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Kick-started Remake of Leisure Suit Larry Now On Sale

timothy posted about a year ago | from the they-stay-the-same-age dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 113

First time accepted submitter Zanadou writes "Al Lowe, the original creator of Leisure Suit Larry and other classic games, announced earlier today the final release of the remake of the first game of the series, Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: 'This is the moment I've been waiting a year for – Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded is finally available! Right now. Tonight. For PCs and Mac. At the Replay Games site. (It would also be available via Steam, but they refuse to release a game at midnight; they said 'Tomorrow.' Hmm.) iOS versions will be available as soon as Apple releases it in the iTunes store. Android will follow shortly. What a night! Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Kickstarter campaign. It's been a long, hard year but I think this game is well worth it.'"

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113 comments

slashvertisement (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44125805)

Come on, this is taking the piss. How fscking obvious can you get?

Re:slashvertisement (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44125819)

You know, you could have just not read it.

Well..... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44125811)

Sorry Al Lowe but you're no George Lucas. You can remake, regurgitate and repackage Leisure Suit Larry as many times as you want but it'll still be a pile of shit.

Re:Well..... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44125865)

Sorry Al Lowe but you're no George Lucas. You can remake, regurgitate and repackage Leisure Suit Larry as many times as you want but it'll still be a pile of shit.

And that's different from George Lucas how?

Re:Well..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44126269)

At least Lucas has Jar Jar Binks to liven things ups.

Re:Well..... (4, Funny)

ReverendLoki (663861) | about a year ago | (#44126767)

At least Lucas has Jar Jar Binks to liven things ups.

So, in other words, point for Al Lowe then?

Re:Well..... (3, Insightful)

hedwards (940851) | about a year ago | (#44128573)

Star Wars doesn't run DRM free on Linux.

Re:Well..... (4, Funny)

QRDeNameland (873957) | about a year ago | (#44127681)

You can remake, regurgitate and repackage Leisure Suit Larry as many times as you want but it'll still be a pile of shit.

Wow, I didn't realize how much kinkier the LSL sequels must be compared to the original.

Torrent? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44125815)

Surely there must be some mistake. I can't find a torrent for it, therefore is must not be released.

Re:Torrent? (-1, Troll)

kamapuaa (555446) | about a year ago | (#44125953)

Re:Torrent? (-1, Flamebait)

h4rr4r (612664) | about a year ago | (#44126037)

Why would you post that?

I say this from the bottom of my black heart, fuck off scumbag.

Re:Torrent? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44126073)

This is Slashdot, piracy is smiled upon.

Re: Torrent? (4, Funny)

countach (534280) | about a year ago | (#44126153)

Hey, it wouldn't be the full 1980s experience and bring back the full flood of memories, if it wasn't pirated.

Re: Torrent? (3, Interesting)

ninlilizi (2759613) | about a year ago | (#44126757)

Only if it includes the original Turn to Page 6 copy protection and none of the copies include the manual.

Re: Torrent? (3, Interesting)

operagost (62405) | about a year ago | (#44126795)

... and the Stoned or Michelangelo virus on the disk.

Re: Torrent? (1)

tibit (1762298) | about a year ago | (#44127285)

Ah, but I have the original manual, so that shouldn't be a problem.

Re: Torrent? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44131879)

that wasn't leisure suit larry's copy protection, it was just a disk check.
You also had to know who Spiro Agnew is(was) during the opening age verification quiz. That stopped more people I know from playing it than the disk check. To be fair we were in 2nd grade at the time.

Re:Torrent? (3, Insightful)

Jmc23 (2353706) | about a year ago | (#44126583)

One could argue that since their kickstarter was funded to the full amount and more, piracy has no detrimental effect, and might even have a positive effect due to more exposure.

Re:Torrent? (2, Informative)

hedwards (940851) | about a year ago | (#44128587)

One can also argue that the sky is green and that the GOP cares about poor people.

Doesn't make it true.

The money they're making on this game is in part how they're going to fund the rest of the LSL games they want to do. Hopefully including completely new games.

Re:Torrent? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44130101)

You know, I've gone to churches in conservative areas and churches in liberal areas, and while they don't agree on everything (for instance, gay marriage) they ALL do things to help the poor without involving the government. So maybe "the GOP" doesn't care, but I'm skeptical that the other party cares either (see: all of history except a brief period under FDR and that mostly to avoid open revolt). And I'm sure the people who vote for both of those parties do care.

Re:Torrent? (2)

Krneki (1192201) | about a year ago | (#44130573)

Or one couldn't give a shit about piracy and work toward giving the paying customers all the attention he can.

I pirate stuff, buy games and pledge on kickstarter. If you make a good game you will make money, regardless of what piracy do.

Re:Torrent? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44126853)

Cluck, cluck, cluck...

Re:Torrent? (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44127155)

the game was funded on kickstarter, the devs have been paid according to their need already

Re:Torrent? (0, Troll)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#44127317)

Why would you post that?

I say this from the bottom of my black heart, fuck off scumbag.

Let me get this correct. You are pissed because someone used Kickstarter to get money to pay for the development of a game. And then is now selling said game, for 100% profit (after all, development was already funded by asking people for money) and you are pissed because some one posted a way to get a free copy of it?

I don't have a problem with people making money, but lets be real here, there isn't a "loss" coming from this. Dude never put his money or a company isn't taking any risks. Everyone that paid to the kickstart took the risks and they aren't getting in money out of it. So who really is the scumbag here? I'm think Al Lowe is.

Re:Torrent? (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44127817)

Aside from that, I have already bought the game four times. Softporn Adventure, the original, the VGA remake and in the compilation "Larry's Greatest Hits & Misses". I just finished torrenting the remake because I'm not paying for the same game a fifth time.

Re:Torrent? (2)

hedwards (940851) | about a year ago | (#44128601)

He's not a scum bag, the game wasn't going to be funded through publishers, so he gave the fans a chance to fund development.

I'm getting quite a bit of swag for the risk, time will tell if it was worth it, but I just have to download and play to find out. I'm guessing it's worth it.

Plus, he never claimed that he wasn't going to sell the copies. There was no fraud or lieing about it. He didn't personally have the funds to finance it out of pocket, so he asked for fans to take a small risk on the project. The alternative being that there would be no game.

Plus, most of the fans pirated the game the first time around, I know I did, and paying for a small portion of the development is the least I could do.

An Opertunity (-1, Offtopic)

Richard M Stalman (2965637) | about a year ago | (#44125869)

Folks, I have a box of shit stained condoms that in addition all have some of my DNA contained within them. I will be auctioning them off on eBay. - RMS

Re:An Opertunity (-1, Troll)

Richard M Stalman (2965637) | about a year ago | (#44125967)

By the way, I've got a juicey boot-tay!

Leisure suit larry (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44125873)

and his quest to get that nasty, disease filled hole known as a vagina. I don't understand how men can be miswired to think they need to stick their penises inside of those nasty things instead of my asshole.

Re:Leisure suit larry (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44130581)

Die, faggot!

Terminal Madness (1)

Push Latency (930039) | about a year ago | (#44125919)

My older brother would never let me play this one on his Apple back in the 80's.

Muahahahaa - can't stop me now!

Re:Terminal Madness (1)

interval1066 (668936) | about a year ago | (#44127043)

Your brother was smart. He was protecting you from inane schlock.

The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (5, Informative)

ducomputergeek (595742) | about a year ago | (#44125949)

There was a good article a couple days ago in the WSJ about the backlash against kickstarter. And it's frankly crowd funding I think has reached it's peak and now for the most part there is too much signal to noise ratio. That being said, but it can be used for is someone with a proven track record, or a good solid plan to get the cash they need to create a product.

I've donated to two Kickstarter projects: Star Citizen & Pressgram.

Star Citizen because it's Chris Roberts who created Wing Commander and probably my favourite computer game of all time: Wing Commander Privateer. To me it's what I always wanted, Privateer the MMO (I know there was EVE, but EVE wasn't exactly space combat simulation like WC, X-Wing, or FreeSpace).

Pressgram I donated to because I run a couple sites based on Wordpress including one with several contributors. I can see as we are out at events the allure of being able to post photos easily to the site using an instagram style app, especially for the less technical contributors. That developer had a very well thought out UI/UX model and how he planned to spend the money for development of the app. So i saw the value and chipped in a few dollars.

If you are an established name or have a well thought out plan/product I think Kickstarter can work. But with the deluge of everyone with the "Fund my trendy video/movie/book/whatever" is starting to get annoying. Case in point is a local fashion designer I know wanted to do Kickstarter to raise the funds for production. Even after articles in a couple local magazines and news paper raised $3,000 or $10,000. It was not a well organized campaign and more of a beg-a-thon. And that's what I see with a lot of these projects that have flooded those sites.

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (1)

firex726 (1188453) | about a year ago | (#44126087)

That's my take...
You have to already have something of a fan following or have your idea go viral to get any real headway with Kickstarter.

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (3, Interesting)

lxs (131946) | about a year ago | (#44126211)

To be honest, I never did see the difference between Kickstarter and begging for charity. As far as I can tell even if the product becomes wildly successful, the expected return on investment is exactly zero percent. Maybe I'm missing something here.

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (3, Insightful)

Rude Turnip (49495) | about a year ago | (#44126267)

The difference is that you're buying something with Kickstarter. It's a way for someone to pre-sell something instead of going through normal funding routes and losing equity in the project.

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44126435)

Yup. I've bought at least one thing on KickStarter I was very happy with. Some upcoming video games, I also expect to be happy with.

I like being able to prepay for something that can only be made if enough people prepay for it.

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44127069)

The smart kickstarter creators also give a really good deal since they realize you are taking a huge risk and time investment. You are gambling with kickstarter. Do your homework, ask questions, and minize the risks. Also you need to be prepared to walk away from the money you have given. All in all, you are more likely to get scammed on ebay, but that could always change. I personally have really enjoyed kickstarter, but haters are going to hate.

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44127267)

The difference is that you're buying something with Kickstarter. It's a way for someone to pre-sell something instead of going through normal funding routes and losing equity in the project.

No! You aren't buying jack. It's an investment, which means you are not guaranteed a return. If they blow through the entire development budget and don't have anything to show for it at the end, you are SOL.

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (1)

Rude Turnip (49495) | about a year ago | (#44131617)

It is not an investment in any sense of the word. You are not acquiring any form of ownership in the project.

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (1)

lxs (131946) | about a year ago | (#44130085)

So it's like buying an unbuilt apartment. You get to see some pretty drawings, fork over your money and hope that by the time that the project is finally finished you get to move into it that the view isn't spoiled that the plumbing is up to spec and that you aren't kept awake by the neighbors having sex every other night.

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44126337)

Yeah, it's called distributed arts patronage.

It lets people create what they want to create rather than what game publishers want them to create.

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (1)

kermidge (2221646) | about a year ago | (#44129393)

You've reached the heart of the matter.

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (4, Insightful)

tibman (623933) | about a year ago | (#44126363)

The return on investment is the actual product itself. The product might not ever exist if people didn't invest it.

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (1)

Ambvai (1106941) | about a year ago | (#44126425)

I also expect some kind of preferential treatment for handing over my money early-- sort of like a pre-order bonus, except to a greater degree since more of my money is at stake.

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (5, Insightful)

fan777 (932195) | about a year ago | (#44126603)

Kickstarter isn't an investment. It is funding a product that isn't on the market and, if successful, is then delivered to you. There's a bit of risk -- the product may or may not be as good as described and you will likely never receive it on schedule. But I've participated in a dozen of these and on the most part am very pleased with what I receive.

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (1)

White Flame (1074973) | about a year ago | (#44127209)

It's a 3rd party escrow service. The funding threshold and levels also add a sense of gamification.

Also, people giving money are not investors looking for a positive return, but just want to see something done, and just expect a perk or trinket for their support.

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44127923)

Wow! I applaud your bravery. If I was too dense to understand such a simple concept as Kickstarter, I don't think I would go around telling people.

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (2)

lxs (131946) | about a year ago | (#44130097)

What's even better, I don't hide behind anonymity when being an asshat on the internet.

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (3, Insightful)

jandrese (485) | about a year ago | (#44126535)

The way I see it, Kickstarter is best for getting projects going that normal publishers have no interest in. That's why there's a glut of miniature games in there, because mini games are risky and not many VCs want to invest in them. They're also relatively expensive to make and have a niche audience. Yet that niche audience is more than passionate enough to fund countless Kickstarters it seems. This is also a huge boon for indie developers wanting to make games that aren't cover based shooters full of quicktime events. FTL would never have gotten any traction from EA or any large publisher. Plus it lowers the bar for success for companies. As long as they deliver what they promised the customers are happy and presumably they earned enough to keep themselves going. There is no investor breathing down their necks to increase the profit margins every quarter, the artists get to keep more of their money and pretty much all of their creative control.

Really, the only people who get kind of shafted in this are the Backers, who have to take on a lot of risk and are far from guaranteed a good product in the end. Luckily your average Kickstarter backer is out only a few bucks if the project is total flop. It's not like a traditional investor who could be in a lot of trouble when his large risky bets don't yield fruit.

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44126825)

Have you tried Freelancer? It is also by Chris Roberts, and of the same style as Privateer.

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44127787)

now for the most part there is too much signal to noise ratio

TOO MUCH RATIO!

Re:The Good/Bad of Kickstarter (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44130131)

Since you were talking about EVE, check their implementation of Oculus Rift in the EVE universe.
link [joystiq.com]

Release of original version of Leisure Suit Larry? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44126003)

Are there plans to release a remake of the original original version of Leisure Suit Larry, Softporn Adventure [wikipedia.org] ?

Re:Release of original version of Leisure Suit Lar (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44126575)

Why would you need to remake a text-only game?

Re:Release of original version of Leisure Suit Lar (2)

somarilnos (2532726) | about a year ago | (#44126641)

Crisper fonts available in the modern day computer? Hell, I'll do it if someone wants to give me a few hundred thousand on Kickstarter.

Re:Release of original version of Leisure Suit Lar (1)

Applekid (993327) | about a year ago | (#44126605)

Are there plans to release a remake of the original original version of Leisure Suit Larry, Softporn Adventure [wikipedia.org] ?

I thought the first LSL was a remake of Softporn Adventure?

Re:Release of original version of Leisure Suit Lar (2)

operagost (62405) | about a year ago | (#44126775)

Yeah, but he wants to see the text 3D-rendered at 100 fps... or jump in the hot tub with Roberta Williams, I'm not sure which.

Re:Release of original version of Leisure Suit Lar (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44129345)

I thought the first LSL was a remake of Softporn Adventure?

It was.
Original original LSL: Softporn Adventure
Original LSL: Softporn Adventure, with graphics!
Subsequent LSLs.
. . .
Remake of original LSL

What I asked about would fall after the ellipsis:
. . .
>>> Remake of original original LSL: Softporn Adventure... with antialiased text!
Remake of original LSL

Re:Release of original version of Leisure Suit Lar (1)

fat_mike (71855) | about a year ago | (#44126647)

I still have a print out of the source code for Softporn Adventure. Apple BASIC version.

Re:Release of original version of Leisure Suit Lar (1)

innocent_white_lamb (151825) | about a year ago | (#44129781)

Several versions of Softporn Advetenture, including one with Pascal source code for the MS-DOS version, can be found at the bottom of this page [getlamp.com] .

I remember... (1)

Tolkienfanatic (1111661) | about a year ago | (#44126131)

trying to figure out how to play this game when I was about three. Good old DOS.

IV (4, Funny)

martiniturbide (1203660) | about a year ago | (#44126167)

I was hoping for Leisure Suit Larry 4 to be released... maybe next time.

Re:IV (2)

operagost (62405) | about a year ago | (#44126749)

But once we find the floppies, I'll have to find a floppy drive! And there are too many spiders in the attic!

*snicker* (1)

kungfugleek (1314949) | about a year ago | (#44126199)

He said 'long, hard'....

I should think the important question here... (1)

smchris (464899) | about a year ago | (#44126303)

DOSBox, WINE or what?

Re:I should think the important question here... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44126503)

There is a linux version available.
I kickstarted the game, and I downloaded the game last night.
So far so good.

Re: I should think the important question here... (2)

Vanderhoth (1582661) | about a year ago | (#44128139)

Got my Linux version on Steam. It's not advertised there for Linux but I plugged in the steam key given to kickstart backers and it worked anyway.

Re: I should think the important question here... (2)

kermidge (2221646) | about a year ago | (#44129453)

I downloaded the Linux version directly from replaygames.com. Works just fine on my Ubuntu 64-bit 13.04. One really nice thing is I only had to unpack the tarball into a folder of my choosing and double-click the Larry-Linux icon. No terminal-fu, no files scattered about in various directories. This, IMHO, is the way to do these things. (I also got the Steam key, haven't used that yet. I have not yet installed Steam directly, but run it in Crossover for the Windows games.)

My only gripe is that I can't run it in a window, as I prefer to do with my other games. (For those who carp that I miss "the immersive experience" I find that if a game is any good I get sufficiently captivated when it's in a window.)

The art, music, dialog, UI are great. A prodigious amount of goodly work went into this reboot. LSL-Reloaded, indeed. And it's still Larry, Larry Laffer, biggest loser and man about town. Right now I'm just exploring and getting killed a lot. Simple, fun times.

Re: I should think the important question here... (1)

Vanderhoth (1582661) | about a year ago | (#44130569)

Yeah, I downloaded the Linux tar as well just in case the steam key didn't work. I was really happy they carried through with releasing a Linux version. I normally only contribute to kickstarters that say they'll support Linux, but you can never be sure until the final product and I'm aware that just because I contribute doesn't mean I'll get anything at all, let alone a Linux release of a game.

Re:I should think the important question here... (2, Insightful)

Jmc23 (2353706) | about a year ago | (#44126677)

'cause remaking a dos game automatically makes you assume they'll remake it as a dos game??? The more important question is how you couldn't comprehend the summary?

Re:I should think the important question here... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44127019)

Or, a non-dickwad answer, WINE.

Re:I should think the important question here... (3, Informative)

RussR42 (779993) | about a year ago | (#44127373)

Or an accurate non-dickwad answer, there is a linux version.

Why not the original? (3, Informative)

Darinbob (1142669) | about a year ago | (#44126457)

The original is available at GOG.com (good old games), and was on sale just last week.

Re:Why not the original? (2)

jones_supa (887896) | about a year ago | (#44127927)

Those simple old Sierra AGI games complete with the 16-color 160x200 graphics and text input were the best. If someone would make a new game with the same spirit and specs I would buy it immediately.

Re:Why not the original? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44129271)

In the meantime, just play the old ones on SCUMMVM :-)

http://scummvm.org

Makes me feel old (2)

Tokolosh (1256448) | about a year ago | (#44126537)

NSFW had not been invented when I first spent my lunch hours playing it on a walk-up XT at work.

Re:Makes me feel old (1)

webmistressrachel (903577) | about a year ago | (#44127145)

I know what an XT is, after all my first PC was a giant compaq "laptop" AT clone - yes, I used it on my knee!

But what is a "walk-up XT" please?

Re:Makes me feel old (1)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#44127257)

I know what an XT is, after all my first PC was a giant compaq "laptop" AT clone - yes, I used it on my knee!

But what is a "walk-up XT" please?

A walk up XT is an XT that is postioned in a room that anyone can walk up and use. hence the person talking about NSFW.

What he is saying is that he played LSL where other people at work could easily watch.

Re:Makes me feel old (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44131071)

This the reason for Sierra's fantastic innovation: Boss Key.
I actually wish more games had this easter egg today, even though it's not really necessary.

Wonderful game (2)

Cyberax (705495) | about a year ago | (#44126669)

I played it for 20 minutes - it's perfect. The narrator is simply wonderful.

does it have DRM? (2)

musikit (716987) | about a year ago | (#44127057)

does it have DRM?
website doesnt work in opera.
willing to buy but not if it has DRM

Re:does it have DRM? (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44127223)

If you buy from the Replay Games site - no DRM (Windows, Mac, Linux)
If you buy via Steam - No DRM (Mac, Linux) ; DRM (Windows)

Question. (3, Insightful)

Areyoukiddingme (1289470) | about a year ago | (#44127417)

Does it have bouncing black boxes? It's not Leisure Suit Larry without bouncing black boxes.

Re:Question. (2)

Nephilium (684559) | about a year ago | (#44128755)

Yes... yes it does.

First one (1)

garyoa1 (2067072) | about a year ago | (#44128505)

First game I every played on a PC. There were a bunch of remakes but this isn't exactly an exact remake. Quite a few different twists and turns.

I hope this fails spectacularly (-1, Troll)

RobbieCrash (834439) | about a year ago | (#44128977)

We've finally begun a dialogue about sexism in video games, finally started to create female characters (aside from Samus and a few other notable exceptions) that aren't just trophies, finally started to move away from the ridiculous adolescent focus of games and now we're remaking one of the most ridiculous teenage jackoff fantasy games?

For fucks sake, these games were never good. They were the first games a lot of us played because we were ignorant, awkward, sex starved geeks. We don't need to perpetuate this aspect of nerd culture.

Re:I hope this fails spectacularly (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44129071)

If you don't like it, don't buy it! Simple.

Re:I hope this fails spectacularly (1)

kermidge (2221646) | about a year ago | (#44129593)

Ehhh, unlax, doc.

A grown-up male will have no problem with, indeed will welcome, authentic females wherever they are to be found. They will even actively seek them.

Juvenile males will be stuck with their juvenile concepts. None of this is new, and little of it will appreciably change internally.

As for Larry, the biggest loser this side of Cincinnati? He's just out to get laid and find true love, like every other red-blooded male of an age and mindset. It's a game - a very non-serious, tongue-in-cheek, irreverent look at aging hipsters and disco dollies and all the 'lifes' high and low, all with their own comments on weighty philosophical matters. It's either an existential tour-de-force or a wacky game of chances, or something. So, you know, like, get over it, okay?

If you really need to get your knickers in a twist over something, you might, you know, contemplate living on a planet hell-bent on turning itself into The One True Police State, er, Society, whilst suffocating on its offal and the species careering its way on the long slide to extinction with the 1% self-referentially living out their fading-glory fantasies of superiority behind their walls of police, mortar, and moral rectitude. Or something.

Btw, stopped by your site. Read some stuff. Thanks.

Re:I hope this fails spectacularly (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44130815)

Who is this "we" you speak of?

Controllers (1)

SpaghettiPattern (609814) | about a year ago | (#44129389)

Considering the "genre" of the game, wouldn't Wii controllers be more suitable in certain settings?

Cheat Codes (1)

LordMael (782478) | about a year ago | (#44129553)

I wonder if Al had them program in the same intro cheat code that allowed you to by-pass the "Adult Verification Check" that they had on the original :) Now that would be a fun addition.

Re:Cheat Codes (1)

Briareos (21163) | about a year ago | (#44129957)

Actually - yes, he did.

Ctrl + Alt + X and you're (still) in...

Re:Cheat Codes (1)

LordMael (782478) | about a year ago | (#44131295)

and one of the later games it was ctrl-alt z x c :D

Steam link (1)

Zanadou (1043400) | about a year ago | (#44129563)

Original submitter here.

The game is now available in the Steam Store, here, [steampowered.com] with achievements and what-not.

However, so far, there's no Linux version as previously promised. Hmm.

Re:Steam link (1)

Briareos (21163) | about a year ago | (#44129961)

If you read the comments in the Community Hub the Linux version is there and can be installed, it's just not advertised on the Steam page yet.

Hopefully it means more Sierra Adventure Games. (1)

MarvinMouse (323641) | about a year ago | (#44131009)

I saw this and the only thing I could think was, maybe we will see some Space Quest again in the style of Space Quest IV or II – funny, and not just playing with technology. Or King's Quest in the style of IV or V, and not the bastardization of VII.

Or hell, a remake of Alien Legacy.... That I would pay be bucks for.

I know that large game development firms simply cannot bother with these projects because the demand and return is too low, but if there is enough devoted fans, maybe, just maybe, my son will be able to play and enjoy the awesomeness of games that have a clear and exciting story that doesn't revolve around shooting people.

Re:Hopefully it means more Sierra Adventure Games. (1)

RoverDaddy (869116) | about a year ago | (#44132681)

Well the people who created Space Quest don't own the IP to Roger Wilco now, but they had this Kickstarter last year which achieved its funding:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spaceventure/two-guys-spaceventure-by-the-creators-of-space-que [kickstarter.com]

How do i turn off the advertising? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44131141)

This is blatant fucking advertising. How much did Slashdot get paid to run this ad?

Re:How do i turn off the advertising? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44132661)

Probably about as much as you got paid to write that complaint while you should have been working.
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