The Mystery Of Woolley Mountain – an otherworldly point and click adventure game (Click here to preorder)
PC & Mac
TBC – Expected October 2017
Point & Click Adventure
English (more coming soon)
James Lightfoot – London, United Kingdom
The Mystery Of Woolley Mountain is a brand new point and click adventure for Windows and OSX, featuring five renegade audio scientists in their quest to rid Woolley Mountain of an evil witch.
If you loved The Secret Of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, DiscWorld, Space Quest, Trap Door, Phantom Tollbooth and Chorlton and the Wheelies then continue reading my friend….
Set in a surreal, fantastical world where a group of renegade time travelling audio scientists are trying to save the children from a malevolent witch who has kidnapped them from a town on the mysterious island of Woolley Mountain.
Colourful world: A fantastical sprawling universe, where beasts, witches, automatons, ropemen and other strange and wonderful beings exist
Family content and all ages humour: No swearing, maybe the word ‘Darn’ may appear
Unique cartoon 2D Graphics: Adventure Time meets the Simpsons, a different look and feel to the other P&C games out there
Fantastical story: The five scientists travel in their amazing time-traversing Crystal Submarine from island to island, starting out on a small dock and ending up on the dangerous island of Woolley mountain to find and destroy the evil witch.
An otherworldly new point and click adventure game with a rich storyline, quirky characters and awesome music.
Try it out for yourself by playing the demo featured on the website and Kickstarter page.
In case you need any further information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will answer any of your questions.
The Mystery Of Woolley Mountain Kickstarter launches on July 20 for Windows and Mac.
What is your first gaming experience?
Playing Granny’s Garden at school on the BBC MICRO, followed swiftly by receiving a Spectrum 48k for Christmas.
What got you into programming games?
When I was a wee young thing, my brother and I used to sit in front of our small TV and play on our Spectrum 48k for hours – trying to program in BASIC and inputting 500 line POKEs for extra lives. It was all mindblowing and fun.
It was another world.
I used to try and make games on my beloved Speccy, they were awful and my grips of BASIC were scarce to say the least. Here is a classic example of my legendary game CARS:
As you can see, not much to it, and not much logic. But I loved the process. I would make the cassette covers, put it all together and write the instructions for my rubbish games. I loved it. My brother and I would go to the computer shows and just lap up the whole world, religiously buying the magazines and obsess over the preview pages of the upcoming games.
What development tools or coding did you use?
I use UNITY and C#. Luckily UNITY reduces the need for lots of coding, but the odd bespoke script still needs adding here and there.
What hurdles did you have making your current game?
Well, as it has only just been funded on Kickstarter, I’m sure the hurdles will soon start to present themselves! But, in making act 1 of my game, I found that in being a one man new lone developer, I would spend far to much time getting into detail of things, like art or animation, before I had wireframed and got everything working. For act 2, I will plan and ensure it is all working before I then spend days on background art and details!
After the completion of the game what game will you make?
Well, I would love to work in a team on my next game. But either way, I think I would like to make an intelligent platformer like Inside.
What other games have you made you made?
Only, awful awful BASIC games on the Spectrum, and example being here:
My favourite computer was my Amiga and console the Megadrive do you have a favourite?
Spectrum 48k, hands down. And the SNES due to the WOW of Mode 7 and the plethora of amazing games (Super Ghouls N Ghosts, Streetfighter 2).
What is your favourite retro game?
My favourite games of all times are Monkey Island 1 and 2 on PC, Spellbound on the Speccy and Bubble Bobble, and in some ways, THE MYSTERY OF WOOLLEY MOUNTAIN is my homage to point and click adventure games and encapsulates the best bits from these games (or so I’d like to think).
Do you still game on the current consoles if so whats your favourite game?
My current favourites are Unchartered 4, Inside and HeadLander.
Whats the worst game you have ever played?
Good question! Renegade 3 on the Speccy. It was a HUGE disappointment after the amazing Target Renegade – a serious story of revenge, only to be followed by a time travel romp punching cartoony dinosaurs and knights???
Finally what game or feature would you like to see on Retrogamesmaster in the future?
Worst games ever played feature would be a good one! I just read Terrible Old Games You’ve Probably Never Heard Of by Stuart Ashten and that was so funny!