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An interview with William Barr from Billygoat Entertainment


We were excited to hear that Videogame Developers and Blick Malone residents Billygoat Entertainment had released their brilliant new adventure game HM Spiffing.  We caught up with director William to get the latest on all things Billygoat and here’s what he had to say:

What were some of the highlights and challenges over the past few months?

Releasing HM Spiffing was probably the biggest highlight over the past few months as creating a game poses a lot of challenges, particularly ensuring that funding is in place to carry it forward.  One of the most exciting things is that we are able to create new games as a small independent company from Northern Ireland with a great team of designers, artists and developers.

How have critics reviews your game so far?

We’ve enjoyed some positive reviews so far! Here are a couple:

“If you love graphic adventures and a British sense of humor (shall we say ‘humour’), you’re going to have a great time with this.”

– Vandal Online

“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? Her Majesty’s SPIFFING is all of these things and therefore an adventure game you should most certainly play, if only for a little bit of levity with which to see out 2016.”

– Xbox Achievements

What are players most enjoying about your game? 

People love the humour, the escapism, the visuals and the adventure – of course!

How is your game best enjoyed?

Alone in the dark and it helps if you’re intoxicated!

What would be an ideal present for a gamer?

2 (or more) copies of HM Spiffing

Also check out this in-depth video interview with William by Adventure Corner.

We wish Billygoat Entertainment (most of the team are pictured below) the best of luck for the future!

Billygoat team pic