Running With Scissors seems to actually hate Tim Schafer. Not surprisingly, those who have played, watched videos or even that unfortunate Uwe Boll adaption know that Postal pulls no punches and is definitely an equal opportunity offender, however the volume of Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions hatred packed in Postal two: Paradise Lost just should be seen to become believed.
The first jab comes in from of a framed poster of a game referred to as “Wastebase DP-0.” The tagline reads “a simulation of a notion of a full game” with quotes in the publishers CEO that state “Meh…it’s good enough!” and “Lattes are expensive, you know?” The poster is clearly parodying Spacebase DF-9, Double Fine’s abandoned, unfinished game.
It does not cease there, even though. An additional poster is to get a game called “Psychonuts” using the tagline “The seminal adventure that’ll squeeze trusting fans for years to come.” Clearly, that is trolling Psychonauts and also the truth that its goodwill has inspired legions of Schafer devotees.
The most insipid dig is at Schafer himself. A game developer who is clearly modeled just after him may be located in the game working on a “Punchstarter” for “Loot n $tash.” His office is comprehensive with donuts and sex toys.
The truth that Running with Scissors look to not respect Schafer does not come as a great deal of a surprise, thinking about that the studios comes from two schools of believed. Running With Scissors is amongst the original indie gaming developers and predominantly self-funded and promoted. Double Fine, on the other hand, rely on crowdfunding and focuses on social media.
In regards to Postal, clearly nobody is secure from its judgmental gaze.