Courtesy of Icarus Studios and Apogee, the once-dead Sam Suede will be getting new life on undisclosed platforms, although it's a safe bet he'll be on the PC at least. Sam might sound a bit like Leisure Suit Larry, and that's no coincidence--Larry creator Al Lowe worked on the original 2006 project before his iBase studio went under.
The game, titled Sam Suede in Undercover Exposure
, is billed as an action comedy, which certainly sounds a lot like the raunchy and sarcastic exploits of Larry Laffer. No word on when the game will be released, but hopefully it will be funny and enjoyable in its own right. Maybe it's time for a new swinger to take the mantle from Larry--after all, Al Lowe himself disowned the more recent (and terrible) Leisure Suit Larry games. It's just a shame that Lowe probably isn't involved with the Sam Suede project anymore.
Icarus Studios and Apogee Software Partner to Produce Sam Suede™
- Sam Suede is back in action in Undercover Exposure! -
March 3rd, 2010 - Cary, North Carolina and Dallas, Texas -The award-winning Icarus Studios and the legendary Apogee Software today announced that they have joined forces to produce the action comedy game, Sam Suede in Undercover Exposure©.
Icarus is utilizing its xScapeTM 3D engine technology developed for the award-winning game, Fallen EarthTM.
"We have been searching for a cutting edge technology to bring Sam Suede to the market," says Ken Wegrzyn, Sam Suede creator and Executive Producer. "Icarus' xScapeTM platform not only meets but significantly exceeds our vision for Sam Suede"
"We see Sam Suede as a big leap forward in the video game experience," say's Jim Hettinger, CEO of Icarus Studios. "We are excited to bring our technology and expertise to this innovative property!"
Known for world-famous legacy properties and industry-first innovations in game design and digital distribution, Apogee has been working closely with Wegrzyn on Sam Suede. "Chemistry is the key to the success of any partnership," says Dan Lutter, President and CEO of Apogee Software. "In this case, the melding of the creativity, technology, and experience of the partners creates a perfect formula for this comedic twist on the action-adventure genre."
About Icarus Studios, INC.
Located in Cary, North Carolina, Icarus Studios is a next generation game developer and technology provider. The studio's xScape cloud gaming development platform enables the production and cross integration of massively multi-player online games, iPhone and Facebook applications and virtual worlds. Icarus Studios' recent game credits include co-developing the award winning MMOG Fallen Earth, and developing Showtime's Dexter iPhone game. Icarus Studios provides its partners with a total solution that includes design and content production, monetization, customer support, hosting, and a tightly integrated technology platform. The Icarus xScape technology platform was built from the ground-up on industry standards to accelerate time to market, reduce development and running costs, and enable new revenue streams through 3D, Web, Flash™, and mobile user experiences.
About Apogee Software, LLC
Apogee Software is a privately held Texas company, with a core team of industry experts in game development, publishing, and distribution. Apogee builds franchises around original IP, publishing content for retail and digital distribution on next-generation consoles, the PC, and mobile platforms. Apogee's amazing history includes the original releases of Commander Keen™ (1990), Duke Nukem™ (1991), Wolfenstein 3-D™ (1992), Raptor™ (1993), and Rise of the Triad™ (1994), just to name a few. For more information, please visit www.apogeesoftware.com