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Front Page News / Paradise Lost: Mystery Image #8 of 11
« on: April 10, 2015, 03:01:39 PM »
Paradise Lost: Mystery Image #8 of 11

For those of you that don’t already know, there is nothing like the feeling you get when your favorite mutt is waiting faithfully at the door for you when you get home. It doesn’t really matter how long you have been gone, the wagging tail that just about shakes the whole body, the whines and slobbery licks of welcome always let you know you have been missed. You know this is one little buddy that worships you and will do his best to protect you even to the cost of his own life his life.

So what happened? What turned our best four legged friends into vicious killers who are intent only on ripping us limb from limb? Where did these snarling, drooling, muscle-bound monsters come from? Surely Champ would not be found among these blood drenched fiends unless he was there to protect his one true friend. Is there any way to eradicate these salivating, sharp-toothed, murderous beasts before they butcher us all? We may have no choice but to stop the carnage by exterminating these wildly crazed brutes. We only know steps must be taken quickly to control the animals before they tear us apart and dine hungrily on our bleeding flesh and broken bones. 

Front Page News / Paradise Lost: Mystery Image #7 of 11
« on: April 09, 2015, 03:25:47 PM »
Paradise Lost: Mystery Image #7 of 11

Ghosties and goblins and things that go bump in the night are just child’s play when it comes to this fellow. One look at this creature and you know he is evil incarnate. You can almost feel the wickedness vibrating off this demon’s skin if you have the misfortune to draw too close to him.

Terror and a pressing urge to flee seems to fill the air and strike when this disgusting horror even thinks about Paradise. Is there anyone or anything that can not only stand up to this devils spawn but actually live to tell about their horrendous experience. Will Paradise be able to rid itself of this nightmare or is it doomed forever to serve this creation of Hell? Will you be the very hero we seek to rid Paradise of this monster or will you fail miserably. This fiend must be returned to Hell as quickly as possible before the town suffers the wrath of Satan himself.

Front Page News / Paradise Lost: Mystery Image #6 of 11
« on: April 08, 2015, 02:32:32 PM »
Paradise Lost: Mystery Image #6 of 11

We likely all have had the misfortune to run into one of these dim bulbs at one time or another. There is nothing one of these miserable creatures likes better than to pick on someone who can’t defend themselves. The Bully mistakenly seems to think that other people will admire him for picking on someone vulnerable to his attacks. He probably thinks it makes him look like a big man when he is putting the little guy down.

Typically loud-mouthed and possessed of a lower mentality than the regular guy, the Bully is the first to run away if his own well-being is threatened. What seemed like a good joke when it was happening to someone else suddenly isn’t quite so funny when it happens to the Bully.

Has our Bully finally learned his lesson or is he out to have a real good time demonstrating his Neanderthal mentality to a bunch of disinterested onlookers?

Front Page News / Paradise Lost: Mystery Image #5 of 11
« on: April 07, 2015, 03:06:15 PM »
Paradise Lost: Mystery Image #5 of 11

OMG! What is that? One thing for sure is I hope it’s friendly. Hey maybe it’s just some guy that spent too many hours at the gym pumping up a bunch of already over-pumped muscles. That’s likely just a pointy hat he is wearing but I don’t know what those other things sticking out of his back are. Angel wings maybe or some kind of unusual and unfortunate birth defect?

Man what is that nasty stench that’s all around him? Does anyone besides me smell the distinctly foul odor of open sores and rotting milk? Whatever it is, it seems to be seeping from this repulsive man mountain. His voice is like the roar of a dozen freight trains and attracts what looks like an army of the dead. I don’t know about you but I think I’m going to do my best to try and steer clear of this walking, talking steroid factory and his decomposing minions.

Front Page News / POSTAL Rejected from Google Play
« on: April 07, 2015, 02:54:52 PM »
POSTAL Rejected from Google Play

We know many of you have been excited that POSTAL is going to be made available on Android devices, but it seems we have hit a bit of a snag. Unfortunately it appears POSTAL has been rejected from Google Play due to it containing "GRATUITOUS VIOLENCE". Sadly this means it won't be welcomed alongside the Grand Theft Auto series, Carmageddon and horde of Zombie games on Google Play. For those that don't know, Google Play is the premier store for Android Apps. There are other outlets though so fear not POSTAL fans. While this is disappointing for us, it won't stop you from being able to play POSTAL on your favourite Android device. We are looking into Humble Store, Amazon and other Android App stores. We will let you know when the time comes where you can pick up your Android copy of POSTAL.

Not to worry though, POSTAL 2:Paradise Lost will still release on Steam on April 17th, 2015!

UPDATE: Out now on Amazon!

In the Media:
Pocket Gamer has covered our story!
Shack News Coverage!
Good Android Police Article!

Front Page News / Paradise Lost: Mystery Image #4 of 11
« on: April 06, 2015, 01:24:56 PM »
Paradise Lost: Mystery Image #4 of 11

Hang on to your hats and just wait until you see this tasty treat. Any guesses to who this curvaceous cutey can be? We will give you a hint. You might not remember but you have heard from this gorgeous young lady before.

We can tell you love is in the air when it comes to this bodacious babe. Wedding bells might even be ringing. This eye-catching little sweetie might be a bit skinny but she is no stick-in-the-mud either. This dazzling darling is very agile and can put up a good fight to get what she wants. She proves that she’s really got the moves and is more than willing to show them off. We have to say there are not too many guys who wouldn’t be more than proud to be seen with such a stunning beauty on his arm.

Well have you guessed who it is yet? We at RWS are working hard to make sure you can see first-hand if you guessed correctly. Will romancing this beauty result in Paradise Lost?

That's four down, seven Mystery Images to go! Stay tuned, another Paradise Lost Mystery Image will be released tomorrow!

Front Page News / It's Easter in Paradise
« on: April 05, 2015, 08:02:48 AM »
It's Easter in Paradise

OH NO! Word has reached us that there has been a blood bath down in the woods once again this year. The smashed remains of once carefully decorated eggs are scattered everywhere and we have been informed there is a crazed bunny threatening revenge on anyone foolish enough to set foot near his hideaway. The Bunny is prepared to defend and protect what is left of the eggs with his life. We know we have to get rid of this mad rabbit so we can gather up some of those pretty Easter eggs for ourselves. Just make sure if you go down to the woods to claim your share that you are heavily armed. Good luck on your Easter egg hunt but we feel with public safety in mind we must repeat the following warning.


If you plan on heading into the forest today, you might want to be heavily armed.

Disappearances have been reported near the Paradise Area.

Victims were last seen following a trail of “Eggs” into wooded areas. If these eggs are spotted, do NOT follow them! Report them to your local P.M.C.R.D. officer immediately!

If you have any information regarding these disappearances, please contact the Paradise Mythological Creature Removal Department immediately.

Together we CAN stop this!

Paradise Mythological Creature Removal Department

This is just a reminder that there is a special Easter themed holiday event available for you to enjoy today!

Front Page News / Paradise Lost: Mystery Image #3 of 11
« on: April 04, 2015, 04:40:23 PM »
Paradise Lost: Mystery Image #3 of 11

Okay, no matter how long and hard you look at this picture, we know you are never going to be able to guess who this is. This guy shoots straight and fast and can be a dangerous man to handle. He may be totally inflexible when it comes to getting his own way. As stiff as he is, a little stroking has been known to calm him down. Want more of a clue? The ladies love this pleasantly plump guy.  He is a real sharp dresser when it comes to his golden jewelry. He also may be found on occasion wearing some pretty snappy raincoats.

Have you guessed yet? Oh shoot, I guess we can give you a bit more of a hint since we don’t want you to be totally stumped. This is one character who really has the balls to get out there and get the job done. You can be sure he will be making some slick moves and getting lots of action in Paradise Lost.

Paradise Lost: Mystery Image #2 of 11

As we promised, it's time for another little update to let you see what’s happening at RWS. Just a small teaser to get you going and make you a tiny bit more excited for the release of Paradise Lost. Now who could that diminutive fellow be I wonder? Have you got the teensiest bit of an idea? You can make your best wee guess but your still just going to have to wait a short time to find out.

You know even a little bitty character in our games usually plays a big role. There really are no minuscule roles when it comes to Paradise Lost. Being small in stature doesn’t mean their temper is also microscopic and believe me, a pint-sized character is nothing to trifle with.

Paradise Lost - It’s Almost Here - Mystery Image #1 of 11

We know you have all been waiting for what seems like a very long time but you really won’t have to wait much longer for Paradise Lost to be released on Steam so let your imaginations run wild. In the mean time we thought you might like to enjoy a little artistic rendition of what you might possibly expect to find in Paradise Lost. Anticipation is part of the fun so we have actually decided to let you have a tiny peek at what’s in store for you with some great poster style art work. Running With Scissors has decided to display a new picture every day or so until the big day just to add a little spice to the event. Stay tuned and follow the Official POSTAL 2 Steam page to be notified when the next image goes up!

Okay so a new picture every few days might be just a tease to make your toes curl and make your teeth itch but it really adds to the excitement and we here at RWS are plenty excited ourselves. As you know, we have worked very hard and have been dedicated to this project for a very long time. Our main goal has always been to produce a quality video game that we know our fans will enjoy. We are confident that we have reached our goal with Paradise Lost.   

Remember release date is April 17, 2015 so make sure to mark that date on your calendar.

Front Page News / Where is Spring?
« on: March 28, 2015, 01:20:58 PM »
Where is Spring?

The 1st day of spring has come and gone but I don’t see any flowers poking their heads through the snow drifts yet. Actually, I shouldn’t complain. It has been a fairly mild winter as winters go. I don’t think it got below minus 45 more than a few times and I only slipped and fell on the ice a couple of times where nobody seen me. Falling on the ice only hurts when you know other people spotted you going down and are giggling behind their scarves and mitts. I am not one of the graceful fallers who slip down slowly like they are doing a ballet. I fling my arms around and around like a windmill gone mad or an airplane doing a flip flopping death spiral. My feet automatically stomp out a wild tap dance before I finally go down flat on my back with a crash that sends the snow flying and ice crystals smashing and leaves my dignity in ruins.

Spring is the time of year car salespersons and car wash companies around here love. All of our vehicles are white. They are not white from snow or from their paint. They are white from all the salt filled slush splashed up on them from our roads. The salt might help keep the roads clear of snow but it turns our vehicles into a smorgasbord of rust and peeling paint. It doesn’t take long at all for road salt to chew through anything we take out on the highway. 

The Dude is actually very lucky in more ways than one. There isn’t any snow in Paradise so he doesn’t suffer the bone chilling cold or the embarrassment of falling down in front of a much amused audience. You can see by looking that’s not a snow shovel he swings around but the biggest way he is lucky is something you wouldn’t think of unless you have a dog or two in snow country. What starts showing up through the spring melt from your dog(s) is not treasure. You would swear your dog must have had every large size dog for miles over for a visit in the last few months and they all overate before they got to your place. One benefit of having the windshield still so frosted over in the morning is that as you leave for work, you can’t see all of the doggie-doo mini-mountains slowly making their appearance over what seems like every square inch of your back yard. When you hear something being described as smelling “Spring Fresh”, it kind of makes you stop and wonder what in the heck they are talking about!

Anyway, it won’t be long now until the hot days of summer are finally here and the Spring mess is all dried up, cleaned up and no longer even a memory. If you are really smart you will somehow have got someone else to clean it up for you. So what’s it like in your area? Are you already sitting out on a hot beach slowly sipping a long cool drink? I know I will soon be out with my feet up relaxing in the hot sun (at least in my dreams). Most likely, I will be sweating buckets and gasping for air as I am struggling to mow a lawn covered with bare patches or choked with weeds. I’ll also be swatting the black flies and mosquitoes that are biting blood filled chunks out of me, chasing grass snakes off with a stick, squishing the ever present spiders and all the other creepy crawlies that come with the sun and wishing it would snow again and chase them all away for another year. Right now I gotta go and scrape the car. The frost on the windshield is growing thicker every minute I sit here and if I’m not mistaken there is a bunch more Spring snowflakes getting ready to come down right now. I just hope it doesn’t turn into sleet or I will be on my way skating instead of driving.

Reminder, don't miss your chance to get POSTAL 1 for 90% off! Sale ends soon so get yours right now!

Front Page News / Steam Sale: Getting prepared for PARADISE LOST!
« on: March 23, 2015, 02:54:51 PM »
Steam Sale: Getting prepared for PARADISE LOST!

With the release of POSTAL 2: PARADISE LOST coming up faster than we can believe, we figured it was  about time for a Poll and a Sale just to spice up the wait and make things a little more interesting!  Do you plan on grabbing PARADISE LOST as soon as it’s available to add to your collection?  Are you going to get it Day One so you don’t risk your friends getting it before you and spoiling all the fun surprises? Fantastic! Hold on! Did you just say you still don’t own POSTAL 2 on Steam yet and therefore won’t be able to play PARADISE LOST on Steam on Day One? Well we have the solution for you! POSTAL 2 is on sale right now for a huge 80% off! Pick it up quick so you not only get a great deal on POSTAL 2 you will be able to run the PARADISE LOST full expansion pack on Day One of the Steam Release! Already have POSTAL 2? How about picking up the classic POSTAL 1 for the almost unheard of price of 90% off! Already have both of those don’t you. Check your friends list on Steam, if they don’t all have POSTAL 1 and 2 already, you probably should unfriend them… or better yet… send them all a copy of POSTAL 1 and/or 2! That way you will have a very inexpensive way of cementing your friendship* into something everlasting! Friendship is magic after all.

You know when you look at it, unless you are a Steam Card collector and crafter like I am, you could buy POSTAL 1 and sell the cards and pretty much get most of your money back. That really means we are practically giving our game away. But we don’t stop there! One day someone will craft a set of POSTAL cards and you may be selected by the great and powerful random number generator to be the lucky winner of a POSTAL 1 booster pack! Now not only did you practically receive POSTAL 1 for free, you just got paid for owning it! It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Now here is the question. Why should you consider buying POSTAL 2 on Steam even though you already have your copy be it on GOG, Desura or the good old physical copies? Well on Steam you get the Steam Cards, Achievements to help drive you to change up how you play the game and access to the Steam Workshop! It is the fastest and easiest way to mod the heck out of POSTAL 2 including letting you play the long lost Pigeon Hunter Mission or at least our contest winner’s rendition of it!

EDIT: Looks like POSTAL 2's Sale has been moved! POSTAL 1 is still on for 90% off though!

*Friendship not guaranteed

Front Page News / 3RD Strike and You're IN
« on: March 18, 2015, 04:10:51 PM »
3RD Strike and You're IN

We here at Running With Scissors are pleased to say our POSTAL games have once again made the headlines. A well written article by Tom Cornelis in the March 18th edition of 3RD STRIKE asks the question, ”Does POSTAL still have a place in our culture?” The article gives a brief description of the contents of some of todays more popular video games including our POSTAL games and makes some comparisons of POSTAL to other more modern video games. Tom might not realize it but we have actually made comparisons ourselves to other newer or recently developed games. There certainly are definite similarities to our POSTAL games which are easily noticeable in some of the newer video games. We have actually pointed some of them out although in most cases our comparisons may be a bit tongue in cheek, ie: our September 27, 2013 Grand Theft Auto V article.

Quote from: 3RD Strike
[...] Postal 2 is arguably most famous for its gratuitous violence, it showed some glitter where others would later shine. The town in which its story takes place is so ironic it borders on downright cynicism, its inhabitants the most hypocritical and stereotypical characters imaginable. “Parents for Decency,” for example, is an in-game organisation of Parents who are demonstrating in front of the Running With Scissors headquarters, blaming videogames for the violent nature of their children. Their demonstration ends, however, when they themselves take up arms and blast their way into the building, shooting every (innocent!) employee. When you look past the smokescreen of pure aggression and psychopathy, a layer of – for its time – sharp social commentary is revealed. When we look at masterpieces such as Grand Theft Auto V, which is often more subtle and of course boasts many other features, it’s hard not to think of the influence a game like Postal will have had on its development. [...]

As usual, Running With Scissors wants to thank our fans first for keeping us in their hearts. It’s the good people who support our POSTAL games that keep us going and growing and make articles like this feasible. We would also like to thank Tom Cornelis for the interest he showed in our game and for taking the time to do such an honest and down-to- earth article. The answer to Tom’s question was obviously a resounding “YES”. To read Tom’s entire article for yourself, please go to the 3RD Strike page and check it out! Want to share your opinion on the article, there is a comments section below it for you to do just that. Don't want to post there but still want your opinions heard? Post in our comments below!

Front Page News / St. Patrick's Day
« on: March 16, 2015, 08:23:58 PM »
St. Patrick's Day

Ahh March 17th. Faith and begorrah, we all know what day that is. It’s Saint Patrick’s Day, the day everyone even if they are not at all, tries to be a little more Irish. Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland, is credited with bringing religion to the Emerald Isle. He is also credited with driving all of the snakes out of Ireland and into the ocean. (Shhh We won’t tell anybody it’s been more or less proven there never were snakes found in Ireland. It was too cold for them there).

Worldwide celebrations in honor of St. Paddy himself take place. There are huge parades and everyone who can find even a scrap of green material seems to be wearing it along with their shamrocks, green hair and green beads. Rivers and fountains run green for the day too and the Dude will be able to buy himself all the green beer he can drink. I don’t know if that will turn anything else green and God help us if he drinks too much and gets sick!

The Irish have some wonderful sayings though and as a Saint Patrick’s day wish for you along with hoping you have the Luck of the Irish, I offer one of my favorites.  “May you die in bed at 95, shot by a jealous spouse.”

Don’t forget our holiday themed updates. Go after that Leprechaun and make him either grant your wishes or turn that pot of gold over to you. The little green man is only here once a year so make the best of it while you can.

Front Page News / Krotchy has Something to Say
« on: March 12, 2015, 06:27:09 PM »
Krotchy has Something to Say

Not much new or exciting is in the news this week so we thought this would be a good time to remind you that a few months back, our man Krotchy finally found his voice and started talking. Watch out how you touch him or Krotchy will have you in stitches when you give his special parts a squeeze. He is a little guy with a big voice and now that he’s found it, he doesn’t mind using it. You will certainly know who is the boss when Krotchy lets fly with some of his wisecracking phrases.

There is another reason we are reminding you right now that Krotchy talks. The Easter bunny is due next month and you know how that guy likes to hide presents around the house. Why not have the bunny leave something a little different this year. Think how excited your special someone will be if the “Easter Bunny” leaves a Talking Krotchy Doll for them to find.

Make Krotchy extra special. Tie him up with a pretty pastel ribbon and leave some flowers or chocolate eggs around him and just wait for the fun to begin. Get your order in right away to be sure Krotchy gets to you on time. Remember people, unlike chocolate, there are no calories in a Krotchy so you can have as many as you want.

It’s easy to get Krotchy. Just go to our store and put in your order for as many as you want. Before you know it Krotchy will be at your house talking his head off to anyone brave enough to lay a finger on him.

Click the Speaker icon on the video to hear a sample!

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