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PT is a real POS!
For those that don't want to read through it all:
You don't have to talk about this if you don't want to, but you mentioned you actually don't get royalties from the re-release?
Oh, I did. I got a little pittance. But the CEO of the company and I had a falling out, and I'll let people Google that and find out. I'm not going to get into that here. Paul and I just had a falling out and he's refusing me to pay anything, and it's not worth suing him for it. So he can just have it, I guess. [Laughs.] That's the way it worked.
Oh, nothing from PT can surprise me any more...
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Just when you think he couldn't sink any lower. ..
Hey people, have you seen this? Paul Trowe isn't bothering with paying Al Lowe his royalties http://www.nodontdie.com/al-lowe/
Good to hear/read it finally worked out!
But don't be so grim about their reaction time: after all it was over Christmas and New Year!
For those who still haven't received the key; https://www.replaygamesinc.com/kickstarter is now working.
So after three weeks of trying I got my key... Shittiest customer service ever, but still.
Last Friday I got a response from Replay Games. It said that they would "forward the issue" (the resend e-mail not working) to the tech team. Still no key, three weeks after contacting them. By far the worst customer support ever.
This project has given me a new found understanding for piracy.
What do you need a key for? Just go to somewhere like ISOHunt and download what you paid for.
@Martin O: That's the one. I tried contacting them on Kickstarter, but ten days later I haven't seen a reply (and I haven't created a login previously).
I guess I won't get the key I paid for.
@Ithilien: Are you talking about https://www.replaygamesinc.com/kickstarter ?
If this isn't working anymore you have to send an email to their support (and probably you are out of luck).
But maybe you've already created the login at Replay Games back then. Try the 'Forgot Password' feature: go to main page and then to 'Sign in' on top right.
My login is working normally.
@Martin O; The resend e-mail doesn't work
@Jayson Mazziotti and blackpat: You can get Steam keys and also other digital rewards from https://www.replaygamesinc.com
They were release about 1.5 years ago, check the last updates on this projects, there are instructions somewhere.
I never got my key for this. I have all the updates when I search my email but nothing else.
If I recall right the budget was actually mentioned of being over 1 million. I don't remember where that was stated, but I think Josh Mendel confirmed as well.
I agree with Justin. Game development (or software development in general) costs a lot of money. 600k is not much when it comes to that cause you have to realize that a lot of it went to physical rewards. So it was even less than 600k.
I can't agree with that at all. Where do you justify 600k for just the game? Do you know anything about this project at all?
I'm all for bashing on Paul however he had nothing to do with the actual game creation and the game itself is pretty much exactly what it was always supposed to be.
in the end, this turned out to be quite a waste of money.
the end product is quite lame, and it certainly does not feel like the outcome of $600K.
I think the money went elsewhere. corners were cut. sad but true.
@AJoseph: Yeah, i forgot about it as well, and don't have the "We shipped" email in my kickstarter mailbox (but I have hundred and hundreds of other KS emails). How do I ge the Mac or iOS version?
Yes, i would like to have a link to get the steam key.
What are you guys trying to do? Get the game? If that's the case then let me know and I'll make sure an external link is setup so anyone here can get it.
Yeah, I hadn't gotten around to this before now either - and since the resend email link doesn't work now and apparently didn't 10 days ago.... well, we'll see.
well Jeroen, all I have to say is you made a deal with the Devil and now he's coming home to roost. But instead of the Devil being a man wearing red with a pitchfork, he's a bitter vindictive (alleged) gay pedophile little man who weaseled his way through life.
So, I totally forgot about this game, tried the resend email link, but still waiting after a few hours for the email. Guess this was a lost.
Any Lovecraft lovers out there? If so, just search on Kickstarter!
It has been a while since I have dropped in here and it saddens me to see nothing has changed! Hopefully the bulk of KS adventure game backers don't peek in here to see what a pile of crap this has turned out to be!!! I would hate to think that Paul Trowel has the potential to screw up the adventure game revival!!!
@Justin - thanks man. It just sucks. Everyone involved was awesome. Just 1 person that screwed it all up. Not with 1 person but with anyone involved.
Don't forget that Activision doesn't own the rights to LSL, CodeMasters does.
First of all I have to say that I feel really sorry and kinda angry that many of you didn't get the items they paid for.
It’s also very sad to see how this all has turned out. Two years ago we had this vibrant, happy atmosphere where we all were looking forward to reviving the Larry franchise and finally get new reloaded versions of the old games and eventually the long awaited Larry 8.
But what happened..now Al and Josh have parted ways with ReplayGames.
On the other hand ReplayGames who as far as I know have acquired the rights for Larry, don't seem to care about the rest of the Larry games, as the forums are now flooded by spam messages.
Does anybody has a clue how this story will go on?
On the official ReplayGames twitter you could read a comment about Larry 2 ("major funding coming in.." something like that)
Does anybody has more info on this?
Now with Sierra Online back online ;-) it would be a dream come true to have Larry 2 reloaded or even better a new Larry 8
Does anyone has an idea bout what we could do to make this dream come true?
We did start the 69cent movement and we can always start a new thing when needed..
( Probably we could start a kickstarter to aquire the rights or better help Sierra aquire the rights and get the team back to work on the games)
Anyway tell me what you think.. till then..
Jeroen, WTF? That is ridiculous. I have a good backup as well. I think it's time to make sure it always stays on The Pirate Bay. Maybe an upload once a month to News Groups.
So, does Replay's forums have any other kinds of topics these days than kitchen sales bots? That's was the main content there when I last time visited.
It's a good thing I have good backups of this game as I'm now being denied access to download my paid for tier:
We have determined your behavior during your time volunteering with Replay Games to have been unprofessional and harmful to the company as a whole. To ensure that my time is spent on behalf of our customers, we have permanently banned your account, IP address, as well as blocking your email address.
Replay Games C.S.
Sierra doesn't own it anymore so that doesn't really matter.
LSL will live on in the sense that so many people love it so much. This douchebag won't change that.
Replay Games however is in deep shit.
Backed the game for $115, but never received any rewards, except for the digital download of the game. My name was also supposed to be included in the credits, but I couldn't see it anywhere. Not that I really care that much anymore.. After Trowe's sex-scandal (among the heap other scandals he's caused), the LSL games are now, sadly, usually referred to as the "sex-offender-games" around these parts, so getting that T-shirt isn't quite as attractive anymore. It's kind of fascinating how one man alone managed to ruin such a well established and beloved franchise in such a short time. Even more fascinating is how he points fingers everywhere but at himself. Really sad. Maybe the resurrection of the Sierra brand can help save it, but I fear it's too late.
"Is Paul Trowe in prison yet? I'd love to see the headline...
Ex Replay CEO sent to prison
Immediately became inmates' sex slave"
Bwahahahaha! He would probably enjoy that. He'd go to all the inmates and say "can you hand me the soap so I can drop it?" Hey Paul... you suck at everything.
Hopefully now that Sierra has been reanimated, there is a small (quantum small, mind you) that we will get a new Larry game. The whole reason I backed the game back then was to eventually see a true Larry sequel. I was really only interested in replaying Larry 2 and 3, because it something of challenge with the ancient graphics and horrible control in the Good old Games version.
So sad that Paul Trowe turned out to be such an asshole.
So, a friend brought Paul's "honesty" comment to my attention this morning so I thought I'd check out the comments on this long dead project. I'm so sorry to hear that so many of you have not received your packages yet or had them delayed to the point of giving up. The fact that he told some of you "tough shit" or "you've got to pay for us to resend the missing package" is just not right. You deserve better than this.
Is Paul Trowe in prison yet? I'd love to see the headline...
Ex Replay CEO sent to prison
Immediately became inmates' sex slave
You should be able to download it from Replay Games homepage: https://www.replaygamesinc.com/kickstarter
Hey Guys... So - I backed this Project (Game Download only) and actually never took the Time to Download it. There are so many Comments - anybody here be kind enough telling me if actually the Game was delivered and how may I apply to get a Download Link?
Damn, looks like I must've jumped in literally at the last second. Painful read, really...
That e-mail is unbelievable.
Lots of shitty things happened with this project. Guess they gave away too many of the rewards to things like this: http://androidspin.com/2013/11/12/give-away-leisure-suit-larry-reloaded-pushes-android-exclusive-update/
That's pretty shitty. I can see them saying you'll have to wait until they start going towards the black but to basically tell you "tuff shit"....what a douche move.
What do you know, I actually got a reply. And It seems I lost my money.
I want to start off by thanking you for supporting the Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded Kickstarter campaign. We are sincerely grateful to have dedicated fans, such as yourself, who helped Larry come again.
By donating to our Kickstarter, we promised to use your donation to reload Larry and ship one set of rewards to you as a sign of appreciation. The Kickstarter was a huge undertaking: we sent 90% of the rewards in August 2013, 9% of the remaining rewards in December 2013, and the last stragglers up until May 9th. We had some packages returned to us and heard reports of packages going missing. Although what happens to packages is out of our control once they’ve been shipped, we put a lot of effort and resources into resolving these backer situations.
It felt great helping those people that had been in constant contact with us, but we have now run out of resources (product, time, and money) that we can use to resolve any more outstanding issues. At this time, we have set our sights on moving forward and need to dedicate our time to providing awesome new content for the world. I understand that this may come off as offensive or taken as a sign that we don’t care about the little guy. This, however, is not the case. I personally spent all of my work hours in recent history dealing with missing rewards for customers on an individual basis.
When sending packages to 15,207 backers (many of whom are international), there are bound to be a couple of packages that go M.I.A. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this mishap.
Replay Games Customer Service"
No rewards here either, I did have the right address and everything. 165$ lost, I guess.
seems like paul trowe was the first to get his pedophilia charges from the 80's deleted from EU search results... Paul you slimey little flying squirrel. You are the lowest
I've learned one thing from backing video games on kickstarter: Wait for games to be released, THEN buy it.
So begin to believe mine is lost... unless it has been shipped by sea.
And all the reserve has already been claimed by others, according to the support.
I've had more luck; after something like 9 months of waiting, the package miraculously arrived, with everything relatively unscathed. Thanks to anyone that might've helped or tried to help in getting the ball rolling again. Hopefully I won't be the only fortunate one.