http://venturebeat.com/2012/05/30/leisu ... exclusive/
Leisure Suit Larry creator Al Lowe and his company Replay Games say they plan to sue Wisecrack Games today to shut down its $500,000 Kickstarter crowdfunding project because it infringes on their copyright and misrepresents Lowe’s participation in the project.
Now the thing is - I haven't seen Al Lowe make a statement about him wanting this stopped. I did read that Paul Trowe did (on his Facebook he posted, "They're going down!" and linked the above article). I know Paul has also had issues with the Two Guys from Andromeda and their choice not to use Replay Games, which he apparently was snarky about (but later apologized on the SQ forums).
I haven't backed Sam Suede - but not because of the above. I would, actually, like to see Sam Suede made (by someone! Anyone! Preferably, naturally with Al Lowe through the ENTIRE process - because we have seen what happens when he's not). But I was so looking forward to Sam Suede when they first announced it - SEVEN years ago - because of Al Lowe. If they remained true to Al's vision - which I know - I KNOW! - is asking a lot from the gods above - it COULD be a fun game. I noticed that Paul Trowe does not do well with sharing - on his official Leisure Suit Larry FB page - he even posted about "All the other LSL FB pages are fakes." Which, really, isn't exactly the best for mustering up the fans who made these pages in the lapse of any LSL games for many years.
So in short, I have only seen Paul Trowe comment on this. As I have seen Paul comment on several things. I don't KNOW Paul at all. I just see his comments. And sometimes question how he phrases things. But hey, we're all different people... Just wish everyone could get along.
In this case, I am siding with what Misslilo posted - doesn't seem to be infringing on anything. If anything, if they want to him to take down Al Lowe's picture - I can see that. Al doesn't want his picture associated, I think that'd be fair. But saying that Al Lowe didn't work on the game design, or that Al didn't work on LSL - I do not see how it's illegal to say that. I think it could be made more clear that Al is not WORKING on Sam Suede currently - but it's based off his initial designs.