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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

Join Nelly Cootalot in this new point and click adventure game, and rescue birds hypnotised by the villainous Baron Widebeard. The game launches on Steam and other stores on March 22nd for Windows, Mac & Linux. It was created by award-winning British comedian and filmmaker Alasdair Beckett-King. 

But don't waste time reading words like a landlubber! Watch Alasdair's Press Release Video instead:

Nelly Cootalot - Press  Release Trailer

Review copies will be available in early March. Please get in touch with us if you would like to review/preview the game. And please share the video above with your readers/followers/enemies.

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We're at GDC

We'll be exhibiting at GDC in the GDC Play area, booth PL514 in the North Hall. If you're attending, you are welcome to have a look at Nelly Cootalot - The Fowl Fleet as well as our virtual reality game Carpe Lucem - Seize The Light .

Read on for more, including endorsements and quotes from the likes of Tim Schafer and Ragnar Tornquist.

About Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet 

What 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.


Explore a charming hand-drawn world, meet outlandish characters and face perplexing challenges in search of the Treasure of the Seventh Sea.

The game offers full voice acting in both English and German, with an incredible cast including the legendary Tom Baker (Doctor Who, Little Britain) and Thomas Reiner (Raumpatrouille Orion, Futurama). It also offers text localisation in French, Spanish and Italian.


Nelly Cootalot first appeared in the 2007 freeware game Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! Alasdair created this short game as a birthday present for his girlfriend, and it became a favourite on the indie adventure scene.

In 2013 Alasdair ran a successful Kickstarter to fund a new stand-alone Nelly game. With the support of over 1000 backers, Alasdair teamed up with Application Systems Heidelberg in 2014. With ASH on board, the project rapidly grew in scale, adding cross-platform support, text localisation, German voice acting and tons more animation in glorious High Definition.

The budget grew from the modest Kickstarter haul to a six figure sum, with a team of 45+ people across 4 countries. Blimey, we've been busy!

Nice Quotes

"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."

- 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"

- IndieGames Weblog

“That Ginger Jesus guy is funny!”

- Tim Schafer, (Full Throttle)


  • Mac, Windows & Linux 
  • Full Voice-Acting in English & German
  • Art & Animation in glorious High Definition
  • German, Spanish, Italian & French Localisations
  • Over 45 Unique Characters & 35 Locations
Expected requirements


  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or newer
  • Ubuntu Linux - potentially other Debian based distributions
  • Intel Mac Core Solo with 1.2GHz
  • 4096MB RAM, 256MB VRAM
Additional Links

Nelly Cootalot - Website:

Nelly Cootalot - ASL: