Shovel Knight

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Yacht Club Games
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Backers: 14747
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Funded: $311,491 of $75,000
Dates: Mar 14th -> Apr 13th (30 days)
Project By: Yacht Club Games
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Latest News

Kickstarter Weekly vol. 33

July 2nd - via: indiehaven.com
Indie game Kickstarter stuff, written by a girl who has been gaming for about as long as she could walk, or talk. (Read More)

Shovel Knight Finally Hits Wii U, 3DS, and PC June 26th

June 23rd - via: attackofthefanboy.com
After an extremely successful Kickstarter the retro-platformer Shovel Knight will hit Wii U, 3DS, and PC on June 26th. The game has been a fan sensation at various conventions, such as PAX and Minecon. The release has had many delays since the original Kickstarter ended in April 2013, but after a long wait the release is just around the corner. (Read More)

Hex Heroes Kickstarter update - Saturday Update Bonanza Part I: Shovel Knight!

March 29th - via: gonintendo.com
Greetings Heroes! We’re kicking off Hex Heroes’ first weekend with a two part update! Yacht Club Games’ Kickstarter debut made a big splash with Shovel Knight, hitting all their stretch goals! The Valencia, California studio was founded by developers with lots of solid retro gaming experience, and we’re pumped that they’re bringing Shovel Knight to Wii U and 3DS! (Read More)

Editorial – There’s Beauty In Simplicity

February 8th - via: cliqist.com
Today in gaming we are living in the 8th generation of video game consoles, and as each of these generations comes and goes the main stream gaming audience is introduced to increasingly more powerful video game platforms. It’s an easy thing to understand that as more powerful gaming platforms are introduced to the masses, that a certain level of graphical fidelity is to expected. As gaming has grown, so to has the community of people who associate themselves with it. The gaming community has gone through many different stages of development in its long and varied life. From enthusiasts, purists, supports and casual fans all the way up to becoming game developers, mod creators and many other jobs that are unique to gaming. It’s this diverse community that keeps gaming (at its core) about the games and how fun they are. (Read More)

New, Old School Game Shovel Knight is Coming in March

January 23rd - via: gametrailers.com
Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight will see release relatively soon as it receives a release date of March 31. The game is featured in 8-bit glory and almost looks like a lost NES game. It was initially announced as a Kickstarter project last last year and will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and Steam. (Read More)

Kickstarter Darling Shovel Knight Gets Trailer, Release Date

January 23rd - via: leviathyn.com
In addition to a snazzy new trailer, Shovel Knight finally has a release date. (Read More)

Shovel Knight Pushed Back to "Early 2014" Release

December 3rd - via: technobuffalo.com
Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games has announced that its retro-style platformer has been pushed back a few months. (Read More)

Shovel Knight: Kickstarter Update Reveals 3DS Port of the Game to Include Miiverse and Streetpass

November 21st - via: global.christianpost.com
Kickstarter-funded game Shovel Knight will get a 3DS version of the game that includes stereoscopic, Miiverse, and a streetpass feature. (Read More)

Shovel Knight will include 3DS stereoscopic, Miiverse and Streetpass features

November 21st - via: polygon.com
Developer Yacht Club Games will integrate 3DS stereoscopic support as well as Miiverse and Streetpass features into its Kickstarter-funded game, Shovel Knight, according to a project update by the developer. (Read More)

Talking Kickstarter With Yacht Club Games, Castle Pixel, Chris Niosi, Gaijin Goombah, and Josh of RFC

September 30th - via: screwattack.com
Gaijin Goombah sits down with Yacht Club Games of Shovel Knight, Pixel Castle's Rob of Rex Rocket, Chris Niosi of TOME/A Hat In Time, and RFC's Josh to discuss games, kickstarter, and how they've affected us all! (Read More)

Retro Video Game 'Shovel Knight' Just Raised More Than $300,000 On Kickstarter

April 17th - via: blogs.wsj.com
Instead of cramming into a tiny apartment to build a game, the co-founders of Yacht Club Games can now afford something a little nicer thanks to its campaign on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Shovel Knight Quadruples Kickstarter Goal

April 15th - via: escapistmagazine.com
Yacht Club Game's Kickstarter campaign for Shovel Knight has raised more than $300,000 toward the game's development. (Read More)

Shovel Knight Kickstarter Campaign Ends After Reaching All Stretch Goals

April 14th - via: nintendolife.com
Yacht Club Games announced its first project a month ago in the form of Shovel Knight. The developer set up a Kickstarter campaign in order to achieve further funding for the game and it has been astonishingly successful. The campaign has now come to an end and the developer managed to obtain a further $311,502 in funding, which is outstanding considering the original goal was a meagre $75,000. (Read More)

‘Shovel Knight’ Kickstarter Campaign Brings In Three Times The Goal

April 14th - via: inquisitr.com
Shovel Knight‘s Kickstarter campaign has come to an end. The video game development campaign ended up a massive success as it brought in more than three times the stated monetary goal. (Read More)

Update # 18: Art Contest Winners and Livestream Marathon!

April 12th - via: kickstarter.com
3rd Playable Knight UNLOCKED!Now, a 3rd member of the Order joins the fray, with new mobility and story! Totally unbelievable! Who is our mystery character going to be? The community will vote on who they want... after the whole Order of No Quarter... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Roundup: 3D Printer & Scanner, Indoor Herb Garden, and Retro Gaming

April 11th - via: crowdoutlet.com
In case you hadn't noticed, we love crowdfunding! There are always great products out there that deserve attention, and here at Crowd Outlet we plan to occasionally highlight some of the projects we like the most.This week there are fantastic solutions for consumer-grade 3D printing and scanning (RigidBot and Photon), a low-energy blue laser light (Firefly), an intelligent indoor herb-growing system (Smart Herb Garden), and a retro-style 8-bit side-scrolling game (Shovel Knight). (Read More)

Steam Time, Pulse Time, Box Time, Art Time... and Tinker Time!

April 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Get excited for our 24 hour Live Stream!We are going to be streaming LIVE for the last 24 hours of the campaign. We’re already brewing the coffee for our final hurrah! http://www.twitch.tv/yachtclubgames - Starting tomorrow, Friday at 8PM PST!! We... (Read More)

Update #16: NEW Stretch Goals! PHYSICAL BOX!! and MORE!

April 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Only 3 days left but we’re on fire! Quick, here’s a bunch of new stuff! Schedule - Don’t forget the Art Contest!We can’t wait to show everyone all of the amazing art we’ve gotten. Seriously we were laughing and gasping at every one. Send us... (Read More)

Update # 15: Stretch Goals! Gifs! and Your Burning Questions, Answered!

April 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Shovel believers! It’s a shorter and later update today because of our Reddit AMA that is going on right now! http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1bzygy/we_are_yacht_club_games_creators_of_the_game/ Ask us the wildest questions you can think... (Read More)

Oops, Steam Adjustment! (READ EVERYONE)

April 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone! One of our goals for Shovel Knight and Yacht Club Games was to be transparent and honest with you all; it was never our intention to mislead. Kickstarter Reward Changes:Backers who pledge $10 will continue to receive access to... (Read More)

Update #14: Paypal, and our Art Process, Revealed!

April 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey team! On top of our news update, we thought we could give everyone an insight into how we make those fancy illustrations and pixel models! Schedule:Sanctuary Crew Shovel Knight LiveStream! - Channel 1- Today! at 5PM PST -... (Read More)

Update # 13: More Unlocks, More News... and Mole Knight!

April 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow!  The last 24 hours have been incredible.   We’ve jumped 20k in the last 2 days and hit 2 stretch goals, and we're gaining steam! Not only that, we’ve been receiving a ton of awesome fan art for our Official Shovel Knight Fan Art Contest (... (Read More)

Update #12: One Week Left! Art Contest, Jake’s stream song, Youtube Previews!

April 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Shovelheads, only one week left!! AHHHHH! There’s so much left to do...a Reddit AMA, more knight reveals, more twitch streams, more art, more updates, more, more, more! Let’s make the most of it! I want to see 4 player battle mode come to... (Read More)

Update #11: Virt Live Stream, Avatars, and Reddit AMA!

April 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Virt Alert! Jake Kaufman Livestream Tonight!!Jake Kaufman is composing LIVE tonight: Friday at 5PM Pacific Time. After announcing Manami Matsumae’s involvement, we’re all doubly excited for Shovel Knight’s musicality, so it should be like a... (Read More)

Update # 10: MANAMI MATSUMAE, THE ORIGINAL COMPOSER OF MEGA MAN, IS WRITING SONGS FOR SHOVEL KNIGHT!!!!

April 4th - via: kickstarter.com
"This is the first time I'm working on a Western game! It's quite exciting! Shovel Knight and I are a good fit. So... let's get shovelin'?" - Manami Matsumae With trembling fingers, we type those words. But it’s true! Manami Matsumae, the legendary... (Read More)

Update # 9: Achievements.... and PLAGUE KNIGHT!

April 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
It’s that time again! Here's the dirt! Achievement unlocked - Achievements!l!Shovel Knight continues to plow right through the stretch goals.  This time he’s broken the Achievement barrier.  Our own custom, non-obtrusive achievement system will... (Read More)

Update # 8: Collaboration Day!

April 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Beloved backers, all we ever talk about is Shovel Knight! Yacht Club Games! Me me me! My my my! Now Now Now! Well today, let’s do something to change that. Today, we are excited to talk about projects we love and are doing collaborations with!... (Read More)

New Tiers! New Options! Jake "Virt" Kaufman LIVESTREAM!!

April 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Shovelheads, it's that time again. Let's jump in, shall we? Jake Kaufman Livestream on Friday!!Jake Kaufman, the greatest musician to have ever been to my house, will be composing LIVE, this Friday at 5PM Pacific Time! That’s right, he is going... (Read More)

The Enchantress and Music Player!

March 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Hello again everyone! This update will be a bit more low key as members of the team are taking today to spend time with their family and loved ones. We hope your weekend is going well too! Be sure to keep an eye out later this week, however, as we... (Read More)

Shovel Knight reaches Kickstarter goal, announces stretch additions

March 31st - via: joystiq.com
Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight kickstarter has reached its $75,000 objective, announcing stretch goals for the game inspired by 8-bit platformers. The game's kickstarter still has 13 days to go. (Read More)

Update #5: WE’RE FUNDED!

March 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow. Wow! Thanks to you, our amazing backers, we are happy to say that WE DID IT! SHOVEL KNIGHT IS A HAPPENING THING! Let’s Celebrate! We are so appreciative and thankful, we could cry. It’s been a crazy ride, and we still have a long campaign... (Read More)

Update # 4: Stretch Goals, Streams, and Wallpaper!

March 29th - via: kickstarter.com
First up, make sure to check out our live stream of Shovel Knight Gameplay, happening at 5PM Pacific time! http://www.twitch.tv/yachtclubgames If you missed the stream last night, it will be up soon on our youtube channel, as will our future streams:... (Read More)

Update #3: Pixel Time!

March 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everybody! It’s time for a Shovel Knight update! Let’s dig in. First off, here’s a couple of moody wallpapers; one of our hero gazing into the distance, and one of a camping scene. (They look small, but they are big, just right-click and... (Read More)

We're back from PAX!

March 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Award! PAX MUST PLAY – DestructoidAward! PAXpocolypse: BEST OF 2013 – Warp Zoned Award! Pixelitis Picks: PAX East (Indie) Games of the Show - Pixelitis “Okay, this game looks f*%king awesome.” – Colin Moriarty, IGN “I came back to it a... (Read More)

Shovel Knight coming to Wii U, 3DS if Kickstarter funded

March 19th - via: joystiq.com
Shovel Knight will make its way to Wii U and 3DS if it reaches its Kickstarter funding goal. The game was previously announced for PC. Shovel Knight is in development at Yacht Club Games, a group of WayForward (Aliens: Infestation, BloodRayne: Betrayal) expats, who are currently at $32,000 of a $75,000 goal, with 25 days to go. (Read More)

Shovel Knight announced for 3DS and Wii U! CAN YOU DIG IT!?

March 18th - via: kickstarter.com
You asked for it. We wanted it. And now, we can finally say it! If funded, Shovel Knight will be coming to Wii U and 3DS! Wii U and 3DS game codes will be made available to everyone who pledges $15 or more. Upon release, you can choose (1) which... (Read More)

Ex-WayForward Devs Seek Kickstarter Funding For New Game

March 15th - via: escapistmagazine.com
Shovel Knight is an upcoming homage to 8-bit games crafted by some of the people behind the excellent Contra 4, and it needs your help to enter production. (Read More)

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