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  Strong & Stable Space Exploration: Her Majesty’s SPIFFING Goes Mobile!
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05/04/2017
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday 4th May, Belfast, UK: At a time when the future of the United Kingdom hangs in the balance - the population contemplating the choice between “Strong and Stable” tissues, or a “Coalition of Chaos” (probably some rowdy metal band from the north, we don’t know) - it seems only right to indulge our fantasies.

With such uncertainty looming ominously on the horizon one can be forgiven for taking a moment to imagine an alternative future for the country other than the one on offer.

A future where we restore national pride. A future where we reach out to people beyond our borders. A future where we build a bold, new British Empire... IN SPACE!

Yes, Her Majesty’s SPIFFING is the somewhat comical tale of Britain venturing into the stars, using whatever tin-pot craft she can get her regal hands on, to build a new, galactic empire! All while sipping on cups of tea and antagonising the French.

Having hit PS4, Xbox One and Steam last December, Her Majesty’s SPIFFING (that’s the Special Planetary Investigative Force For Inhabiting New Galaxies, if you wondering) will now make it mark on iOS and Android, launching on both platforms today.

Just like their console and PC brethren, mobile gamers will now be able to take charge of Captain Frank Lee English as he (along with his insightful Welsh colleague, Aled) takes to the stars on board the HMSS Imperialise in this modern interpretation of a classic point-and-click.

In Her Majesty’s SPIFFING players will be charged with solving both mental and physical based puzzles, all the while being rewarded with a sharp and witty script that subtly analyses British national identity in a typically humble fashion. At least, that’s what our lawyers have told us to say.

“People should buy SPIFFING because I have bills to pay,” offers William Barr, Director at the Belfast-based studio behind the game, Billy Goat Entertainment Ltd.

“It takes cues from/plagiarises 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 this damp collection of islands from beginning to end.”

After a successful Kickstarter campaign Billy Goat Entertainment commenced development of Her Majesty’s SPIFFING in November 2014 with the support of Northern Ireland Screen.

Her Majesty’s SPIFFING is available now on iOS and Android. Downloads codes for both platforms are available on request.

You can also find the press kit here: http://press.billygoat.tv/

Press can contact keith@billygoat.tv for more details.

ENDS

About Billy Goat Entertainment:

Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Billy Goat Entertainment Ltd was formed in 2010, initially producing commercial animation for Irish television. Her Majesty’s SPIFFING is Billy Goat Entertainment’s debut console title and is part funded by Northern Ireland Screen supported by Invest NI.

Billy Goat specialises in crafting jovial, light hearted, comedic experiences and is currently developing on mobile, console and PC.