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Leisure Suit Larry Kickstarter ends with $673k

Kickstarter is being instrumental bringing back games playing on nostalgia, from adventure games and cyberpunk to post-apocalyptic RPGs and, ah, wank jokes. The campaign to fan-fund Leisure Suit Larry HD wrapped up yesterday at $673,602.

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Kickstarter is being instrumental in bringing back games playing on nostalgia, from Tim Schafer adventure games and cyberpunk to post-apocalyptic RPGs and, ah, wank jokes. The campaign to fan-fund Leisure Suit Larry HD, a remake of Al Lowe's sleazy adventure game wrapped up yesterday at $673,602, having passed its goal of $500,000 last week.

$655,182 was raised directly through Kickstarter, with the rest coming from Paypal. While the Kickstarter's now closed, Paypal donations are still open so that total's ticking slowly upwards.

However, LSL fell short of its second funding goal. Replay Games was gunning for $750,000, hoping to add new speech, puzzles, cutscenes locations, minigames, "girls" and more if it hit that mark. Still they got close, so one imagines Larry's adventure may be fleshed out a little.

Leisure Suit Larry HD is coming to PC, Mac, and Android and iOS devices. The remake was actually announced back in October 2011, to be funded the regular way, but when that fell through they turned to fans.

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    May 3, 2012 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Leisure Suit Larry Kickstarter ends with $673k.

    Kickstarter is being instrumental bringing back games playing on nostalgia, from adventure games and cyberpunk to post-apocalyptic RPGs and, ah, wank jokes. The campaign to fan-fund Leisure Suit Larry HD wrapped up yesterday at $673,602.

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      May 3, 2012 6:50 AM

      Were the LSL series really that well liked? I always thought they were pretty lame, even when they were hot and new. There were scantily clad ladies in it though, I give it that.

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        May 3, 2012 6:59 AM

        Larry 6 and 7 were some of sierra's best adventures

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        May 3, 2012 7:06 AM

        There was some good humor and lots of innuendo those games which made them fun

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        May 3, 2012 7:12 AM

        They were very fun at the time during the early 1990s. Point-and-click adventure games were bestsellers and there weren't a whole lot of games with sexual innuendo. It had huge appeal to teenagers. Reviving it today is silly. It has two target audiences: A.) Teenagers; and B.) Guys in their 30s who are nostalgic. Teenagers today are playing Call of Duty. And guys in their 30s don't need games with sexual innuendo when there's easy porn on the internets.

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          May 3, 2012 7:15 AM

          i am somehow type-B audience. However, i found this to b a great opportunity to payback al lowe since all the games that i played when i was little kid were pirated and i think he deserves my support now

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          May 4, 2012 7:56 AM

          Sir you deserve two thumbs up for hitting the nail on the head.

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        May 3, 2012 10:37 AM

        I really don't get it either. *shrug*

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      May 3, 2012 10:13 AM

      I was a fan of the series but a part of the charm behind the series was having crude humor in an interactive medium. Back then the standards were pretty low. Today, the game's humor wouldn't keep up without totally redoing the entire script. Which in a point and click adventure is essentially making a whole new game.