Running With Scissors has entered into a new partnership with Softwrap to make PC title Postal available for download - thereby making the game available to consumers in countries where it is banned.
The game caused outraged amongst campaigners against violence in the media when it was first released in 1996, and was banned in 13 countries including Australia, New Zealand and Korea. But despite the ban, Postal went on to sell more than 1 million copies, and a sequel and expansion pack later followed.
Now the Postal online store is offering the games for download, priced at USD 10 for the original title or USD 19.95 each for the sequel and add-on. As a result, according to a company statement, "There isn't a country or place on earth that can stop you from getting these hard to find game titles."
"Softwrap gives Running With Scissors the ability to deliver Postal games to every human being regardless of their state of freedom," said RWS CEO Vince Desi.
"Governments, customs agents or other traditional barriers to going Postal will become irrelevant as the Softwrap system sidesteps distributors, retailers and other would-be gate keepers to deliver the game anywhere and everywhere. "
"From the land Down Under to the mountains of Korea, the world can now go Postal in peace and privacy, as God intended. We're just glad that at last responsible kids and irresponsible adults the world over can now get their paws on the most blacklisted and banned game of all time!"