Journey has been a critical success for thatgamecompany, not least of which because of its stirring score from composer Austin Wintory. It recently won a VGA and was nominated for a Grammy. As a follow-up, Wintory is apparently composing for a storied franchise, albeit not one so praised for its artistry: Leisure Suit Larry.
Polygon reports that Wintory revealed he would be working on the Leisure Suit Larry remake that was funded by a Kickstarter in May. He said the developer, Replay Games, were fans of Journey. "It's actually shocking that they would think to call me because they couldn't be more opposite of each other," he said.
Wintory said he's written "sexy music" for film, and the team at Replay wanted to make sure he's comfortable with writing music that is "seedy, back alley kind of stuff." And while the choice may seem odd given his credits, he seems excited for the project. "That's my era as a gamer growing up," Wintory said. "This was like a fantasy to work on a game like that."