Leisure Suit Larry Remake Kickstarter

April 2, 2012 -

Everybody's doing it so Replay Games, the blokes who managed to secure the rights to the classic Sierra adult-themed adventure game Leisure Suit Larry, have decided to do a Kickstarter. Their hope is to raise enough funds to make their planned remake of the first game - Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards - without the help or need of a publisher. The large amount of money they are asking for - $500,000 - will go towards creating versions of the game for mobile devices, a "modern point-and-click/touchscreen interface," updated ultra-high resolution graphics, fully voiced characters, and more Al Lowe flavored humor. Frankly, the latter is more important than anything else.

They have two grand reward tiers for those willing to drop $50,000 on the project that go beyond the Kickstarter rewards system here.

So far they have raised right around $10,000. 

Update: A friend of Andrew Eisen who asked to remain anonymous asked the folks at Replay why they decided to use Kickstarter rather than going the traditional route with a publisher. Here is what they said:

We announced the project back in October when we had something to show(the 1 room prototype). Since then we've tried raising money but kept hearing this from investors 'we don't want to get a bad reputation by investing in something that has Leisure Suit Larry attached to it.' So after careful consideration (and not being able to take a bank loan for enough money), we’re taking it to the fans. If they really want to see this game made, they'll do it!!!"

 

Source: Rock, Paper, Shotgun


Comments

Re: Leisure Suit Larry Remake Kickstarter

At this point, I'm surprised Tom Hall and the team from Ion Storm haven't decided to use Kickstarter to fund a sequel to Anachronox.  Now that's a game series that deserves to get a follow-up!

Re: Leisure Suit Larry Remake Kickstarter

The vast library of Sierra, and the best they could get the rights to was Leisure Suit Larry?

If anybody needs me, I'll be in the corner clutching my dreams of modern remakes of King's Quest and Rise of the Dragon.

Re: Leisure Suit Larry Remake Kickstarter

AGD remade some of the King's Quest games.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Leisure Suit Larry Remake Kickstarter

Activision which now owns King's Quest has made it hard for anyone who wishes to remake the game. Activision has enlisted Telltale Games to see shall see what happens with that. I am guessing something more cartoony sadly.

Though if you happen to get a working copy of the old versions you're going to need a manuel since back in those days you literally had to read the Instructions to play the game since you would be tested. The old DRM was horrible but thankfully the Williams have put out there a cheat sheet well playing.

http://www.sierragamers.com/aspx/m/634055

Re: Leisure Suit Larry Remake Kickstarter

Big developers are killing the market for RPGs, Adventure games are gone pretty much. Japan hasn't got a clue what to do anymore so I am supporting things like this. I rather have small studios held accountable to pleasing the fans rather then themselves or the share holders. 

I think it's funny Bioware which built itself upon pleasing the customer now only cares about themselves and sees it's customers as, "fans" and treats them however.

I'll be donating

Re: Leisure Suit Larry Remake Kickstarter

I almost want to donate money because he made the Walmart comment. I would, but I don't really play games on a tablet.

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Re: Leisure Suit Larry Remake Kickstarter

It'll be available on other platforms like PC.

 

Andrew Eisen

 
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