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Leisure Suit Larry is returning to the Land of the Lounze Lizards, and it's all because of the generosity of thousands of nostalgic old school adventure gamers who pledged the necessary half a million dollars to make it happen. With six days to spare, Al Lowe, creator of the original Larry games and not the last two abominations that sullied the franchise, is promising more content if pledges top $750,000.
Fans of the original games will be happy to know that Al Lowe is in full control of the remake, which promises to add improved graphics, a revamped interface, and updated humor. Adventure Mob is providing the code base, and Replay Games, which is made up of a bunch of Sierra veterans, is overseeing the project and handling publishing chores.
It remains to be seen whether Leisure Suit Larry will capture gamers the way he did back in adventure gaming's heyday. Al Lowe and Co. will give it an honest shot, and if nothing else, the remade game has allowed old school gamers who pirated the original copies to atone for their sins by backing the Kickstarter project.