The source code for the original Leisure Suit Larry and some other Sierra games goes up for auction

If the grey hair is already showing in full force, then chances are pretty good that you played and loved the Sierra adventure games in the 80s. Well, one of the creators, Al Lowe is selling the original source code for some of these games on eBay. Some of the games that went up for sale apparently included King’s Quest III as well as the very first Police Quest, but I couldn’t find the items on the auction website. Al Lowe is probably best known for being the creator of the Leisure Suit Larry series.

The source code for both Leisure Suit Larry  1 & 2 is still up for grabs though and at the time of writing, the bids are standing at a whopping R127,000! That’s a lot of money for some media that most of us won’t be able to access anymore since it’s on floppy disks.

Al Lowe said that the disks haven’t seen the light of day in 30 years, and guarantees that some of these copies of source code are the only ones on the planet. He also made it very clear that buying the source code doesn’t make you the owner of the intellectual property since that is not his to sell, but only the code of the games of which he was allowed to make backups of when he left Sierra all those years ago.

Source: Kotaku

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