The other day, I was sitting there wondering what happened to Sierra and Leisure Suit Larry. For those of you who remember playing games in MS-DOS and using typed commands like “pick up sword” to play games, will probably know what I’m talking about. Truth be told, I was more of a Hero’s Quest fan than Leisure Suit Larry.
Wikipedia calls him a ‘loser’. I thought that was hilarious! I did have a laugh or two playing Leisure Suit Larry back in the day. Larry was a 40 something dork who would roam around and try to pick up super hot women who were arguably out of his league, with corny pick up lines.
What the heck happened to Sierra though? King’s Quest, Hero’s Quest, Leisure Suit Larry were the talk of the town back in the day. Maybe Zynga bought them and they went bust. Ok, the last comment is a joke! Ha ha!
So I googled ‘Leisure Suit Larry’, wondering if anyone thought of making a new version of it. I quickly found a kickstarter project and discovered that the original creator, Al Lowe, and a company called Replay Games are trying to make a new version happen.
If you’re interested in giving these guys a contribution: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/leisuresuitlarry/make-leisure-suit-larry-come-again
You gotta love the internet and kickstarter. They’ve already achieved their original objective of raising over $500k with over 12,000 backers. They’re promising PC, Mac, iPad and Android versions. If they exceed the goal, they’re even talking about XBLA, PSN, and Linux versions. I would definitely try the XBLA or PSN version.
This could be interesting, but my real question is why did they make Larry a dork? Why not make a cool character like 007, or some fit dude, who’s actually successful at picking up hot women? I would certainly be more inclined to play a game like that. I guess I’m not into this whole dork Larry concept, but it is still hilarious and if you want a laugh or two, you can count on this game to amuse you. I get quickly bored of loser Larry… Sorry…
In any case, I’m going to give these guys a little money just to support their cause. It’s my first kickstarter pledge.
I’m supposed to get a 5-pack of full HD wallpapers in 1920×1080 resolution of “the girls of Leisure Suit Larry” (plus one of Larry himself). Great! The posters would be a great strategy for scaring people away! Uhh, I don’t think I would put those up. I would come across as a bit of a pervert. Wait, hang on, is that the real reason why people play this game? The renderings of hot women? Hmm…
Time for my two cents… I’m not confident the game will fly. I don’t want to be negative or a harsh critic, but the series never really took off after the DOS days.
It will be interesting to see what the graphics will be like, I’ll surely download a copy and check it out when and if it comes out. I’ll try to do a VLOG on it, if it’s impressive. That’s right folks, I’m gearing up to do some video posts… Later!