Butterscotch Shenanigans Announces Hopeful News for Sam Coster and a New Game: Crashlands

Butterscotch Shenanigans Announces Hopeful News for Sam Coster and a New Game: Crashlands

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-1

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!

Butterscotch Shenanigans’ Sam Coster Fighting Lymphoma, but Still Making Games

Butterscotch Shenanigans’ Sam Coster Fighting Lymphoma, but Still Making Games

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.