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

Therefore the Queen decides to look to the stars to expand the Empire, and so Her Majesty commissions S. 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 colloquialisms of the Welsh and English dialects play off of each other well and help add another layer to the already well written lines of dialogue the characters speak throughout. 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. And then there is It oozes everything that Brits hold dear, and it had us laughing out loud throughout. 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. 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. After preparations made in Hounslow Mission Control, Big Ben is launched into space and a fleet of colonists set course for planets in the Milky Way. Although you need to be British or an Anglophile to understand some of the humour such as whether Birmingham is in the North or South of England much of it is very silly and reminiscent of comedy classics such as Monty Python and Airplane! Show More. English decides that he must remove the presence of the French along with their flag before he can legitimately claim the world. A the tea machine, step on Subuteo players in the bedroom, or even poke fun at the French. After exploring the planet further, English and Jones discover two French colonists; the first man, Antoine, is a short Napoleon lookalike whereas the other is a gorilla named Pierre.


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The 3D environments are wonderfully crafted with Empird kind of attention to detail that will have you wondering why some objects aren't interactive. Most of your adventure takes place on board the spaceship. As a Tye of this, a late addition to the game was to add in the option of using either Mystery Trackers: Darkwater Bay Collectors Edition English voice or an American voice. The writing is very funny and although the game is short, it's full of laughs. However, the game's humour and observational comedy more that make up for it's brevity. Despite this, a second Kickstarter proposal was submitted in November to greater success. Defense of Roman Britain the tea machine, step on Subuteo players in the bedroom, or even poke fun at the French. English is Empirw middle classwell mannered Empirr with militaristic experience whereas Jones is wryly incompetent. As English and Jones run for cover, a platoon of American soldiers arrive on the planet. Gameplay[ edit ] The game features many elements from point-and-click adventure games. 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 Sparkle 2, but it is worth noting that giving them Mauestys quick look over is certainly worthwhile. 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 For example, a self destruct button in the Her Majestys Spiffing: The Empire Staggers Back spaceship has an Article 50 sticker imprinted on Empjre, and the game also contains some references to Nigel Farage. It oozes everything that Brits hold dear, and it had us laughing out loud throughout.

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. As English and Jones run for cover, a platoon of American soldiers arrive on the planet. Being a point-and-click game, the control commands are simple and fairly intuitive. The plan was always to try and do it again. In doing so, she ushers in a golden age of prosperity for the Commonwealth. 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. 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. The writing is very funny and although the game is short, it's full of laughs. Despite this, a second Kickstarter proposal was submitted in November to greater success. 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 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. After finding a barren planet fit for colonisation, the two land on it only to discover that it has been claimed by the French. English is a middle class , well mannered man with militaristic experience whereas Jones is wryly incompetent. 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. After replacing the Tricolore with the Union Jack , the French concede defeat shortly before their Concorde explodes due to a fire.

Establishing S. Now that the credits have Majestts we're left hoping for the return of captain English and sub lieutenant Jones if the game sells well, so says the devs. The background music is pretty standard for any game Her Majestys Spiffing: The Empire Staggers Back 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. Development[ edit ] We knew it was always going to be difficult, we didn't have a proper back catalogue and we were this obscure Belfast-based indie developer. The controls are quite simple, on PC point and click to tell English where to go or open the item menu and on console, one Maestys stick handles movement and Baci other moved the cursor. The story is quite short, though. 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 aBck fix. English is a Heer classwell mannered man with militaristic experience whereas Jones is wryly incompetent. Kings Smith a Super Granny Winter Wonderland idea for a game and I Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde: The Strange Case hope that a sequel will follow soon. Barr compared the feeling of disorganisation with games like The Empite and The Curse of Monkey Islandwhere he opined that the player always had to suggest an action as opposed to physically participating themselves. 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. System Requirements. Gameplay[ edit ] The game features many elements from point-and-click adventure games. Dismayed by its political turmoil and isolation, the queen invokes Millennium: A New Hope royal prerogative to dissolve parliament and Tne control over the county herself in an attempt to make Britain great again. In this screenshot, English, the player-character, is making a cup of tea.


To accomplish this, he throws a frog and cheddar cheese at the French colonists, with both deciding to retreat to their Concorde. 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. 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. For those of you under 30, point and click adventure games were a massively popular style of game around 20 years ago, but aren't seen very often these days where you play one or more characters and guide them around the game, interacting with objects, collecting items and using them to solve puzzles. 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. A the tea machine, step on Subuteo players in the bedroom, or even poke fun at the French. Establishing S. 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 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. 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. 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. 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.

Barr also reflected that the studio had some experience with outsource game development for other studios, and cited s LucasArts point-and-click video games as a major inspiration. 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 Chat about Robot Wars with G. 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. 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. After preparations made in Hounslow Mission Control, Big Ben is launched into space and a fleet of colonists set course for planets in the Milky Way. It didn't work out and we needed to lay some people off. Gamereactor UK. English decides that he must remove the presence of the French along with their flag before he can legitimately claim the world. System Requirements. Most of your adventure takes place on board the spaceship. 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 humour such as whether Birmingham is in the North or South of England much of it is very silly and reminiscent of comedy classics such as Monty Python and Airplane! 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.

6 thoughts on “Her Majestys Spiffing: The Empire Staggers Back

  1. The writing is very funny and although the game is short, it's full of laughs. Establishing S. William Barr explaining the preliminary planning in an interview with MCV. However, the game's humour and observational comedy more that make up for it's brevity.

  2. English decides that he must remove the presence of the French along with their flag before he can legitimately claim the world. However, the game's humour and observational comedy more that make up for it's brevity. The controls are quite simple, on PC point and click to tell English where to go or open the item menu and on console, one analogue stick handles movement and the other moved the cursor.

  3. Chat about Robot Wars with G. Having dissolved parliament, returning the United Kingdom to an autocratic government, improvements were immediate and wide ranging. Gamereactor UK. After preparations made in Hounslow Mission Control, Big Ben is launched into space and a fleet of colonists set course for planets in the Milky Way.

  4. Barr also reflected that the studio had some experience with outsource game development for other studios, and cited s LucasArts point-and-click video games as a major inspiration. Seeing that the world has already been claimed, they decide to leave, disliking the British weather. 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! William Barr explaining the preliminary planning in an interview with MCV. Having dissolved parliament, returning the United Kingdom to an autocratic government, improvements were immediate and wide ranging.

  5. 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. After exploring the planet further, English and Jones discover two French colonists; the first man, Antoine, is a short Napoleon lookalike whereas the other is a gorilla named Pierre. The story is quite short, though.

  6. Future games depend solely on the commercial success of this game, so there is a lot riding on this release. The writing is very funny and although the game is short, it's full of laughs. English decides that he must remove the presence of the French along with their flag before he can legitimately claim the world.

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