is an American video game developer based in Arizona. Their best-known title,Postal, was publicly decried by Senator Joe Lieberman and other critics due to its extreme violence.
Running With Scissors was founded in 1996 as a new company devoted to developing extreme and mature entertainment products. Some of the founding members were previously employed at another company run by Vincent J. Desiderio Jr., RSP (Riedel Software Productions), which was focused on developing children’s games.
In April 2003, Running With Scissors released a sequel, Postal 2, featuring ex-child actor Gary Coleman. The game featured many jokes at Senator Joe Lieberman's expense and also featured enemies modeled upon Osama bin Laden.
In December 2011, Postal III, a sequel to Postal 2 was released by Akella. The game, which was developed by Trashmasters Studios and co-produced by Running With Scissors, faced mostly negative reviews from the press and was distanced from by RWS.
In November 2012, Postal 2 was released on the website Steam.
In June 2014, Running With Scissors announced an add-on for Postal 2 entitled Paradise Lost. It was released on April 17, 2015.
In February 2016, Running With Scissors announced that the original Postal game was being remade under the name of Postal Redux. It uses the Unreal Engine 4 and is set to be released in Spring 2016 for PC, Mac, SteamOS, and PS4.
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