Alasdair Beckett-King/Application Systems Heidelberg
Based in London, UK and Heidelberg, Germany

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Presskit for Nintendo Switch


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English Voice Over cast and samples
German Voice Over cast and samples

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 game

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. She'll meet outlandish characters and face perplexing challenges in her quest for the Treasure of the Seventh Sea.


Alasdair 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

Text downloads:
download Nelly_Cootalot_Behind_The_Scenes.pdf (8MB)
download ENGLISH game description text as .zip (2KB)
download GERMAN game description text as .zip (2KB)
download ITALIAN game description text as .zip (2KB)
download FRENCH game description text as .zip (1KB)
download SPANISH game description text as .zip (1KB)

Previous press releases:


Nelly Cootalot - Trailer Video YouTube

Nelly Cootalot - Press Release 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

Nelly Cootalot - Kickstarter Trailer Vimeo

Nelly Cootalot - Greenlight Trailer YouTube


download game images as .zip (11MB)
download all ENGLISH screenshots as .zip (23MB)
download all GERMAN screenshots as .zip (23MB)
download all FRENCH screenshots as .zip (23MB)
download all SPANISH screenshots as .zip (23MB)
download all ITALIAN screenshots as .zip (23MB)
Nelly Poster Crop.jpg


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Selected Articles

  • "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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Kickstarter Campaign Page
Successful Kickstarter kickstarter.com.

Steam Greenlight Page
Successful Greenlight here: steamcommunity.com.

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Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet Credits

Alasdair Beckett-King
Creator, Mastermind

Alexander Henn
Coding, Development

Andre Knight
Additional Coding, Development

Volker Ritzhaupt
Project lead

Oliver Buchmann
Testing, Quality assurance

Marcel Mechler
Testing, Quality assurance

Liam Creighton
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
Dialogue Editor

Nikolas Sideris (www.musica-ferrum.com)

Mark Lovegrove
Original Nelly Cootalot Theme

Thomas Gray
Solomon Spry's Song Composed + Performed by

Götz Widmann
Solomon Spry's Song German Version Performed by

Emmett Glynn (Fourpin Sound)
SFX Design

Bastian Wölfle (Boinx)
Sound Engineer (DE)

Pauline Tonon
French Localisation

Nicolas Gasco
Italian Localisation

Volker Ritzhaupt
German Localisation

Guillermo Sellan
Spanish Localisation

Michael Doig
Additional Art

Leonie Baum, Valentin Mohr, Pascal Klähn, Mailina Cuicapuza
Testing Assistants

Projects under development:

Nintendo Switch: Mutropolis - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
PC/Mac/Linux: The Plague Doctor of Wippra - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
PC/Mac/Linux: We Stay Behind - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
PC/Mac/Linux: Rosewater - UNDER DEVELOPMENT

List of released projects:


PC/Mac/Linux: Sonority - A music-based puzzle game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Ghost on the Shore - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Haiki - RELEASED
PC: Witchtastic - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Growbot - Sci-Fi themed story book like adventure game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Café International - The board game (Game of The Year in Germany) - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Mutropolis - Post apocalyptic Sci-Fi adventure game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: The Longing - Unusual mix of idle game and adventure game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: LUNA The Shadow Dust - Puzzle Adventure - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Lamplight City - Detective adventure game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Unforeseen Incidents - Mystery adventure 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: Frag doch mal...die Maus! - Kids quiz game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: GhostControl Inc., - turn based ghost hunting in retro style - RELEASED


Nintendo Switch: Lamplight City - RELEASED
Nintendo Switch: Unforeseen Incidents - RELEASED
Nintendo Switch: The Longing - RELEASED
Wii U: Frag doch mal...die Maus! - Kids quiz game - RELEASED
Nintendo Switch: Nelly Cootalot - RELEASED
Nintendo Switch: Frag doch mal...die Maus! - Kids quiz game - RELEASED


iOS/Android/Windows mobile: Nelly Cootalot - Nautical themed adventure game - RELEASED
iOS/Android: Frag doch mal...die Maus! - Kids quiz game - RELEASED
iOS/Android: 6 Takes! - Adaptation of classic card game - RELEASED
iOS/Android: Café International - The board game (Game of The Year in Germany) as an App - RELEASED

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