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Reboot for ‘Leisure Suit Larry’

- April 9th, 2012

One of the most famous sex adventure games of all time, is about to get a remake.

As Yahoo reports, Replay Games is planning a reboot for the 1987 Sierra classic Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, the classy graphic adventure title that followed the exploits of Larry Laffer (the original 40-year-old virgin) as he tried to find love or at least a woman who was willing to go to bed with him.

But instead of going the traditional investor route, Replay has set up a Kickstarter campaign to raise the $500,000 US needed to produce the game. For the uninitiated, Kickstarter is a fundraising site raises money for all kinds of projects in gaming, film, music, theatre and even more fringe ideas, such as funding a Chicago woman’s attempt to make a chainmail wedding gown. (For her sake, I hope she’ll be wearing something underneath.)

You can donate as a little as a $1 but like with other Kickstarter projects, the more you give the more you get in return. For $15, you’ll get a free digital download of the game when it’s done. And for $10,000, you’ll be flown to Seattle (though they’ll only pay for domestic flights so you’ll have to get across the border yourself) and then you’ll have lunch, dinner and breakfast with the game’s creator, Al Lowe.

As Lowe explains in the above video, the reason they went with Kickstarter, is that they didn’t any “pesky publishers telling us to dumb it down, or to make it tamer.”

Now, as a child of the eighties I played most of the original Leisure Suit Larry series, and as much as I enjoyed wandering the streets and getting turned down by large-breasted, pixelly orange women, I don’t remember there being much in the way of sophistication to the gameplay or story.

And when you compare it to say a sex scene in a Grand Theft Auto game or the shower scene in Heavy Rain, Leisure Suit Larry is tame enough for pre-schoolers.

But remember to put on your condom before you lose your virginity to the hooker or you will die of AIDS.

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4 comments

  1. Mr. Bawkbagawk | April 10, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    hey, can i recommend a title for your next article? cuz someone should.

    take a look at DUST 514 for PS3 by a company called CCP games, out of Iceland. Dust will use the Unreal 3 engine and will share a marketplace and universe with their flagship game Eve: Online.

    this is one of a dozen or so games that would have made a better article. but hey, if misogynistic frat boys are your demographic, well then carry on.

  2. Adam Swimmer | April 10, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Meh. First-person shooters are boring…

  3. MattD | April 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Games like these are the gaming equivalent of straight-to-DVD teenage sex romps. Leisure Suit Larry is lame, and by now, irrelevant. But of course anything with a Kickstarter can get funded these days. Whatever floats your boat, I guess.

  4. MattyM | April 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    You guys slagging on this game and story are a bunch of losers. This game and franchise are classics from Sierra. And to be honest which of you can actually honestly claim not sneaking copies of any of these games and playing when the parents weren’t looking. Find the teenager in yourselves and calm the hell down.

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