The Mystery of Woolley Mountain interview

Devs: Lightfoot Bros. / Huey Games
Publisher: Huey Games Ltd
Based In: London / Manchester, UK
Platforms: Steam, Console, Mobile
Release Date: 2018



The Collectors USB Cassette series from Huey Games features the finest selection of retro-style games, delivered on a unique, nostalgia-inducing physical format.

Badged as release 003 in the series, the Collectors USB Cassette of The Mystery of Woolley Mountain is an exclusive physical edition of this classic game for Windows and Mac (DRM-free), designed to slot seamlessly into your retro gaming collection. This unique format allows us to load the USB drive with a tonne of special features including soundtrack albums, artwork, retro archives and more.

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Interview with James Lightfoot by Peter Ward

What is your first gaming experience?

Grannys Garden on the BBC Micro at school. It enchanted and scared me in equal measure. There is an ode to this in Woolley Mountain – you play a text adventure on a speccy in the game which is based graphically on GG.

What got you into programming games?

When I was a kid I loved my speccy so much and dreamed of being a programmer so would start by copying game code out of magazines or books, and then tried making my own games from scratch. They were terrible and barely games but I enjoyed doing it so much. My first game coded from scratch on the speccy is called Cars: The Remix, and i have recreated a fully ‘playable’ version,  pixel for pixel, in Woolley Mountain

What development tools or coding did you use?

Unity, Udemy courses and books 

What hurdles did you have making your current game?

Not planning it out. My impatience ensured that I just dived in, which is important sometimes, but as I have learnt and progressed, the later acts n my game were far more planned out, and therefore, have far fewer bugs,

After the completion of the game what game will you make?

I plan on bringing to life a bunch of characters from my school days that my friends and I used to run around acting out. They all came from my mind and i want to put them in a 2d run and gunner platform game,. 

What other games have you made you made?

Only Cars: The Remix and Woolley Mountain.

My favourite computer was my Amiga and console the Megadrive do you have a favourite?

Always my Spectrum 128k 

What is your favourite retro game?

Monkey Island 2

Do you still game on the current consoles if so whats your favourite game?

Last Of Us. Uncharted 4. Inside. 

Whats the worst game you have ever played?

Cars: The Remix

Finally what game or feature would you like to see on Retrogamesmaster in the future?

 An in depth piece on the Magic Knight series?