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Softporn (WIP)



Softporn (Work in Progress)

Last year I contacted Chuck Benton (Original Author), Al Lowe (Who took the game and made it into Leisure Suit Larry) & Gary Thompson (Author of the PC version) in respect of converting this classic text adventure game to the Commodore 16/+4.  The request and idea was taken very positively and the project jumped into life.  So far I have all the locations working, and most of the code in place.  What stumped me for a while was the gambling routines when the character plays 21 (Blackjack) but I have worked that out now.  So its just a matter of time till the project is complete.

I will keep you updated on the progress.

Here’s an extract from the Wiki,

Softporn Adventure was a comedic, adult-oriented text adventure game produced for the Apple II in 1981. The game was created by Chuck Benton and released by Sierra On-Line. This is the only game Sierra Entertainment has published that does not have graphics.

In the game, the player (playing a down-on-his-luck party animal) is required to obtain certain items that will allow him to win the affections of a series of beautiful (and sometimes not-so-beautiful) women. Although tame even by 1980s standards, the game was nonetheless controversial for its racy content, and it was also widely bootlegged and distributed among high schoolers.

Years later, Softporn Adventure inspired the Leisure Suit Larry series of adult-oriented videogames, and the first entry in that series, 1987’s Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, was a nearly direct graphical adaptation of Softporn Adventure.

The game’s cover features three nude beauties and a waiter in a hot tub. The hot tub is actually that of Sierra’s owners, Ken and Roberta Williams. From left to right, the first woman was a shipping clerk at On-Line Systems. The second is the wife of Bob Davis, the creator of another Sierra title, Ulysses and the Golden Fleece. The waiter was an actual waiter from a local restaurant. The woman on the far right was the game designer, Roberta Williams. Despite only being visible from the shoulders up, all the women in the photo were completely nude.[1]

The photo accompanying TIME’s first-ever story on computer games was of the Softporn Adventure game box.

The original cover scan for the Atari 400/800

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