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Comedy adventure Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy Launched Today! #1186941
05/23/19 09:15 AM
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Spoonbeaks Ahoy! launched today for PC, Mac and Linux!

Check out the trailer Here.

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Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! was originally released by Alasdair Beckett-King hundreds of years ago in 2007. The game started out as a birthday present for his girlfriend and got wildly out of hand. In 2016, he even made another Nelly game called Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet.

The HD remastering of Spoonbeaks Ahoy! brings the original game back to life, with a streamlined interface and loads more pixels and voice over (!) for the first time. Read the details below!

Getting ready to ship, captain!
Alasdair has been tweaking and polishing (and breaking and fixing) Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! for many months now. 1920x1080 HD resolution and a FULL VOICE OVER in English are the obvious highlights. Here is the full list of the improvements we've made to the original 2007 game.
New resolution
The game now runs in full 1920x1080 HD, (as well as other widescreen resolutions). This is flipping massive compared to the tiny, square original graphics (see trailer video).
Full voice acting (English only)
Extremely cheap voice acting by Alasdair Beckett-King, real Nelly and literally no one else. Think of it as a director's commentary where he got to do a load of dodgy accents. (Yes, this feature CAN be switched off.)
Support for more operating systems
Full support for macOS and Linux as well as all recent Windows systems.
Other improvements
• Streamlined point & click interface.
• Improved launcher app.
• Bad jokes replaced with good jokes (we wish).
New "business" model
• Cheapest price ever: $1.99 / £1.69 / 1.99 Euros
• Revenue goes to the birds.

We've put a lot of work into this remastered edition. However, Spoonbeaks Ahoy! is a shorter game than „The Fowl Fleet“, and the original was freeware. So we've decided to make this release super, super-cheap.

But that didn't seem like enough. So, the revenue - after fees and taxes are deducted - will go to the RSPB, a British charity taking care of our feathered friends (birds).

About Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
Nelly Cootalot, fearsome pirate and lover of tiny and adorable creatures, is charged by the spirit of a dead buccaneer to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a fleet of birds known as spoonbeaks. Her adventure will bring her face to face with the nefarious Baron Widebeard as she uncovers corruption and wanton punning in the Barony of Meeth.


Meet a cast of oddball characters and solve puzzles in this delightfully witty point and click adventure game. Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! is your opportunity to:
• Rescue endangered and unusually named wildfowl.
• Acquire morally dubious items on behalf of minor aristocrats.
• Intercept the private correspondances of a daredevil pilot.
• Come to the aid of downtrodden supernatural beings.
• Be confused by obscure colloquialisms.
• Borrow facial hair from long-dead pirates.
• Wantonly misuse the word 'borrow'.


History
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 (Nelly Cootalot – The Fowl Fleet). 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 for the new game 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!



Happy Gaming!
Ana


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Re: Comedy adventure Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy Launched Today! [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1186947
05/23/19 11:47 AM
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Thanks Ana.

Re: Comedy adventure Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy Launched Today! [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1186950
05/23/19 01:19 PM
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Thanks Ana.


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Re: Comedy adventure Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy Launched Today! [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1186970
05/23/19 05:33 PM
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Interesting little video, thanks Ana.


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Re: Comedy adventure Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy Launched Today! [Re: Winfrey] #1187170
05/26/19 02:40 AM
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Thanks, BrownEyedTigre smile


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