So To Sum It Up…

Leisure Suit Larry 1: HD with Al Lowe, Josh Mandel, and others…

Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe come back to make SpaceVenture…

And Jane Jensen has a Kickstarter Campaign for her company (which may one day lead to talks of doing another Gabriel Knight…)

I am not sure life COULD get much better.

Some Leisure Suit Larry. And Some Pink. It DOES Sound Dirty, Doesn’t It?

Leisure Suit Larry on Kickstarter!

That’s right! Al Lowe is working with Replay Games to helm the return – well, the revisiting! – of LEISURE SUIT LARRY: LAND OF THE LOUNGE LIZARDS… RELOADED! This isn’t a hoax. This isn’t an April Fools. This is real. Al Lowe. Leisure Suit Larry. Teaming up ONCE AGAIN! But they need YOUR HELP! Leisure Suit Larry on Kickstarter!

Leisure Suit Larry on Kickstarter!

Here’s a word from Al Lowe:

And let’s not forget ANOTHER Sierra Legend – Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight creator!) has her own Kickstarter and project going that could also use your support!

For starters, a new studio by Jane Jensen and her husband, and music composer, Robert Holmes entitled Pinkerton Road. After you check out the site and see concept art for Moebius, Anglophile Adventure and most importantly Gray Matter 2 you can stop by Jane’s Kickstarter Site and donate if you can! (For the kids, there’s also a Lola & Lucy’s Big Adventure! for more about that e-book!

If you’re reading this and you’re not sure who Jane Jensen or Robert Holmes are – well, first you’re probably on the wrong internet page, and may want to hit BACK on your browser. But in case you don’t know WHO they are but now you WANT to know – well, here – let me grab it from their About Page:

About Jane JensenJane Jensen

A 20-year veteran of the gaming industry, Jane Jensen is an internationally renowned game designer. Her Gabriel Knight PC adventure games won numerous industry awards and continue to be fan favorites in the adventure community. In 2003, Jane co-founded Oberon Media and went on to design best-selling casual games such as Deadtime Stories, Women’s Murder Club, and the recent hit Dying for Daylight. Her newest adventure game, Gray Matter, came out in November 2010 to great anticipation and praise. She most recently worked at Zynga. Jane has also written four novels. Fans are invited to connect with her on Facebook.

About Robert HolmesRobert Holmes

Robert Holmes is a composer, producer, musician, and strategic digital marketing executive. Having grown up as a musician and performer in the glory days of LA’s 1970s rock and roll period, Robert later moved from pop music studio work into film and television post-production and scoring. Seeing opportunities in the new computer game industry, he joined Sierra On-Line and was soon paired with designer Jane Jensen. His music has appeared in numerous video games, notably including Jane’s Gabriel Knight and Gray Matter adventures. Robert also performs with his daughter, actress / singer Raleigh Holmes, in the roots/folk band The Scarlet Furies.

About Pinkerton Road

Pinkerton Road was founded in 2012 to focus on story-based games for PC download, iPad, and Android tablets. The game studio is based in Lancaster County, PA. If you’re interested in learning more about the company or becoming an investor, please contact them by email.

This is where I lasted about 15 seconds…

… worth of fame.

It’s not secret that my life is closely tied to that of Larry Laffer. Little did I know, even back in like 1987 or so, how close it would be. I had sent in the below picture, in my best attempt to look like Leisure Suit Larry (leisure suits were virtually impossible to find in 1987 or so, because they had already ceased being a fad! Imagine that!)

… When I got back a letter from Sierra, asking if they could use my photo for a Leisure Suit Larry contest. Naturally I agreed – and a little while later, I appeared in InterAction Magazine, far more Larry-ified than I had sent in originally!

(See this issue of InterAction – still named The Sierra News Magazine back then).

Ali… Or Ali’s Sister… Ali… Or Ali’s sister…

Quite old, but recently brought up that Leisure Suit Larry makes an appearance in HOMESTAR RUNNER “Strongbad”… But not Larry, himself! But rather two beautiful women from the original EGA version of Leisure Suit Larry!

Check it out in this episode Strongbad.