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It is time to sharpen thy shovel once again! Shovel Knight makes his auspicious return to Kickstarter in Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels! Based on the hugely successful crowdfunded video game and made in close cooperation with Yacht Club Games, Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels is a competitive side-scrolling dungeon crawler for 1-4 players. Players compete as different colored Shovel Knights to shovel out justice in spades against the evil Order of No Quarter all while trying to grab the most treasure to prove that they are the one true Shovel Knight!
First things first, you are probably curious what exactly you will be getting at the different pledge levels of a 2D Shovelry Pledge and a 3D Deluxe Shovelry Pledge!
Lets start off with what you will get in the 2D Shovelry Pledge
Both the 2D and 3D Pledge levels will also include one copy of Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels. Here are all the components that are included with the base game:
If you back at the 3D Deluxe Shovelry Pledge level, you will not only get everything included with the 2D Shovelry Pledge, but you will also additionally get 36 highly detailed pre-assembled colored miniatures, with potentially more coming from stretch goals!
Now, lets see what the 3D Deluxe Shovelry Pledge looks like:
You might have spotted the "Wander Shovel Knight Hero Card" as part of both of your pledges. This hero card is playable with our first game, Wander: The Cult of Barnacle Bay, a 1-5 player cooperative campaign driven dungeon crawl! For more information about it, you can visit our website here: http://pandacultgames.com/games/cult-of-barnacle-bay/
For those of you who back at the 3D Deluxe Shovelry Pledge level, the models start with Shovel Knight at 32mm at the top of his helmet, and get bigger from there! Here's a comparison of how he sizes up against some of the members of the Order of No Quarter!
We also had the good fortune of having the amazing Elizabeth Beckley paint a few of our models for us! Check out the showcase below, we couldn't be more excited with how great they look painted!
In this section, we will list any optional add-on's currently available for this campaign!
If you want to add an add-on to your pledge, simply adjust your pledge amount and add the add-on's value to your pledge! It will be available to select during our pledge management phase.
So what makes Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels unique? The core aspect of the game is all about trying to gather the most gold, whether it's from defeating enemies, digging up treasure mounds, damaging bosses, or even taking them from a rival Shovel Knight. We also have our own unique elements, like side scrolling tiles, jumping over spiked pits, equipping unique armor and accessories, and fighting against the dastardly Order of No Quarter!
One of the most unique systems in Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels is the side scrolling system involving the games tiles. Players will always start on the Planes of Passage before they move into one of the lairs of the evil Order of No Quarter, depending on which boss you want to face!
Each dungeon tile set has unique mechanics with unique and increasingly hazardous challenges just like the video game! These dungeon tiles are tied to whichever boss you decide to face at the end of the dungeon. King Knight lords over Pridemoor Keep, Specter Knight haunts the Lich Yard, Plague Knight concocts dangerous potions at the Explodatorium, and the Enchantress schemes in the Tower of Fate.
- Pridemoor Keep tiles have impassable walls. This creates randomly generated mazes that the players will need to navigate around.
- The Lich Yard tiles feature Lantern-Spaces. Players may attempt to Jump on a Lantern Space and immediately jump to another space with in the same action. After a player has successfully jumped on a Lantern Space, the Lantern is shattered and is replaced with a spike pit tile.
- The Explodatorium features exploding Potion Vat tiles. When ever a tile has the Potion Vat symbol on a space, you will place Potion Vat tiles on to that space. Potion Vats are elevated platforms that players will need to successfully jump on to. If a Potion Vat is attacked by a player it explodes and does 2 damage to all adjacent spaces. This may cause and adjacent Potion Vat to explode causing a chain reaction across the board.
- The Tower of End tiles feature vanishing Mirage Spaces and impassable walls. When ever a player moves off of a Mirage Space a Spike Pit tile is placed on to that space. This makes the play area become very dangerous very quickly.
During the campaign, we will unlock additional content via Stretch Goals that will add directly to the core box!
Here’s the current stretch goal we are aiming for:
Here is the list of unlocked stretch goals:
Depending on funding, we have plenty more Stretch Goals lined up! Let's see what else we can add to this amazing game!
Here is the rule book for Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels. Feel free to click on the image below to view a PDF online of the current set of rules for the game, or alternatively click here. Please note that this is a work in progress rule book that is actively being edited and tweaked. It is in no way a final copy. Rules may be re-written, and graphics may be changed and shifted before it is considered complete.
Official Panda Cult Games gameplay video:
Penny Arcade Presents:
Yacht Club Games Live-Stream:
Mark Streed - Dice Tower:
Brittanie Boe - Be Bold Games:
Lance Hinkel w/ Learn To Play: "Kickstarter Overview for Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels"
Lance Hinkel w/ Learn To Play: "Kickstarter Game play for Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels"
BGG Game Overview at Origins 2019:
More preview videos are coming during the campaign!
For any of you who are interested in following us on social media, just click on the images below for your preferred social media experience! We also have a BGG page for Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels, so make sure to drop by it!
Our shipping is customs friendly to the following locations:
We will charge for shipping after the Kickstarter has ended, either during the pledge management phase or closer towards fulfillment. This is the best solution for us, as during the pledge management phase we will also get the most up to date addresses from backers and will be able to charge them accordingly based off their location.
Here is the current list of shipping prices. Please note these are ROUGH ESTIMATES and that can change based on a variety of factors. The biggest factor adding cost to shipping is going to be how many stretch goals we can reach. Most of these will add to the base pledge, which increases weight and box size, which increases shipping costs.
ESTIMATED SHIPPING PRICES:
US: $15-25 USD
CAN: $20-25 USD
EU: $15-25 USD
AUS: $20-25 USD
REST OF WORLD: $50-$80
We will do our absolute best to deliver your rewards in a timely manner. However, there are a multitude of possibilities that could delay your rewards arriving beyond our estimated delivery date. Some of these include production issues, container ship delays, or customs delays. Here at Panda Cult Games, we pride ourselves in open and honest communication with backers, and we will make sure to keep everyone as updated as we possibly can.
The shipping price may also increase depending on how many stretch goals are unlocked and added to the game. This increases weight to the box, and increases shipping prices.
There is also the possibility of import tariffs affecting the shipping price for the US. Trade talks have wavered about them, so if there is any news or if it will directly affect shipping costs, we will let you know ASAP. As it currently stands as of the launch of this Kickstarter campaign, there are no tariffs and we will not be affected.
Please note, if you have MISSED the pledge management phase, we will do everything in our power to deliver your pledge, but we cannot guarantee that it will arrive at the same time as the bulk of the rewards. If you contact us about a missed pledge after fulfillment has completed, we cannot guarantee that you will receive everything you have pledged for due to limited stocks and distribution. Again, we will make sure to be as transparent as we can about this process.
Risks and challenges
This is our second Kickstarter as a company, but between members of our team, we have individually been part of over 20. As part of that experience, here are the biggest issues we will face:
* Production Issues
* Shipping Delays
* Product being held at Customs
Our estimated delivery date is July 2020, but this can change due to the issues and delays listed above. Depending on which region of the world you are in might also delay the shipping process, so please be aware that this is a possibility.
We will do our absolute best to communicate any issues about delays or production problems with everyone. We will also do our absolute best to minimize any issues that will cause these delays. If for any unpredictable reason we cannot deliver ANY rewards, we will do our best to issue refunds.
We will offer full refunds for 14 days after the campaign ends. After that, we will offer refunds minus Kickstarter and payment or processing fees up until our product is being packed for shipping. After that, we will no longer offer refunds.
If any part of your pledge or add-on cannot be delivered, you will receive a FULL refund for that item.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By pledging to the “Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels” Kickstarter, you acknowledge that the visuals, graphics, rules, and rewards are subject to change and may differ than what is presented while the Kickstarter project was running.
If you do not confirm your pledge after the Kickstarter campaign is complete through our pledge manager, then we cannot guarantee when your rewards will ship and if all add-ons pledged for will be available. If any add-ons are not available after this period, we will issue a full refund for the amount of any pledged-for add-ons. Confirming your pledge is important, it helps us plan for our overall production run and freight/shipping logistics, and not doing so can potentially cause delays.
While confirming your pledge via our pledge manager, please double check and make sure your address is accurate. If there is an issue with shipping rewards to an address and it is returned to the closest shipping depot, we will charge you to ship the product again at your discretion. We are unable to ship to PO boxes.
If you have pledged for the “No Reward” level on this campaign, you may select a reward during the pledge management phase. After that deadline has ended, if no rewards was selected we will treat those funds as donations.
If at any point after receiving your rewards and there is a defect, please reach out to our support team: http://pandacultgames.com/support/. Our defect replacement policy doesn’t cover accidental damage, theft, loss, or anything that doesn’t include a manufacturing issue.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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