Of course, if the Kickstarter blows up, I suppose it could just go from one to the other and Replay is offering some rather nice rewards for those who wish to contribute. For contributing at various levels, you'll get a copy of Leisure Suit Larry in The Land of the Lounge Lizards RELOADED (digital or physical, depending on your contribution), the soundtrack, an art book, even a Leisure Suit Larry-branded condom. There are even a couple of rewards for high rollers who want to donate some big money, including an opportunity to be immortalized in the game by having your name used as part of the solution to a pivotal puzzle.
That said, I'm not a very happy camper here. The whole thing reeks of jumping on the bandwagon, particularly coming as it does six months following the announcement that these games were in development. I'm a little uncomfortable with the sheer volume of Kickstarter projects floating around in our games business these days, frankly. Until we start seeing some strong, practical examples of the crowdfunding and participatory development elements working which people can point to and say, "this is how you do this well" (a charge which will no doubt be led by developments at Double Fine, whether they like it or not), I'm keeping my wallet firmly in my pocket.
Right after I make sure Larry gets made.
Make Leisure Suit Larry come again [Kickstarter]
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