Al Lowe puts his source code collection on eBay
Al Lowe of Seiria-Online and Leisure Suit Larry fame is putting his source code disks and original disks up on eBay:
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Al Lowe's Sierra Xmas Card
Al Lowe's Dragon’s Keep for Apple ][ 1982
Al Lowe's Source code to Leisure Suit Larry 2
Al Lowe's Source code to Leisure Suit Larry 1 1987
Al Lowe's Bop-A-Bet, Apple ][ game by Al Lowe, 1982 edition
Al Lowe's "Softporn" floppy disk only, no box, inspired Al Lowe to create Leisure Suit Larry
I remember that "A Softporn Adventure". It was a cheesy text-only interactive fiction game (No graphics, imagine that!), but everyone had a pirated copy of it. It was written by Chuck Benton of Blue Sky Software, and distributed by Seiria On-Line (Originally "On-Line Systems").
I'M IN A SLEAZY BAR. BEHIND THE BAR SITS
A BARTENDER. A SIGN HANGING OVER HIM
SAYS 'BEER-$100 WHISKEY $100'
THE PLACE ISN'T FURNISHED TOO WELL. A
CURTAIN HANGS ON ONE WALL
NEXT TO THE CURTAIN IS A BUTTON.
A FAN WHIRLS SLOWLY OVERHEAD- MOVING THE
STAGNANT AIR AROUND.
WHAT SHALL I DO? _
A few years later, Al Lowe used it as the basis for the graphical comedy "Leisure Suite Larry".
Be sure to read the comments in the eBay listings, there is some interesting history there.
Ken wondered if I could "bring it up to date" by using Sierra’s new AGI engine. I said that, while I had played it back in its day, I couldn’t remember much about it. He gave me this disk and sent me home to play it. I did.
I reported back to him that "this game is so out of touch it should be wearing a leisure suit!" and got a big laugh from everyone in the room. I continued, "The only way I could do this game is if I could make fun of it. Make it a comedy." Since I was going to create the new game on spec, with no advances, he agreed.