Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 2, 2012.

Update #18

So We Hit Our Goal! What next?

Josh here. No new video tonight, but I wanted to talk about our next goal.

We’ve been batting around a lot of concepts for added goals, and weighing each one in our hands, side by side with their budgets, likes pairs of fine, ripe, fibrous coconuts, freshly descended from the gnarled tree trunks of Nontoonyt Island. Juggling one against another, over and over, 'til our hands were raw. We don’t want to overpromise, but we also want to squeeze every drop out of our budget in pursuit of the ultimate Larry experience for the dollar.

So, here's the easier one: at the $550,000 level, we will be maxing out the game responses along the lines I suggested in my video update. Tons more jokes, tons more responses for clicking on screen features, dialogue trees, inventory-on-inventory messages, and more story! We’ll load every existing nook and cranny with extra content because, as Al pointed out to us, the original was “kinda thin” on that.

Now, here's the big one: at the $650,000 level, we're doing something that will change the face of Larry forever (if only!): we're adding a new location, new puzzles, and a new girl with her own storyline! Is this the infamous female character that Al was forced to cut from the original 1987 version of Leisure Suit Larry 1? Or am I just making that up entirely to add a sense of mystery? Your guess is as good as mine!

So that's the news for tonight; we hope you'll find it stimulating. Two new goals, and we think they're 100% reachable. And, as we strain and struggle towards the inevitable climax of this Kickstarter program, we'll continue to read and respond to all your thoughts, hopes, dreams, advice, and secret confessions.

Sleep well,
Josh

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      Creator Tue on May 1, 2012

      Just one comment - please, oh PLEASE dont try to force too many things into the game and actually have it make sense. Too many games cram stuff into it that shouldn´t even be there, but the original Larry games were perfect with content (imo) and what you interacted with.

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      Creator Andrzej Mackiewicz on April 30, 2012

      I should point out, putting a shot glass on a coaster seems weird Daniel ;)

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      Creator Daniel Girard on April 29, 2012

      What "Benfries" said is really true and realist. Moreover I'm a 100$ backer (115$ with intl shipping) but maybe if the150$ pledge would include equal number of shot glasses and coasters (four units each) I think that a part of 1178 backers would maybe have increased their pledge . To include only with 1 shot glass and 4 coasters seems weird. But I know this is surely a limited edition piece and that's would be not possible :) It's a detail but this is my reason to still fighting with my conscience too lol

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      Creator Lars Daniel Forseth on April 29, 2012

      Maybe add a scene with Larry and Barney from "How I met your mother" in it? :)

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      Creator bEn on April 29, 2012

      Maybe add a digital only level that might make the 9,000 15$ and 25$ pledges decide to increase their pledge. Jumping from 25$ to 55$ (+VAT) is a bit much for international pledgers ... Still fighting with my conscience about that - it would be a really expensive shirt ...

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      Creator Erwin Roossien on April 28, 2012

      No way were gonna reach $650.000,- too bad though... I want a bubble head Larry!

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      Creator Duncan Sluijter on April 28, 2012

      Hmmm, maybe, just maybe... was Bill Gates a Larry player... I wonder... I ponder... yonder...

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      Creator Duncan Sluijter on April 28, 2012

      696969,69 would be freaking epic bro's... there must be one Larry player who has to be a freaking mil-bil-trillionair but we haven't found him or her yet. Let's get the word out! LLLLLR!!

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      Creator Jason Greenwald on April 28, 2012

      remake of LSL5..

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      Creator RoyMartin on April 28, 2012

      I REALLY want to hit 650K now! We can do it!

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      Creator lennart on April 28, 2012

      Josh, thanks for the update concerning linux. Here's hoping we reach a pledge level where it becomes feasible.
      Matthias, thanks for the link, I'll take a look at it.

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      Creator Diorm on April 28, 2012

      Ok... from 40 to 50$ now...

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      Creator matthias sweertvaegher on April 28, 2012

      @lennart: for the linux version, don't forget to vote for this feature request for unity 3d:
      http://feedback.unity3d.com/forums/15792-unity/suggestions/164961-platforms-linux-player-web-player-support…
      when unity supports this, larry gets it for free!

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      Creator matthias sweertvaegher on April 28, 2012

      gotta love those coconuts, lol
      @arto: if you want to pledge, you might want to take a look at the deadline ;)

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      Creator Alexander Lyakhov on April 28, 2012

      Great, thank you Josh.

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      Creator Josh Mandel on April 28, 2012

      Hi, Alexander,

      Right now, the PayPal total is just a bit over $6,000! Britton Mathews will be posting PayPal totals from time to time, maybe in the main Comments section.

      Josh

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      Creator Rottenwood on April 28, 2012

      I'll definitely be stumping for dollars this weekend. I think this new content will be a huge factor in making this game a success - changing it from Remake #2 to Ultimate Edition, so to speak. Just to see new Larry material for the first time in 15 years will be a milestone.

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      Creator Alexander Lyakhov on April 28, 2012

      Hi Josh,
      Can you tell us the sum donated via PayPal ?

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      Creator Josh Mandel on April 28, 2012

      Hey, everyone,

      We talked a lot about a Linux version. It's something we really would like to do, but so far, we haven't found a solution that's economical enough. We're still looking at options, but we needed to post new goals ASAP, so we came down in favor of additions to the game that could be enjoyed by the game's entire audience. We haven't ruled it out at all, but gameplay improvements are taking precedence for the moment!

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      Creator Mark Clarke on April 28, 2012

      Unfortunately I would project, based on the speed of progress for this kickstarter it will reach an admirable 560-80k...
      I wish it were enough for the second stretch goal but it doesn't seem to be as popular as other kickstarters like double fine, etc.

      I just hope the extra money over the finish line that will build in the next 4 days will cover expenses enough for all the rewards and the postage for the rewards too.
      As that has bitten a couple of kickstarters in the ass in the past that didn't take those expenses into account when they wrote out a goal figure to aim for.

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      Creator Soeren Jensen on April 28, 2012

      You could make another AMA on reddit, and do it in a time when European redditors maybe also could contribute. I hope you will reach 650k, though i have my doubts. That is why i think you should advertise some more like a new AMA on reddit, and maybe some more conrete sketches and descriptions of the extra content you wan to put in larry.

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      Creator Roadrunner on April 28, 2012

      I don`t think that we`ll reach 650k. I think that the end figure will be between 580-600k. And a lot of people are on holidays and will return on May 2nd.

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      Creator Arto J. Hannula on April 28, 2012

      This is fucking awesome. It's going to be a blast!

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      Creator Arto J. Hannula on April 28, 2012

      I get my paychek in 2weeks. then I shall contribute.

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      Creator Dominik Steiner on April 28, 2012

      Any news on the paypal donations?

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      Creator Jim M. on April 28, 2012

      @Wim: 550K is the goal right now. If we reach that, then we aim for 650K. 750K might be the ultimate goal, but we've got plenty to work for before we get there. We also have donations coming in through PayPal that aren't shown in the Kickstarter tally.

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      Creator Wim Haanstra on April 28, 2012

      750k is a lot coming from the 535k you got now. Not sure you gonna make that.

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      Creator Alexander Lyakhov on April 28, 2012

      650K is also reasonable, 5% increase in a day, or just $10 more from every backer.
      $6.9 will also l help considerably :)

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      Creator lennart on April 28, 2012

      So how about the linux version? Any news?

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      Creator Bobracha on April 28, 2012

      $550,000 is much more reasonable. then jumping right to $750k. Lets hope you make it in the 4 days to go!

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      Creator Serena Nelson - Hero of the AGRM on April 28, 2012

      Just posted this to my Facebook page. We need to hit $650k!

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      Creator OddBall on April 28, 2012

      Awesome, now I have to know if a girl was cut from the original Larry 1, damn you!

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      Creator sVnsilver Sand, Dream Traveller on April 28, 2012

      An ooo, inventory on inventory action! Perfect for a Larry game.
      *shakes head* Nevermind inventory on inventory messages... hell that's even better =P.

      Sorry I couldn't help it guys.

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      Creator Jim M. on April 28, 2012

      @Josh: LMAO. Oh, brother.

      Yeah, they're right next to the floppies with the source code for Al's Disney games and the never to be released again 'Song Of The South' film reels. LOL

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      Creator Daniel on April 28, 2012

      If all backers add just another $10, we'd more than meet the target.

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      Creator Tim Maurer on April 28, 2012

      These goals sound fantastic. I really hope we can make it to 650k!

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      Creator Kenny Chik on April 28, 2012

      I think 650k should be reached at final

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      Creator Josh Mandel on April 28, 2012

      BTW, we may have a lead on LSL4's missing floppies. Supposedly Al had a tour of the Disney Studios back in '91, and it's possible that the floppies might have inadvertently gotten locked in the Disney Vault. You know how rarely they open THAT thing, to let Bambi or Cujo out once in awhile or whatever. So we're trying to see if we can get someone on the inside to sneak a look.

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      Creator sVnsilver Sand, Dream Traveller on April 28, 2012

      Oh don't forget to update the Home page with the mini goals, for all to see.

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      Creator Josh Mandel on April 28, 2012

      Leisure Suit Larry 4 will need its own budget!

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      Creator sVnsilver Sand, Dream Traveller on April 28, 2012

      That was enticing, very well thought out. I really love the 550k additions. Great updates to go into the weekend guys. Props.

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      Creator eXoScoriae on April 28, 2012

      How about at 700,000 you release Larry 4. ;)

      Seriously though.

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      Creator Daniel on April 28, 2012

      I don't think the problem is the lack of pledges, it's the lack of people knowing there's a kickstarter at all! Hell, I didn't know until I only had 6 days left on the clock, and I've gotta be one of the most dedicated Larry fans out there! If you all really want this, I suggest going nuts and posting everywhere, including Facebook, G+ and whatever else you've got.

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      Creator Matt Smith on April 28, 2012

      Wow. $650,000 sounds awesome, and definitely made me up my pledge.

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      Creator Shoganai on April 28, 2012

      zomg... 4 days and 120,000 more to go. I want Larry to meet this mystery girl!

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      Creator Jim M. on April 28, 2012

      Thanks for the update, Josh. I think this targets will help push more people to pledge.

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      Creator Eli Juicy Jones on April 28, 2012

      Very nice!

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