Friday, May 4th 2012

Leisure Suit Larry Kickstarter Ends With $673k

Apparently a remake of the classic Leisure Suit Larry is in the works. Kickstarter is being instrumental in bringing back games playing on nostalgia, from Tim Schafer adventure games and cyberpunk to post-apocalyptic RPGs and, ah, wank jokes. The campaign to fan-fund Leisure Suit Larry HD, a remake of Al Lowe's sleazy adventure game wrapped up yesterday at $673,602, having passed its goal of $500,000 last week. $655,182 was raised directly through Kickstarter, with the rest coming from Paypal.

While the Kickstarter's now closed, Paypal donations are still open so that total's ticking slowly upwards. However, LSL fell short of its second funding goal. Replay Games was gunning for $750,000, hoping to add new speech, puzzles, cutscenes locations, minigames, "girls" and more if it hit that mark. Still they got close, so one imagines Larry's adventure may be fleshed out a little.Leisure Suit Larry HD is coming to PC, Mac, and Android and iOS devices. The remake was actually announced back in October 2011, to be funded the regular way, but when that fell through they turned to fans.

Source: Shacknews
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38 Comments on Leisure Suit Larry Kickstarter Ends With $673k

#1
EarthDog
Man I missed that game on the Apple IIe... Pixelated pr0n FTW!
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#2
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: EarthDog
Man I missed that game on the Apple IIe... Pixelated pr0n FTW!
Ya know I never played it. Dunno if I will now. Seems like a game for teenage boys lol.
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#3
phanbuey
by: TheMailMan78
Ya know I never played it. Dunno if I will now. Seems like a game for teenage boys lol.
Yep... and it seems now those once teenage boys are willing to pony up 700K LOL.
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#4
D007
This could be, some good, old fashioned fun, right here. :)
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#5
Jizzler
Nice. (I really need to start visiting Kickstarter more often!)

I was just going to suggest that they remake them all and pick up where they left off (LSL 8) when I saw this in the FAQ:
The reason why we're re-making the original 7 versions is so we can bring them up to date, up to speed, and make enough money to build Leisure Suit Larry 8 (maybe even 4 but Al is a bit reluctant on #4).
Oh, they're so getting a donation from me!
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#6
Ahhzz
I do have to admit, I got a chuckle reading their tagline : "Help Leisure Suit Larry Come Again!" Eh, no big for me: I funded Shadowrun returns.
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#7
Ahhzz
by: Jizzler
Nice. (I really need to start visiting Kickstarter more often!)

I was just going to suggest that they remake them all and pick up where they left off (LSL 8) when I saw this in the FAQ:



Oh, they're so getting a donation from me!
I've been banned from Kickstarter by the fiance. She keeps seeing my credit card bill spike, and I get in soooo much trouble. :ohwell:
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#8
Jizzler
by: Ahhzz
I've been banned from Kickstarter by the fiance. She keeps seeing my credit card bill spike, and I get in soooo much trouble. :ohwell:
Mine was glad when I decided against the $10K pledge for Wastelands II. (Party with Brian Fargo, among many other things!) Not that I could afford something like that ;)

Too bad Larry's kickstarter is over, that's a project she'd be cool with pledging $75 or $100. Now I'll probably just donate $20 for pre-order and find another deserving cause!
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#9
Ahhzz
I did do the wasteland 2 *shhhhh*, as well as the Zombicide, nowhere near the $10k level tho heheh
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#10
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
hrm, this isn't the early 90s people. you can stream porn for free now...
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#11
KainXS
exactly
for people to donate 700K nearly for bad porno games is pretty odd and kinda sad
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#12
AlienIsGOD
OMG! Yes!! Played the old PC ones back in the day D:
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#13
Ahhzz
by: KainXS
exactly
for people to donate 700K nearly for bad porno games is pretty odd and kinda sad
Eh, I figure some people think a bunch of geeks taking pictures of computer hardware is sad and odd, or talking about the latest "mod" to a "'Droid", or screenshots of a computer screen, or cutting apart a Pentium III processor and looking at it thru an electron microscope ... I figure to each his own, and I try not to bash anyone out of the blue.
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#14
ShRoOmAlIsTiC
i still have the originals on floppies. One of my favorite series of all times. LSL3 was the best
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: ShRoOmAlIsTiC
i still have the originals on floppies. One of my favorite series of all times. LSL3 was the best
did you fap to it?
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#18
Jurassic1024
by: Ahhzz
Eh, I figure some people think a bunch of geeks taking pictures of computer hardware is sad and odd, or talking about the latest "mod" to a "'Droid", or screenshots of a computer screen, or cutting apart a Pentium III processor and looking at it thru an electron microscope ... I figure to each his own, and I try not to bash anyone out of the blue.
Comparison FAIL! If you find those things sad, then maybe tech isn't your thing.
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#19
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Never liked those games. They just felt stupid and sad.

I would have Tim Shafers baby though,
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#20
FierceRed
I'm a big fan of Kickstarter, especially due to its tendency for democracy to choose whether a game gets made or not rather than "so how is it similar to CoD?" Publisher greenlighting.

And yet, despite the starry eyed hope I have for the financing model, I'm dismayed that something as childish as Leisure Suit Larry can manage to get over half a million when something like Starlight Inception gets shunned. I mean, seriously.

Lets think about this for a quick moment. In 2012, with various sources of titillation available everywhere on the Internet, a HD remake of a game primarily about navigating various mini-games and solving grade school level puzzles in the pursuit of some tits, ass, and possibly their twin sisters tits and ass, is getting more 'vote with your wallet' democratic support than the "rebellious stepchild of Wing Commander, X-wing and Freespace2".

What, did they need to add TIE Fighter to that list in order for people to care or something?

"Congratulations" to Tim Shafers, I guess? Still dismayed that if I ever need a fresh example of how Sex Sells, I just found over 655,000 new ones.
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#21
DannibusX
Love me some Leisure Suit Larry.

Looking forward to seeing if Police Quest or Quest for Glory get an HD Kickstart.

King's Quest too.
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#22
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: DannibusX
Love me some Leisure Suit Larry.

Looking forward to seeing if Police Quest or Quest for Glory get an HD Kickstart.

King's Quest too.
those titles were epic but lacked digitized boobs.
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#23
AlienIsGOD
by: DannibusX
King's Quest too.
Space Quest too :D
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#24
Widjaja
I still remember LSL 1, having to nail the hooker, then get out the window.

That's about all I remember I was still a kid back then.
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#25
Cheeseball
LOL, I hope those who aren't for the Kickstarter aren't really thinking that LSL was just for the softcore nude scenes. They were point-and-click adventure games that can keep up with the likes of Full Throttle, Monkey Island, and other LucaArts SCUMM-system games, even though the story's were stupid. :P
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