Al Lowe & Ken Wegrzyn present: Sam Suede in Undercover Exposure – a hilarious new game…that’s just…hard enough! Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on June 28, 2012.
About this project
Update #10 Sam Suede Kickstarter Cancellation Notice
First and foremost, to all of the committed backers and supporters of Sam Suede in Undercover Exposure, we are truly thankful for your valuable support of this project!
After much deliberation, we have decided to take a step back, regroup and brainstorm as to the best approach to re-launching this project.
Within an hour of the Kickstarter launch, erroneous and misleading information was posted and declared to the media about Wisecrack Games, attempting to derail any progress of this Kickstarter campaign. It was the leg work and research of the gaming community that revealed the foul play. Eventually, the truth prevailed, albeit too late.
For that, we embrace your integrity and commitment!
We would also like to thank and recognize our partners. Steve Ince has been a great champion of Sam Suede and worked tirelessly to help with this Kickstarter effort.
And to Wizarbox. Thank you for your time, effort and support of Sam Suede.
We will continue working with Steve and the Wizarbox team as we re-group and press forward despite this unfortunate setback.
We are very confident in the direction we are headed to bring this game to fruition.
...we have the experience!
...we have the creative talent!
...we have the motivation!
...and we have the resources!
We now only need funding and support to make this a reality!
We would love to hear from you, the gaming and Kickstarter communities, to express what you would like to see, moving forward.
Don't hesitate to contact us through our website at: http://www.wisecrackgames.com/contact.htm
Thank you again!
Ken Wegrzyn and the team at Wisecrack Games
Wisecrack Games presents
Sam Suede™ in Undercover Exposure
A hilarious NEW game that’s just… hard enough!
Based upon an original game design by Al Lowe and Ken Wegrzyn
Developed to completion by Steve Ince, Ken Wegrzyn, and Wizarbox
A Comic Adventure for the 21st Century!
Coming in 2013
Who is Sam Suede?
Sam Suede is a wannabe detective. Operating undercover, he navigates the law, investigating suspects, criminals, and the ladies (or are they checking him out?), until he can reveal the real source of the crime before he is exposed.
Sam Suede™ in Undercover Exposure is a comedy-adventure game that combines puzzle-solving, stealth, incapacitating & escaping enemies, obtaining photographic evidence, infiltrating exotic locations using various disguises, and finding our hero entwined in hilarious and titillating predicaments, while all along discovering that the murderous plot he unravels is a seductive game… that’s just hard enough!
Sam Suede Game Play
You are Sam Suede, attending Mystery Week Fantasy Camp for wannabe detectives. But you get more than expected when your fun vacation in the sun turns into a week of real mystery, murder, and dangerous romance. Explore the island resort, interview beautiful women (and odd men) and follow a unique path to a hilarious ending that will have you lusting for more.
Set in current times on a secluded, lush green island edged with beautiful, white beaches and surrounded by clear blue waters, Sam Suede™ in Undercover Exposure is a comedy adventure game with a detective crime-solving plot. A game that will have the stealth of Beyond Good & Evil mixed with the puzzles and immersive story of Broken Sword and the exploration of a Tomb Raider-esque island environment. The whole is then injected with 21st century humor and years of writing and design experience.
During your adventure you’ll obtain evidence and complete missions, navigating the environment using sophisticated, James Bond-type gadgetry, capture pictures of unusual items and titillating situations, and scan objects to reveal critical information.
Sub-missions, offered by other in-game characters, will feature strongly in this rich game. But don’t be distracted - your goal is to find the true murderer through hilarious confrontations with unusual suspects while avoiding dangerous enemy operatives to finally expose the villain.
Teaming With ExperienceThe mission of Wisecrack Games is to create games for multiple, digital download platforms by the creative and humorous forces you’ve grown up with and enjoyed.
Wisecrack Games is excited to bring Sam Suede™ in Undercover Exposure to all of you who’ve been asking about it. Past and present team contributors include award-winning and –nominated writers, designers and developers with decades of combined experience within the gaming industry.
In demand for his story and dialogue skills, Steve has worked on a wide range of projects from children’s titles to casual games to the dark fantasy on both installments of The Witcher.
But it is Steve’s dual love of humor and adventure games, refined over the course of 19 years in game development, that has led to two separate writing award nominations.
The first, while working for the highly acclaimed Revolution Software, was achieved for his work on the third in the Broken Sword series – Excellence in Writing at the Game Developers Choice Awards 2004.
So Blonde, written for the French company, Wizarbox, gave Steve his second major nomination in 2008, this time from the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain in the category of Best Video Game Script.
His love of game writing has taken him beyond the games themselves – Steve has written a book, Writing for Video Games, and often sits on panels, gives talks and writes articles about the ever-developing field of game narrative and dialogue.
Al Lowe is gaming’s best-known humorist. He is the creator of the Leisure Suit Larry® series, Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist, as well as many other games published by Sierra On-Line over a 16-year period. Al’s talent and experience with dozens of published games brings a great level of commitment to creating high-quality, innovative, and successful games.
Al’s Leisure Suit Larry® character remains well known today. His nine Larry products sold millions of copies, and in a pre-console, PC-only world! He continues to deliver humor from his humor web site, www.allowe.com, and from his daily free joke email, CyberJoke 3000™.
Ken Wegrzyn, an avid gamer who may be all too familiar with the Leisure Suit Larry™ games, has over twenty-five years of experience writing, directing, and producing film and interactive entertainment.
At The Walt Disney Company in Glendale, CA, Ken served as Executive Producer for Disney Interactive Studios, focusing on franchise titles, original IP, licensed titles, and game development.
Prior to Disney, Ken formed iBase™ Entertainment with Al Lowe to create Sam Suede™ and other original titles.
After serving as director, designer and producer on numerous Mindscape® (formerly The Software Toolworks) titles, Ken formed iBase™ Media Corporation, where he developed interactive entertainment, educational, and reference software for VtechKids® and McGraw-Hill®.
Some time ago, Al Lowe and Ken Wegrzyn set out to create an action-comedy game for all Al Lowe/Sierra On-Line adventure game fans as well as a new generation of gaming enthusiasts…and Sam Suede™ in Undercover Exposure was born.
To this day we continue to receive countless emails asking if the game will be completed. And, with a successful Kickstarter campaign, we will be able to say absolutely yes!
Here’s Where You Come In!
Kickstarter is now demonstrating that the demand for adventures is much greater than publishers have previously believed. We want to bring our original game vision directly to you players through this innovative community.
We want your creative input and support. We also want to make sure that we’re developing the game that you’ve been waiting for. We will review, discuss, and integrate your best ideas, while we maintain the overall design and direction, making Sam Suede’s adventure, YOUR ADVENTURE.
By pledging to this project, you will help us retain complete ownership of the property.
This means there will be no strings attached, no licensing restraints, obligations, or having to obtain intellectual property rights from anyone. This means new games moving forward. We are not accountable to anybody but YOU. And upon achieving our goal, we will begin development immediately, without interruption, TO DELIVER THE GAME YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR!
With the game design and prototyping completed, we can hit the ground running. All the key elements are aligned: the comedic writing talent, development team, and proven technology.
The start of a brand new comedy-adventure franchise is entirely down to you!
Starting with a small budget and focused design, we seek funding to develop a Sam Suede comedy adventure game, based on the original comedic game design, for PC, Mac, iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone.
We need to raise $500,000 so that Sam Suede can finally set out on his Adventure in 2013.
If we surpass the pledged goal, we will add depth to the gameplay...more characters, more locations, more disguises, as well as more provocative exploration and titillating predicaments for Sam to expose.
Coupling our talent and years of experience with your financial help, we will be able to create the game that you want to play. Also, we will release the game on all your favorite platforms without external involvement or executive committees.
The Sam Suede Rewards
We are offering the entire game plus exclusive items and benefits for pledges of $15 or more. We hope that beyond the exclusive rewards, participating in helping us complete the game makes this a unique opportunity for you.
Our hope is that this new game will uncover fans, such as you, who are willing to contribute to the cause, when institutional entities do not have the vision or passion to back a creative, humor-driven project.
It’s Up To You!
Everyone at Wisecrack Games is incredibly excited about the opportunity Kickstarter is offering through fans and supporters. Just like you, we love great games and our dream is to create this game.
If you share that dream, why not take this opportunity to help make it happen!
Please join us and together we’ll see Sam Suede™ in Undercover Exposure become a new comic adventure reality!
When we reach our goal, we start development immediately. Check out the rewards and prepare yourself for a brand new comedy-adventure.
The game is a 3D investigative adventure with some action elements, including exploring the environments. It has a variety of gameplay, and all of it fun.
No, it’s not a console game – we’re aiming at tried and tested platforms along with new platforms that are emerging as ideal homes for the adventure game such as tablets and mobile phones.
There will be no button-mashing combat.The game will tax the mind and the funny bone, not your ninja reflexes.We don’t want to deliver a game that our audience will not enjoy.
Yes, indeed. The adventure gameplay is plentiful but also mixed with some stealth and various, humorous approaches to dealing with enemies.
There will be both first and third person camera POVs in order to cover different gameplay tasks and contexts.
Dialogue will be an important part of the investigative gameplay and is where we’ll have a great opportunity to show off the humor. There will be Austin Powers-type innuendo coupled with a general high level of humor and fun deriving from the characters and the situations they find themselves in.
Sam is not out to hit on women at all in the game, but he often finds that he’s the subject of women’s nefarious manipulations.His real passion is to become a detective and this leads him into dangerous and often titillating situations from which he must extricate himself.
This is not a game filled with gratuitous crudity, but an adventure game replete with smart humor that has a broad appeal from teens to adults. It's for everyone to play! Situations will be a little risqué from time to time, but ones that are more in line with a sitcom than a bawdy sex comedy.
Pledge $15 or more
TOP SECRET PACK: Digital download of the Sam Suede in Undercover Exposure game DRM-free on PC or Mac, or via Steam on PC or Mac, and exclusive online access to the Sam Suede “TOP SECRET” Forum Headquarters.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $30 or more
BETA/MUSIC PACK: You will receive exclusive access to a playable beta via Steam, a DRM-free digital download of the Sam Suede in Undercover Exposure Official Soundtrack, and backer-exclusive downloadable wallpaper art, and the previous reward.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $60 or more
ART COLLECTOR’S PACK: Receive the digital version of “The Art of Sam Suede in Undercover Exposure: A Book of Drawings, Concept Art, Storyboards, and Game Art Used to Create Sam Suede for the 21st Century" and the previous reward.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
DIGITAL BIBLE EDITION: Receive a digital version of the game design bible “Sam Suede Exposed: From the Demented Minds of Al Lowe, Ken Wegrzyn, and Steve Ince,” and the previous reward.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $125 or more
THE UNDERCOVER EXPOSURE COLLECTOR’S BOX EDITION: You receive an actual physical game box with a DVD of the game; the digital soundtrack; backer-exclusive downloadable wallpaper art, “The Art of Sam Suede in Undercover Exposure: A Book of Drawings, Concept Art, Storyboards, and Game Art Used to Create Sam Suede for the 21st Century”; and the game design bible “Sam Suede Exposed: From the Demented Minds of Al Lowe, Ken Wegrzyn, and Steve Ince”; all of which you can touch, rub, and feel, as well as place on a shelf or stare at on your desk. Nice!
(Please add an additional $17 for international shipping to your pledge)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $150 or more
“OPEN YOUR OWN CASE” INVITATION IN A BOTTLE AND TIKI BOTTLE OPENER EDITION: Receive your very own Mystery Week invitation in a bottle and set your Tiki Bottle Opener out by the drinks or on the table so it’s always within reach! The Tiki Bottle Opener features a grinning tiki head with colorful accents. A very useful and decorative addition to your bar at home and to take along on those trips to your favorite tropical resort! Includes all previous rewards. (Please add an additional $17 for international shipping to your pledge)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $200 or more
SPECIAL THANKS PACK: Yes, we thank you! Receive your very own “Kickstarter Special Thanks” in the game’s credits so you can smile and show it to your friends, after you get them to pledge as well, of course. Includes previous reward.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $225 or more
SAM SUEDE SHOT GLASS EDITION: You’ve been offered a shot glass before, but not the Official Sam Suede Shot Glass! This shot glass is a perfect companion to your favorite libation while you’re exploring the island resort! Includes all previous rewards. (Please add an additional $20 for international shipping to your pledge)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
SAM SUEDE KICKSTARTER COLLECTOR’S EDITION T-SHIRT: Wear it, smell it, and never take it off. And then smell it again! Designed exclusively for the Kickstarter campaign. Once it's over we won't be making any more! Includes previous reward. (Please add an additional $17 for international shipping to your pledge)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $300 or more
NUDE BEACH FENCE GRAFFITI NAME EDITION: We'll “spray” your name in Graffiti somewhere on the fence in front of the island’s nude beach. Includes all previous rewards. (Please add an additional $20 for international shipping to your pledge)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $400 or more
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SAM SUEDE ADVENTURE HAT EDITION: Keep the tropical sun out of your eyes with this exclusive and distinctive collector’s edition Sam Suede in Undercover Exposure Adventure-Safari Hat limited reward. Includes previous reward.
(Please add an additional $20 for international shipping to your pledge)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
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STEVE INCE SKYPE EDITION: A limited chance to talk to Steve via Skype for an hour. You’ll have honor to meet Steve and talk about the game or life in general. Note: This is ONLY available at this tier, not at any of the higher tiers. Includes all rewards at the $300 level and lower. (Please add an additional $20 for international shipping to your pledge)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $800 or more
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RESORT ART GALLERY PICTURE & NAME AND LIMITED SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT EDITION: We reveal your identity in the game with a portrait of your face and a name plaque in the Island Resort Art Gallery with Sam Suede voiceover commentary AND slip on your limited edition Sam Suede in Undercover Exposure short sleeve shirt. Includes all rewards at the $300 tier and lower. (Please add an additional $20 for international shipping to your pledge)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,250 or more
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IN-GAME PROP PICTURE & NAME AND THE OFFICIAL SAM SUEDE BACKPACK EDITION: We build an In-Game Island Resort Sandwich Board displaying a picture of you with your name, which Sam Suede will need to utilize as camouflage to evade the guards...now you’re interactively in the game! AND pack your stuff into your Official Sam Suede in Undercover Exposure Backpack and your good to go! Includes all rewards at the $300 tier and lower. (Please add an additional $20 for international shipping to your pledge)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,500 or more
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“HEY, YOU’RE NAKED!” AND LIMITED JACKET EDITION: Expose yourself in the game as we utilize your NAME for 1 of the 3 Nude Beach Characters, shown in an “Austin Powers” fashion (with intimate parts humorously concealed). This is your opportunity to make history as a prominent character that will be viewed by every player. And then you get to slip on the limited Sam Suede in Undercover Exposure jacket. Includes all rewards at the $300 tier and lower. (Please add an additional $20 for international shipping to your pledge)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or more
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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND LIMITED JACKET EDITION: You will receive an Executive Producer title in the game credits and also receive a limited Sam Suede in Undercover Exposure jacket. Includes all rewards at the $300 tier and lower. (Please add an additional $20 for international shipping to your pledge)Estimated delivery:
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AL LOWE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER LIMITED JACKET EDITION: You will receive an Executive Producer title in the game credits and also receive a limited Sam Suede in Undercover Exposure jacket. You will also have an exclusive Dinner and Show hosted by Al Lowe & Ken Wegrzyn: You’ll attend a jazz performance to see Al Lowe perform and play saxophone with his local jazz band MOJO and then whisked away to dinner with Al and Ken. Includes all rewards at the $300 tier and lower. (Please add an additional $20 for international shipping to your pledge) (Must be able to travel to Seattle, WA)Estimated delivery:
- (46 days)