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Have You Played Freddy Pharkas, Frontier Pharmacist?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Not enough games with commas in the titles these days, if you ask me. It's all : this and - that. Whither the simple descriptor? Anyway: 1993 Western comedy Freddy Pharkas was probably Sierra's most overt attempt to catch up with Lucasarts, the…

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The Messy Saga Of Replay’s Paul Trowe, As Al Lowe Quits

It has been announced that Leisure Suit Larry creator Al Lowe has left developers Replay. In what is turning into one of the more peculiar and uncomfortable stories, it seems that Lowe has chosen to leave the company at the same time as news of a sex offence by the company's president, Paul Trowe, has emerged. Trowe was arrested in October last year for showing…

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Replay Suing Wisecrack For Sam Suede Kickstarter

Update: Wisecrack are stating, and the same is supported by Steve Ince, that Al Lowe had given this project his blessing, and even approved the Kickstarter content. Which makes these whole affair even more confusing. Original: Oh, why can't we all just learn to get along? In the happy-go-lucky world of Kickstarter, everything is meant to be made of flowers and unicorns, but as reported…

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Prickstarter: Leisure Suit Larry Remake Going Ahead

Leisure Suit Larry's remake, from Al Lowe and a team of Sierra Online alumni, has finished its Kickstarter. And it won. 13,855 people have taken the half a million target to over $630,000. So we'll be getting the first Leisure Suit Larry for the third time. This time with swishy new graphics, fully voiced, and without the game trying to kill you every fifteen seconds.…

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Happy As Larry: Al Lowe On Remaking His Classic Game

As infamous adventure creator Al Lowe puts it, the Kickstarter craze kicked off by Tim Schafer has, for many, been a lot like getting the band back together. So many names most famous for their games released in the 80s and early 90s are reappearing, some even coming out of retirement, with the promise of crowd-sourced funding. Many, stung by their experiences with publishers in…

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Replay Trying To Bring Back Space Quest, King’s Quest

Could Roberta and Ken Williams be about to come out of retirement? Speaking to Al Lowe and Paul Trowe for an interview due later today, RPS learned that the company remaking the Leisure Suit Larry games is also in talks with other Sierra adventure alumni about bringing back their classic series. Replay Games' Trowe revealed that they're currently in negotiations with both Sierra On-line co-founders…

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Leisure Suit Larry In The Land Of The Kickstarters

We need to create a master document of old PC gaming franchises and genres and tick off everything that announces a resurrection via Kickstarter. I suspect there'll be quite a lot of them by this time next year. Next to take a swing at recapturing past glory and the hearts and minds of elder gamers is Leisure Suit Larry creator Al Lowe, who wants to…

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Cock A Hoot: Leisure Suit Larry HD

As Andrew mentions below, HD remakes serve to make games look like your rose-tinted, 1920x1080 memories of them. Trying to play through the original MDK2 now is a tough feat, so having it remade for modern, hi-def eyes is a splendid thing. But the original Leisure Suit Larry? That looks like a pile of pixels even in my most optimistic memory. EGM are reporting that…

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Al Lowe Loves Leisure Suit Larry Again

Poor old Leisure Suit Larry has been treated like a common criminal in recent years. Literally a criminal, performing acts of sexual harassment far beyond humour and well into horror. Fortunately, original series creator Al Lowe is returning to hopefully steer the hapless wannabe sex pest back on track, having arranged a rerelease of the first game, Leisure Suit Larry In The Land Of The…

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RPS Interview: Al Lowe

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…

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