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Join Nelly Cootalot in this point & click adventure game, and rescue birds hypnotised by the villainous Baron Widebeard.
Join Nelly Cootalot in this point & click adventure game, and rescue birds hypnotised by the villainous Baron Widebeard.
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Spoonbeaks on Steam Greenlight!

Posted by Alasdair Beckett-King (Creator)
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Aaarrr mateys, 'tis talk like a pirate day! And in honour of this fine occasion, I be sharing two juicy bits of scuttlebutt with ye.

Spoonbeaks Ahoy! comes to Steam Greenlight

 

I released Nelly's first adventure Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! a horrifying nine years ago. In case you don't know, Spoonbeaks Ahoy! is a short, freeware Nelly adventure. However, its non-widescreen graphics mean modern computers have trouble running it.

So in honour of TLAP day, Application Systems Heidelberg and I have decided to bring an HD version of Spoonbeaks Ahoy! to Steam Greenlight. The original artwork was mostly vector graphics, drawn using a mouse (A MOUSE!). This means they can be scaled up with minimal loss of quality:

Old Resolution (640x480)
Old Resolution (640x480)

 

High Resolution (1920x1080)
High Resolution (1920x1080)

This is not a 'Special Edition' style remake - we won't be recording voice acting, or re-drawing the artwork extensively. The idea is to keep it simple, keep the game playable and introduce new players to it. 

So if you'd like to see Spoonbeaks Ahoy! find a home alongside The Fowl Fleet on Steam, please vote yes now!

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet be 40% off on Steam

Secondly, please adopt a nautical brogue* and tell your friends that the world's best pirate point and click adventure (of 2016) is now a lovely 40% off on Steam.

Steam's new review policy means that all the lovely reviews you Kickstarter Backers wrote when we launched are now hidden from view. So any tweeting you can do would be very welcome!

All the best me hearties!

- Alasdair

*An accent, not a shoe.

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    1. Martin O
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      See, this should have been "hear", not "here", with voice overs no one would have noticed :-)

    2. Martin O
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      on

      Great to here the original game will be made more accessible!
      Although... it would be nice to have voice overs too...

    3. Saodhar
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      on

      Voted :)
      To think I've had no time to play the Fowl Fleet yet. :(

    4. Matej 'Retro' Jan on

      Yes, yes, yes! I'll have to imagine the lovely new VO in my head as I read the dialog, but still, yes!

    5. Ori Avtalion on

      Yay!

      1) As mentioned years ago, it would be nice if the font was made slightly more readable.
      2) AGS works fine on Mac and Linux, so it might not be too complicated to make it available on those platforms as well. (I just tested the original release with the latest version of AGS on Linux and it works fine)