A downloadable Playdate Game

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Post Hero is a classic style adventure game where you play as a mail carrier on his first day on the job. What should be a walk in the park turns out to be anything but! Who knew you'd need to outsmart a vampire, help someone change a flat tire, foil a porch pirate, save a relationship and learn magic just to drop off some packages? All of this and more awaits you in Post Hero!

"Charming and funny throughout. Need more of this on Playdate."


"I'm spending a lot of time living in the Post Hero world and I'm enjoying every minute of it."


"This is a really good game. Writing, the artwork - all fantastic stuff."


"... a riot from start to finish"


"The postmen's code said nothing about vampires!"

Destination Playdate

The beginning of a new game.
The beginning of a new game.


  • Explore the town where the Generations house is located.
  • Meet loads of interesting characters.
  • Silly humor and cameos from the Playdate Cinematic Universe.
  • A mostly helpful Mail Gnome who'll give you hints via cryptic riddles.
  • 146 total points to be had - can you find them all?
  • Three save slots so almost everyone in the family can play!
  • The game auto-saves as you play. No "save early, save often" to worry about!
  • Dying doesn't matter and is part of the fun. Some deaths are even worth points!

Hero Edition

If you opt for the Hero Edition of the game, you'll also get:

  • A gorgeous and extremely printable10,000 x 7,500 Ultra High Resolution Map of the game.
  • A lovely 40+ Page Game Guide in PDF format, chock full of fun facts and trivia, in-jokes, hints, in progress art work from the game, rejected ideas, a visitor's guide to town, a points table and a full walkthrough.

Did you buy the base version of the game and now wish you'd picked up the Hero Edition? Good news! You can purchase the map and guide separately over here!

The main menu.
The main menu.

How to Play

Post Hero is a game about exploration and helping people. Every location in the game with a street address is a place where mail needs to be delivered. This will also be indicated by an envelope next to the address in the info bar. Once you've delivered the mail to that location, a checkmark will replace the envelope. You can check your progress in the Pause Menu which will show you how many homes out of the total you've delivered to.

Some deliveries are as simple as interacting with the front door. Others require you to use an item from your inventory. All of them have an amusing obstacle that prevents your first day on the job from being as easy and care free as it should be!


Press the A Button to "look". As you explore the town, you'll see an exclamation mark appear over the hero's head whenever there is something interesting to have a closer look at. Long Press the A Button to open the inventory.
The inventory.
The inventory.

While the inventory is open, use the D-Pad to navigate through the items. Pressing the A Button will use the item if you are in an interaction point. If not, a description of the item will be presented that could include hints!

The B Button will perform an action on something. Actions include picking an item up, looking at something in closer detail, talking to another character, knocking on a door, entering a building and more.

When a dialog box is presented, pressing the B Button will dismiss it.

When on the Main Menu, press the B Button to delete a saved game. A dialog will appear asking for confirmation.

You can also hold the B Button while exploring the town to move a bit faster.

The D-Pad controls the hero's movement and navigates items in your inventory.
Interacting with things in the scene.
Interacting with items in the scene.
The game's interface.
The game's interface.

The Pause Menu

While in game, there is one option in the Pause Menu:

  • Main Menu will return you to the main menu of the game so you can hand the game off to your roommate/kid/wife/husband/etc so they can play their save slot.
The pause menu.
The pause menu.

Additional Screenshots

There are thirty-seven total scenes in the game - here's a few more!

The Pixel Palace
All the latest computer screen games!
666 Green Street
Barely haunted!
The Community Garden
Fresh vegetables!
The Crow's Nest
Fine dining!


A huge thanks to Ledbetter Games, Fatnose Games, PizzaFuel and OllieCoe for all of their help play testing Post Hero!

How to Install the Game

Not sure how to sideload games onto your Playdate? Panic has you covered with easy to follow instructions. Or check out this great how-to video that @Ledbetter created.

Questions? Comments?

Leave a comment here, or contact us at scenicroutegames@gmail.com

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Updated 14 days ago
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(10 total ratings)
AuthorScenic Route Software
Average sessionA few hours


Buy Now$7.99 USD or more

In order to download this Playdate Game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Post Hero (v1.2.0) 3 MB
Hero Edition Map & Game Guide (40+ pages of fun!) 4 MB
if you pay $9.99 USD or more

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Amazing game ! Detailed graphics, beautiful scenery, funny dialogues, nice little intrigues. This is one of the most polished game in playdate and in my top 3 :)

I'm so glad you've had fun with it - and thank you so much for the rating!

Are you bringing your games to Catalog?


I am very much hoping to. I've submitted Post Hero, Shift, Generations and Greed for consideration.  Just waiting to hear back from Panic!

I recommend paying extra for the map and guide.

Not doing that is my only regret. This game is fun, and I love the writing too.


Any possibility I can throw in a few more dollars to get the map and guide? Didn’t notice that option until after purchasing base game. :)

Emailed you!

Love this game so far, and generations! Just wanted to report a bug where if I interact with any object on the cow poop, it crashes my playdate!

I guess that’ll teach you to not to poke cow poop with whatever you happen to have on you.

Thanks for letting me know! Glad you’re having fun with it (and Generations!). I’ll have a patch for that and some other issues soon. 


Hi! How long is this game?

Love the art, by the way.

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From what I’ve heard it’s taking folks around 2.5 to 3 hours to get to the ending. The shorter end of that is without getting all 146 points. 

I can get through the whole thing in about 45 minutes, so it’s at the very least that long if you wrote it and and know what to do!


Very well-polished game!

However, as a postal employee who has real world in the field mail delivering experience*, i can't help but notice a few points.

On the first day, you wouldn't have a uniform -- you get a uniform allotment after 90 days of work or 120 calendar days.

You WOULD have the satchel, however. But in training they tell you not to wear it cross-body in case of dog attacks.

A lack of dog spray and dog horns.

Also I got a bug where if you spam A at the garden gnome attacking you, the text box doesn't go away.

Follow me for pro mail delivering tips.

*i got fired last week**

**this is not a joke


I'm sorry you were fired, but I have no regrets regarding the lack of accuracy - on the bright side, 1.0.2 fixes the stuck dialog boxes!