Leisure Suit Larry remake kickstarter

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Leisure Suit Larry remake turns to Kickstarter for its funding

By Tyler Lee on 04/03/2012 04:22 PDT

We’re not sure how many gamers out there actually remember Leisure Suit Larry, but its creator, Al Lowe, has launched a Kickstarter project that is hoping will fund a remake of the game that will feature high-resolution graphics, a point and click interface, additional jokes and compatibility with mobile devices. Al Lowe is currently looking to raise $500,000 for the remake of the game, and since its press release, the project has gone on and attracted $30,000 from nearly 700 backers (at this time of posting it has reached $87,000 with over 2,000 backers) with 29 days to go, leaving us to believe that they should have no problem finding funding for Leisure Suit Larry’s remake. Pledges start at $15 with each pledge amount offering a different reward of its own, for example a $75 pledge entitles you to the Alpha and Beta testing of the game, while a $100 pledge nets you the Collector’s Edition of the game upon its release. Interested in finding out more or to pledge a donation of your own? Head on down to its Kickstarter page for the details.
http://www.ubergizmo.com/2012/04/leisure-suit-larry-remake-turns-to-kickstarter-for-its-funding/
 

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Al Lowe's involved, cool. I too was a fan of the series, except for the recent nephew in college one that was more loading screen than game.
 

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Al Lowe's involved, cool. I too was a fan of the series, except for the recent nephew in college one that was more loading screen than game.
there were actually 2 of those.

the first three are great, but then the series went downhill.

actually, i didnt play the second one much either

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I liked Love for Sail, and its side games and shit. I used to have a collection of them but I lost the book where you needed to enter in the code to actually enter the game.
 

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I loved LSL and especially Police Quest. This taught me to always walk around my car before getting in lol
 
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The last modern one wasn't great. Hope this ones better.
 

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Kind of on-topic, but I'm getting sick of fucking kickstarters on the Internet.
 

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The last modern one wasn't great. Hope this ones better.
Are you talking about Love for Sail or the college one? Now I want to play Larry and Space Quest.
 

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yeah I much prefer every single game being made by either activision or ea.............

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That's from the standpoint on why Kickstarters are good. I'm talking about the unintended consequences about Kickstarter, mainly every schmuck out there thinks they have a great idea but don't have cash so they have a Kickstarter and start soliciting cash from people to get it developed.

The concept is great. The reality is fucking grating.
 

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That's from the standpoint on why Kickstarters are good. I'm talking about the unintended consequences about Kickstarter, mainly every schmuck out there thinks they have a great idea but don't have cash so they have a Kickstarter and start soliciting cash from people to get it developed.

The concept is great. The reality is fucking grating.
At least Al Lowe has some credibility. It's not like, well, Bestest Bow Maker Ever.

I remembered the problem with the Larry games on my computer. I kept getting compatibility errors.
 

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At least Al Lowe has some credibility. It's not like, well, Bestest Bow Maker Ever.
Fair point. I'm just tired of seeing every day something about a new Kickstarter. 90% of them are bullshit. 10% need to be done.
 

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I loved most of the Sierra games back in the day.

One of my all time faves is "Laura Bow and the Dagger of Amon Ra"
 

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The last modern one wasn't great. Hope this ones better.
Al Lowe wasn't involved in that one. I wonder if the copyright lapsed like Wasteland did.

Fair point. I'm just tired of seeing every day something about a new Kickstarter. 90% of them are bullshit. 10% need to be done.
I'm only funding games I'm interested in. Wasteland and Grim Fandago are some of my most favorite game so I'll chip in some bucks to get games like this made. I liked the original LSL games so I'll kick in for this too.
 

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Sierra games were fucking awesome. King's Quest, Space Quest, Gabriel Knight (!)... They were touchstones.
 

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That's from the standpoint on why Kickstarters are good. I'm talking about the unintended consequences about Kickstarter, mainly every schmuck out there thinks they have a great idea but don't have cash so they have a Kickstarter and start soliciting cash from people to get it developed.

The concept is great. The reality is fucking grating.
You do realize that Kickstarter approves projects and not every asshole who comes up with an idea gets approval to solicit donations?
 

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You do realize that Kickstarter approves projects and not every asshole who comes up with an idea gets approval to solicit donations?
Well, that's good. Wouldn't want some random asshole soliciting for ideas.

Still, hear about way too many kickstarters on blogs I frequent. It's a weird fad.
 

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Was reading the Faq on the kickstarter site. If this game is successful then Lowe will be able to make the original 4th sequel he had planned.
 

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Was reading the Faq on the kickstarter site. If this game is successful then Lowe will be able to make the original 4th sequel he had planned.
Do you mean the third sequel, which would be the fourth part?

Because Larry 6 would be the fourth sequel :p


It also says they may remake the other games in the series, or do a whole new game.
 
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I'm all in !

I love perverted games!

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Do you mean the third sequel, which would be the fourth part?

Because Larry 6 would be the fourth sequel :p


It also says they may remake the other games in the series, or do a whole new game.
I'm guessing he had the series mapped out and the publisher pushed for the next one instead.
 

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I'm guessing he had the series mapped out and the publisher pushed for the next one instead.
He felt that larry 1-3 made for a good trilogy (they all three link together) and that his idea for the next one didn't link up well, so he skipped 4 and made 5 instead.