Post by Dan @ 09:36am 03/04/12 | 11 Comments
Tim Schaffer and Double Fine's success in funding a brand new classic point-and-click adventure game entirely from citizens of the Internet has encouraged other niche-genre developers to try their own hand at crowd-sourced funding and today yet another adventure game classic has crawled back out of the gutter.
Replay Games and a contingent of the series' original developers, including Al Lowe, Josh Mandel, Sabine Duvall, and Leslie Balfour want to remake the classic Leisure Suit Larry In the Land of the Lounge Lizzards for the game's 25th anniversary, and if successful, continue remaking the rest.
The funding goal is $500,000 and off to a flying start. The main draws for the project are firstly that Larry's creator Al Lowe has come out of retirement and that the indie studio holds the license to make them at all.
Ignoring the more recent licensed efforts that featured Larry's supposed nephew or clone or whatever, the Replay Games team only recognise the first seven games in the series and plan to start with a remake of Larry 1 with "ultra-high res graphics", a modern interface, fully voice characters and support for mobile devices.
Should the project raise more than it's goal, further intentions are to provide French, Italian, German and Spanish localisations, an orchestral soundtrack and more platform support that includes consoles, Mac and even Kindle Fire.
If you want to get in on this one, head on over to kickstarter.