Leisure Suit Larry Picking Up Chicks On Kickstarter
Remember last fall when Replay Games got their hands on the Leisure Suit Larry franchise? At the time, they’d agreed to make an HD remake of the original, to be called Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded. That’s still in the works, but it looks like they have the go ahead to make an all new now they’re holding a Kickstarter fundraiser to mack enough money to make an all new Larry game from scratch. What’s that, I say? Yes, from scratch! We have to stop this monstrosity from happening before we can’t get any women to hang out with us anymore.
I keed, I keed. In all seriousness, while I think the Leisure Suit Larry series was… kind of… mired in a bunch of horrible sexist tropes, it was also pretty fun, at least for its day. At least, very young Ross loved playing it. It could probably be updated without too much difficulty, and with modern conventions being what they are, slap a Rated M for Mature sticker on it and you might be able to get away with things people never even dreamed of in the 80s. The new game is intended to be playable on mobile devices as well as PC, and if made, will also have a real voice cast. (Please, please cast Jon Lovitz). They’re even bringing Al Lowe out of retirement to work on it.
They only need to raise 500K by May 1. Right now, they’ve collected $52,865, and to entice donations, they’re giving away prizes for specific dollar amounts. People who kick in 15 bucks will get a free digital copy of Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded. 25 bucks gets you that, plus a free digital copy of the soundtrack album. %0 bucks gets you both, and a PDF ‘Art Of…’ book. Not bad, but if you go higher you’ll also be included in the actual development of the game. A $75 donation gets you access to the Alpha and Beta testing phases; donations of 100 bucks and up have an increasing number of incentives worth checking out in full.
Truth: This is kind of ridiculous. Is there anything Kickstarter can’t do? It’s already helping to make Wasteland 2, and also the next Tim Schafer game, happen. Now it’s making a brand new Leisure Suit Larry possible. The next steo is clear: Someone needs to set up a Kickstarter page for Firefly, Season 2 like now.