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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.

The Biweekly Kickstarter Update meets Al Lowe: 9/18/2012

Hi ya, gang. It's me – Al; Al Lowe.

I finally got Josh away from the keyboard long enough to slap together a little update of my own for you. I hope it was worth the extra day’s wait.

News Flash!
The decision has been made: we are now firmly committed to making the game in 16:9 aspect ratio. Since this is the future of phones, monitors, TVs, and even laptops and tablets, we wanted you to see every bit of our game’s great art. 

Last Friday our developer, N-Fusion, passed their first milestone with flying colors. And black and whites. And animations. In other words, they rock! We’re so pleased that, after some early consternation, we have ended up with absolutely the right developers for this game. I know you’re going to be impressed with their work. 

N-Fusion Trivia
One of the N-Fusion animators who is now working on Larry recently worked on “Sesame Street.” Ah, the ironic twists and turns of fate! 

New Graphics
Speaking of animations, I thought you might like to see how they’re developed. Here’s a short video showing three rough animations: first, Larry in the cabaret, sitting down on the whoopie cushion; second, Larry in the convenience store, failing to pay for his purchase; and third, Larry in the disco, dancing with Fawn.

This is how animation begins, with rough pencil drawings like these, with only the key frames of animation. They are then refined and polished, the in-between cells are added to smooth the animation; the timing is perfected; and the emotion is added — usually, of course, Larry’s embarrassment.

Model Sheets
No, this isn’t what they have to wash after Fashion Week in Manhattan, these are the way we guarantee that the characters in the game look the way we want them to and convey the right feelings. You’ve seen Larry’s model sheet before, but here it is again. 

And here's the sheet for the pimp:

And finally, Faith, the guard outside the penthouse: 

But You Won’t See…
You’re just going to have to take my word on this: the game’s new girl is shaping up nicely. And I mean that literally! But I’m afraid I can’t give you a sneak peek yet. You’re just going to have to wait. “Patience, Grasshopper.”

In Closing
I don’t know; after all this, it may be a while before Josh lets me back in here. But rest assured: all of us at Replay Games and N-Fusion consider this a “labor of love” and are doing our damnedest to make this so much more than just “another shovelware” version of some old game. Even though you’ve played Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards before, you’ve never played anything like this Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards! 


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      Jim M. on October 2, 2012

      @Michael Black: They pushed the release date back to the first quarter of 2013 once they knew they had to add brand new content, because that will take a little longer.

    2. Daniel Bingham on September 30, 2012

      Lookin good! Don't rush it out, true fans can wait! Delays are good!

    3. Michael Black (deleted) on September 28, 2012

      We're not going to see this by October, are we?

    4. Giuseppe Pantaleo on September 24, 2012

      This is shaping up to look really damn cool! Great work guys, Larry is back!

    5. Lee Ritchie on September 21, 2012

      It's things like this that make me happy I pledged so much money.

    6. Tomimt on September 20, 2012

      I think Faith was always described of carrying a gun, so maybe she was both.

    7. Diorm on September 19, 2012

      Faith is a guard now? Wasnt she a receptionist?

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      Magius on September 19, 2012

      Awesome job! Please, please Al, make sure the animation is really up to snuff. It is what makes the world come alive (and be hilarious).

    9. Tobi (Crusader Kickstarter pls!!) on September 19, 2012

      thanks. i loooove the the guard...rrrrrr...

    10. Pedasn on September 19, 2012

      Awesome Update... like what i see :D keep on the good work guys!

    11. Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-BG5.22
      on September 19, 2012

      Great update, thanks a lot Al!

    12. RoyMartin on September 19, 2012

      Thanks Al! :) The art looks great. Keep up the good work!

    13. Jan Van Nieuwenhove on September 19, 2012

      By golly, am I dreaming? ;-)

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      Dexter on September 19, 2012

      Awesome, can't wait :P

    15. BobbyDylan on September 19, 2012

      Thanks for the update! Love to see the animations taking shape.

    16. Tomimt on September 19, 2012

      This certainly was worth the wait.

    17. Thomas Petersen on September 19, 2012

      wow it's looking great Al. Just love the art and just can't wait to play it.

    18. Bryan Hanks on September 18, 2012

      Yay! Thanks Al -- and everyone who is working so hard on this!

    19. SoulLifter on September 18, 2012

      Nice video and art update. Keep up the good work Al and gang!

    20. Serena Nelson - Hero of the AGRM
      on September 18, 2012

      Great update. Love the artwork, especially for Faith.

    21. Charles Alvis on September 18, 2012

      I was just thinking...I've never played a game that included a pimp.

    22. Deja Cheek on September 18, 2012

      I hope the jokes told by the drunk in the bar in the original LSL are still there in the new game, maybe even updated and extended---for me, trying to figure out the jokes from the punch lines was part of the fun! I even sprung for the hint book and magic pen so I could figure some of them out!

    23. S. van Hengel on September 18, 2012

      Thanks for the update guys ..

    24. Justin
      on September 18, 2012

      Looks great but...quit being such a damn tease!!!! Must have MORE!!!

    25. Eric Avedissian on September 18, 2012

      Will we get to play the "Angry Broads" arcade game in the game?

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      Jim M. on September 18, 2012

      @TrueStoryGuy: They pushed the estimated delivery date back to early 2013 after the Kickstarter finished with enough funding for new content.

    27. TrueStoryGuy on September 18, 2012

      Estimated Delivery is for October 2012. Is this estimation still true, or is it scheduled for a later release date?

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      Kristian Karlshoej on September 18, 2012

      Must say, I love what I have seen so far :)

    29. Kabraxis on September 18, 2012

      Project Eternity just hit its stretch goal... now a new Update on LSL. Staying awake was worth it. :P
      Looks so great so far.

    30. Greg "Scorpio" Myers
      on September 18, 2012

      Awesome update Al! Keep in touch!