Nov 11, 2013
I am sad to report that Sam Coster of Butterscotch Shenanigans, half of the two-man team that made Towelfight 2, Quadropus Rampage, and more, is fighting stage 4 lymphoma. He’s currently getting treatment, saying “I took my first round of chemo on Friday and am happy to report that I’m feeling better. Or rather, less cancery and more poisoned (the latter of which I’d certainly prefer)” which he sent over in an email titled “Well [expletive], I got cancer.” While I’m glad to see his sense of humor is still intact, I hope that’s the only email of that type that I ever get!
However, he and his brother Seth are going to continue Butterscotch Shenanigans’ mission of making goofy games, with their upcoming Extreme Slothcycling still in the works, but being adjusted as more of an action-platform game than an adventure-type game. As well, Towelfight 2 on Android has been updated as a free-to-play game to help support the studio.
Best of luck to Sam Coster in his fight against lymphoma, and I hope to see him alive and healthy at GDC 2014 which he plans to attend.