GAMEBOOMERS provides you with all the latest PC adventure computer games information, forum, walkthroughs, reviews and news.

GB Reviews

Latest & Upcoming Adventure Games

GB Annual Game Lists

GB Interviews

BAAGS

GB @ acebook

About Us

Walkthroughs

free games galore

Game Publishers & Developers

World of Adventure

Patches

GB @ witter

GameBoomers Store

Print Thread
Queen Founds Galactic Empire With Her Majesty’s SPIFFING #1092104
12/07/16 01:14 PM
12/07/16 01:14 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 80,857
In the Naughty Corner
BrownEyedTigre Online content OP
The Sassy Admin and PR Liaison
BrownEyedTigre  Online Content OP
The Sassy Admin and PR Liaison
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 80,857
In the Naughty Corner
Britain Takes Back Control: New Video Game Forecasts Britain’s Brexit Future... In Space!

Check out the Screenshots here.

Quote:
Wednesday 7th December, Belfast, UK: In a year when the United Kingdom has decided to “take back control” from those pesky bureaucrats in Brussels (preferring it be led by some equally pesky bureaucrats in Westminster, instead), what better time to gaze into the not-so-distant future and see just what the world has in store for Brexit Britain?

If Her Majesty’s SPIFFING is anything to go by, Britain’s future involves embarking on a journey to the stars (in whatever tin-pot craft we cans get our hands on). Yes, in the years ahead, SPIFFING predicts the UK will set out to conquer planet after planet in a bid to establish a new galactic empire, all the while subtly undermining the French at every turn.

Well, assuming there’s plenty of time to sup on cups of tea along the way, that is.

Coming to Xbox One and Steam on December 7th (and PlayStation 4 on December 13th), Her Majesty’s SPIFFING (that’s the Special Planetary Investigative Force For Inhabiting New Galaxies, if you wondering) sees you slip into the space boots of Captain Frank Lee English, a quintessential Englishman sporting impeccable manners, a taste for Earl Grey and an unwavering love for Britannia.

Accompanied by Sub-Lieutenant Aled Jones you’ll take to the galaxy on board the HMSS Imperialise in this modern interpretation of a classic point-and-click adventure where puzzle solving is intermingled with some hilarious wit and sharp one liners. Well, they made us laugh in the office, though that could be down to a complete lack of sleep over the last few years.

Taking direct control of English with a gamepad in place of directing with a mouse, SPIFFING features a mixture of physical and mental puzzles and often somewhat self-deprecating humour (blatantly plagiarised from/paying homage to everything from Monty Python to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy). In short, it’s about as British as a game can be, in that it deftly undermines everything we hold dear about coming from this damp collection of islands in the darkest corner of Europe from start to finish.

You can check out the latest Brexit-themed trailer for SPIFFING right here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGHiAhJAwr4

“We’ve been working on Her Majesty’s SPIFFING for the past three years with the intent of bringing the spirit of a classic point-and-click adventure to the modern era,” says Will Barr, Director at the Belfast-based studio behind the game, Billy Goat Entertainment.

“We wanted to make the genre a bit more current, taking a type of game typically tied to keyboard and mouse and bring it to the masses, turn it into a real mainstream hit. That’s what we told our bank manager at least and he bought it. That and, during these times of uncertainty, I believe SPIFFING goes some way to quell people’s fears in a post-Brexit Britain. I mean, the pollsters didn’t think we’d ever leave the EU, so who’s to say the Queen won’t return the UK to an autocratic government and commission an intergalactic space organisation tasked with establishing a Galactic British Empire?
Stranger things have happened.”

Billy Goat Entertainment began life as a commercial animations studio, working on adverts for Irish television.

Work on Her Majesty’s SPIFFING has dominated the studio’s time in recent years, however, with the game already attracting praise ahead of release, with Digital Spy describing it as an adventure that “oozes British tongue-in-cheek charm, sarcasm and a whole lot of tea” - http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/feature...n-the-big-boys/

Her Majesty’s SPIFFING will be available as a digital download on Xbox One and Steam worldwide on Wednesday December 7th, PlayStation 4 on Tuesday December 13th. Download codes for all three platforms are available on request.

Xbox One:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/p/her-majestys-spiffing/c3cs50cddc83
Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/488770/


Happy Gaming!

Ana :wave:


Don't feed the Trolls
Re: Queen Founds Galactic Empire With Her Majesty’s SPIFFING [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1092108
12/07/16 01:58 PM
12/07/16 01:58 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 42,936
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 42,936
near Yosemite in California
Thanks, Ana. wave12

Re: Queen Founds Galactic Empire With Her Majesty’s SPIFFING [Re: Marian] #1092156
12/08/16 04:08 AM
12/08/16 04:08 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 31,545
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 31,545
United Kingdom
A very unusual theme !! Thanks, BrownEyedTigre yes


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Queen Founds Galactic Empire With Her Majesty’s SPIFFING [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1092279
12/09/16 10:59 AM
12/09/16 10:59 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 265
UK
L
lynthorpe Offline
Settled Boomer
lynthorpe  Offline
Settled Boomer
L

Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 265
UK
I was looking forward to this...especially being a Brit. Is it only playable with a controller? No mouse control?

Last edited by BrownEyedTigre; 12/09/16 12:07 PM. Reason: edited out political comment
Re: Queen Founds Galactic Empire With Her Majesty’s SPIFFING [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1092290
12/09/16 12:24 PM
12/09/16 12:24 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 80,857
In the Naughty Corner
BrownEyedTigre Online content OP
The Sassy Admin and PR Liaison
BrownEyedTigre  Online Content OP
The Sassy Admin and PR Liaison
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 80,857
In the Naughty Corner
It states classic point and click lynthorpe but it supports other things as mentioned on Steam:
Quote:
UPDATE: This issue should now be fixed, please update your game and sorry for the inconvenience.

Sorry everyone, it has been brought to our attention that on some version MacOS there is an issue preventing right clicking using a trackpad. We are working on a fix at the moment and anticipate uploading it tomorrow (Thursday 8th December).

Sorry for the inconvenience, in the meantime a work around is to use a Bluetooth/ USB mouse or gamepad. We will upload a fix as soon as possible, thanks for your patience.
10
Rate up



Don't feed the Trolls
Re: Queen Founds Galactic Empire With Her Majesty’s SPIFFING [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1092456
12/11/16 04:40 PM
12/11/16 04:40 PM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 16,353
Upper Arlington, Ohio
Space Quest Fan Offline
Graduate Boomer
Space Quest Fan  Offline
Graduate Boomer

Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 16,353
Upper Arlington, Ohio
thanks Ana


It's nice to be important but it is much more important to be nice.
Re: Queen Founds Galactic Empire With Her Majesty’s SPIFFING [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1092601
12/13/16 12:06 AM
12/13/16 12:06 AM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 714
gameho Offline
Settled Boomer
gameho  Offline
Settled Boomer

Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 714
I thought the game was very good, but short. Is it episodic?

gameho

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

Moderated by  BrownEyedTigre, Marian 

Who's Online Now
1 registered members (1 invisible), 46 guests, and 15 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Staff, Mod
Newest Members
Blackwell, JackieH, pax, Valeryous, harlequit
9268 Registered Users
Powered by UBB.threads™