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Kick-started Remake of Leisure Suit Larry Now On Sale 113

First time accepted submitter Zanadou writes "Al Lowe, the original creator of Leisure Suit Larry and other classic games, announced earlier today the final release of the remake of the first game of the series, Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: 'This is the moment I've been waiting a year for – Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded is finally available! Right now. Tonight. For PCs and Mac. At the Replay Games site. (It would also be available via Steam, but they refuse to release a game at midnight; they said 'Tomorrow.' Hmm.) iOS versions will be available as soon as Apple releases it in the iTunes store. Android will follow shortly. What a night! Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Kickstarter campaign. It's been a long, hard year but I think this game is well worth it.'"
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Kick-started Remake of Leisure Suit Larry Now On Sale

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  • by ducomputergeek ( 595742 ) on Thursday June 27, 2013 @04:27PM (#44125949)

    There was a good article a couple days ago in the WSJ about the backlash against kickstarter. And it's frankly crowd funding I think has reached it's peak and now for the most part there is too much signal to noise ratio. That being said, but it can be used for is someone with a proven track record, or a good solid plan to get the cash they need to create a product.

    I've donated to two Kickstarter projects: Star Citizen & Pressgram.

    Star Citizen because it's Chris Roberts who created Wing Commander and probably my favourite computer game of all time: Wing Commander Privateer. To me it's what I always wanted, Privateer the MMO (I know there was EVE, but EVE wasn't exactly space combat simulation like WC, X-Wing, or FreeSpace).

    Pressgram I donated to because I run a couple sites based on Wordpress including one with several contributors. I can see as we are out at events the allure of being able to post photos easily to the site using an instagram style app, especially for the less technical contributors. That developer had a very well thought out UI/UX model and how he planned to spend the money for development of the app. So i saw the value and chipped in a few dollars.

    If you are an established name or have a well thought out plan/product I think Kickstarter can work. But with the deluge of everyone with the "Fund my trendy video/movie/book/whatever" is starting to get annoying. Case in point is a local fashion designer I know wanted to do Kickstarter to raise the funds for production. Even after articles in a couple local magazines and news paper raised $3,000 or $10,000. It was not a well organized campaign and more of a beg-a-thon. And that's what I see with a lot of these projects that have flooded those sites.

  • by Darinbob ( 1142669 ) on Thursday June 27, 2013 @05:03PM (#44126457)

    The original is available at GOG.com (good old games), and was on sale just last week.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 27, 2013 @06:08PM (#44127223)

    If you buy from the Replay Games site - no DRM (Windows, Mac, Linux)
    If you buy via Steam - No DRM (Mac, Linux) ; DRM (Windows)

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 27, 2013 @06:13PM (#44127267)

    The difference is that you're buying something with Kickstarter. It's a way for someone to pre-sell something instead of going through normal funding routes and losing equity in the project.

    No! You aren't buying jack. It's an investment, which means you are not guaranteed a return. If they blow through the entire development budget and don't have anything to show for it at the end, you are SOL.

  • by RussR42 ( 779993 ) on Thursday June 27, 2013 @06:25PM (#44127373)
    Or an accurate non-dickwad answer, there is a linux version.
  • Re:Torrent? (Score:3, Informative)

    by hedwards ( 940851 ) on Thursday June 27, 2013 @09:22PM (#44128587)

    One can also argue that the sky is green and that the GOP cares about poor people.

    Doesn't make it true.

    The money they're making on this game is in part how they're going to fund the rest of the LSL games they want to do. Hopefully including completely new games.

Where there's a will, there's an Inheritance Tax.