LINUXGAMES

Postal 2 to be Published by LGP

May 3rd, 2004 by Crusader

Running with Scissors has announced thatLinux Game Publishing will be releasing the retail linux version of Postal 2: Share The Pain this month:

“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.”

15 Responses to “Postal 2 to be Published by LGP”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I’ve been waiting for this a loong time

  2. clump Says:

    Icculus has a demo on his site. This game is quite sick… but I can’t stop playing it. Im going to buy it.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I like it when I see things like this on the product page:

    [i]DEATHMATCH: Chose from 25 characters including Gary Coleman and Osama[/i]

    The prospect of pitting Gary Coleman against Osama bin Laden? What more could you possibly ask for?

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Will the binary be released for downloading separately? It’s much more convenient for me to buy this game from my local (windoze) reseller than from TuxGames :-( (please don’t blame me for that).

  5. DaveALinux Says:

    I’ll buy it, just to support them for supporting Linux. Plus, the demo was fun, in a sick and twisted way.

  6. DaveALinux Says:

    Wait a second. The gopostal site says it’s $19.95 for the game, yet tuxgames has it for $40. Don’t tell me the Linux version is going to cost twice as much. Is that right?

  7. ThoreauHD Says:

    It’s a really sick game. I’m all over it. Rock on.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Yeah this is the way to go! Let’s port the crappiest games in the Windows world to Linux and sell them for twice the price. That’s the way to promote Linux gaming. Christ!

  9. Anonymous Says:

    /me orders a copy

  10. chunky Says:

    Beggars can’t be choosers. This has been said many times before, but it evidently needs to be said again.

    Big companies out there simply don’t care about moralistic ideals. Linux is cool – it also doesn’t generate the sales required to even re-coup development costs.

    If you want more games on linux ported by the big houses [and that's what you're really asking for, deep down], you need to show that there’s some interest of the sort that companies care about – financial.

    If Postal2 only sells 300 copies [seems to not be an unreasonable estimate, given the attitude of the people on forums like this and slashdot], what possible incentive would EA have to give us Madden NFL, or whatever your particular game of choice is?

    Petitions don’t work. E-mailing Icculus doesn’t work [and god knows, people appear to have tried]. E-mailing other people on icculus.org doesn’t work [people try that one, too, in a guilt-by-association kinda way]. You want the attention of big companies? Vote with your wallets.

    Wait. Lemme put that again.
    [b]Vote with your wallets[/b]

    I’ve been doing it for a while. I believe that in the end it’s the only way to get better games. I like to think I’ve played some [probably infintesimally] small part in the fact that UT2k4 even exists on Linux. And if you can afford the machine to play it, refusing to spend 40 bucks on Postal2 when it’s the only thing available to you just doesn’t gel, in my mind.

    Oh – and if you’re prepared to spend 15 bucks on a postal game, then why not buy postal 1 from tuxgames? It’s not like the longevity is all that different, from the reviews I’m seeing here.

    Gary (-;

  11. Phorem Says:

    Besides all of this political crap, the game is pretty sweet and i’m happy that it has been ported to Linux. Cudos to Icculus for a job well done. SUPPORT LINUX GAMING AND BUY THE GAME! It’s the only way more games will be ported. And, as per some suggestions above, not only crappy, eight year old games get ported to linux. A lot of good games are/have been ported.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    I’ll pass on EVERY STUPID GAME ported to linux..PERIOD

    games like neverwinter nights and savage and uplink and vendetta and ut2k3/4 are SOLID decent games…not this pos pee on this/blow up this/fire cats out end of guns that POCRAP..

    they can shove it where sun dont shine and anyone that buys a SICK game like this is SICK THEMSELVES…

    so fine..buy it and show your bright shinning linux intelligence..NOT!!

    cheers

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Isn’t it great how some people feel the need to spout off about a “Sick” game and how they’re not going to buy it. I LOVE this game (yeah, sorry, played it on windows) and I WILL buy the game for linux. What’s better than playing the Snatch game (basically capture the flag, but you have to snatch the other team’s “Bitch” Great fun gunning down people while they’re carrying a wriggling chick over their shoulders.

    People need to chill out and just accept this game for what it is, great fun. And you can’t tell me that someone hasn’t pissed you off enough before that you didn’t want to pee on them or hit them with a shovel. Of course we DON’T actually do it, but the thought crosses our minds.. If we DID actually do that, we’d probably at least get fined, or arrested. If you can’t tell the difference between a virtual world where you can do whatever you want, and the real world where if you do whatever you feel like, you’ll probably have a nice new boyfriend in prison…

    And as said before, RWS created this game specifically FOR those people that get up in arms about it. Why? Because they get lots of free publicity from them! The game itself is FUN though, so go buy it now.

  14. Anonymous Says:

    I can’t wait. LGP Sucks it can’t take this long to port a game.

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