Alasdair Beckett-King/Application Systems Heidelberg
Based in London, UK and Heidelberg, Germany
Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet - Description
Join Nelly Cootalot in this indie adventure game, and rescue birds hypnotised by the villainous Baron Widebeard. Explore a charming, hand-drawn world created by award-winning comedian and filmmaker Alasdair Beckett-King.
About the gameWhat is Baron Widebeard planning? Can he be stopped? In what way is a frozen volcano involved?
To answer these questions comes Nelly Cootalot: pirate heroine and defender of endangered and adorable creatures. Nelly's journey will take her from Port Rubicund in the South Seas to the lonely isle of Gloomholm in the icy north. She'll meet outlandish characters and face perplexing challenges in her quest for the Treasure of the Seventh Sea.
HistoryAlasdair created a first adventure game called "Nelly Cootalot - Spoonbeaks Ahoy" in 2008 as a birthday present for his girlfriend. It is not part one. It is a different adventure built in a much simpler style with a shorter story and has been released as a free game on the Adventure Game Studio site.
In 2013 he ran a successful Kickstarter and got in touch with Application Systems Heidelberg (ASH).
In 2014 Alasdair and ASH agreed to make the game even bigger and better and started to port it from AGS to Unity, allowing for HD graphics way more animations and other improvements. Quickly the budget of the game grew to a six digit number. Unfortunately the Kickstarter money was only enough to pay for the Voice Over in one language. Meanwhile 47 people have been paid for their contribution to Nelly.
- Mac, Windows & Linux
- Full Voice-Acting in English (including Tom Baker - off of Dr Who/Little Britain) & German (including Thomas Reiner - Raumpatrouille Orion, Muppet show, Futurama)
- Art & Animation in glorious High Definition
- German, Italian, Spanish & French Localisations
- Over 45 Unique Characters & 35 Locations
Previous press releases:
Nintendo Switch announcement
Nelly Cootalot - Nintendo Switch Trailer Video YouTube
Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet - Music Preview YouTube
Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet - Voice Over, Behind the Scenes YouTube
Alasdair Beckett-King - Leicester Square New Comedian Final 2013 YouTube
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- "Nelly Cootalot does look fantastic. Go support them NOW!"
- Ragnar Tornquist, The Longest Journey
- "Beckett-King proved he's a strong writer in the first freeware game, and doubly proves a great sense for comic timing... two really important elements for getting this genre right."
- John Walker, Rock, Paper, Shotgun
- "If the quality of the original is anything to go by I'm pretty sure this will indeed be an amazing game"
- Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Indie Games, The Weblog
- "That Ginger Jesus guy is funny!"
- Tim Schafer, Full Throttle
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Successful Kickstarter kickstarter.com.
Steam Greenlight Page
Successful Greenlight here: steamcommunity.com.
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Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet Credits
Additional Coding, Development
Testing, Quality assurance
Testing, Quality assurance
Dialogue Producer / Director (UK)
Byron Hosking (THE LAB), Emmett Glynn (Fourpin Sound), Paul Midcalf (Audio Sorcery)
Sound Engineers (UK)
Bastian Wölfle (Boinx)
Sound Engineers (DE)
Maurico Nunes, Tiago Morelli
Nikolas Sideris (www.musica-ferrum.com)
Original Nelly Cootalot Theme
Solomon Spry's Song Composed + Performed by
Solomon Spry's Song German Version Performed by
Emmett Glynn (Fourpin Sound)
Bastian Wölfle (Boinx)
Sound Engineer (DE)
Leonie Baum, Valentin Mohr, Pascal Klähn, Mailina Cuicapuza
Projects under development:PC/Mac/Linux: Mutropolis - Post apocalyptic Sci-Fi adventure game - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
PC/Mac/Linux: Growbot - Sci-Fi themed story book like adventure game - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
Nintendo Switch: Unforeseen Incidents - Mystery adventure game - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
Nintendo Switch: The Longing - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
PC/Mac/Linux: Haiki - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
PC/Mac/Linux: Ghost on the Shore - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
PC/Mac/Linux: Rosewater - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
PC/Mac/Linux: Oxyd - Puzzler - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
List of released projects:PC/Mac/Linux: The Longing - Unusual mix of idle game and adventure game - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
PC/Mac/Linux: LUNA The Shadow Dust - Puzzle Adventure - RELEASED
Nintendo Switch: Nelly Cootalot - RELEASED
Nintendo Switch: Frag doch mal...die Maus! - Kids quiz game - RELEASED
PC/Mac: Lamplight City - Detective adventure game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Unforeseen Incidents - Mystery adventure game - RELEASED
iOS/Android/Windows mobile: Nelly Cootalot - Nautical themed adventure game - RELEASED
Wii U: Frag doch mal...die Maus! - Kids quiz game - RELEASED
Playstation VR: Carpe Lucem: Seize The Light - Virtual Reality Puzzle game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Nelly Cootalot - Nautical themed adventure game - RELEASED
PC: Carpe Lucem: Seize The Light - Virtual Reality Puzzle game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux/iOS/Android: Frag doch mal...die Maus! - Kids quiz game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: GhostControl Inc., - turn based ghost hunting in retro style - RELEASED
iOS/Android: 6 Takes! - Adaptation of classic card game - RELEASED
iOS: Café International - The board game (Game of The Year in Germany) as an App - RELEASED