Leisure Suit Larry remake hits Kickstarter goal

Replay Games' planned HD remake of the first Leisure Suit Larry game will go ahead after the project comfortably hit its target on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

The project, for which Replay sought $500,000, closed yesterday with $655,182 in funding from 14,081 backers. Replay, which acquired the rights to the series from Big Software, has coaxed series creator Al Lowe out of retirement to work on the game.

"Thanks to you, we've reached our goal," Lowe says in the below video. "You guys are the greatest ever. I was just blown away by your support, your response to this; it's been a real kick for all of us here at Replay Games."

The surplus funding will, naturally, be spent on improving the game, with Replay set to add dialogue trees, more story and puzzles, and a new location and all-new, female character who was cut from the 1987 original.