Leisure Suit Larry Will Be "Fleshed Out"

Andy Chalk

One Flag, One Fleet, One Cat
Nov 12, 2002
Leisure Suit Larry Will Be "Fleshed Out"

Al Lowe says people offended by Leisure Suit Larry will be quite happy playing something else.

$675,000 seems like a lot of money to warm over a decades-old adventure game but Al Lowe, who's working with Replay Games to bring his classic Leisure Suit Larry [http://www.amazon.com/Leisure-Suit-Larry-Lounge-Lizards/dp/B000KF6K8Q/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1336499578&sr=8-6] back to life, says there's more to the job than first meets the eye. The interface, which was originally keyboard-based, is being converted to make interacting with the game a simpler and more seamless affair, and it will be far more visually detailed, giving players more to see and do and providing the developers an opportunity to slip in more jokes.

The plan at this point is to keep much of the content from the original game but "flesh it out" with more puzzles, locations, voice acting and even another woman to meet and fail to score with. Lowe acknowledged that it's impossible to please everyone, but told Kickstarter page [http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/169907/Al_Lowe_is_fleshing_out_the_Leisure_Suit_Larry_remake.php], and 14,000 people have voted with their money, so we are listening to their comments," he said. "They're our publishers now."

And while Larry may seem downright quaint in this era of Grand Theft Auto and Saints Row, he's also a chauvinist, sexist relic of era not too far-removed from the peak of unironic leisure suit appreciation. Lowe doesn't seem too worried about gamers who might take offense at his outmoded attitudes, however. "I think those people will be quite happy playing another game," he said. "And I think people would be very unhappy if we changed to a politically-correct storyline... we have no plans to do that."

The new Leisure Suit Larry was originally targeted for an October 2012 release but Replay said yesterday [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/117128-Leisure-Suit-Larry-Remake-Pushed-Into-2013] that because of its big success on Kickstarter, it's more likely to come out sometime in 2013.



New member
Jul 22, 2008
You've gotta love that thinly veiled disgust. "Chauvinist, sexist relic". To use American Pie as an analogy; Larry is a chauvinist the same way Stiffler is; pathetic and laughable, and sexist in the same way as Jim; desperate and hopeless. At no time did the games ever portray these characteristics as virtues, in fact the comedy of the game came from the player being punished constantly for being a douchebag.

Kudos to Al Lowe for sticking to his guns and not being swayed by the namby pamby, easily "offended" brigade.


Feb 12, 2009
rhizhim said:
DVS BSTrD said:
I thought Leisure Suit Larry's problem was that it already had too much flesh.
there is always room for boobies. ALWAYS.
I'd like to hear you say that to someone who's bought a bra 3-sizes too small.


New member
Nov 17, 2010
It's good he's targeting the public that would actually go out and buy this. Changing it to suit new players usually ends up alienating everyone.


Je suis joined jewels.
Jan 19, 2009
Well, he could have worded that a bit better.

Anyways, I doubt I'll buy it. Reliance on crude humor annoys me.

I do admire him for sticking to his guns, though.


New member
Sep 21, 2010
Doesn't this sound almost exactly what was said about Duke in DNF?
The whole "we're not dialing it back and if you don't like it, don't play it" thing didn't exactly work out great there; mainly because they were so worried about being accused of changing things that they pushed it further, to a point some argue was too far.