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Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet! (Retro Pirate Adventure)

A project in London, United Kingdom by Alasdair Beckett-King

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Join Nelly Cootalot in this retro Adventure Game, and rescue birds hypnotised by the villainous Baron Widebeard.
Backers: 1039
Average Pledge Per Backer: £19

Funded: £20,076 of £15,000
Dates: May 25th -> Jun 29th (35 days)
Project By: Alasdair Beckett-King
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Latest News

Kickstarter Katchup – June 30th 2013

June 30th - via:
Last week I was at Rezzed instead of looking at Kickstarter pages but I’ve made up for it by spending most of today browsing through projects. Thoughts of Kickstarter’s purpose have been hanging in the air (on twitter and in chatrooms that I frequent) and I have been pondering how I see the site. I have backed projects knowing that I’m essentially pre-ordering something that I assume will be released and will be as expected, based on the team’s previous work and a comfortable place in a familiar genre. But I mostly back smaller projects that I want to support and to play because they are different, risky and challenging. There’s a great deal of innovation among the nostalgia. (Read More)

24 Hour Party Pirates

June 28th - via:
The Fowl Fleet have been joined by the Abominable Snowbird, and that can mean only one thing. It's the Last Day of the Campaign! That's right! The voyage is nearly over, and thanks to our exceptionally charming backers we've navigated our way past... (Read More)

New Add-On: Hardcover Book

June 27th - via:
A few of you seem really eager to get your hands on a hardcover copy of the Nelly Cootalot Art & Design Book. I had my doubts about offering it as an Add-On, because books are expensive to print in small numbers, and our Add-On pricing has to... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2 Achieved!

June 26th - via:
A midnight update for Captain Cootalot's crew! Fair winds greet us!After a slow start, today went on to be one of the strongest we've had! Thanks to all our new backers, and to the pledge-uppers who've helped us! We've sailed past two Stretch Goals!... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1 Achieved!

June 26th - via:
Happy 19th update everyone! Thanks to some lovely new backers, we've just reached our first Stretch Goal. Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet will now feature a Cinematic Intro Movie. Huzzah!  How great would it be if there was a Cinematic Ending to go... (Read More)

100% Funded!

June 24th - via:
You did it!  Thank you to the 807 backers (at the time of writing) who've pushed us past our funding goal. Yesterday was one of the most successful days in the campaign! Now, we can either have a lovely rest for the next 4 and a half days or we can... (Read More)


June 23rd - via:
Oooh, we're so close to £14K! in fact if every backer increased their pledge by just £1.30 - Boom! We'd hit our goal. New Add-Ons!But I wouldn't ask you for more cash without offering something in return. So we've updated the Add-Ons based on your... (Read More)

The Final Week Beginneth!

June 22nd - via:
One scurvy week remains in our quest to make a bird-themed nautical adventure game. Will the winds of fate favour us? The campaign ends next Saturday at midday (BST). Tell everyone you know, including childhood enemies and local politicians! If... (Read More)

Krautfunding Livestream Tomorrow!

June 19th - via:
Krautfunding?I'm going to be taking part in a livestream event tomorrow, Thursday 20th June. Several developers with ongoing Kickstarter campaigns and recent successes will be taking part. Including: Unrest - an Unconventional RPG Set in Ancient... (Read More)

Add-Ons off the Port Bow!

June 18th - via:
Were so delighted by the support of our backers, that we want to offer you more opportunities to explore the money = stuff paradigm. This means you can get a copy of the game for a friend, or get an extra Dreadnought Coaster and be talk of the town.... (Read More)

Demo Update - Update!

June 17th - via:
Hello! A mini-update to provide you with alternative download links for the demo, in case the original server is feeling seasick: Download Nelly Demo for PC & Linux Dowload Nelly Demo for Mac New hosting courtesy of the AGS Archives! Please... (Read More)

Nelly Cootalot 2 demo unearthered in final days of Kickstarter

June 17th - via:
It's not just any pirate who's willing to share treasure freely, but Nelly Cootalot is one such buccaneer, as a playable demo of her second adventure is now available for download. (Read More)

Demo Ahoy!

June 16th - via:
As we creep up towards 80%, I'm very excited to release a playable demo of Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet. It's a short taster of the look and feel of the game, with a bit of the story thrown in. I look forward to hearing your feedback. And if you... (Read More)

Revised Stretch Goals & More!

June 13th - via:
Happy £11K everyone!  In this update I'm going to outline the Revised Stretch Goals. But first...  Pitch En Français & EspañolThanks to Words of Magic the pitch video has been subtitled in French and Spanish. Please help Nelly go global by... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Announced!

June 12th - via:
Hello! As that lovely green bar passes the 70% mark, it's time for us to talk about stretch goals. What are 'Stretch Goals'?Stretch Goals are our targets to hit if we can beat our goal of £15,000. They'll help us make the game better, richer and... (Read More)

A Voyage of Discovery

June 8th - via:
In this update I'll take you on a journey through The Fowl Fleet's locations. Step aboard for the the cruise of a lifetime! If you're wise, you'll stay away from the smorgasbord... Act 1: Port RubicundAlso known as 'the Red Quay', Port Rubicund is a... (Read More)

Nelly Cootalot Is Returning, but Not without Your Help

June 7th - via:
Nelly Cootalot is one of those adventure games that makes me sound less like a professional, and more like a gamer. Following up from the freeware title of 2007, Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! (There’s a link to the game, have a go!) is Nelly’s newest adventure Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet! Alasdair Beckett-King, the creator of the series, has taken to Kickstarter with his charming pirate adventure. (Read More)

Press Roundup

June 6th - via:
A mini-update about press coverage of this campaign. If you're a fan of any sites that ought to hear about Nelly, let me know and we'll send them a message! Articles Ahoy!Here's a collection of how some of the internet's best-dressed writers have... (Read More)

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet

June 6th - via:
Get your mouse at the ready, because we have a point and click adventure for you! “Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet” is the sequel to “Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!”, a freeware Flash game that became available way back in March 2007. (Read More)

The Kickstarter Compendium

June 5th - via:
Welcome to the Kickstarter Compendium, a gathering of games and game-related projects that we’ve come across that deserve your attention. The crowd-funding model for video games has resulted in some interesting new game ideas, and new projects are going up on a weekly basis that deserve your attention. (Read More)

Graphic Design Part 5: Shading and Rendering

June 4th - via:
This is the final part of a series of updates looking at the graphic design in The Fowl Fleet. I started by looking at my sketchy 2D drawings, and now I'm coming back to 2D art to look at how the characters appear in-game. Freestyle (UV)... (Read More)

Kickstart This - Nelly Cootaloot: The Fowl Fleet

June 4th - via:
A blast from the pirate past is had upon this day, me hearties! Nelly Cootalot, bah, that’s a name I haven’t heard since way back in 2007 when I set sail with ‘er across the South Seas in Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! The lass with the red hair and the County Durham colloquialisms – yes, I’ll never forget ‘er. What relevance does she have to us today, then, eh? A Kickstarter for a sequel, you say? Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet> Well, I never! (Read More)

Graphic Design Part 4: Rigging and Animation

June 3rd - via:
It's Monday lunchtime, and it's time to talk about animation! The Knee Bone's Connected to the Thigh BoneThe characters in Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet are just like you – inside their bodies they have a skeleton. Unlike you, however, I'm able to... (Read More)

Graphic Design Part 3: 3D Modelling

June 2nd - via:
Like all 3rd parts to 90s video games, this one is in 3D! How Many D?Nelly Cootalot The Fowl Fleet is a 2D game. However, the characters in The Fowl Fleet, and possibly other elements like ships, will be modelled and rendered in 3D. For this I use... (Read More)

Happy Birthday Nelly!

June 1st - via:
It's the real-life Nelly Cootalot's birthday TODAY!  I still didn't get her shoes!  Thanks for the birthday wishes (even the ones aimed at me!). The next update about graphics will have to wait until tomorrow, while I shower Nelly with non-shoe... (Read More)

Graphic Design Part 2: Locations

May 31st - via:
Happy Friday!  Here's the second update in a series of posts looking at the graphical style of Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet. I will try not to be boring and self-indulgent, but we can't change who we are. Retro RetrospectiveAs with the character... (Read More)

Graphic Design Part 1: Character Concepts

May 30th - via:
Hello! In the next few updates I'm going to go through the stages of graphic design for Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet. Just in case anyone is interested. The parts will be: Part 1: Character Concepts Part 2: Location Design Part 3: 3D Modelling... (Read More)

Upcoming Releases: Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet Kickstarter Campaign Video, Screenshots, Game Info

May 30th - via:
Baron Widebeard has kidnapped a fleet of birds and hypnotised them to do his bidding. What is he 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. (Read More)

Woah: Nelly Cootalot – The Fowl Fleet

May 29th - via:
Only moments after Rock, Paper, Shotgun emerged from Horace’s womb, Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy caught our eye. The 2007 AGS adventure has remained one of the favourite releases from that community, and you can still get it for free now. It’s definitely worth it – a really charming game that shows some proper adventure design chops. So I’m very pleased to see the creator is finally following it up with a full-length sequel. And, of course, a Kickstarter. (Read More)

Avast! An update video...

May 28th - via:
Wow!I'm amazed by the support we've received in the first five days. We're 30% of the way to our goal. I'm glad to hear so many of you liked the pitch video. Hiring Martin Scorsese to direct it was pretty expensive, but worth it in the end. There's a... (Read More)

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet! (Alasdair Beckett-King)

May 28th - via:
You don't see pitch videos like the one posted above every day. Then again you don't see multi-award winning point-and-clickers like the original Nelly Cootalot every day and you certainly won't be seeing more of it if you don't hop over to Kickstarter and support Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet. It is or, well, will be a full blown and brilliantly looking sequel, featuring colourful graphics with hand-drawn backgrounds and no less than 45 (!) cell-shaded characters, the ever wonderful music of Nikolas Sideris, more than 35 locations, voice acting and a hopefully large chunk of traditional and well crafted adventure gameplay. And if the quality of the original is anything to go by I'm pretty sure this will indeed be an amazing game. (Read More)

News: Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet hits Kickstarter UK

May 26th - via:
Independent developer Alasdair Beckett-King has started a new Kickstarter fundraising drive for his "old-fashioned" point-and-click adventure game Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet, a comic pirate adventure starting the titular pirate. (Read More)

Nelly Cootalot 2 seeking treasure on Kickstarter

May 25th - via:
It was only a matter of time until pirates discovered the abundant treasures of Kickstarter, but that's no problem when they come bearing gifts like the titular heroine of Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet. (Read More)

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