Butterscotch Shenanigans makes some pretty neat games with tight gameplay and alarmingly hilarious graphics. The great art is the work of one half of Butterscotch, Sam Coster. The guys at Butterscotch posted some not great news today, the gist of which is that Sam has a bit of the cancer. They pinged us to say it was cool to tell you all about this for one very important reason – things are going to slow down a bit with regard to game development, so they're doing the community a solid by making Towelfight 2 free-to-play.

Towelfight 2 is an action-RPG with a lot of crazy stuff going on. I'm talking magical monocles, laser bees, and a veritable flock of other animals to help you along your way. This is a well-balanced game that's a blast to play, but there are optional in-app purchases if you want more stuff. This essentially adopts the model from one of Butterscotch's other projects, Quadropus Rampage. The devs suspect the $0.99 price tag kept many people from trying Towelfight 2, but now you can dive into this bizarre fever dream for free.

As for Sam, the tone of the Butterscotch blog post (which you ought to read) is pretty upbeat. His chances are good, but he's got a rough couple months ahead as he goes toe-to-toe with lymphoma. We at AP are certainly pulling for him, as I'm sure everyone reading is. These guys are awesome, so if you want to spend money on a game... you know... you could spend it on Towelfight 2. It's a good time for the community to show our support.

[Butterscotch Shenanigans]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play.

  • jonathan3579

    Well, I bought the game but that's cool for those who get to play it for free.

  • cabbiebot

    Kick cancer's ass, Sam! You got this!

  • Samuel Hart

    Best of luck to him! Kick it right in the crotch!

  • Nathan Bryant

    I don't game much on my phone, but I hope you beat this. We are thankful.

    Update: I just watched the trailer, and it looks pretty wicked and funny.

  • Jadephyre

    Best of luck Sam :)

  • CrazyPaladin

    Hats off to you sir. Great game and developer. Hope you do kick cancer's ass!

  • droid4lif3

    Fuck Cancer I wish you the best Sam and stay strong brother.

  • csgabor

    I wish the best of luck, Sam!

  • http://www.jugarjugar.net/ Jugar Jugar

    Excellent. This game is exciting and fun. It is highly entertaining and made ​​us feel relieved. jam-packed

  • pip010

    USE WEED! In particular CBD rich hamp/hash oil!

    • Mike Reid

      Some say it helps to cure. Who knows....

      But it's proven effective for reducing nausea, increasing appetite and mood...

  • B-Scotch Shenani

    Thank you all so much for the well wishes! It helps having so many legs to stand on to battle this thing. I feel like a MILLIPEDE DRAGON OF CHEMICAL DOOM fighting some paltry cancer dog. Thank you!

    • David Spivey

      Your cancer can be cured without medicine. I saw a documentary with medical proof of people who have been cured, even in stage-4 cancer that was terminal. It can be watched on YouTube for free. Hope it helps. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvzDHGLEUyw

      • Thatguyfromvienna

        Then don't post a link to an anecdotal video but a link to a clinical study instead.

        If you can't, this is BS.

    • David Spivey

      I'm very sorry to see that the moderators here at Android Police have seen fit to delete my post, especially since I was trying to help. I have no reason to disbelieve the information I have. Unfortunately, it seems that if something is controversial, it is not an accepted topic for discussion here. I assume that the moderators wish to avoid a flame war or controversial discussion. Nonetheless, I have also sent an email with the same information to you. I hope that you can continue to live despite the problems you face. EDIT: I _DO_ find it interesting that posts (sarcastically) suggesting using weed as a possible help for your problem is accepted here, where a possible real solution is not. Oh well.

    • Himmat Singh

      Sam, I need MORE awesomeness from you and your brother! Keep at it and stay strong :)

  • Christian T

    best of luck dude! :)

  • Cesar

    Kick some cancer ass, Sam!

  • BigJohn89

    Best of luck and well wishes! Kick its ass!!

  • Anon

    I know it's free now, but is there a way to pay for it still? I haven't installed it yet, so I don't know if there are any in app purchases.

    Cancer is a b**** and I want to help in anyway I can.

    • Himmat Singh

      There are IAPs. But you need to click on "cheats" to access them.