Her Majesty the Queen is looking to return the British Empire to its former glory by going where no empire has gone before (outer space, of course!), but she can’t do it without some help from her loyal subjects – and other adventure fans around the world.
Indie developer BillyGoat Entertainment has begun fundraising on Kickstarter for their upcoming adventure, Her Majesty’s SPIFFING. Expected to span a three-episode arc, the Monty Python-inspired game will follow the adventures of Captain Frank Lee English and his companion Alad as they venture out among the stars to find new planets to colonize, as part of the SPIFFING (Special Planetary Investigative Force For Inhabiting New Galaxies) program. Aboard the HMSS Imperialise, players will help Captain English complete his quest, “deal with crippling claustrophobia,” and encounter other intrepid explorers along the way.
Played from a third-person 2.5D perspective, SPIFFING will feature familiar point-and-click gameplay and a variety of puzzles and minigames to solve, in addition to “witty dialogue” the player can use to gather clues and advance the plot.
To bring the game to light, the developers have begun a Kickstarter campaign, and are asking for a total of £30,000 before December 17. Players can snag a DRM-free digital copy of all three episodes (as they are completed) for £12 on PC, Mac, and Linux.
Her Majesty’s SPIFFING is scheduled to blast off November 2014. Interested gamers can find more information can be found at the official Kickstarter page.