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It's fair to say that, given how late in the year Her Majesty's SPIFFING was released, that we've flew under the radar of most people's GOTY lists (can't think of any other reasons for being omitted)! :P
However, we're happy to announce that the lovely editorial team at IndieDB have awarded Her Majesty's SPIFFING with their 2016 Creativity Award.


Winners of the Players Choice Awards will be announced later today so do keep your eye on the IndieDB website for more information on top indie games.
Community Announcements - Silly Billy
UPDATE: We believe that this is fixed now, if anyone is still experiencing this issue please get in touch or leave a comment below. Thanks for your patience!

A few people have reported that they are experiencing a bug crashing the game during the intro sequence. We are looking into this now and are hoping to have a fix in an update very soon.

WORK AROUND
In the meantime, a work around is to simply skip the intro before reaching the point of the crash (seems to be happening for most when Her Majesty walks in front of the bookcase, about 24 seconds into the sequence).

To skip the sequence double click left mouse or double tap the A button if you're using a gamepad before this point.

Click here to view the intro sequence for reference.

If you're experiencing this leave a comment below and, if you can, email the crash log to hello(at)billygoat.tv. Thanks for your patience, we're a small team so this may take us a few days to sort out, sorry for the inconvenience.
Dec 13, 2016
Community Announcements - Silly Billy
Good, bad or indifferent we've included all the reviews we've came across for Her Majesty's SPIFFING on all platforms and listed them below. For those sitting on the fence this will hopefully help inform you whether it's worth taking the plunge or passing by. From highest to lowest:
  • GameReactor UK, 9/10 (PS4) -
    Now that the credits have rolled we're left hoping for the return of captain English and sub lieutenant Jones (if the game sells well, so says the devs). The writing is very funny and although the game is short, it's full of laughs.


  • Twinfinite, 4.5/5 (PC) -
    The only problem with the game is that I wanted more of it. Her Majesty’s Spiffing will run you about four hours. Once you reach its end, the game is very clear with the player stating that ‘This story will continue… maybe… if we get enough sales’.


  • GameReactor.se, 9/10 (Xbox One, Swedish) -
    Fantastisk humor, smarta och logiska pussel, mästerligt röstskådespel, ljuvliga spel- och filmreferenser.


  • Orange Bison, 9/10 (Xbox One) -
    HM Spiffing stands as a both a tribute to a, lamentably, bygone era and a modern reimagining of how its gaming forbears might look, feel and play now.


  • Arabic Gamers, 85% (Xbox One) -
    ...If you like well made point and click games with a sense of humour then you'll like this. Here's hoping for a sequel.


  • Adventure Corner, 83% (PC, German) -
    Monty Python Fans, kaufen und spielen. Der Humor ist bitterböse und am Punkt.


  • Newark Advertiser, 8.3/10 (Xbox One) -
    Her Majesty's Spiffing has been a fantastic surprise. Small but sweet, it's some of the best British humour I've seen packaged into a game, and a good point-and-click venture.


  • IGN Spain, 8/10 (PS4, Spanish) -
    Una divertida, aunque corta, aventura gráfica, repleta de buen humor y con una buena factura técnica y jugable que no decepciona.


  • Brash Games, 8/10 (Xbox One) -
    Her Majesty’s Spiffing has a fitting graphic design with unique and amusing characters that come with big personalities and apt voice acting. You’ll get more than your fair share of fourth-wall breaking gags to keep you chuckling away.


  • Game Grin, 8/10 (Xbox One) -
    You would never know that this is the first game from Billy Goat Entertainment, from how well polished and written it is. Very funny and filled with pop culture references, it makes you hopeful for the post-Brexit future.


  • Alternative Magazine Online, 8/10 (PC) -
    Her Majesty’s SPIFFING is very British, very funny and very much worth your time if you love adventure games. Let’s just hope enough people buy a copy to keep Captain English afloat in space. After all, we can’t let the French win!


  • Vandal, 7.5/10 (PS4, Spanish) -
    Her Majesty's Spiffing es un título original, que sustenta casi todas sus bondades, alrededor de un humor muy británico. Los diálogos entre los protagonistas marcan la mecánica y el desarrollo del videojuego en todo momento, ofreciéndonos una constante alimentación en puzles y mecánicas, que consiguen que estemos pendientes a los chascarrillos y bromas de cara a las futuras soluciones que puedan venirnos a la cabeza.


  • Xbox Achievements, 75% (Xbox One) -
    Who'd have thought that a game ostensibly about Brexit could not only be so funny, but also provide a selection of clever puzzles to boot?


  • ICXM, 7.5/10 (Xbox One) -
    Great - An excellent piece of kit that offers value for money and adheres to high quality standards.


  • This Is Xbox, 7.1/10 (Xbox One) -
    Her Majesty’s SPIFFING does a great job as a British tongue-in-cheek take on the likes of Broken Sword and Monkey Island. The graphics are perfect for the aim of the game and the voice-acting and scripting in the game is brilliant for the player.


  • Game Spew, 7/10 (Xbox One) -
    I would like to see more from this series for another great laugh thanks to its smart writing; whether it will materialise is another story.


  • Adventure Gamers, 3/5 (PC) -
    In the end, Her Majesty's SPIFFING is like a story told over drinks at a Club: all digressions and anecdotes, rambling without any great urgency but plenty of charm.

We'll add more reviews to the list when we come across them, good or bad we'll add them to the list.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

If you’re reading RPS right now, there’s a fair chance you like affected expressions of Britishness and puns. Well, let’s say tolerate. As such, you might like Her Majesty’s SPIFFING [official site]. Well, let’s say tolerate. Released this week, it’s an adventure game about wacky British stereotypes venturing into the stars so the Queen can establish a new empire in the wake of This Mess We’re In. Expect tea, middle-class men with big moustaches, hostile encounters with the French, iffy attitudes to class and empire, and other such mock Britishness. … [visit site to read more]

Community Announcements - Silly Billy
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.
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