Comedy adventure Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy launched today!

Alasdair has been tweaking and polishing (and breaking and fixing) Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! for many months now. 1920×1080 HD resolution and a FULL VOICE OVER in English are the obvious highlights. Here is the full list of the improvements we’ve made to the original 2007 game.

New resolution

The game now runs in full 1920×1080 HD, (as well as other widescreen resolutions). This is flipping massive compared to the tiny, square original graphics (see trailer video).

Full voice acting (English only)

Extremely cheap voice acting by Alasdair Beckett-King, real Nelly and literally no one else. Think of it as a director’s commentary where he got to do a load of dodgy accents. (Yes, this feature CAN be switched off.)

Support for more operating systems

Full support for macOS and Linux as well as all recent Windows systems.

Other improvements

  • Streamlined point & click interface.
  • Improved launcher app.
  • Bad jokes replaced with good jokes (we wish).

New “business” model

  • Cheapest price ever: $1.99 / £1.69 / 1.99 Euros
  • Revenue goes to the birds.

We’ve put a lot of work into this remastered edition. However, Spoonbeaks Ahoy! is a shorter game than „The Fowl Fleet“, and the original was freeware. So we’ve decided to make this release super, super-cheap.

But that didn’t seem like enough. So, the revenue – after fees and taxes are deducted – will go to the RSPB, a British charity taking care of our feathered friends (birds).

Author: Mark Smith
I've been an avid gamer since I stumbled upon ZORK running in my local Radio Shack in 1980. Ten years later I was working for Sierra Online. Since then I've owned nearly every game system and most of the games to go with them. Not sure if 40+ years of gaming qualifies me to write reviews, but I do it anyway.

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