The original version of the classic shooter 'POSTAL' [Official Site, Steam] is now officially open source under the GPL license. That's a pretty nice move by RWS.
From their announcement:
QuoteIt’s definitely been a wild ride for us all, and POSTAL means a lot to us – it’s our baby… But now we’re ready to hand the future of ‘the little shooter that could’ to the public at large. People have been asking, and we have been promising this for years now, but today we are proud to announce that the source code for POSTAL is officially released to the public on Bitbucket, under the GPL2 license. Everyone now has ‘under the hood’ access, to see what makes POSTAL tick, and anyone with the time and skills can now tweak/change/update/modify anything in the game at all! And hey, if anyone feels the urge to port the game to other platforms (The Dreamcast, for example *wink* *wink*), then they absolutely can!
I remember playing this when I was far too young for it and enjoying it wildly. It's really pleasing when developers release the source code for their old games and I wish more did so. It's a great way to keep them alive and it can still help sales by people wanting the art, music and so on to play with updated game engines.
Source code available here.
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