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Leisure Suit Larry using Kickstarter to hit on everybody at once
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Fireside Chat Part 2, new funding goal, and late nights!

Hey gang,

Paul T. here.  I'm EXTREMELY sorry we weren't able to get you guys Part 2 of the Fireside chat yesterday.  You can blame me, personally, since I totally messed it up.  I think that's what staying at work *really* late does.  I was at the Replay office until 5:30am waiting for the video to render out and then upload to YouTube.  When it was stuck at 100% for about 15 minutes and it started getting light outside I had to go home.  I think some of you guys probably saw a pretty bad render of the video.  Well, I'm happy to say that thanks to Britton Matthews, one of our IT volunteers (and backer!!) on this project, it's up and I present it to you below.

Now, in regards to hitting our funding goal.  YAY!!!  We not only made it, but we're blowing past it.  According to the votes tallied just this minute, 70% of you guys that voted ( want more content, so we're giving it to you!  Josh & Al are *at this very minute* working with our game developers from Adventure Mob in bringing you a) more story, b) new locations, and c) easter eggs (in that order), again - thanks to your votes on the forums.

Now that we're done with that (and hopefully answered a bunch of what you guys have been chatting about on the forums), let's give you Al & Paul part 2:


    1. Creator Michael Crawford on April 29, 2012

      These interviews are really fascinating. I've always wished there was a comprehensive written history of Sierra On-Line.

    2. Creator Serena Nelson - Hero of the AGRM on April 27, 2012

      I miss those magic markers. I thing that I used to sniff them. Probably a good thing they eventually ended up using the red plastic film to reveal hints.

    3. Creator Justin on April 27, 2012

      OMG! I forgot all about those Sierra hint books with the marker to reveal the hint.

    4. Creator fernando45 on April 27, 2012

      No matter how much graphics processing power grows, I find that "advanced graphics" can be really disappointing sometimes while "old graphics" are always fine and dandy. You can make awful 3D graphics, but you can't' make awful pixel art, it's just so stimulating when it comes to the imagination, that you completely forget what you are looking at!

    5. Creator Johan Naucler on April 27, 2012

      I really like these updates, nice talk and geting to know Al ^^

    6. Creator OddBall on April 27, 2012

      Great video, I was 3 at the time you did Larry so its interesting hearing how it all fitted together!

    7. Creator Luke Adams on April 27, 2012

      more story, yaaay. more locs, YAAAAAY. But wait a sec this is Larry we're talking about here. how about.... A NEW GIRL!!!!

    8. Creator Nokill Bone on April 27, 2012

      Love how piracy made the game sell even more and market it plus the books. ^_^ Lovely video.

    9. Creator ijuin on April 27, 2012

      I guess the bit about the Larry 1 disks infecting the Wall Street computers was where they got the idea for the Sludge Vohaul virus to infect planet Xenon's computer network via the Larry 4 disks in Space Quest IV.

      I enjoyed hearing here from Al about what was happening behind the scenes during the era where Sierra's most famous series were first getting started. A LOT of stuff that becomes popular later on gets a slow start--just look at automobiles, which were considered "toys" for their first twenty years until the Model T.

      I was just a kid (not even in high school) back when this all was happening, but I remember all the excitement around each new Sierra game coming out.

    10. Creator sVnsilver Sand, Dream Traveller on April 27, 2012

      Love the videos, makes me want to play every Sierra game over again.

    11. Creator Scott Clark on April 27, 2012

      Coming from a gamer who remembers "the good old days" that Al and Paul are talking about, these are such cherished memories that the majority of young gamers would have no idea how it was in those days. It is still amazing to me where computer gaming has come from and where it has gone.
      I am so glad to be able to help these veterans create another slice of memory in the new version of LSL. Thanks are the best!

    12. Creator Serena Nelson - Hero of the AGRM on April 27, 2012

      Great videos. Can't wait to see part 3. I particularly loved the commenting on Infocom text adventures. I grew up on Infocom, Sierra, and LucasArts. Those three companies got me heavily into the adventure genre.

    13. Creator RoyMartin on April 27, 2012

      I just love Al Lowe. Great videos! Looking forward to part 3.

    14. Creator David Palmer - Member, Mutant League on April 26, 2012

      So glad to see these games coming back. The suits told us nobody wanted these, I'd say they are definitely wrong!

    15. Creator Samuel Selvarajan on April 26, 2012

      Congrats on reaching your funding goal! Yay!

    16. Creator Evgueni Baldin on April 26, 2012

      @ZirconJimLaffer83 Yep. That is why I said: very democratic. Minority should be ignored.

    17. Creator Eric Tykwinski on April 26, 2012

      First of all, Congrats on making the first milestone... Al, back when I was like 10, my father who was a programmer at the time picked up a copy of LSL for me. Let me say that your work along with Ken and Roberta Williams and the others of Sierra has greatly influenced my career. I truly hope that this starts off a renaissance of gaming and inspires you to create even more inspirational titles to further the next generation of young people.

    18. Creator Freddy on April 26, 2012

      part 3 part 3 ....:P loved part 1 and 2

    19. Creator Replay Games on April 26, 2012

      Naps....that's a good idea, Dag...thank you!!!

    20. Creator Jim M. on April 26, 2012

      @Evgueni Baldin: They did a survey on the forum over at Replay Games' website. "Extra Content" was the overwhelming winner by votes. No one's discriminating against Linux, and just because Linux didn't win the vote doesn't mean Linux support won't happen.

    21. Creator Dag Leistad Müller on April 26, 2012

      Paul T. Don't forget not to burn yourself out completely on this first game! You have many more to do, and your gonna need that passion for later aswell:) I hope you have a bed in your office and atleast take some naps now and then!

    22. Creator Evgueni Baldin on April 26, 2012

      So Linux minority was ignored. Very democratic.

    23. Creator Gregory Jordan on April 26, 2012

      Lip sync.... was there any lip sync? lol

    24. Creator Theodoros K. on April 26, 2012

      Anyone observed a loss of lip sync in Al when he speaks about lip sync?

    25. Creator Zebra3 on April 26, 2012

      Great video! I love hearing about how things were done back in the day.

    26. Creator Sven Opitz on April 26, 2012

      Oooh, I love easter egg hunting, I am no good at it, but I love it! I can remember all 5 easter eggs I found in the Larry games (I said, I am no good at it), each a treasure for me... :)
      This fireside chat is interesting, I am always said, when it ends, but glad there is a "to be continued" note!

    27. Creator TanC on April 26, 2012

      Thanks for the awesome trip down memory lane :)

    28. Creator matthias sweertvaegher on April 26, 2012

      this is simply AMAZING! I love going back in time :)

    29. Creator Nick Politte on April 26, 2012


    30. Creator calbeb on April 26, 2012

      I know that I can't wait to see the new content Paul. Thank you for your update and for getting us the video.