There are a couple of things to announce here. First and foremost, if you haven't heard the news by now, Al Lowe and Replay Games reached their goal of raising half a million dollars on Kickstarter to fund a complete remake of Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, a classic adventure game largely responsible for corrupting an entire generation of adventure gamers, myself included.
"I'm thrilled that so many fans remembered and loved my
Leisure Suit Larry games after all these years (and a couple of failed games
by others). It's great: together they will enable us to corrupt a whole new
generation of gamers!," Al Lowe told HotHardware in an email.
The remade Larry game will feature refreshed graphics, updated humor to reflect the times, and a redesigned interface more appropriate for today's platforms. Depending on how far over the monetary goal Replay Games goes over the next (and final) few days, the overhauled game will also feature "tons more jokes, tons more responses for clicking on screen features, dialogue trees, inventory-on-inventory messages, and more story" with new locales, new puzzles, and a new girl with her own storyline.
How much of that stuff is included in the new game will depend on the total funds, and to help keep the cash flowing, one of Leisure Suit Larry's fans, John Arpin, will be hosting a 14 hour marathon game session on Twitch.tv. Starting today at 10 AM Eastern and going until midnight, Arpin will play through the entire Leisure Suit Larry franchise, beginning with LSL 1 and ending at LSL 7. Half of the proceeds will go to Replay Games and the other 50 percent will benefit the "It Gets Better" project. How groovy is that?