To celebrate the release of the Postal movie, Running With Scissors has released a free download version of Postal 2: Share the Pain. This is the complete multiplayer portion of the game, with the single player campaign removed.
The single player mode is still available for sale from RwS’s website, of course.
The ever PC game developer, Running With Scissors, updated their website with news of a Postal “Fudge Pack”, including all current Postal (1, 2) games, expansion packs, and some fan-made content. This seems to imply that Postal 1 is also included, which is kind of surprising since it has been out of print since the day the Loki died. Available on DVD-Rom only. Ryan “i-unit” Gordon has also updated his .plan with the news:
Here’s damned near everything you’d want from Postal on one dual-layer DVD: Postal 1, Postal 2: Share the Pain, Apocalypse Weekend, A Week in Paradise (aka “AW7″), and Eternal Damnation. One disc gets you all this for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
Linux Game Publishing has released its port of Postal 2: Share the Pain, originally developed by Running With Scissors. Postal 2: Share the Pain is another Unreal-Warfare-engine First-Person-Shooter; this one has the added bonus of Gary Coleman. A demo is also available.
“My development guys wanted to finish animating Quentin Tarantino’s sequel to The Passion first,” said former alter boy and RWS CEO Vince Desi, “but when I told `em this project was for the Linux community, they left Uma up there swingin’ in the breeze and grabbed hammer and nails and got right to work.”
Founded in 2001, Linux Game Publishing was formed to help companies bring their games to market, and is partnering with a number of other companies to bring Linux both ports of games from other platform and original titles.
“Folks may kid about the Linux community, but we’re deadly serious about this version of our game,” Desi said. “Linux users are intolerant of inferior product and necessarily lowered expectations, so when they play a videogame, then it damn well better be an amusing one – and POSTAL 2: Share The Pain is just such a game. No comical subreference (visual or otherwise) will ever be lost on a Linux user, so that makes this release all the more rewarding.”
Icculus has announced the availability of a demo of Postal 2: Share the Pain. This demo includes one abbreviated single player level, and a few multiplayer maps to give you a feel for the game. A dedicated server is also included in this release. Before you run out and get the Windows version, you might want to wait for the possible Linux box version as the full version of this game will be released shortly.