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RPS Interview: Al Lowe

By John Walker on February 6th, 2008.

Anyone who grew up with games in the late 80s and 90s will be so very familiar with the name Al Lowe. Famous, infamous, certainly notorious, he was the creator of Leisure Suit Larry, a series of daft, entertaining, and ever-so-slightly naughty adventure games from Sierra. Lowe’s credits go far beyond Larry, working on stories and coding for many of Sierra’s seminal adventure series, but it will always be for the loveless lounge lizard that he’ll be remembered.

Mr Lowe

However, in recent years the name of Larry has been somewhat spoilt. Sierra revived the series with the execrable Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude, an astonishing exercise in bigotry. Lowe had nothing to do with it, his efforts now concentrated on his own website. With the news that Larry is to return once more in Box Office Bust (well, his nephew), we spoke to Al Lowe to get his reaction to the games. We also spoke about developing the original Larry and Police Quest games, the state of the industry then and now, why Lowe is no longer developing games, and some unique insight into the reason a generation grew up solving puzzles.

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A Suitable Boy

By Alec Meer on January 17th, 2008.

This is from the last game. We'd probably get murderised if we stole IGN's exclusive screens of the new one, see.

First details on the new Leisure Suit Larry game, Box Office Bust. It will, it seems, be an adventure game, but will it be more palatable than the remarkably hateful last effort, Magna Cum Laude ( which John “Conan The Barbarian Is Rubbish” Walker scored a vicious 3% to in PC Gamer)? Well, let’s look at the scant evidence we have so far… Read the rest of this entry »

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