Leisure Suit Larry Could Relaunch via Kickstarter
The adventure game of all adventure games could be coming back.
Leisure Suit Larry is making an appearance on Kickstarter to ask for donations that could finance a new, 25th anniversary game based on the original release. First released in 1987 as "Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards" and most recently featured in 2009 as "Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust". Relay Games apparently acquired the copyright to update the initial release and also claim to have convinced creator Al Lowe to participate in a new game.
At the time of this writing, the developers had attracted more than $135,000 in financing. They have another 28 days to reach their $500,000 goal. Donations begin with $15 and go up to $10,000 which will buy a dinner with Al Lowe in Seattle. Contributions in between provide starring roles in one of the game scenes.
If you are at least in your 30s, you may remember Leisure Suit Larry as one of those games you loved to play, but you did not want your parents to know you played. In the game series, the player accompanies an easily likeable, 40-ish loser in his efforts to seduce women with any measure available to him. However, while the setup has all the indications for raunchy entertainment, Larry mostly fails in his attempts to get laid, which turns a potentially sexually explicit adventure into a funny game.
If sufficient funding is acquired, Relay Games says that it could release the new game by October of this year.