Leisure Suit Larry Remake Kickstarter

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by C2B, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    Jul 20, 2006
    Well, some devs are gonna try their chances. If only we had this kickstarter thing some 10 years ago...I mean look at Terminal Reality, they were the guys who created Nocturne, they are also the guys who created Star Wars Kinect lately. :?
     
  2. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Is Kickstarter available for non USA projects? Quantic Dream should try it out too, maybe then we'll get a game from them that was not rushed like Farenheit, or mangled by the publisher like Heavy Rain.
     
  3. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    Jul 20, 2006
    I sure hope so. :) I wanna see a new The Longest Journey game, seriously, Ragnar Tornquist needs to start acting.
     
  4. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Kickstarter is not available for non USA, but there are alternatives, like indiegogo. They have less spread though.

    I kind of loathe Quantic Dream and that douche David Cage. I hope they stay the hell away from this. There's no way they'd raise the money needed for their type of QTE-movies with crowdfunding, anyway.
     
  5. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    Jul 20, 2006
    I lot of people liked Heavy Rain. I doubt they would even need Kickstarter.
     
  6. C2B

    C2B Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Aug 17, 2010
    While I agree that Cage is a complete douche he's really great at directing cutscenes.

    If he stayed away from writing and "directing" in the sense of designing the gameplay I would actually like Quantic Dreams games.

    Imagine a Quantic Dream game with actual gameplay, cage directed cutscenes, good writing and without unnecessary sci-fi (or whatever Cage's mentally 13 year old brain thinks of) bullshit.*

    *Also without a creepy obsession for shower scenes and female charachters that don't fall hoplessly in love with the hero after meeting him 3-4 times in completly non-romantic situations.
     
  7. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    This game was already announced and is already in development. It would have come out regardless of Kickstarter. Al Lowe is just using the hype train to make more money.
     
  8. C2B

    C2B Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Aug 17, 2010
    No, it wouldn't. While it was announced, they couldn't raise the needed funds (or someone backed out from the sound of Al)

    Its quite clearly explained in the Kickstarter and again by Lowe.

    Theres no reason to doubt their sincerity and they frequently mention other companies and certain indivuals. Lying would be suicide. (Especially because they are even supported by said companies/members like Double Fine (who they asked questions regarding Kickstarter) and Codemasters)
     
  9. C2B

    C2B Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Aug 17, 2010
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF_yvZ5l0oI[/youtube]
     
  10. C2B

    C2B Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Aug 17, 2010
    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/04/10/happy-as-larry-al-lowe-on-remaking-his-classic-game/

     
  11. Relentless666

    Relentless666 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Dec 23, 2008
    I'm not a huge Larry fan. He was a cute loser in the first game, but after that he turned into an annoying cocky son of a douche.
    The games themselves weren't that logical or fun.
    Also, I'm not feeling the art of this remake. Larry looks wrong. He should have those beady eyes. :)

    Half a million is a ridiculous sum for this. Heck, there's already free software that allows people to make adventure games. I've seen fans remake Sierra games for free.
     
  12. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    Ridiculously low, maybe. For a full-length, fully-voiced game with professional art and animation, half a million is *nothing*.

    In any kind of software development, software cost is negligible compared to cost of labor.

    "Free" is a relative term. I assure you the opportunity costs to these fans, who contributed countless hours to a free game instead of making money on professional projects, easily add up to half a million dollars.
     
  13. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    The great thing about the MI special editions was that they basically used the original art in high definition, thus keeping the charm (most of the time). The characters look a tad too cartoonish for my taste but I can live with that.
     
  14. C2B

    C2B Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Aug 17, 2010
    600'000 (with PayPal) is reached with 29 hours to go. It's "only" 50'000 away from its "final" (theres another at 750'000 but thats just wishful thinking) funding goal which secures the addition of a new location and other stuff.

    We have already reached this: