Indie adventure game Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet — brainchild of comedian Alasdair Beckett-King — wants your support to get greenlit on Steam.
It’s a wonderful era for point and click adventures, and Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet hopes you can make room for it in your Steam library too.
Application Systems and comedic polymath Alasdair Beckett-King are campaigning to get The Fowl Fleet onto the Steam digital distribution platform and into the hands of gamers worldwide. But what, you may ask, is Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet? In the finest tradition of comedic point and click adventures, Nelly Cootalot is a game about pirates.
The game’s Greenlight page has more to say on the subject on backstory:
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.
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.
Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet is, in truth, the second game in the series. The first Nelly Cootalot is freeware, and available from the series’ official site for interested players who want to explore the universe and learn a bit more about its characters. The site is full of quotes from games industry professionals praising the series, including legendary pirate point n’ clicker Tim Schafer himself, all praising the Nelly Cootalot games for their humor and design.
With that kind of support, how could you possibly not want to help the game make it to steam? If you need further convincing, here’s a charming YouTube trailer to further entice your support:
You can chip in and vote for Nelly Cootalot now, and help to bring what looks to be a genuinely funny and enchanting adventure game to Steam, and many many more gamers than it might otherwise reach.