Saturday, February 11, 2012

Outfoxed - as cunning as an iPhone game developed in Belfast and voiced by Jackie Fullerton

Outfoxed screenshot

Local games company Billy Goat Entertainment launched their new iPhone game Outfoxed™ on Thursday night in their Belfast office.

It’s a 3D platform game that puts you in the shoes paws of a crafty fox that is raiding the local chicken farm for lunch. Watch out for the knife-wielding farmer’s wife, or the owner himself brandishing a shotgun. Get past them and you'll have to dodge the hounds.

With a desire to use local talent, animator William Barr turned to fellow Ballymena man Jackie Fullerton (sports commentator and silver fox) to provide the distinctive and distinguished voice-over. As the fox moves around farm, Jackie chips in with witty one-liners that could soon become his catchphrases.

Check out the video to see a demo of the video and hear Jackie and William discuss Outfoxed™ as well as the state of the local games industry which is steadily expanding, with a couple of small companies making a mark in the iPhone app/games scene already. Billy Goat received seed corn funding from the Creative Industries Innovation Fund (administered by the Arts Council NI for DCAL).

Outfoxed™ has now launched on the iTunes Apps Store and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. There are plans to port the game to Mac and PC too. Priced at £1.49, Pocket Gamer website describes it as “chicken pickin’ good”.

Updated with a link to a video from Billy Goat explaining new features available in the next release ...

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