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Al Lowe a Real Rockstar

The name Al Lowe makes me zip back to the 90's. I played my version of Leisure Suit Larry on a 80286. Ironically I played the non VGA (Video Graphics Array)  remake on a VGA capable IBM computer. But then the computer wasn't mine and I often had to play it on a EGA monochrome as well. Come to think of it, the best thing they ever did to EGA was make it monochrome, the colors it produced were awful (even considering that EGA stands for Enhanced Graphics Adapter), which when compared a  MDA (Monochrome Display Adapter) card was probably correct. But then again if you had an MDA card (which I did on my 8088 XT) you could run a CGA (Color Graphics Adapter) emulator so you could still play games including Leisure Suit Larry. So yeah, as I said, memories.

Anyway! I was posting a link here and I got all distracted. So! Make Leisure Suit Larry come again! I'm all for it! Which is wonderful as the project made it's funding goal which means we're talking a HD (that stand for High Definition, notice the lack of the "A" here) version of Leisure Suit Larry. What's even better, Al Lowe the brains behind the original game is in on the project (click on the link below and watch the movie and see what a REAL rockstar looks like). But that's not it! The company that's doing the development work of this new version is Replay Games and the CEO of Replay Games was actually a tester for the Sierra Quests series when he was a teenager (at least that's what I heard). Which means he's a long time fan as well. So how can this not be a success! I'm a programmer myself but I can only imagine how much fun it must be to work on a project like this. Funny enough the Sierra quest series (of which Larry was my favorite followed by Space Quest) got me motivated to pick up programming.

I for one just can't wait to get my hands on this title. Sierra might be long gone, but Al Lowe is still alive and kicking and he's got a posse now!






Check out the video on kickstarter.com

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