Pirate heroine Nelly Cootalot takes on the villainous Baron Widebeard in this point and click adventure game. Meet a hilarious cast of characters including Tom Baker (Dr Who) and face perplexing challenges in your search for the Treasure of the Seventh Sea.
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Release Date: Mar 22, 2016

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May 12

Comedian & Nelly Creator Gets Press Ganged

Here's a bundle of fun interviews with Nelly creator, comedian and human man Alasdair Beckett-King:

Alasdair meets James from 100XP and they resort to fisticuffs in What is Nelly Cootalot?

Learn how it all started in this interview from Co-Op Critics
(Or as podcast.)

Plus more than you ever wanted to know about sub-standard veggie burgers in this delightful interview from Noah's Arcade:
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“It’s funny, daft, and the look is incessantly fantastic ... And it’s got Tom Baker in it. I had a thoroughly lovely time.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Incredibly funny and charming”
8.5 – Gamewatcher

“Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet is one of the funniest games I have played in recent years.”
5/5 – KickstartVenture

About This Game

Join Nelly in this point and click adventure, and rescue birds hypnotised by the villainous Baron Widebeard. Meet a hilarious cast of characters including Tom Baker (Dr Who) and explore a hand-drawn world created by award-winning comedian Alasdair Beckett-King.

  • Race aristocrats for fun and profit.
  • Commandeer an ancient airship.
  • Enter the mind of a monkey wizard.
  • Borrow moonshine from a surly Viking.
  • Wantonly misuse the word ‘borrow’.

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 encounter outlandish characters and face perplexing challenges in her quest for the Treasure of the Seventh Sea.

  • Full Voice-Acting in English & German.
  • A script that will amuse and delight whether you are 9, 19 or 90. (But ONLY those ages.)
  • Art & Animation in glorious High Definition.
  • Puzzles that will tax the world's greatest minds, if they're having an off-day.
  • Over 45 Unique Characters & 35 Locations.
  • Quaint British spellings = extra letters for free.

  • "The puzzles are as perfect as possible."
    - Just Adventure
  • "overflowing with charm and heart"
    Score 4/5 - Adventure Gamers
  • "I had a lot of fun with Nelly Cootalot, and I recommend it for anyone who loves point-and-click adventures, birds, and/or pirates.."
    Score A - Nerdy but Flirty
  • "absolutely hilarious"
    Score 9/10 - Gamespew
  • "...with some beautiful art, an engaging story, some fun gameplay and snappy dialogue, Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet is a nice little gem."
    9.1/10 - Geeknifty
  • "It has obviously been influenced by the Monkey Island series, but without being a carbon copy. If you are a fan of the genre, then The Fowl Fleet should definitely be on your wishlist."
    8.3 - Gameramble
  • "A joy to play through from start to finish... easily one of the most enjoyable adventures of 2016."
    8/10 - cubed3
  • "Outstanding puzzle design"
    87% - adventurecorner
  • "An amazing adventure game. Its story has surprising depth, the characters are lovable, the puzzles are great fun and it wraps it all up in a layer of fantastic humour!"
    4.5/5 - The Mental Attic
  • "Lovingly crafted and amounts to a very relaxing and enjoyable point ‘n click experience."
    7 very good - Techraptor
  • "A delightful point-and-click romp of swashing and buckling. In short, it’ll straight up charm your knickers off."
    Buy it! - vgblogger
  • "Go play Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet. I highly recommend it."
    - @SQHistorian
  • "Tom Baker is in it, which is important."
    - PC Gamer

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP SP2+
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB VRAM
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB VRAM
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
If you love British humor, I highly recommend this game. If you love humorous games at all, I recommend this. If you love games with charm, I recommend this game. If you love talking birds, I recommend this. If you'd love for me to stop saying "if you love", then go buy this game. I'll stop. You'll see. Go on and try it, I'll wait. Did you buy it yet? Maybe if I use the proper scented candle on you, you won't be able to resist. How about if I offer you some Crabgrass Juice?

Seriously, this is a fun, well-made point and click adventure, without the overly obscure solutions that some games have. There are a couple of tricky achievements that can be missed, but if you save every so often, you can go back and get them later. The rest of them are pretty straight-forward.

Now for the game's CON - wait, where did I put it? I know I had a CON sitting here somewhere. Oh well, guess the game doesn't have any cons.

So if you want a game that will put a smile on your face (or make you giggle like a silly person), then buy this game anyway. ACT NOW! Privateers are awaiting your calls on shell phones!
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
This game is like a cute younger sibling to Monkey Island.

I backed Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet on Kickstarter, because I was a fan of the previous Nelly Cootalot game. I loved the background art, but was skeptical on how well the new character designs were going to work. Playing the game, the character designs did really grow on me, so I'd say don't write it off if you have the same initial issue. The puzzles are typical for a point-and-click adventure, with nothing too challenging. Really, this game is about its great sense of humor. If you like your games to be a bit clever and adorable, this one is on point. It certainly is one of the punnier games I've played.

Also, Tom Baker as Sebastian is too charming. Such a great companion to have through the game.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 22
Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet surprised me. The game's story/setting is charming/quirky and I enjoyed it a lot more than I was expecting. There are quite a few funny moments in the game as well. The story might not appeal to everyone but I enjoyed it quite a bit.

The puzzles are pretty clever and well designed. Unlike some point and click adventure games the puzzles aren't obtuse where you have to guess your ways to the correct answer. The game is just really well made.

I really only had two complaints with Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet. First the game is kind of on the shorter side. The game lasts around five to six hours. Since I was really enjoying the game I wish it was a little longer. The other problem is that for the most part I found the game to be kind of easy. You probably aren't going to be really challenged by the game.

Although not totally necessary, I would recommend playing the original game first. You won't be lost if you don't play the first game but the game does sometimes address things that happen in the first game so you might be slightly confused a couple times in the game. The original game can be found online for free.

If you like point and click adventure games I think you will enjoy Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet.

Note: I received a review copy from the developer but received no other compensation for this review.

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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
This game is quite clearly the product of someone with a passion for both adventure games and humor. Top notch production (with SUPERLATIVE voice acting and music), great puzzles and design, and wonderful story/characters with some of the funniest dialogue from a videogame yet. A must-play for any fan of this genre!

EDIT: Just now officially completed the game, lemme tell you BIG SMILE ON MY FACE! I will say at around 5 or so hours it's a bit short, but in my own personal opinion it's better to go short than to outstay your welcome. This is gonna go down as one of my top of 2016 for sure, and I CANNOT WAIT for the next Nelly Cootalot game, fantastic effort all around, pick this game up today!
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
I'm really enjoying this game so far, I've played two hours (will update the review as I continue playing) and solved a few of the early puzzles. The puzzles so far are logical and the humor is great. The graphics are well done, it runs really well on Linux and the voice acting is very engaging, particularly Nelly and Sebastian. 9/10 so far.

Update: I completed the game after about 8 hours. Its a really fun game with lots of humour and a good story. The voice acting is really well done throughout and the hand drawn graphics suit the game and fit well with the story. Right clicking on all the clickable items results in some very funny descriptions. I would have liked the game to be longer, its a bit short and could be completed in about 6 hours if you don't fully explore all the areas. It has some replayability as the achievements are all actually achievable, so I will play through again to get the ones I missed.

Overall an enjoyable adventure game that would have been even better if it had a few more areas to explore and was a bit longer. 8/10.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
This is a charming and surprising game, sufficiently so it's prompted me to create my first Steam review. I purchased it as a Kickstarter backer and I was hoping for an amusing little adventure for the low price I paid, but was prepared for disappointment (I've backed Godus, Massive Chalice, Planetary Annihilation after all...).

I didn't expect to be so relaxed and smiling within a couple of minutes of starting, or the quality of voice acting to be so high (Doctor Who ! The main character's great, also).

It's not a hard game - you won't be stuck for hours in this one trying to collect Tea, and No Tea simultaneously - but it is a labour of love that's produced a charming and fun adventure with a consistent and pleasant style of its own.

Overall Nelly Cootalot is to adventure games and Kickstarter, what FTL is to roguelikes and Kickstarter.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 22
Really cute, enjoyable little adventure game. Fantastic presentation, fun characters, and a great script. I'd suggest it to anyone looking for a good family title, it would be a pretty cute thing to share with your kids.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
A gem of a game. I've been slowly working my wy through Nelly Cootalot, and thoroughly enjoying the experience. The classic Lucas Arts games of the 90s set a tremendously high bar for point and click adventures, and I'm always a little trepidatious when starting to play a new one. Thankfully, Nelly nails all the key elements that a good point a click adventure needs.

The hand drawn artwork is lovely throughout. It looks like a lot of time and love has been spent on all the backgrounds and characters. The voice acting is generally of a high standard, and most importantly Nelly herself has great humour and charm with which she delivers her lines.

The puzzles are sometimes easy, sometimes tricky, and I haven't yet been stuck frustratingly on anything for too long. Most importantly the game has oodles of humour, and the next laugh, chuckle or guffaw is never far away.

If you like your games funny, charming, and engrossing then this is one to pick up.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Great game! Funny and witty, with lots of British humor. Not necessary to play its prequel Spoonbeak Ahoy to make sense of the plot. Animation is great, voice acting sublime, and puzzles are fun (though not really difficult). All in all, great game!!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
What a marvelous game. Good level of puzzle, with plenty of pointing and clicking. I thought being able to talk to Sebastian to remind you what still needed completing was a great help and just enough of a hint.
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6.8 hrs
Posted: October 23
Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet is a delightful adventure game with fantastic humor, a surprisingly large cast of characters (with great voice acting), and puzzles which are, indeed, quite fair. What difficulty there is generally just comes from the game's "main" middle area which is the largest, and simply has an awful lot to explore and look through before you can get a good handle on what your goals are. If you ever do feel at a loss for what to do, the game thoughtfully allows you to ask your sidekick Sebastian, who will provide some pointers. It's a great touch. The game follows the Lucasarts philosophy of adventure games, so it's impossible to get into a no-win situation.

The main draw really is the humor, and the excellent delivery with which the lines are generally given. Tom Baker, as Sebastian, is of course great, but Nelly Cootalot herself is voiced flawlessly, and it was a treat to have her as the protagonist. There were many times I laughed out loud (for real!), and many lines I couldn't resist sharing with friends.

Anyway: highly recommended if you enjoy this kind of adventure game. I'm looking forward to any more Nelly Cootalot adventures which may find their way to release!
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6.2 hrs
Posted: October 1
I used to be a noble warrior race, then I took an arrow to the knee!

Has a clear inspiration from Monkey Island, but has its own funny moments.

Gameplay-wise, it has a couple of bugs, like objective-location-hints stop working or occasionally the inventory remains open, but a save/reload fixes that. Another issue is that mouse clicks only work when the mouse is perfectly still, which means any small movement of the mouse makes the game not register your clicks (especially happens if you use the Steam controller to emulate the mouse).

Works fine on Linux.
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1.2 hrs
Posted: September 30
my son who is 5 would like to say that it is really cool and he would like to try and solve all the puzzles and get to the end.
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5.2 hrs
Posted: September 17
Fairly easy but enjoyable adventure
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Goose Downe's Syndrome
4.7 hrs
Posted: September 9
It's short and sweet with clever writing and acting.
If you want the charm of a well-crafted point-and-click without having to deal with difficult puzzles, I would recommened this game for you.
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Corpse Bride
25.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
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Big Dunc
5.0 hrs
Posted: August 21
An throughly charming and funny adventure game, with a great voice cast and more than a few nods to Monkey Island.
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5.5 hrs
Posted: August 15
5,5hrs of gameplay ..... not what i expected from a adventure game.
i think 19,99 is to much for that.
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5.3 hrs
Posted: July 10
There isn't much to say, Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet is pretty much perfect. It's charming, cute, funny and extremely well-made. It brought a silly smile to my face that just won't leave even now that I'm writing this :)
Looking forward for Nelly's next adventure!
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4.6 hrs
Posted: July 9
It's one of the few adventure games that can proudly sit in line with the LucasArts ones. It's obvious that Monkey Island 3 was a great inspiration, both in theme and in art style, and while it's much shorter and simpler, the humour is definitely up there.
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