View Full Version : Holy &*#*(# Sam Suede is back in development!?!??!
03/23/2010, 06:33 pm
This took me by surprise, Leisure Suit Larry creator Al Lowe's purposed detective video game Sam Suede has seen the light and is possibly back in development. But big question is, Is Al gonna be part of it?
03/23/2010, 06:45 pm
I shot Al an e-mail; I'll see what he has to say about it. If he's out of retirement that would be freakin' awesome, but I doubt he's had anything to do with this.
Yeah, it'd be cool if Al got to do games again, like a Telltale produced Leisure Suit Larry!!! (http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14838&page=3)
I kinda miss him...
03/24/2010, 12:07 pm
Well, Al said he has nothing to do with this. Sorry, guys.
Damn... Another license taken out of his hands... :(
03/24/2010, 03:17 pm
Oh great another great game by Al ruined, He needs to come back to the video games.
03/24/2010, 03:36 pm
Well, Al said he has nothing to do with this. Sorry, guys.Post it on here, I want to see it for myself.
03/24/2010, 04:10 pm
If you subscribed to CyberJoke 3000™, you'd know I'm not. In fact, I'm not sure what that announcement means, other than someone is going to try to get someone else to finish what I started. I have nothing to do with it.
Or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
03/24/2010, 04:26 pm
Here's the announcement he sent out to the CyberJoke list back on March 4:
This morning I was shocked to learn that Sam Suede in Undercover Exposure was going to be finished and marketed. The press release was the first I had heard of it. Read this and you'll know as much as I do: http://www.slightly-deranged.com/
Here's a direct link to the story at that URL, for those of you who are too lazy to scroll down:
Someone should send Al the current list of Telltale's job openings!
03/24/2010, 04:28 pm
I agree Al needs to work for TTG
03/24/2010, 04:30 pm
Yeah, that's a marvelous idea. I wonder if he'd want to come out of retirement though. I think Telltale would have to ask him themselves for him to consider it, but you never know!
03/25/2010, 04:57 am
Well, Al Lowe might not have anything to do with this. But unlike LSL, this is a totally new IP, so it might not be so bad.
03/25/2010, 07:02 am
Sam Suede was supposed to be an action arcade game (I think I even heard reports of it being an FPS in some way). Al was so excited to start making a new game again....but then it got cancelled because the publisher wasn't willing to take risks on a new style of game and basically wanted to be safe by marketing games that clone other games.
Ridiculous. That's probably what they are doing now with bringing it back. Without Al.
03/25/2010, 08:27 am
You know what.... I think I am not buying this... it doesn't seem right.
You know Telltale. Leisure Suit Larry or no Leisure Suit Larry, just hire Al!
If anyone deserves it, he is!
I bet he can bring some really cool ideas to the studio. Think about the whole playing a role in the game thing in LSL7, and the cybersniff 2000(tm).
03/25/2010, 12:31 pm
That and he has experience making comedy adventure games.
03/25/2010, 01:06 pm
And working on licensed properties -- when Sierra had a license agreement with Disney he did Black Caudron, Winnie the Pooh in the 100 Acre Woods, and Donald Duck's Playground.
03/25/2010, 02:15 pm
He also made Torin's Passage, which isn't adult oriented. I never played it but many people give it praise.
03/25/2010, 03:56 pm
He also made Torin's Passage, which isn't adult oriented. I never played it but many people give it praise. The only thing I remember hearing about Torin's passage that it was planned to be a series similar to King's quest.
There we go! Al would be great at Telltale!
His name's even in the company's name! TelltALe!
That can't be a coïncidence.
03/25/2010, 04:30 pm
Who is in charge around here?
03/25/2010, 06:22 pm
Wait for it....
03/25/2010, 10:41 pm
Nik's running the show, from what I can tell.
03/26/2010, 12:30 am
I think Al needs to learn how to take ownership of IPs he makes.
03/26/2010, 04:48 am
I think Al needs to learn how to take ownership of IPs he makes.
Yeah I thought everyone learned that lesson from Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
Al, I think, is like a lot of us creative minds.
Really going through lots and lots of work creating marvellous things, but not that good in the business side of the story.
06/14/2012, 12:28 pm
Now that the SpaceVenture kickstarter is over, I thought a dedicated Sam Suede topic would be good to get the ball rolling on the Sam Suede kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1787675232/sam-suedetm-in-undercover-exposure). :)
And, I saw this topic already existed and fits the current state of Sam Suede, so I thought I'd post in this one rather than making a new topic. And to answer the questions in this thread (although most people probably already know this by now), Al Lowe worked with Ken Wegrzyn on the game design in 2006. And that original design is still present in the game. Al gaves his permission to use his game design and he personally supports the kickstarter project (the highest tier is the Al Lowe edition, which includes dinner with Al Lowe). So, Al Lowe's still involved in it, although he wasn't involved in the game's writing. But, Steve Ince (director of the first three Broken Sword games and creator of So Blonde) is doing the writing for this game, so it's in good hands. :)
06/16/2012, 10:18 pm
OMG, now they have some more physical rewards for backers: Invitation in a Bottle and Tiki Bottle Opener, Sam Suede Shot Glass, Adventure Hat, etc. Check them out! (http://www.wisecrackgames.com/@/Kickstarter/images/00A.%20Giveaway%20Page%20for%20KS.jpg)
06/26/2012, 03:48 am
We are launching the first of our new Sam Suede incremental goals! When the pledges reach a total of $20,000, we will reveal details of two of the game's important characters.
Top secret until now, only the core team has been privy to this important information. But now we're ready to share with you.
Who will these characters be and what do they have to offer to the game and our hero? Stay tuned and help us reach this goal quickly!
06/27/2012, 05:23 am
Kickstarter timing fail.
06/27/2012, 06:01 am
I don't think timing has that much to do with it. The game just looks unappealing to me. And personally I can count the 3D third person action adventures I've actually liked with the fingers from my one hand.
06/27/2012, 09:23 am
This thing doesn't have a hope in hell of making its target. It won't even make a fifth. This is both hilarious and sad.
06/28/2012, 11:11 am
...and they've cancelled the Kickstarter. :(
06/28/2012, 12:45 pm
Not surprising at all. I really doubt they will be able to finance Sam Suede through Kickstarter, even if they re-do their pitch later on. There just isn't anything special enough with the game and there's better projects than Sam Suede left without money.
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