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Leisure Suit Larry using Kickstarter to hit on everybody at once
Leisure Suit Larry using Kickstarter to hit on everybody at once
14,081 backers pledged $655,182 to help bring this project to life.

Son of the Biweekly Kickstarter Update: 9/3/2012

Good day to you all, Larry backers! It’s Labor Day here in the States, and you know what THAT means: millions of children are quietly and studiously mulling the countless contributions that the working class has made to the strength and structure of the nation. Right?

At this point, all of the emails have gone out to those of you who’ve pledged $40 or more. In fact, if you didn’t respond to the first email, we sent out a second. If you pledged at $40 or more, but you haven’t gotten an email from us, please check your Spam box to make sure it didn’t get lost in the shuffle.   

This is especially time-sensitive for those of you who’ll be getting your images worked into the game; the artists are working on those right now. So if you’re one of those, please look carefully for our email and, if you don’t find it, write to us at cs@replaygamesinc.com. We’ll be sending out a new round of emails for those who pledged up to $39 very shortly. 

We’ve also had a question about the t-shirts, and we’ve decided that we’ll be offering the “female cut”-style T in addition to the standard style. We're also talking about creating a general-release Larry t-shirt, which we would make available for sale. It may have the same front as the existing design, but a different back, so that our Kickstarter supporters will still have an exclusive that nobody else will be able to get.

No definite choice has been made yet as regards music. Al is still going through the process of finding a composer/arranger who’s right for the project. (Al and I agree that Chris Brayman set the bar VERY high in the VGA version of LSL1.)

For voiceover, we’re currently planning to use Jan Rabson for Larry and Neil Ross as the Narrator. One name we talked about was Chris Parnell, whose narration in the PBS series “WordGirl” is sort of like Gary Owens with a healthy dose of snark added. But Neil is both a fan favorite and Al’s strong preference. So maybe we can use Chris for something in the future. (BTW, since we’ve been playing the “Who would play Larry in a live-action movie or TV show” game for almost 25 years now, I think Will Arnett would be a great choice…but twenty years ago, I envisioned Jon Lovitz in the role.)

N-Fusion’s artwork is coming in almost as fast as Al and I can approve it, with model sheets, rough backgrounds, and rough animations (key frames only, no “tweening” yet) being submitted on a daily basis. We’re probably going to start releasing this artwork a little more generously than we have been, and that’ll happen primarily through Dennis on the Replay Forums. If there are days when we do a particularly large drop of artwork, I’ll send out a KS update notice about it.

Today, for your entertainment pleasure, we’re releasing the completely-approved final model sheet for Larry. The only thing you won’t see on this sheet is the bald spot; that was worked out after the fact and hasn’t been incorporated into this particular image. 

You may notice several things about him compared to some previous versions. He looks a bit younger and his paunch is reduced (both in keeping with our plans for the character). His hair is different in a couple of regards (length and degree of hair loss), his leisure suit now has obvious lapels. His eyelids figure into a greater number of his expressions. 

That about wraps it up for today. Remember, if you pledged $40 or more, be sure to find and respond to our emails…or contact cs@replaygamesinc.com if you haven’t. 

Your penpal,
Josh

Comments

    1. Creator Eric on October 2, 2012

      Have the e-mails for the up to $39 pledge beent sent? I have not received anything yet

    2. Creator Richard Falletta on September 10, 2012

      For my money, from however many years ago when Sierra started making the Live Action games and the thought of a Live Action LSL entered my head to even now, my only choice for the PERFECT Larry Laffer is Rob Schneider. He IS Larry!

    3. Creator Riggo on September 4, 2012

      Larry is such a d$%k head... Oh wait...That's me!!!

    4. Creator RoyMartin on September 4, 2012

      Larry looks just as I hoped he would. Looking forward to seeing a real screenshot of him. And I can't wait to hear Jan and Neil again!

    5. Creator Pax Gethen on September 4, 2012

      If Al is still looking for a composer/arranger, I highly recommend he check out video game composer Steve Kirk, stevekirkpop.com. Steve did cantina music for Star Wars: The Old Republic, video game music for The Princess and the Frog, and Voodoo Vince for the Xbox (both New Orleans jazz influenced). His style would fit in well with Larry's world I believe. Do check him out!

    6. Creator matthias sweertvaegher on September 4, 2012

      larry looks good!

    7. Creator Pedasn on September 4, 2012

      @ Phillip M: you are right.... and i now recognize that d***-shaped nose.... hmmmm.... :D

    8. Creator Craig Payne on September 4, 2012

      Thanks for the info :)

    9. Creator Roger H ☜☆☞ Mighty No. 1337 ☜☆☞ on September 4, 2012

      I also like the way Larry looks, I can rest tight now :)

    10. Creator Bryan Hanks on September 4, 2012

      Jan FTW! Wwwwooooot!

    11. Creator Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-BG5.22 on September 4, 2012

      @Wan Fit Kong: when pledging you could have chosen: 'No, Thanks' (don't remember the precise tier-name) as reward tier, meaning you just pledged to support.
      Larry looks just like he's supposed to look.

    12. Creator Nicolas Hennemann on September 4, 2012

      I like how the names of these biweekly updates keep sounding more and more like the titles of Frank Zappa albums.

    13. Creator Martin van Zwienen on September 4, 2012

      Like how Larry looks!

    14. Creator Tomimt on September 4, 2012

      I like this new and improved Larry.

    15. Creator Serena Nelson - Hero of the AGRM on September 3, 2012

      Larry looks pretty damn good (in a loser sort of way, of course). I'm also glad that you guys decided to offer a fitted woman's tee. There ARE female Larry fans, you know. ;)

    16. Creator Wan Kit Fong on September 3, 2012

      what if i didnt want the t-shirt? I just pledge to get my game and to help LSL.

    17. Creator Zebra3 on September 3, 2012

      I'm really liking it! :)

    18. Creator OddBall on September 3, 2012

      Looks like a slightly younger version than in Larry 7, which is good! Wonder how you will make him look even younger like at the end of Larry 2 or will you go this route " Your as young as the woman your feeling up" :)

    19. Creator Justin on September 3, 2012

      His nose gives a whole new meaning to the term dickhead ;)

      Looks awesome!

    20. Creator Phillip M. on September 3, 2012

      @Pedasn Larry does not look great. He looks like a pathetic loser who no sane woman would ever date. I.e. perfect for the game. Great job guys.

    21. Creator iPixel on September 3, 2012

      i really enjoy this new younger Larry ! good work team :)
      just a bit sad to understand there will be definitely no french voice localization .. (LSL7 was a must!) .. or ..?

    22. Creator Leo Padron on September 3, 2012

      Larry's nose looks, well, um....happy.

    23. Creator Pedasn on September 3, 2012

      thanks Josh.... Larry looks great.