Can you take control of a mail distribution company where your business will need to adapt to a growing city? Will you be able to handle the pressure of new delivery opportunities or are other delivery businesses step in to pick up the slack and impact your profit margin.
User reviews: Mixed (75 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 7, 2014
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About This Game

Can you take control of a mail distribution company where your business will need to adapt to a growing city? Will you be able to handle the pressure of new delivery opportunities or are other delivery businesses step in to pick up the slack and impact your profit margin.

In Excalibur’s Post Master you’ll start out with a single post office, supplying pick-up and delivery services for a small area of the city. To maintain an excellent service you’ll need to hire workers to sort mail, contract security guards to protect your offices from robberies while also purchasing new vehicles to pick up and deliver mail.

Once you’ve settled into your first office, you’ll need to look to the future of your company and determine the best plan of action to expand your services. Will you look to provide the best mail distribution system but supply a small area, or are you looking to conquer the city with several offices and a vast fleet of vehicles.

In order to maintain your claim on postal services for parts of the city, you’re going to need to remain competitive. With a rival business looking to take a cut of the services there are methods of attack to remain the superior mail distribution business. You can carefully plan your delivery routes to make your average delivery time faster than anyone else, or you could lower the prices of your services to remain the cheapest.

Features of Post Master:


  • An ever growing city that changes frequently
  • Hire staff and purchase personnel
  • Set the duties and route of each vehicle
  • Purchase objects for your garage and offices
  • Hire security guards to prevent post office robbery
  • Invest in new offices to expand the reach of your services
  • Adjust the prices of your services, do you want to charge a fortune or undercut your competitors?

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3)/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Dual core CPU 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with 256 MB memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac Os 10.7
    • Processor: Dual core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with 256 MB memory (GeForce 7600 GT-class equivalent or better)
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible sound
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
I created a pair of post offices, staffed them, bought them vehicles and a few amenities, set routes and fixed prices. All of that took roughly ten minutes. I spent the next 50 minutes doing other things in real life. I cooked some soup, put together a decent sandwich (it even had some lemon zest in it), made a banana split, went to the bathroom, and got some things from my car that I'd forgotten earlier in the day. The whole time, the game was at 3x speed. I occasionally hit "ok" on the dialog that told me the day was over, but most of my time was afk.

I came back to the game and found that after a week, nothing interesting had happened. My operation flowed smoothly and made me a good return. Given a month I could open another office, given a year and I could probably edge out my competition with decent advertisements and expanded service.

Here's the thing - the game played itself. All i did was set it up. There's no management, the prices were already reasonable, there were never any problems, and I didn't have to do anything. Other tycoon games give you a reason to keep playing - more things to build, more people to attract, more stuff to see. This one doesn't - it's over as soon as you've finished setting it up. It's barren and simple. It's so simple that I can't recommend it, because you won't get anything out of it, unless you're looking for a screensaver that doesn't move, but takes ten minutes to set up.

Glancing over the developer's history, it seems clear that this is common. Produce a bargain bin game that's very simplistic, release a new one every couple months. And hey, they apparently make enough money to stay afloat, so cheers to that. Given how many games I play that were made by people who tried 10x as hard and came out roughly equal to this one, I can't really decry someone who is literally in business making this sort of thing.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Where is the Game Menu? It disappeared *during the tutorial*.

I am literally in the tutorial and I cannot access controls, find the Game Menu now that it has suddenly disappeared, or get out of the current window without Alt-F4. Nevermind what kind of game this is... I can't even exit the program without a force-quit!

Am I being trolled? Is this some post-modern interpretation of a simulation game, designed to test gamers' frustration? I don't get it.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Always crashes when starting to play. Never managed to play more than a minute. Waste of money...
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3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
This game is very difficult. If your not good at numbers and have a fear of being in debt, don't play.
Post Master is more of a tycoon game, you make post offices, create routes, transfer mail, and set the price. If your prices are high, you'll fail instantly. If you set them moderately, you'll make money, which means more transport.

Overall, this game is my new favorite.
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1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
I was disappointed with this game, as it was extremely boring. It's very repetitive and dull.
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4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Really enjoyed this. Very simple, enjoyable sim/tycoon game. Could do with selectable maps though for a bit of variation. :)
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
This game doesn't have complex systems as compared to most of the sims out there, so I'll say this is a beginner friendly for those who are new to simulation games. However, I would not recommend it to those who are looking for sim with complex and advance system like Cities in Motion series. If you getting this, you should really get it while it's on sale! Okay ._. enough of my boring talk, let's take a look at my review

Overall game play rating : 7.4/10 (average of whatever score i gave below)

Money Value : 4/10
For $14.99, I personally think it's a bit too high, so grab it while it's on sale! The game should be around $4.99 in my opinion. (YES, I'm cheapskate x_x) Again, grab it while it's on sale!

Graphic presentation : 10/10
Kinda old school isometric artwork, it's simple, it's clean, it's neat, it's beautiful.

BGM : 7/10
You don't get to choose your BGM, but the existing one is good enough for us to play with.

User Interface : 7/10
Everything is simple enough, it's easy to learn and easy to monitor, but there's no hot key binded to any of them.

Simplicity : 9/10
Yes, the game is really simple, you probably won't go bankrupt any time soon. But it's still fun!

Cons:
- The game is slow... Even with the speed option, it's still slow at max speed... (might improve soon, because people are really complaining bout this).
- Though the game's graphic seems really simple, the recommended processor is at dual core 2.4 GHz, I'm running it on Core i5 1.6 GHz, living in warm climate (about 32 degree celcius outside at afternoon), it caused my laptop to overheat without proper air ventilation (fancy word for getting table fan and cooling pad to give my laptop a blow jo...b).

Pros:
- The game is not dead! I mean, there's still update for improvement and bug fixes!
- The game is not complex! (for those who don't like complicated sims)
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Decent simulator. It lacks the depth of other games in the genre, but the gameplay in this title is straightforward and never feels clunky or unfair.
If you like the "tycoon" genre, this is a good, simple, variant.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
After a couple of hours of playing, all I can say is that the game looks like it has potential, but I kind of got the feeling that's all there is to it. Sure, I got my post office, I hired a couple of clerks, a couple of sorters, a few vehicles to collect and deliver letters, and I even got to buy another post office, linked them together and so on. So I switch to Fast Forward, watch as everything happens, and.... I'd say that's a nice start, but okay, what now?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's a bad game, and the mere couple of hours I spent playing are hardly a fair chance, but so far, this game seems like it could be great foundations for a better game, but I'm not sure it's worth much on its own.

I will update this review as I give this game at least another hour of playing before giving up, it's definitely worth at least that much. :)
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Some people did not like this game, but it is a decent Sims game. I'm fairly new to simulation games so this is a game starter game to have. The graphics are decent, music is catchy and the pace of the game is good. Seasoned players may not like it, but it is good for beginners. The tutorial is fairly good. I wouldn't buy it at full price, but if you catch it on sale it is a good buy.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
This game advertized itself as some sort of super realistic, amazing, revolutionary game.

It was not.

This game has incredibly repetitive gameplay. Unlike games like prison architect, this game only has one thing to do: buy trucks and deliver mail. This game would be ok if it were a 99 cent mobile game but is in no way worth $14.99 though I have seen games worse than this before, this was the first of the terrible games that I was tricked into buying via false advertizing. Do not buy this game.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Feels like a facebook game. Much clicking around with the mouse. AI seems utterly stupid. Fun at the start, but becomes boring after a short while..

2/10
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
"this games hurting for a squirting" President Obama
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
What can i say.

This is most definetly a Facebook/Mobile game, gameplay and graphics wise.

There are even stars you collect.

Dont go near this.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Yet another tedious Sim game... I had sort of high hopes for this one (why??), but it fell short. The game mechanics aren't entirely ironed out yet, the grammar is spotty, and the controls are a lot more complex than they really need to be. Maybe with a few updates this might be worth a play, but I don't think I can recommend at this time.
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
i dont get how to play and it just is BAD
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
WTF
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1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Nice game but too short
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1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
If you are in the same situation as I was, and your are really bored and your thinking yeah you know what ill give this ago DONT! I can not stress it enough.
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2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Not a bad game, enjoyed my time playing it but would love to see more unlockables. :)
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