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Al Lowe

NameAl Lowe
BornJuly 24, 1946
United States
OccupationDesigner
Programmer
Writer
Composer
Known ForLeisure Suite Larry Series
Years active1982-1998

Al Lowe - Gameography

Al Lowe is an American video game designer, programmer and musician known for his work at Sierra On-Line in the 1980s and early 1990s. Lowe worked on many adventure games at Sierra On-Line but is best known for creating the Leisure Suit Larry series.

Starting his career at Sierra On-Line in 1982, Lowe was assigned to create Disney based educational games. After the development and release of several games based on Disney properties, Lowe took on the lead programming role for King Quest III, King Quest IV and the original Police Quest.

Inspired by Chuck Benton’s text-based adventure game Softporn Adventure which was published by Sierra On-Line in 1982, Lowe built upon the concept to create Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards. The success of the game spawned multiple sequels and before long the Leisure Suit Larry games were one of Sierra’s most popular game series.

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DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1983Bop-A-Bet BoxBop-A-BetApple IISunnyside SoftSunnyside SoftProgrammerEducational
1982Dragon's Keep BoxDragon's KeepApple II
Atari 8-bit
Commodore 64
Sunnyside SoftSunnyside SoftProgammer
Writer
Artist
Adventure
Educational
1983Troll's Tale BoxTroll's TaleApple II
Atari 8-bit
Commodore 64
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineProgammer
Writer
Artist
Adventure
1984Gelfling Adventure BoxGelfling AdventureApple IISierra On-LineSierra On-LineProgrammerAdventure
1984Donald Duck's Playground BoxDonald Duck's PlaygroundAmiga
Atari ST
Apple II
Commodore 64
TRS-80 CoCo
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Programmer
Composer
Educational
1984Mickey's Space Adventure BoxMickey's Space AdventureApple II
Commodore 64
DOS
TRS-80 CoCo
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineComposerAdventure
Educational
1984Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood BoxWinnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre WoodAmiga
Apple II
Atari ST
Commodore 64
DOS
TRS-80 CoCo
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesignerAdventure
1985King's Quest II - Romancing the Throne BoxKing's Quest II: Romancing the ThroneApple II
Amiga
Atari ST
DOS
Macintosh
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineComposerAdventure
1986The Black CauldronAmiga
Apple II
Atari ST
DOS
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Programmer
Adventure
1986King's Quest III - To Heir Is Human BoxKing's Quest III: To Heir Is HumanApple II
Amiga
Atari ST
DOS
Macintosh
TRS-80 CoCo
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineProgrammerAdventure
1987Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards BoxLeisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge LizardsAmiga
Apple II
Atari ST
DOS
Macintosh
TRS-80 CoCo
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Programmer
Writer
Composer
Adventure
1987Police Quest BoxPolice Quest: In Pursuit of the Death AngelAmiga
Apple II
Atari ST
DOS
Macintosh
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineProgrammerAdventure
1988King's Quest IV - The Perils of Rosella BoxKing's Quest IV: The Perils of RosellaAmiga
Apple II
Atari ST
DOS
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineProgrammerAdventure
1988Leisure Suit Larry Looking for Love BoxLeisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)Amiga
Apple II
Atari ST
DOS
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Programmer
Writer
Composer
Adventure
1989Leisure Suit Larry III BoxLeisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating PectoralsAmiga
Atari ST
DOS
Windows
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineProducer
Designer
Programmer
Writer
Adventure
1991Leisure Suit Larry 5 - Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work BoxLeisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover WorkAmiga
DOS
Macintosh
Windows
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Designer
Programmer
Composer
Adventure
1991Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards 1991 Remake BoxLeisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge LizardsAmiga
DOS
Macintosh
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Designer
Programmer
Adventure
1993Freddy Pharkas - Frontier Pharmacist BoxFreddy Pharkas: Frontier PharmacistDOS
Macintosh
Windows 3.x
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Writer
Adventure
1993Leisure Suit Larry 6 - Shape Up or Slip Out! BoxLeisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!DOS
Macintosh
Windows 3.x
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Producer
Designer
Writer
Composer
Adventure
1994King's Quest VII - The Princeless Bride BoxKing's Quest VII: The Princeless BrideDOS
Macintosh
Windows 3.x
Windows
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineSpecial ThanksAdventure
1995Torin's Passage BoxTorin's PassageDOS
Macintosh
Windows 3.x
Windows
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Writer
Composer
Adventure
1996Leisure Suit Larry - Love for Sail! BoxLeisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!DOS
Linux
Macintosh
Windows 3.x
Windows
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Designer
Writer
Composer
Adventure
1997Shivers Two - Harvest of Souls BoxShivers Two: Harvest of SoulsWindows 3.x
Windows
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineSpecial Thanks
Creative Services (Images)
Adventure
1998Leisure Suit Larry's Casino BoxLeisure Suit Larry's CasinoWindowsSierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Designer
Writer
Casino
2006The Exchange Student - Episode 1 - First Day in Sweden BoxThe Exchange Student: Episode 1 - First Day in SwedenMachintosh
Windows
Pan Metron AristonPan Metron AristonSpecial ThanksAdventure
2007The Exchange Student - Episode 2 - Point Club BoxThe Exchange Student: Episode 2 - Point ClubWindowsPan Metron AristonPan Metron AristonSpecial ThanksAdventure
2013Fester Mudd - Curse of the Gold - Episode 1 BoxFester Mudd: Curse of the Gold - Episode 1Linux
Macintosh
Ouya
Windows
iOS
Android
Prank LtdReplay GamesSpecial ThanksAdventure
2013Leisure Suit Larry 0 ReloadedLeisure Suit Larry: ReloadedLinux
Macintosh
Windows
iOS
Android
nFusion InteractiveReplay GamesDesigner
Writer
Adventure
2015Zak McKracken - Between Time and Space - Director's Cut BoxZak McKracken: Between Time and Space - Director's CutLinux
Macintosh
Windows
Artificial Hair Bros. ProductionArtificial Hair Bros. ProductionVoice Actor (Al Lowe)Adventure
2018Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Don't Dry BoxLeisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't DryMacintosh
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Windows
Crazybunch GbRAssemble Entertainment GmbHSpecial ThanksAdventure
2018Hero-U - Rogue to Redemption BoxHero-U: Rogue to RedemptionLinux
Macintosh
Windows
Transolar GamesTransolar GamesSpecial ThanksAdventure
RPG
2019Call of Duty - Modern Warfare BoxCall of Duty: Modern WarfarePlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Infinity WardActivisionFormosa InteractiveAction

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1984Donald Duck's Playground BoxDonald Duck's PlaygroundAmiga
Atari ST
Apple II
Commodore 64
TRS-80 CoCo
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Programmer
Composer
Educational
1984Mickey's Space Adventure BoxMickey's Space AdventureApple II
Commodore 64
DOS
TRS-80 CoCo
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineComposerAdventure
Educational
1985King's Quest II - Romancing the Throne BoxKing's Quest II: Romancing the ThroneApple II
Amiga
Atari ST
DOS
Macintosh
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineComposerAdventure
1987Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards BoxLeisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge LizardsAmiga
Apple II
Atari ST
DOS
Macintosh
TRS-80 CoCo
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Programmer
Writer
Composer
Adventure
1988Leisure Suit Larry Looking for Love BoxLeisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)Amiga
Apple II
Atari ST
DOS
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Programmer
Writer
Composer
Adventure
1991Leisure Suit Larry 5 - Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work BoxLeisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover WorkAmiga
DOS
Macintosh
Windows
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Designer
Programmer
Composer
Adventure
1993Leisure Suit Larry 6 - Shape Up or Slip Out! BoxLeisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!DOS
Macintosh
Windows 3.x
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Producer
Designer
Writer
Composer
Adventure
1995Torin's Passage BoxTorin's PassageDOS
Macintosh
Windows 3.x
Windows
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Writer
Composer
Adventure
1996Leisure Suit Larry - Love for Sail! BoxLeisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!DOS
Linux
Macintosh
Windows 3.x
Windows
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Designer
Writer
Composer
Adventure

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1984Donald Duck's Playground BoxDonald Duck's PlaygroundAmiga
Atari ST
Apple II
Commodore 64
TRS-80 CoCo
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Programmer
Composer
Educational
1984Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood BoxWinnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre WoodAmiga
Apple II
Atari ST
Commodore 64
DOS
TRS-80 CoCo
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesignerAdventure
1986The Black CauldronAmiga
Apple II
Atari ST
DOS
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Programmer
Adventure
1987Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards BoxLeisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge LizardsAmiga
Apple II
Atari ST
DOS
Macintosh
TRS-80 CoCo
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Programmer
Writer
Composer
Adventure
1988Leisure Suit Larry Looking for Love BoxLeisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)Amiga
Apple II
Atari ST
DOS
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Programmer
Writer
Composer
Adventure
1989Leisure Suit Larry III BoxLeisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating PectoralsAmiga
Atari ST
DOS
Windows
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineProducer
Designer
Programmer
Writer
Adventure
1991Leisure Suit Larry 5 - Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work BoxLeisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover WorkAmiga
DOS
Macintosh
Windows
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Designer
Programmer
Composer
Adventure
1991Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards 1991 Remake BoxLeisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge LizardsAmiga
DOS
Macintosh
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Designer
Programmer
Adventure
1993Freddy Pharkas - Frontier Pharmacist BoxFreddy Pharkas: Frontier PharmacistDOS
Macintosh
Windows 3.x
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Writer
Adventure
1993Leisure Suit Larry 6 - Shape Up or Slip Out! BoxLeisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!DOS
Macintosh
Windows 3.x
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Producer
Designer
Writer
Composer
Adventure
1995Torin's Passage BoxTorin's PassageDOS
Macintosh
Windows 3.x
Windows
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Writer
Composer
Adventure
1996Leisure Suit Larry - Love for Sail! BoxLeisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!DOS
Linux
Macintosh
Windows 3.x
Windows
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Designer
Writer
Composer
Adventure
1998Leisure Suit Larry's Casino BoxLeisure Suit Larry's CasinoWindowsSierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Designer
Writer
Casino
2013Leisure Suit Larry 0 ReloadedLeisure Suit Larry: ReloadedLinux
Macintosh
Windows
iOS
Android
nFusion InteractiveReplay GamesDesigner
Writer
Adventure

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1991Leisure Suit Larry 5 - Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work BoxLeisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover WorkAmiga
DOS
Macintosh
Windows
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Designer
Programmer
Composer
Adventure
1991Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards 1991 Remake BoxLeisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge LizardsAmiga
DOS
Macintosh
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Designer
Programmer
Adventure
1993Leisure Suit Larry 6 - Shape Up or Slip Out! BoxLeisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!DOS
Macintosh
Windows 3.x
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Producer
Designer
Writer
Composer
Adventure
1996Leisure Suit Larry - Love for Sail! BoxLeisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!DOS
Linux
Macintosh
Windows 3.x
Windows
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Designer
Writer
Composer
Adventure
1998Leisure Suit Larry's Casino BoxLeisure Suit Larry's CasinoWindowsSierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Designer
Writer
Casino
2015Zak McKracken - Between Time and Space - Director's Cut BoxZak McKracken: Between Time and Space - Director's CutLinux
Macintosh
Windows
Artificial Hair Bros. ProductionArtificial Hair Bros. ProductionVoice Actor (Al Lowe)Adventure

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1989Leisure Suit Larry III BoxLeisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating PectoralsAmiga
Atari ST
DOS
Windows
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineProducer
Designer
Programmer
Writer
Adventure
1993Leisure Suit Larry 6 - Shape Up or Slip Out! BoxLeisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!DOS
Macintosh
Windows 3.x
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Producer
Designer
Writer
Composer
Adventure

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1983Bop-A-Bet BoxBop-A-BetApple IISunnyside SoftSunnyside SoftProgrammerEducational
1984Gelfling Adventure BoxGelfling AdventureApple IISierra On-LineSierra On-LineProgrammerAdventure
1984Donald Duck's Playground BoxDonald Duck's PlaygroundAmiga
Atari ST
Apple II
Commodore 64
TRS-80 CoCo
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Programmer
Composer
Educational
1986The Black CauldronAmiga
Apple II
Atari ST
DOS
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Programmer
Adventure
1986King's Quest III - To Heir Is Human BoxKing's Quest III: To Heir Is HumanApple II
Amiga
Atari ST
DOS
Macintosh
TRS-80 CoCo
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineProgrammerAdventure
1987Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards BoxLeisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge LizardsAmiga
Apple II
Atari ST
DOS
Macintosh
TRS-80 CoCo
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Programmer
Writer
Composer
Adventure
1987Police Quest BoxPolice Quest: In Pursuit of the Death AngelAmiga
Apple II
Atari ST
DOS
Macintosh
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineProgrammerAdventure
1988King's Quest IV - The Perils of Rosella BoxKing's Quest IV: The Perils of RosellaAmiga
Apple II
Atari ST
DOS
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineProgrammerAdventure
1988Leisure Suit Larry Looking for Love BoxLeisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)Amiga
Apple II
Atari ST
DOS
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDesigner
Programmer
Writer
Composer
Adventure
1989Leisure Suit Larry III BoxLeisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating PectoralsAmiga
Atari ST
DOS
Windows
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineProducer
Designer
Programmer
Writer
Adventure
1991Leisure Suit Larry 5 - Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work BoxLeisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover WorkAmiga
DOS
Macintosh
Windows
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Designer
Programmer
Composer
Adventure
1991Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards 1991 Remake BoxLeisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge LizardsAmiga
DOS
Macintosh
Sierra On-LineSierra On-LineDirector
Designer
Programmer
Adventure