The powers that be at Google have decided that cult game Postal is too offensive for Android devices. The company has rejected an application to put the game in the Google Play Store, citing “Gratuitous Violence” as the sticking point.
As anyone who’s played Postal will attest, that’s a pretty accurate description of exactly what the game is about, but that’s not what developer Running With Scissors is arguing with. Instead, the studio has looked at other games that are happily available in Google Play for Android devices, and called out more than a handful as containing precisely the same sort of problematic content.
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.
Of course, Running With Scissors is not the sort of developer to give up without a fight. A post on the game’s official forums describes Google Play as the “premier store” for Android Apps, but explains that “there are other outlets”.
While this is disappointing for us, it won’t stop you from being able to play POSTAL on your favorite 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.