11/1/2011 Akella to Launch Running With Scissors’ Cult Video Game POSTAL III on Steam

POSTAL III, long awaited next electronic opus in the famously irreverent Running With Scissors' action shooter franchise will be available worldwide via Steam®, a leading platform for digital content distribution and management.

The POSTAL III launch, in concert with Russian publisher Akella, represents the first worldwide deal for the infamous game franchise.  "This is a great day for RWS but, more importantly, for POSTAL Fans around the world," proclaimed RWS CEO Vince Desi.  "We welcome gamers everywhere to play for themselves and see what they've been missing."

POSTAL III delivers the return of The Postal Dude, among the most memorable characters in video game history, as well as Virtual Guest Appearances by singing sensation Randy Jones (from The Village People), Playboy Playmate Jennifer Walcott and porn superstar Ron Jeremy.  Or, as Desi put it: "We cover the rainbow of society."

Since the 1997 release of the original POSTAL, Running With Scissors has relentlessly generated a sequel, several add-on games, a feature film and built a global fan following.

Initially available in PC format, deals are already in motion to bring the game to console format.  "It's been a long, hard journey to get it here," Akella's Andrew Belkin acknowledged. "But I couldn't have written a happier ending than seeing POSTAL III on Steam!"

For more information on POSTAL III please visit the Steam page at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/10220/

About Running With ScissorsRWS was founded in 1997 as a game development company with the sole intention of making games that were fun to play and laugh at.  RWS has evolved into a licensing and marketing machine.  Other RWS brands include ChampTM, Postal BabesTM, and KrotchyTM.

About Akella:

Akella was founded in 1993, and has grown from a team of six people into a company engaged in developing, publishing and distributing computer games and multimedia products. At present, Akella employs more than 200 qualified specialists under the direction of experienced and professional managers. Akella's own distribution network has grown quickly and covers all the former USSR territories. Among Akella's shareholders are Quadriga Capital (EBRD fund) and Intel Capital.

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