Wow, everyone. We're a week into Dig the Vote 2013, to determine our playable boss lineup. Who will our three be? We have gotten some pretty amazing art of all types.
We want to share with everyone, and also promote some of our underdog bosses. Long Live the Order of No Quarter! But first…
Mighty No. 9 Stream Tomorrow!
Our compatriots at Comcept, 8-4, and Inticreates are going to be doing a final stream for Mighty No. 9! There is an all star lineup, and some special guests (that you know!?) might drop by too! Let’s hit those last stretch goals and get those Vita / 3DS versions and a new Call stage!
Ok, now onto our bosses!
Vote Propeller Knight!
"However, my 3rd pick and my personal favorite, propellor knight, is looking a little like an underdog....He's the epitome of awesomeness! He's what Shovel Knight needs to PROPEL the game into greatness!!" - John H.
A poem and image befitting our Aerodynamic Ace!.
Chipper Chopper Chap
by Abe Bly
“The knights we knew in name and tale, The eight of quarter none.
But of them each, one would prevail, So who was it this one?
They held the ground, they held the sea,
They held their mighty forts!
But one above, esteemed be he,
The proudest in the court.
The chopper clopped, its blades in turn,
A happy heavy chirp.
Above he dwelled, it’s best you learn,
The Knight of Propeller.
A pirate knight, the knave of sky,
Who was this airborne chap?
A musketeer who lived on high,
His life a thunderclap.
A stab, a poke, a parry, jab,
This Knight was on the fence.
His combat duds were never drab;
His swag was no pretense.
Propeller Knight, Propeller Knight,
Your title says it all;
You rule the sky, both day and night,
May your ship never fall!
In short, you’re brash, devil may care;
The apple of her eye.
Enchantress chose no worthier;
Forever may you fly.”
Vote Polar Knight!
"He's a colossal viking with a snow shovel the size of a freaking tree. What else needs to be said?!" - Matthew P.
Check out this animation made by Woz as he throws his support behind Polar Knight. The reclusive Polar Knight is a man of few words, but when he does choose to speak, we should all take heed!!!
Vote Tinker Knight!
"How about a support of progress, moving from the days of swords and shields to one of fire and steam? All the other knights may hope for their share of glory. Well, Tinker Knight is ready to wrench that hope right out of their hands. He may be small, but his ideas are big." - Jacob S.
Tinker Knight is all about cool gadgets, and this tiny version of the Tinker Tank from Paul R. is both adorable and deadly! Wouldn’t it be awesome to play as Tinker Knight and have an array of devices at your disposal?
Vote King Knight!
"HOW CAN YOU NOT CHOOSE KING KNIGHT CMON LOOK AT THAT SWAG HE'S GOT MOVES LIKE JAEGER ALSO HUMOR IN CAMPAIGN IS GOOD AND ROYAL DECREES SOUND FUN BUT SERIOUSLY LOOK AT THIS GUY PUT HIM IN OK THANKS" - John H.
Propeller Knight gets a poem and illustrative art. Tinker Knight gets a animated gif showing his wonderful toys. What does King Knight get? I think it's exactly what he would want. Behold the swaggest video on Youtube, by Altraum.
Wait! King Knight is cultured, too! Look at this Haiku, again by John H:
"I always used to
Say "swag" ironically
Then I met King Knight"
And a Compilation!
"Would you like to be cooked, or buried?" - Mole Knight
"Plague Knight's style would certainly take more perseverance and practice than the spank-and-tank style of play."
(quotes by Blue Greear)
Here’s a vote for Mole, Plague, and Tinker, by Tyler Kadish. Wow, that drill is so awesome; we want to dive through some dirt with that bad boy!
That’s it for today, everyone. We’ve seen tons of comments and conversations; it's been a blast to campaign!! Let’s finish Dig the Vote 2013 strong before the polls open this Friday!!
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Woo! Who’s it gonna be!??!
!Specter Knight Rises!
Whoa, I thought the update was over! Well, like an undead ghoul, you just can't keep Specter Knight down.
"'I just want to say that I think making Specter Knight playable would be a SPECTaculER decision." - John H.
Nils Bjerke produced a PLAYABLE DEMO:
-Move SK left and right with ARROW KEYS jump with UP KEY.
-Make a normal attack with CONTROL
-Throw the scythe with ALT, if you are on the ground you throw it upwards and if you are in the air downwards.
-Hold down SPACE and push an ARROW KEY to dash in any direction. At any time while dashing you can push CONTROL to interrupt the dash for a fast three hit combo.
-While in the air you can hold UP to slow your decent.
"Specter Knight continuously loose health. While dashing you loose health at twice the normal rate. You cannot die from this but will stay on one health. Killing enemies gives you health. Also you can't die at all in this prototype since the enemies does nothing.
The movement and health loss is supposed to make Specter Knights gameplay a fast paced affair where you need to be on the move and kill enemies. His movement, particularly his dash, should allow for a completely different level design than Shovel Knight with lots of vertical movement and even aerial combat."
And while we are on the subject of Specter, check out Katt-a-tone’s audio tribute to Specter Knight: the Scythe Jive! You all are incredible!