Her Majestys Spiffing: The Empire Staggers Back

Follow the exploits of Captain Frank Lee English and his trusted regional colleague Aled, as they travel through the cosmos in search of planets to claim for a new Galactic British Empire! In the wake a political crisis Britain found itself isolated from global society. Frustrated by the demise of this once great nation Her Majesty the Queen decides that the elected representatives at Westminster are no longer fit to govern her United Kingdom. With parliament gone, the Queen concluded that, given the complications Britain was facing returning to a position of power on earth, perhaps it was time to focus her attention elsewhere... Establishing S.P.I.F.F.I.N.G. (Special Planetary Investigative Force For Inhabiting New Galaxies) Her Majesty has turned to the stars in a bid to establish a new, Galactic British Empire in this quaint, graphic adventure game!

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Her Majesty's SPIFFING: The Empire Staggers Back (full playthrough)

Gameplay[ edit ] The game features many elements from point-and-click adventure games. William Barr explaining the preliminary planning in an interview with MCV. Not only is there the weather and the crushing social anxiety to deal with, but you also have to live with the knowledge that your ancestors civilised half the globe only to have the colonies demand independence and, once they got it, turned out to be considerably better at killing off the indigenous people, or each other, than you ever could. Barr took further comparison to traditional point-and-click titles which involved mundane gameplay tasks, and stressed that he wanted to make Her Majesty's SPIFFING more responsive and immersive. Gamereactor UK. Barr also explained that keeping the Captain English on-screen at all times instead of viewing it through his point of view would allow them to design a more personable and endearing character, as well as helping the player bond with English. It didn't work out and we needed to lay some people off. System Requirements. The background music is pretty standard for any game in the sci-fi genre, with long drawn out notes that you'd expect to hear aboard the USS Enterprise, but the sound effects are great, with whooshing automatic doors, the heavy footsteps of Captain English, and the whirring of disc drives and sparking electrical cables; everything works together to help build to the atmosphere on-board your tiny spacecraft. Barr thought that the game could benefit from these references and the outcome of Brexit and even hoped that it would be marked as the "Official Brexit Game", but was concerned that a European audience would find its tone arrogant. Pop culture and quintessentially British references are shoehorned into every area and there is always something to look out for. Xbox One Description The Empire Staggers Back In the wake of political developments during the summer of and the events that followed, Britain found itself increasingly isolated from global society.

The writing is very funny and although the game is short, it's full of laughs. Hailing from a time when computer games came on tape and consoles had wood effect cases, Nick has been gaming for a while and regularly enjoys PC and console titles. Most of your adventure takes place on board the spaceship. Furthermore, the team had to use work for hire and a substantial overdraft. It oozes everything that Brits hold dear, and it had us laughing out loud throughout. A the tea machine, step on Subuteo players in the bedroom, or even poke fun at the French. In light of this, the team had to make some adjustments while trying to keep game's satirical tone. His voice is that of your typical army captain, a booming, authoritative posh accent brilliantly offset by his quiet yet condescending Welsh co-pilot, sub-lieutenant Aled Jones. Barr thought that the game could benefit from these references and the outcome of Brexit and even hoped that it would be marked as the "Official Brexit Game", but was concerned that a European audience would find its tone arrogant. The writing is very funny and although the game is short, it's full of laughs. Establishing S. Post Brexit Britain has thrown the country in to a downward spiral, and ol' Lizzy Windsor has taken it upon herself to dissolve Parliament, return the United Kingdom to an autocratic state, and assume absolute rule.

Hailing from a time when computer games came on tape and consoles had wood effect cases, Nick has been gaming for a while and regularly enjoys PC and console titles. A the tea machine, step on Subuteo players in the bedroom, or even poke fun at the French. The plan was always to try and do it again. Dismayed by its political turmoil and isolation, the queen invokes the royal prerogative to dissolve parliament and take control over the county herself in an attempt to make Britain great again. The story is quite short, though. Puzzle solving is relatively simple, as every item you can pick up performs a specific task and once used will remove itself from your inventory, which makes keeping track of what you are doing very simple, but it is worth noting that giving them a quick look over is certainly worthwhile. Barr thought that the game could benefit from these references and the outcome of Brexit and even hoped that it would be marked as the "Official Brexit Game", but was concerned that a European audience would find its tone arrogant. Pick Up, Examine, Talk and Inventory are all easy to select, and even players new to the genre will quickly get to grips with the HUD thanks to the bright visual aides that diminish as you grow accustomed. Chat about Robot Wars with G. If American dialogue is chosen, a laugh track is played after an appropriate joke so that its audience would be able to understand whenever a joke is happening. The background music is pretty standard for any game in the sci-fi genre, with long drawn out notes that you'd expect to hear aboard the USS Enterprise, but the sound effects are great, with whooshing automatic doors, the heavy footsteps of Captain English, and the whirring of disc drives and sparking electrical cables; everything works together to help build to the atmosphere on-board your tiny spacecraft. Frustrated by the demise of this once great nation Her Majesty the Queen concluded that the elected representatives at Westminster were no longer fit to govern her United Kingdom. In this screenshot, English, the player-character, is making a cup of tea. William Barr explaining the preliminary planning in an interview with MCV. Post Brexit Britain has thrown the country in to a downward spiral, and ol' Lizzy Windsor has taken it upon herself to dissolve Parliament, return the United Kingdom to an autocratic state, and assume absolute rule.

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After finding a barren planet fit for colonisation, the two land on it only to discover that it has been claimed by the French. As a hardware nerd, he can often be found tinkering with the innards of gaming rigs and servers or explaining the difference between L2 cache and system RAM to those keen to take their gaming hardware to the next level! Establishing S. Assuming command of the near futuristic space ship HMSS Imperialise and her crew distinguished veteran and gentleman Captain Frank Lee English and Aled, his mild-mannered South Walean colleague YOU will venture into the cosmos, solving puzzles, engaging in witty banter, deal with crippling claustrophobia, gradually Spidfing: to the sustained exposure of cosmic radiation and so on, all for Queen and Country. The 3D environments are wonderfully crafted with the kind Worlds Greatest Cities Mosaics 4 attention to detail that will have you wondering why some objects aren't interactive. After replacing the Tricolore with the Union Jackthe French concede defeat Trapped: The Abduction before their Concorde explodes due to a fire. In lampooning an isolationist Britain, it is the Hfr jester speaking truth to power. English decides that he must remove the presence of the French along with their flag before he can legitimately claim the world. The only real disappointment with the game is that it is quite short, something that the developers freely admit. To accomplish this, he throws a frog and cheddar cheese at the French colonists, with both deciding to retreat to their Concorde. Although you need to be British or an Anglophile to understand some of the Insane Jewels such as whether Birmingham is Iron Sea: Frontier Defenders the North or South of England Her Majestys Spiffing: The Empire Staggers Back of it is very Hre and reminiscent Majfstys comedy classics such as Monty Python and Airplane! Post Brexit Britain has thrown the country in to a downward spiral, and ol' Lizzy Windsor has taken Finding Hope upon herself to dissolve Parliament, return the United Kingdom to an autocratic state, and assume absolute rule. The story's ending has been left open enough for a sequel, and if BillyGoat Entertainment is able to return with a follow up, it would be very welcome as far as we're concerned.

Barr also explained that keeping the Captain English on-screen at all times instead of viewing it through his point of view would allow them to design a more personable and endearing character, as well as helping the player bond with English. In doing so, she ushers in a golden age of prosperity for the Commonwealth. Show More. The writing is very funny and although the game is short, it's full of laughs. Assuming command of the near futuristic space ship HMSS Imperialise and her crew distinguished veteran and gentleman Captain Frank Lee English and Aled, his mild mannered South Walean colleague YOU will venture into the cosmos, solving puzzles, engaging in witty banter, deal with crippling claustrophobia, gradually succumb to the sustained exposure of cosmic radiation and so on, all for Queen and Country. It oozes everything that Brits hold dear, and it had us laughing out loud throughout. Therefore the Queen decides to look to the stars to expand the Empire, and so Her Majesty commissions S. However, the game's humour and observational comedy more that make up for it's brevity. Saying that, those four hours were packed full of witty banter, pop culture references, puzzle solving, and tomfoolery, all combining to make a truly enjoyable game. It's a fantastic idea for a game and I sincerely hope that a sequel will follow soon. As a result of this, a late addition to the game was to add in the option of using either an English voice or an American voice. Furthermore, the team had to use work for hire and a substantial overdraft. Xbox One Description The Empire Staggers Back In the wake of political developments during the summer of and the events that followed, Britain found itself increasingly isolated from global society.

The story's ending has been left open enough for a sequel, and if BillyGoat Entertainment is able to return with a follow up, it would be very welcome as far as we're concerned. It oozes everything that Brits hold dear, and it had us laughing out loud throughout. For example, a self destruct button in the player-character's spaceship has an Article 50 sticker imprinted on it, and the game also contains some references to Nigel Farage. Establishing S. Saying Majestyss, those four hours were packed full of witty banter, pop culture references, puzzle solving, and tomfoolery, all combining to make a The Golden Years: Way Out West enjoyable game. Being a point-and-click game, the control commands are simple and fairly intuitive. The story is quite short, though. Our initial playthrough clocked in at around the four hour mark, but subsequent replays were much shorter due to knowing what items do what and where to go. Despite this, a second Kickstarter proposal was submitted in November to greater success. It didn't work out and we needed to lay some people off. For veteran point and click adventure Fairy Maids, it's a very familiar interface and for new gamers, it's very easy to pick up. Pop culture and Spififng: British references are shoehorned into every area and there is always something to look out for. Gameplay[ edit ] The game features many elements from point-and-click adventure games. Assuming command of the near futuristic space Cafe Mahjongg HMSS Imperialise and her crew distinguished veteran and gentleman Captain Frank Lee English and Aled, his mild-mannered South Walean colleague YOU will venture into Sfaggers cosmos, solving puzzles, engaging in witty banter, deal with crippling claustrophobia, gradually succumb to the sustained exposure of cosmic radiation and so on, all for Queen and Mystery Trackers: Darkwater Bay Collectors Edition.


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  1. In light of this, the team had to make some adjustments while trying to keep game's satirical tone. The writing is very funny and although the game is short, it's full of laughs. It doesn't take long for the intrepid explorers to find themselves in trouble, but it's nothing that a bit of puzzle solving, witty remarks, and casual regional stereotyping can't fix. However, the game's humour and observational comedy more that make up for it's brevity.

  2. Being a point-and-click game, the control commands are simple and fairly intuitive. The writing is very funny and although the game is short, it's full of laughs. This is all before the pair head off to a planet, ready to plant a flag in the name of Her Majesty and Great Britain, hopefully before the French turn up. The story is quite short, though.

  3. In this screenshot, English, the player-character, is making a cup of tea. The only real disappointment with the game is that it is quite short, something that the developers freely admit. However, ever the pragmatist, Her Majesty concluded that, given the complications Britain was facing returning to a position of power on earth, perhaps it was time to focus her attention elsewhere In doing so, she ushers in a golden age of prosperity for the Commonwealth. Show More.

  4. If American dialogue is chosen, a laugh track is played after an appropriate joke so that its audience would be able to understand whenever a joke is happening. Being a point-and-click game, the control commands are simple and fairly intuitive. Frustrated by the demise of this once great nation Her Majesty the Queen concluded that the elected representatives at Westminster were no longer fit to govern her United Kingdom.

  5. Assuming command of the near futuristic space ship HMSS Imperialise and her crew distinguished veteran and gentleman Captain Frank Lee English and Aled, his mild-mannered South Walean colleague YOU will venture into the cosmos, solving puzzles, engaging in witty banter, deal with crippling claustrophobia, gradually succumb to the sustained exposure of cosmic radiation and so on, all for Queen and Country. Post Brexit Britain has thrown the country in to a downward spiral, and ol' Lizzy Windsor has taken it upon herself to dissolve Parliament, return the United Kingdom to an autocratic state, and assume absolute rule. After finding a barren planet fit for colonisation, the two land on it only to discover that it has been claimed by the French. Seeing that the world has already been claimed, they decide to leave, disliking the British weather. As English and Jones run for cover, a platoon of American soldiers arrive on the planet.

  6. For veteran point and click adventure gamers, it's a very familiar interface and for new gamers, it's very easy to pick up. The 3D environments are wonderfully crafted with the kind of attention to detail that will have you wondering why some objects aren't interactive. In the case of the last option, some items can be taken with you for later use or combined with other items to make more "interesting" items.

  7. It doesn't take long for the intrepid explorers to find themselves in trouble, but it's nothing that a bit of puzzle solving, witty remarks, and casual regional stereotyping can't fix. Assuming command of the near futuristic space ship HMSS Imperialise and her crew distinguished veteran and gentleman Captain Frank Lee English and Aled, his mild mannered South Walean colleague YOU will venture into the cosmos, solving puzzles, engaging in witty banter, deal with crippling claustrophobia, gradually succumb to the sustained exposure of cosmic radiation and so on, all for Queen and Country. The writing is very funny and although the game is short, it's full of laughs. Most of your adventure takes place on board the spaceship.

  8. Show More. For example, a self destruct button in the player-character's spaceship has an Article 50 sticker imprinted on it, and the game also contains some references to Nigel Farage. As a result of this, a late addition to the game was to add in the option of using either an English voice or an American voice.

  9. Post Brexit Britain has thrown the country in to a downward spiral, and ol' Lizzy Windsor has taken it upon herself to dissolve Parliament, return the United Kingdom to an autocratic state, and assume absolute rule. Barr compared the feeling of disorganisation with games like The Sims and The Curse of Monkey Island , where he opined that the player always had to suggest an action as opposed to physically participating themselves. If American dialogue is chosen, a laugh track is played after an appropriate joke so that its audience would be able to understand whenever a joke is happening.

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