Wisecrack Games has canceled its Kickstarter project for Sam Suede in Undercover Exposure. Negative attention in the form of a suggested lawsuit from Leisure Suit Larry creator Al Lowe (who was involved in the project several years ago and whose likeness was used in the pitch video) helped kill the project, even though the reports turned out to be false.
“After much deliberation, we have decided to take a step back, regroup and brainstorm as to the best approach to re-launching this project,” wrote Ken Wegrzyn of Wisecrack. “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.”
The developer will look to other means to finance their project. The Kickstarter had not even raised $15,000 of it’s half million dollar goal by the time it was canceled.