two exclusive levels, "Tokyo" and "Osaka". These levels have not been released anywhere else, but circulate in the Postal community. It was ported to Linux by Loki Entertainment in 2001.

Postal: Special Delivery, an expansion to the original Postal, was released on August 28, 1998[3] and featured four new levels and various new characters and voices. One level, in particular, was set in a parody of Wal-Mart and began with the Dude's demon chastising the store for not selling Postal, which foreshadows the off-kilter humor seen in Postal 2.

A March 2001 re-release of the game, called Postal Plus, included the "Special Delivery" add-on.

In 2002, Postal Plus (known as Postal: Classic and Uncut in Europe) bundled Postal and the Special Delivery expansion, with retail copies also including a demo for Postal 2.

Sequels

A sequel to the game, Postal 2, was released in 2003. Director Uwe Boll bought the movie rights for the series, and produced a film of the same name.

Digital distribution re-release

Postal Plus was released on the digital distributor GOG.com in 2009 and a few years later on Steam. In 2013, it was updated with support for widescreen resolutions and modern hardware. The multiplayer component and level editor were removed, however. In 2015, it was updated with full Xbox 360 controller support.

Open source

In 2015, the developers announced that they will release the source code of the game "if someone promises to port it to the Dreamcast". In June 2016 the developers gave the source code to a community developer who ported the game to Linux for the OpenPandora handheld.

On December 28, 2016, the source code was released on BitBucket under the GPLv2.

Remaster

A remaster of the game, Postal Redux, was released for Microsoft Windows on May 20, 2016. A PlayStation 4 port was announced, however, due to financial constraints, it was canceled, as announced in an official Running with Scissors podcast. Plans have been made to port the game on Linux.