Leisure Suit Larry remake fully funded

Replay Games and Al Lowe's $500,000 Kickstarter campaign successful with a week to spare; extra money going toward adding platforms, languages, and levels.

The lecherous Larry Laffer will return. The Kickstarter campaign for a Leisure Suit Larry remake today reached its $500,000 target, meaning developer Replay Games and creator Al Lowe will move forward developing a remake of the original Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards.

Leisure Suit Larry is making a comeback.

The Leisure Suit Larry remake was announced as being in development for the PC, Mac, iPad, and Android tablets. Now that the campaign has surpassed its half-million goal (with six days remaining), the extra money will be put toward bringing the game to Xbox Live, the PlayStation Network, and Linux.

Additionally, with the monetary target reached, Replay Games plans to translate the Leisure Suit Larry remake into additional languages, create an orchestral soundtrack, and add on to the game itself.

Originally announced last October without mention of crowd funding, the Leisure Suit Larry remake is intended to be an overhauled version of the character's debut 1987 adventure game. In addition to high-resolution graphics, the game is expected to feature a modern point-and-click interface, full voice work, additional jokes, and compatibility with mobile devices.

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kimylynn
kimylynn

@shanethewolf I forgot about Gabriel Knight! That was a great series. What about Laura Bow?

kimylynn
kimylynn

My first RPG! I had a Tandy computer and no gray hair. I look forward to the release for my IPad. The original was funny and entertaining. Woo Hoo!

AryanRO
AryanRO

So cool that Larry is back lol.. the first game was great it was a double sense type of game all jokes lead to pervert thoughts but in itself the game was not pornographic as all sequence had censorship some say there was a code to remove them .. but overrall the game was entertaining trying to make larry score.. and yes it was an adults game cause most of the answers require adult context yet most answers were trial and error till you get what you were after. Never like the follow up games till version 6 which was fun the crap you had to do on the boat... lol fav phrase "tickle your ....  particularly nasty weather" :P  

angelcar
angelcar

Get on the Space Venture from the Two Guys, people!

 

Do it!  Do it NAAAAAAOWWWWW!!!

 

predcon1
predcon1

So it's the first game, a la 'LSL 6' graphic redux?

phildarke
phildarke

I look forward to the remake, the humor was great back in 199?, but might seem a bit dated by todays standards. Let's not forget it's an adventure game not pornography, the whole point was that despite all his efforts Larry never actually got his legover. Any way I wish them success. If it goes well can we expect to see the other Sierra classics get the same treatment?

POP-3D
POP-3D

Leisure-Suit Larry and Prince of Persia was the first PC games i've ever played, i was 9 years old.

janhildebrand
janhildebrand

Sierra, Space Quest and Police Quest remake pls!!!

angelcar
angelcar

I can't wait for Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe's kickstarter campaing to start! I'm down for a new Spaceventure!!

strahd01
strahd01

I notice alot of people here are not getting this. Al Lowe"s Leisure suit larry made in 1987-1997 was not the garbage made in the 2000! Even Al Lowe hated those games! This game is not "Cinemax porn in a game." Larry Laffer is a graphical adventure game about a"Lovable Loser" who is trying to find the "right woman" but at the age of 40 is still a virgin so decided to quit his job and sell his car to spend a night in "Lost Wages." Yeah at first he is just trying to get some but afterwards decides he needs the "right one." So a game about about a aging 70s loving loser hitting on hot women? You don't see the humor in that? Yeah the 1987 original had aged jokes, because it was made for a adult 1987 fanbase! The last two "games" were about Larry Lovage who was Larry Laffer's uninteresting nephew and that game was more "Frat boy, Cinemax, fart jokes" mixed with lame mini-games and bad controls. So if you think this is just porn or like the xbox's games your wrong. So so wrong.

daub11
daub11

when are they going to make this game for the 360 cause that would be awsome.

Mr__Maniacal
Mr__Maniacal

Why is it they must make Larry look like a buffoon. he should look like Brad Pitt or something

Mr__Maniacal
Mr__Maniacal

4....5...STILL ALIVE LEADER OF THE BANNED!!!

DrKill09
DrKill09

Looks like ACTUAL Leisure Suit Larry this time, and not the crap they've been making the past few years.

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

So Stalker II gets cancelled....but somewhere out there someone thought it would be a great idea to invest 500,000 dollars on a Lesuire Suit Larry Remake.....Obvious Virgin.

Land-0-Funk
Land-0-Funk

As long as it's as good as LSL 7: Love For Sail then I'll buy it. The end of that game had Larry's cruise ship being abducted by a spaceship..and we never got that sequel! So do that next Mr. Lowe and include many references to Spacequest :)

mhaed
mhaed

Leisure Suit Larry games were creative and funny. Sierra never let us down. I hope this game takes it's model from the past, and doesn't try to re-invent LSL with 3D graphics.

MegamanX2011
MegamanX2011

Wish they would do this for Police Quest, my favorite Sierra adventure game.

mysteriously
mysteriously

I don't think I would be too impressed if a man sitting beside me on my commuter train was playing this game on their iPad. Are we going the japanese route with bish

nyran125
nyran125

This game has to be funny or i wont care. Theres enough free porn and free boobs on the internet now to last a bizillion life times in todays world. So leisure Suit Larry better hire someone really funny to write the script.

emperiox
emperiox

@Luminious0 and lots of boobs ;)

emperiox
emperiox

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jakerscythe
jakerscythe

If this is going to be a straight remake, i don't really feel like playing it again. It better have something new to offer, besides shinies.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Great news. Let's hope it is as fun as the first 2 and not as terrible as the last 5.

Luminious0
Luminious0

there better be a really funny script.. bad language and full of hooters!

DigitalNoodle
DigitalNoodle

@xcollector: Al Lowe plans on remaking all the LSL games.

xcollector
xcollector

Why couldn't they remake Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail ? That was the only one I enjoyed playing. The series sank after that one.

Senor_Kami
Senor_Kami

Either Sega or the people who made Streets of Rage Remake should start a Kickstarter for an old school sprite based Streets of Rage style console beat-em up with online play. That and Capcom doing one to port Rival Schools to XBLA/PSN with online play are ones I'd support.

Poodlejumper
Poodlejumper

@ shanethewolf Last two times it was "brought back" was without the original crew's writing and jokes. They focused more on the bawdiness and not the toilet humor too IMHO. The latest...something about Showbiz was tamed down for Walmart sales so even the bawdiness was gone. (and the gameplay was TERRIBLE.) Those had all the taste and poor writing of a bad Cinemax late-night (if you know the slang word then use it.) Those two games felt like less of games and more of a soft-core joke then. Going back to the original is a small development for those of us who laughed at the original sheer pathetic nature of Larry (and the original Larry is one humorously sad sack of far too much hair gel...oh gawd I hope it's hair gel.)

elby322
elby322

Why would anyone fund this crap? The only game I would fund is the remake of XCOM. Not the FPS.

pszone
pszone

boags24@rephrase? what that means ? can anyone explain.

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

this cash was gona be better spent on another game but i guess this what people wants

Dark_Arcitekt
Dark_Arcitekt

Hopefully it will go back to what made the originals so fun and great.Let's hope we don't see a following of what was done to LL on the last gen consoles.

emperiox
emperiox

YES! OMG I LOVE BOOBS! ;)

boags24
boags24

@pszone Care to rephrase?

Mehrdadmaskull
Mehrdadmaskull

First of all, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2's cancellation ins't related to LSL... Secondly, GREAT NEWS......now I'm willing to see more of LSL in the coming years...but better than the recent ones, and less different than the old ones...and well with better graphics quality and btw, have u guys actually seen the kickstarter's page for LSL? someone pledged 10K$ or more for this!!! Now he's the fan, and thumbs up for him coz he gets his hands on those damn artworks and ...!! And no, i'm not a perve here, just a BIG FAN!!!

pszone
pszone

If this flop all that money was made for nothing and if you want game like this keep. keep cheap but no. The money could done better with something else.

genjuroT
genjuroT

Best comments I've ever seen. True gamers here :'D .Brings me back.

genjuroT
genjuroT

Yea, there are a lot of other better amiga games that could use reviving.

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

I always liked that the games made you answer obscure trivia questions as an age check. As if kids were not smart enough to get around that.

shanethewolf
shanethewolf

Of all the classic adventure games they could resurrect, why this one? It's already been brought back many times before and flopped. I'd much rather see Day of the Tentacle, Police Quest, Gabriel Knight, Lure of the Temptress...the list goes on.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

I see this, and the headline below it is S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 canceled. Sad days.

hadlee73
hadlee73

Al Lowe's ability to obtain funding for projects is second only to Uwe Boll.

AryanRO
AryanRO

 @predcon1 LSL6 was on a boat.. is LSL1 way .. way.. back in the days of good ol' DOS  :D

tbarton76
tbarton76

 @janhildebrand

 Yeah it would be cool for a remake of the police quest and space quest collection remake. loved playing the police quest games on my first computer which was a commadore amiga.

sassaidi
sassaidi

@janhildebrand They did have a remake of space quest I few years ago, it great!

kimylynn
kimylynn

@shanethewolf I forgot about Gabriel Knight! That was a great series. What about Laura Bow?