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 (70 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 7, 2014
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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
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 17
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Always crashes when starting to play. Never managed to play more than a minute. Waste of money...
Posted: October 13
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0.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 29
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3.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 23
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
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)
Posted: July 15
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 18
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Okay. Where to start...

Graphics: Very simple, cartoony buildings and landscapes. The game almost looks like a slightly polished SimCity 2k, right down to the building models. It's uncanny. In the large post office garages, the vehicle interaction and information tabs actually go outside the border of the building screen, and can be hard to see with the city in the background.

Audio: Not a lot of variety in the background music loop. Note the singular noun there. It all sounds the same. Sound effects and incidentals are okay.

Control: Clickdrag to pan the window gets a little annoying at times. I'd also like the ability to zoom out further to save me the trouble.

Interface: Simple, but it works 95% of the time. An area I would suggest for polishing would be for changes in paths and other variables to go into effect while the game is paused instead of having to unpause the game, then pause it again to go back to what you were doing.

Gameplay: Incredibly uninspired. A sim junkie can figure out how to game the engine within the first hour or so. Get both your first and second post offices fully developed (which can take maybe two hours after you've taken the engine back behind the tool shed), and you can then just leave it running and walk away while the money pours in. On medium difficulty, I completed all of the "missions" and eliminated my AI competitor by day 45 or so using the walk-away method.

Bugs: Surprisingly few and far between. Kudos on this.

Final thoughts: This is a very shallow game across the board, definitely not worth the full $15.00 price tag. This game is categorized under the "casual games" category, and should have been priced as such (if this were maybe half the price, it'd be a little bit more reasonable and falls in line with the one-and-done depth). Save your money and spend it on something with a lot more teeth and replay value.
Posted: April 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Want to love simulation games and can't wrap your head around massive numbers and calculations, strenuous start-up procedures and lack of proper tutorials?

Step forth Post Master. Excalibur brings a neat little simulation-lite that will tickle your management requirements without drowning you in complicated elements.

Take your post office to the top, crush your rival and own the city. As the game continues, the city expands and the oppurtunities increase, this also means you're constantly having to re-think post office placement and routes.

My one gripe in the game is that there is only a single rival post office, having multiple rivals would be fun for people who find one rival too easy - you can eliminate them from the game completely.
Posted: May 2
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
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. :)
Posted: June 20
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 18
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 11
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
"this games hurting for a squirting" President Obama
Posted: May 21
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
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
Posted: May 8
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 11
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 23
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
i dont get how to play and it just is BAD
Posted: July 17
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
WTF
Posted: May 25
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5.7 hrs on record
Although good game play, I did not enjoy it much. It is full of bugs, game crashed many times during different periods/scenarios. FIxes and updates have not been available for more than 6 weeks despite developers saying they working on issues.

Best advice would be wait few months to buy the game when they actually fix the bugs.
Posted: May 31
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1.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 4
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0.3 hrs on record
My patience ran out trying to get through the poorly done tutorial. I feel trolled.
Posted: September 20
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