UPDATE: After a full day, the project has hit $100k in commitments, including 9 $1,000 backers. The odds of me taking some egg in the face over this post just went up, but honestly, my gut instinct is still that it’s going to sputter out short of the mark.
I’ve been wondering at what point I would see a game-related Kickstarter go one bridge too far to grab my interest. It took a bit longer than I thought, but I think the reveal that Replay Games has teamed up with series creator Al Lowe to remake the Leisure Suit Larry series may just fit the bill. First, the obligatory details:
The team that created Leisure Suit Larry 1 has been reassembled to create a 2012 “Reloaded” version. Al Lowe, Josh Mandel, Sabine Duvall, and Leslie Balfour have teamed up with Replay Games to form what we call “The Dream Team” of adventure games. We’ll be making Leisure Suit Larry 1-7 and keeping you guys informed every step of the way. If this game is successful then we can bring you guys the rest of the Leisure Suit Larry games (and maybe even Leisure Suit Larry 4: The Case Of The Missing Floppies)!
The remake aims to bring the game to mobile devices, add in full voice acting (while still going mobile?), update the graphics, and add more of the “humor that’s made Al Lowe a household name.” The bottom end donation is $15 and will get you a digital copy of the game. The progressive “rewards” from there include a PDF art book, soundtrack, playing cards, and Larry-themed condom. I assume that’s one of those trademark bits of humor that made Al Lowe a household name?