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.
I was exposed to Leisure Suit Larry and his many sultry shenanigans before I should have been. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't fresh out of diapers clicking through adult humor I couldn't possibly understand, but as a teenager closer to 13 than 18 when I first set virtual foot in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, my parents probably would have pulled the plug on my home brewed IBM clone with an upgraded Intel 386DX processor if they knew what was going on. I'm glad they didn't.
The reason I bring this up is because somehow, someway, series creator Al Lowe and Replay Games managed to pluck the Leisure Suit Larry license from Sierra's deathgrip and are planning to create a 2012 "Reloaded" version with updated graphics and jokes. They've reassembled the original team that created the first Larry game, which means it will be nothing like the bastardized versions -- Magna Cum Laude and Box Office Bust -- that were created without Al Lowe's involvement, but only if enough funds are raised.