Postal - Le Bottin des Jeux Linux

Postal

Specifications

Title: Postal Type: Linux Game
Genre: Adventure & Action Status:
Category: Adventure & Action ➤ Classical ➤ Horror Commercial: ✓
Tags: Action; Shooter; Gore; Violent; Horror; Mature; Dark Humor; Villain Protagonist; Comedy; Classic; 1990s; Controller Demo:
Released: Dev : Cb472b6 Package Name:
Date: 2016-09-15 Extern Repo:
License: Code : GPL v2 / Artwork : Commercial Deb Repo:
View: First person Package:
Graphic: 2.5D Binary: ✓
Mechanics: Real Time Source: ✓
Played: Single & Multi PDA:
Quality (record): 5 stars Quality (game):
Contrib.: Goupil & Louis ID: 12362
Created: 2012-05-15 Updated: 2019-04-22

Summary

[fr]: Le 1er opus de la série, un shooter violent en 2.5D dans lequel le joueur incarne "Postal Dude" - un psychopathe, dans une ville fictive d'Arizona dénommée Paradise Hills. L'extrême violence du jeu lui a valu de nombreuses controverses. Le joueur doit effectuer différentes tâches dans la ville qui vont l'amener dans des situations délicates où il sera fortement tenté de commettre toutes sortes de violences pour parvenir à ses fins. [en]: Take control of The Postal Dude in his infamous first outing as he battles to survive in a world gone mad! It's 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!

Videos

Trailer / Gameplay [en] / [en] / [fr] :


Interview des développeurs / Interview with Dev :


Linux joue / Linux plays :

Links

Website & videos
[Homepage 1 2] [Dev site] [Features/About] [Screenshots] [Videos t ts gd id r r[de] lp g g g g g g g[fr] g[de] g[ru] g[pl] g[cz] g[sp] g[pt] g[it] g[tr] g] [WIKI] [FAQ] [RSS] [Changelog 1 2]

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


Resources
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Technical informations
[Open Hub] [PCGamingWiki]

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]

On other sites
[Wikipedia (Postal) [fr] [en]]
[Mod DB] [Indie DB] [neoseeker]

Reviews
[metacritic] [jeuxvideo.com [fr]] [GOG]

News / Source of this Entry (SotE) / News (SotN)
[Gaming on Linux (20161228) (SotN)]

Description [fr]

Un jeu ultra violent dans lequel le joueur incarne un psychopathe, 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 de la série, sorti en 1997, un shooter violent en 2.5D dans lequel le joueur incarne "Postal Dude" - un psychopathe, dans une ville fictive d'Arizona dénommée Paradise Hills. L'extrême violence du jeu lui a valu à l'époque de nombreuses controverses.

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 : Postal, 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]

Humble Store:

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 (stylized as 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, and is scheduled to release for PlayStation 4 at a later date. 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 schizophrenic man who has been evicted from his home. He believes that the United States Air Force are releasing a poison gas on 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

The original Japanese versions of Postal featured two exclusive levels, "Tokyo" and "Osaka". These levels have not been released anywhere else, but circulate in the Postal community. A Linux port was done by Loki Entertainment in 2001.

Postal: Special Delivery, an expansion to the original Postal, was released on January 1, 1998 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 humour 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, and is scheduled to release for PlayStation 4 at a later date.

Features

Humble Store:

☑ Blast your way through 21 levels: Beginning from your humble Home, eliminate hostiles in areas from the Trailer Park to the City all the way to the Air Force Base.
☑ 9 devastating weapons: Defend yourself with varied tools of mayhem. Take aim with the Scatter Gun! Clear out rooms with Grenades, Mines, and the almighty Napalm Launcher! Whip out Heatseeker Rockets for those big groups!
☑ Wide range of foes: Defend yourself from Molotov-tossing Grenadiers, gun-toting Infantryman, rocket-firing Heavy-Weapons Experts (don't forget to duck!), and angry Ostriches!
☑ Non-stop, guns-blazing, adrenaline-fueled action!