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The Legend Returns: Veteran Game Designer Al Lowe Un-Retires!

Humor returns to video games!


Lowe teams with Mindscape vet to create new company and new game

LOS ANGELES, CA - May 10, 2006 - Al Lowe, famed creator of the Leisure Suit Larry® franchise, has renounced the leisurely lifestyle of the retiree for a return to the video game industry. Lowe and veteran software producer, Ken Wegrzyn, formerly of Mindscape and McGraw-Hill, today officially announced the formation of iBase Entertainment, a boutique development studio that is slated to release an all-new Lowe-created title in 2007 - Sam Suede: Undercover Exposure.

Sam Suede: Undercover Exposure marks the dawn of a new genre that iBase is calling "Action Comedy." Created with Wegrzyn, the game is set in a sunny, tropical locale with a story that incorporates Lowe's incomparable sense of hu-mor with puzzle, stealth and action gameplay elements.

"I needed a good reason to abandon my strenuous life of pina coladas and golf, and this is it," said Lowe, Chief Creative Officer of iBase Entertainment. "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. 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."

What are the odds? While main character Sam Suede attends Mystery Week Fantasy Camp on Ecstasy Island, the resort's owner is murdered and Sam be-comes involved in a real mystery. Sam faces innumerable challenges to the truth before he finally solves the mystery and becomes a real detective.

"Al and I noticed how easy it is to find action comedy movies, but not action com-edy games," said Wegrzyn, CEO of iBase Entertainment. "And thus was born the Action Comedy genre, with our first project Sam Suede: Undercover Exposure."

Game Features
All-new genre - an "Action Comedy" aimed at filling the gap in modern games with funny, sexy, action-oriented gameplay
Modern humor from Al Lowe - the creator of Leisure Suit Larry® returns to deliver hours of laughs!
Relatable main character - Sam Suede is an average, everyday guy turned wannabe detective out to solve an intriguing mystery
Stunning graphics - realistic characters interacting in beautiful, tropical environments
Broad appeal - targeted for teens and up, the title will be playable on con-soles, handhelds and PCs

About IBase Entertainment
Founded in 2005 by industry veterans Ken Wegrzyn and Al Lowe, iBase Entertainment is committed to creating games with universal appeal and humor. iBase believes the best games are created by small teams of highly skilled developers with a concentration on originality.

With offices in St. Charles, IL, and Bellevue, WA, the company's first project Sam Suede: Undercover Exposure is expected to take the gaming world by storm in 2007.


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