Crapshoot: Before Leisure Suit Larry, there was Softporn Adventure

From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about rolling the dice to bring random obscure games back into the light. This week, it’s time to take a look back at how the Leisure Suit Larry series got its original kick-start.

Ah, Leisure Suit Larry. PC gaming’s ultimate loser, if you don’t count Les Manley and the guys who made Limbo of the Lost. The thing is, though, his games get a bad rap. Some of them, anyway. The first three have more heart than you’d expect, and while things got a bit too sleazy in Larry 5 and 6, Larry 7 is actually a really fun, sex-positive comedy with the focus firmly on laughs. It’s a solid series, which is why so many bothered contributing to a Kickstarter focused on a second remake of his first adventure (opens in new tab).

Not everyone knows the original Leisure Suit Larry was itself a remake of an even older game, Softporn Adventure. Clearly, with a name like that—why, it must be filth! Let’s hit the town! Read more >

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