What’s new with Nelly?

A lot has happened since I ran a Kickstarter to fund Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet in 2013. Seeing as we’ve just announced a release date for the game, I thought this would be a good opportunity to let you know what’s new and what has changed.

Comparison between the original demo and the current build.

Graphical comparison between the original demo and the current build.

In 2014 I teamed up with Application Systems Heidelberg to co-developing and publishing the game. They took the scripting of the game off my hands and allowed me to focus on the writing, art and voice over. They also made an enormous contribution to the overall budget of the game, which grew from my modest Kickstarter haul to a six figure sum, and an international team of over 45 people.

Thanks to this collaboration, the game now offers:

  • Cross Platform Support for Windows, Mac & Linux
  • Full Voice Acting in both English & German
  • Text Localisation in French, Spanish & Italian
  • Hand-drawn locations in glorious High-Definition
  • Loads more animation!

The game now boasts an incredible cast of voice actors including the legendary Tom Baker (Doctor Who, Little Britain) in English and Thomas Reiner (Raumpatrouille Orion, Futurama) in German. Plus voice artists from Broken Sword: Director’s Cut, Star Wars Episode I & II, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and more. It also has an enchanting original score composed by Nikolas Sideris of musica-ferrum.com.

Here are some samples of the English VO:

Nelly Cootalot & Dr Periwig

Sebastian the Coot

Baron Widebeard and the Baroness


Visit the Characters page for more!

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