Postal III

INFO

He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.

-Friedrich Nietzsche

Postal III is a third-person shooter developed by… ehhuhm

Alright look, I’m going to level with you – don’t buy Postal III. You’d regret it. Hell, you’d regret playing it for free. It’s a boring, frustrating, unfinished, borderline-broken mess, and there is nothing we can do about it.

What happened is that we signed with a big Russian publisher to make Postal III, letting them develop and publish the game, while we worked on the design. It was going well for the initial development time but because of the economy crashing especially hard in Russia, the game ended up getting moved to a smaller, less experienced team that didn’t have the skill or resources to make the game we designed, and they were forced to rush development to meet an unreasonable deadline. Corners were cut severely, dramatic changes to our design were made, and the game was put out in an unfinished pre-Alpha state. The game is simply unfinished, and it barely works half the time. Amd when it does work, the game that is there is simply boring and frustrating to play. The sad part is that the publisher still owns the game, and has refused to fix it themselves, or let us access the source code so that we can try to fix it. We are stuck with Postal III as it is.

You’re a responsible adult (we hope), so I’m sure you’re capable of making your own purchasing decisions. I just want you to consider all of the above, before you make the leap of regret into paying real hard-earned money for this title. We don’t own the game, we can’t support it and we don’t get anything from its sales, so if you decide to risk the purchase – you’re on your own.

Alright, so here’s all the marketing blurb from the back of the box:

Good or Insane? The choice is yours.

Following the Apocalyptic end to the Postal Dude’s week in Paradise, we follow him and his insane pitbull Champ as they emigrate to its appropriately named sister city, Catharsis. Unfortunately, due to the Global Economic Meltdown, psychotic left-wing “Green” extremism and hypocritical Government corruption, it turns out Catharsis isn’t a much better place to live.

What path will you choose when faced with the antics of a hypocritical scheming Mayor? A berserk cartoon mascot with Al Qaeda ties? A former Vice-President’s cadre of Eco-Zealots? How about Gay Segway “biker” gangs, and a sociopathic cult leader Uncle with nuclear ambitions? Will you give in to your base instincts and fight fire with gasoline? Or will you rise above it to become something more, to serve and protect your fellow citizens from the rampant insanity of our modern society?

  • Edgy, satirical Running With Scissors sense of humor
  • A world of twisted parody inspired by real people, events and philosophies
  • Large, detailed, interactive environments
  • Crazy POSTAL style Vehicle gameplay
  • NPC’s react to your behavior in a variety of surprising ways
  • Multiple story paths determined by your behavior
  • Celebrity characters: Super porn star Ron Jeremy, Village People Cowboy Randy Jones, Internationally hated film director Uwe Boll and Playboy Playmate Jennifer Walcott
  • Appearances by other popular Running With Scissors character franchises: Krotchy, Champ and the Postal Babes, who will fight along side you (or sometimes against you!)
  • Insane new gameplay including the Helper Monkey, Grenade Cats and the BadgerSaw
  • Kill Uwe Boll! (or save him!)

MEDIA
VIDEO PLAYLIST

SCREENSHOTS

LOGO

ARTWORK

CONCEPT/DEVELOPMENT ART

PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL

BOX ART

Postal III – Windows – Akella – RUS

[PRINTS] Postal III – Windows – Running With Scissors – US/Int.

DOWNLOADS

MANUALS and GUIDES


Postal III Manual (English)

Download

Postal III Manual (Russian)

Download

Catharsis City Map

Download

PATCHES


View (poorly translated) changelog

1.10 Patch

Download

1.11 Patch

Download

1.12 Patch

Download

HISTORY

2006

Running With Scissors makes a deal with Russian publisher Akella to develop POSTAL III. The deal is announced prematurely to coincide with announcement of the POSTAL film.

2007

Randy Jones (original cowboy of the Village People), Ron Jeremy the #1 porn star in the world, and Playboy Playmate Jennifer Walcott are signed to be characters in POSTAL III.

POSTAL III development begins, marking the start of a very long and very troubled journey.

2011

POSTAL III Released. It is critically slammed with a score of 24 on Metacritic. POSTAL fans are left feeling disappointed and confused as to what happened, and rightly so.

PRESS & AWARDS
AWARDS
  • 2010, Kri winner for Most Original Project – POSTAL 3
  • 2008 Joystiq.com: Best Weapon of E3, RWS Badger Saw! – POSTAL III
  • 2007 Voted one of top 10 best games at Igro – POSTAL III

CREDITS

Postal III Credits


Published by Akella

VP OF DEVELOPMENT

Dmitry ARKHIPOV

VP OF PUBLISHING

Vladimir KOUDR

LOCALIZATION DIRECTOR

Dr. Anton CHERNOV

HEAD OF LOCALIZATION

Grigory BATANOV

LOCALIZATION MANAGER & EDITOR

Vladimir EMYSHEV

TRANSLATORS

Leonid VEKSHIN

Maxim SEREGIN

HEAD OF QA

Andrey ZEMLYANOY

QA TESTERS

Alexander AGALAROV

Egor KUZNETSOV

Anton PLAKSIN

Ruslan SHARIPOV

Nikita VASILYEV

ELITE

PR AND MARKETING

Sergey ZATINSCHIKOV

Petr ANOKHIN

Maxim SHOKHIN

LEGAL

Pavel ODINETS

Lyudmila KAPLINA

Vitaliy CHULKOV

FINANCE

Alexander DANILIN

Svetlana GOROKHOVA

Lilia ZAKHARENKO

Olga MOISEEVA

Alesya SAFRONOVA

Natalya TEMENDAROVA

INTERNATIONAL SALES

Svetlana GOROBETS

Marina PANKOVA

PRINT AND PRODUCTION

Vlad MIKHEENKOV

Igor POPOV

Alexey ABROSOV

Artem TKATCH

Tatyana SMIRNOVA

IT

Yury IGNATYEV

Anton ASTAKHOV

Maxim POLUNOV

HUMAN RESOURCES

Victoria LEMDYAEVA

OFFICE MANAGEMENT

Katya SKRYNNIKOVA

Katya SVESHNIKOVA

Vera VOEVODINA

Anna NASTASYINA


Developed by Trashmasters

PRODUCER

Andrey BELKIN

LEAD PROGRAMMER

Ilya MIKHAYLOV

SENIOR PROGRAMMER

Konstantin EFIMOV

PROGRAMMERS

Konstantin GLADYSHEV

Igor KARATAYEV

Dmitry KRIVENKO

Victor RYKOV

LEAD 3D ARTIST

Boris WOSKOW

3D ARTISTS

Sergey CHABROV

Maxim KARPOV

Ilya ZHURAVLEV

2D ART DIRECTOR

Boris KHALEEV

LEAD ANIMATOR

Dmitry SKVORTSOV

ANIMATORS

Sergey ARTYUKH

Vasiliy BURYAK

DESIGN DOCTOR

SNAFU

LEAD SCRIPTER

Dmitry MILOVIDOV

SCRIPTERS

Larisa DAVIDOVA

Andrey KUZNETSOV

LEVEL DESIGNERS

Sergey CHABROV

Ilya ZHURAVLEV

VFX ARTIST

Roman TSOY

CINEMATIC LEAD

SNAFU

CINEMATIC ARTISTS

Sergey CHABROV

Boris WOSKOW

Ilya ZHURAVLEV

SOUND EDITING

Roman TSOY

LEAD QA

Alexander SEDYKH

PR SUPPORT

Alexandra PODENOK

Irina GORLANOVA

REMOTE EMPLOYEES

Pavel ANTONENKOV

Pavel BARNEV

Alexey BARYZHIKOV

Andrey BYKOV

Grigoriy VLADIMIRO

Artem VLASKIN

Roman GERASIMOV

Igor GLADYSHEV

Yaroslav GURILYOV

Alexey DAVYDOV

Dmitriy ZELENIN

Dmitriy IZOTOV

Alexey KARLOVSKIY

Ivan KASHUBO

Arseniy KLISHIN

Pavel KOZLOV

Yuriy KOTOV

Anton KRASNOGOR

Alexander LASHIN

Oleg LOVTSOV

Andrey MAKRUSHIN

Igor MIKHALCHISHIN

Sergey NIKTIN

Alexander OVCHINNIKOV

Alexey PETSKO

Francoise POLISCHUK

Mikhail PONOMARENKO

Ivan PYATYSHEV

Alexander RADCHENKO

Vadim ROGOV

Victor RYKOV

Anton SAVELYEV

Alexey SAMOKHIN

Andrey SIMONOV

Mikhail SMIRNOV

Dmitriy SULTANOV

Sergey SUKHOV

Maxim FOMIN

Pavel TSAREV

Zorikto TSYRENOV

CONTRACTORS

Alexey PECHERITSA

Artem BRIZITSKIY

Kirill GORENITSYN

Tatyana KUZNETSOVA


Kinda Designed and Somewhat Produced by *cough* Running With Scissors *cough*

Executive Producer

Vince Desi

Lead Designer/Creative Director/Script Writer

Steve Wik

RWS Producer/Audio Director

Mike Jaret

Web Pimp

Tim Wambolt

Multiplayer Designer (AHAHAHA!)

Jon Merchant

Artist

Joe Cerniglia

Admin

VinnyDesi

Writer

Bill Kunkel

Server Admin

Jon Shay

Mascot

Champ (R.I.P.)

Voice Acting

Corey Cruise – POSTAL Dude

Ron Jeremy – Mayor Raul Chomo, aka; Ron the pr0n shop guy/El Jefe De Narcotico/Gay Rodeo Pitboss

Randy Jones – Himself

Jennifer Wallcott – Herself

Mark Bego – Lieutenant Deuschebagge

Christian Wlach – Gay Biker, Ecotologist

CisianyOlivar – Mexican Female

Erin VanBebber – Old Female, Hockey Moms

Fernando Rivas – Hugo Chavez

Greg Blackman – Black Male

Jesse Estrada – Venezuelan Army

Jim Halstead – Uncle Dave

Joe Cerniglia – Old Male, Mexi Sushi Workers, Hobo, Larry The Krab, Uwe Boll, Male Scientist, Al Queda

Marcus Davis – White Male, Police, Swat, Krotchy

Marie Gaddy – White Female

Mike Jaret – Gay Interviewer, Gay Biker, Osama, Multiplayer Announcer (AHAHAHAHA!), Lloyd Kaufman, Dykes, Malaysian Slave Boy

Phil Murphy – Al Gore

Rick Berg – Gay Biker, Ecotologist

Roberto Mejia Montano – Mexican Male

Ryan McKenzie – Al Queda, Ecotologist

Sean Morgon – Inmates

Sharlysia Simone – Ecotologist, Black Female, Scientist

Stephanie Dupnik – Police

Tim Wambolt – Ecotologist

Vince Desi – Himself

Voice Acting Audio Engineers

Fernando Rivas @ OG7 Studios www.og7.net

Sam Guelzim @ Violet Sounds www.spifnoof.com

Abbot Miller @ AMP Studios www.ampstudiosaz.com

Postal 3 Theme written and performed by

Patrick Jones

K.A.O.S written and performed by

Greg Blackman

Produced by

Marek

Abyss written and performed by

Greg Blackman

Produced by

The Unbeatables

4.Lost, Left, All Alone by

A Fall to Break

Tracks Recorded @ Xenocide Digital Recordings by

Craig Artz

Mixed and Mastered @ Xenocide Digital Recordings by

Craig Artz

Produced by

Craig Artz

A Fall To Break

Vocals

Nathan Shoemaker

Guitars

Craig Artz

Guitars

Cody Larson

Bass

Jeff Dickey

Drums

Matt Bejar

Copyrights Owned by

A Fall To Break

Funzalo Records

Published Through

Sesac

Didgerivoodoo by Stands With Fists, all music and lyrics written by

Stands With Fists


Soundtrack produced by DFAD/DF Music Organization Group

Producer & Composer

Dmitriy “MARQUIZE DIABOL” Myachin

Supervisor

Alexander “SPADY” Gavrilov

Composers

Daniil Danilov

Sergey Kuznetsov


Sound Effects by ORANGE NOISE

SOUND DESIGNER

Peter SAL’NIKOV

SOUND PRODUCER

Vladimir GREZNYOV


MOTION CAPTURE ANIMATION by ACADEMY OF FANTASY

ADDITIONAL 3D GRAPHICS by WARGAMING INC. («Arise»)

ADDITIONAL SOUND EFFECTS by GAIJIN SOUNDS

DEVELOPER

Trashmasters

PUBLISHER

Akella

RELEASE DATE

November 3, 2011

PLATFORMS

Windows

ENGINE

Source

LINKS
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