Leisure Suit Larry creator Al Lowe has formed a new company and is doing an "action comedy" game called Sam Suede: Undercover Exposure for PC and consoles, due out in 2007.
"I needed a good reason to abandon my strenuous life of pina coladas and golf, and this is it," said Lowe. His new outfit, iBase Entertainment, is a joint venture with former Mindscape chap Ken Wegrzyn, who presumably needs something to do when he's not spelling his name out to people on the telephone.
Rather like LSL, Sam Suede's an everyday bloke thrust into extraordinary circumstances, although judging by the setting, those circumstances won't be too extraordinary for fans of Lowe's other work.
While attending "Mystery Week Fantasy Camp" on Ecstasy Island, the resort's co-owner is murdered and Sam gets involved in the resulting whodunnit, according to the release.
"Ken and I are creating a game that's big on humor, and provides the fun and exploration lacking in many of today's games," says Lowe.
"I've always wanted to play a game about a common man thrust into extraordinary circumstances and surrounded by beautiful women. Sam Suede is that game."