Jan 30, 2014
Sam Coster of Butterscotch Shenanigans was diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma last year, and we are excited to report that Sam is currently on track to be in remission by March.
As well, he didn’t let a little thing like cancer stop him from making games with his brother Seth, but the game they were working on, Extreme Slothcycling has been shelved, as Sam explains:
“Seth. I don’t want Extreme Slothcycling to be the last game I make before I die.”
So, Sam and Seth changed pace and set out to, in Sam’s words: “make a game that meant something and that lasted. I wanted to make something big, some place I could go to escape when I was in the hospital or nauseous beyond description. Through the last four rounds of chemo and two hospitalizations Seth and I have worked to turn that desire into a reality.”
Crashlands is their new game, which they say “blends survival, crafting, creature management, strategic combat, and player expression into an endless world.” They plan on announcing more on the game over the coming weeks and months with a targeted June launch on Android. We’ll definitely have more on this game as it nears launch, and it’s good to see Sam getting healthy and making games!