AdvertisementIn an advertising video for the game, as the main character throws a molotov cocktail into the middle of a marching band, a voice-over says; "They're out to get you... or are they? It doesn't matter!"
Android releaseThe Postal release for Android was rejected by Google Play due to "gratuitous violence". The reason for rejecting became an age-rating system which was added in Google Play in March, 2015.
In April, 2015 RWS, Inc. released the Android version of Postal on Amazon App Store.
ControversyThis game received a lot of attention since it was released at the height of the media's crusades on violence in gaming. It was banned in over ten countries, including Australia, and the developer was allegedly sued by the US Postal Service for misappropriating the term "postal".
European versionThe European release misses the executions and the "Elementary School" sequence. An official uncut patch was released by Running With Scissors on their website http://www.gopostal.com/ (under the name "Euro Violence")
German indexOn June 30, 1998, Postal was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.
GraphicsMany people think that the game characters are sprites, but they are, in fact, flat-textured polygon models put into hand-drawn landscape. This becomes obvious if one tries to repaint them in the editor.
Source CodeOn December 28, 2016 the source code of Postal was released to the public under the GPL2 license. It can be downloaded here.
Information also contributed by Adam Baratz, Blood, Chentzilla, Jason Musgrave, Xoleras and Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe