The Man behind Leisure Suit Larry: Al Lowe
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards was one of the first games I installed on my 8086. I was young, learning English, and had a very hard time with the startup questions and some of the puzzles. But it was great fun and kept me up late for weeks. Keep in mind that this was way before the age of web sites with cheat codes so I had finished the game the hard way: by solving the puzzles.
I always thought Al Lowe was some kind of word play on "Love" but no, Al Lowe is real and one hell of a guy judging by the Tom's Hardware interview:
J: And that's kind of what I wanted to ask you about - should people be making such a big deal about this, when the nature of the game is steeped with a lot more disturbing themes than sex?
Al: I think America has always had a lot more problem with people making love than they do with people making war. I don't know why that is. To me the other seems much more objectionable, but I seem to be on the wrong side of the fence with that. You can find any number of examples of murder and mayhem, where people die right and left, but let somebody get laid and politicians are up in arms! I don't understand it. It just seems so silly.
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