The Return of Specter Knight And A reVITAlizing Announcement!
Welcome back, Shovel Team! Did you miss us? We missed you! We’ve remained hidden away, hard at work on new Stretch Goal Updates and more but figured this would be... Read more
Plague of Shadows Now Available!
Hooray! Today we complete two more stretch goals! World class platforming, music, storytelling, and art all return in Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, available nowto all owners of Shovel... Read more
Plague of Shadows Trailer! Big week!
Plague of Shadows Is Almost Here! Trailer Time!
Greetings Shovelers and Soon-To-Be Alchemists! This next week is sure to be an exciting one, including the MEGATON reveal we promised… so... Read more
Physical Version Coming to a Store Near You!
It’s been a year since Shovel Knight dug into the hearts of people everywhere. Can you believe it? With more than 700,000 copies sold and over 100 awards including many... Read more
Introducing Shovel Knight: Plague Of Shadows, Playstation Release Date, PAX East, Plush!
The time is near! We’ve been toiling away on our stretch goal content… and the first release will soon be upon us with Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows! Read on... Read more
Happy Holidays from Shovel Knight, 2014’s Game of the Year!!!
Shovel Knight Wii U/3DS is out now in European and Australian regions!
Fire up those eShops! The moment is finally here! Shovel Knight is now available for download on European and Australian region Nintendo systems!
For backers, if you responded to... Read more
EU/AU Wii U and 3DS Releasing in November! Need your help!
Hey Shovelonians! Believe it or not, we can finally confirm that Shovel Knight will be releasing in Europe and Australia in November for the Wii U and 3DS!! We are... Read more
Linux Shovel Knight is OUT!!!! Jobs! Contest Winners!
Hey! You there! Shovel Knight is now available on Linux through Steam! No longer must you brave the perils of emulators, virtual machines, dual booting, or what-have-you to do battle... Read more
Mac Version is OUT!!
After way too long, the Mac version of Shovel Knight is OUT!! Get your shiny device ready for the best app to hit Apple yet!!
Steam Users - Just log... Read more
PAX Once Again! All Kinds Of Status Updates!
It’s that time of year again. The crispness of the leaves and the air belies an undeniable truth: PAX Prime 2014 is upon us! Come hang out at Booth #6502... Read more
One Month Later! Rewards? CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT: Praise us for Prizes!!
Hello everyone! We’ve had a stupendously great month. Shovel Knight seems to be beloved by all, so now the Yacht Club Games fleet is celebrating with some hard-earned R&R… or... Read more
Shovel Knight Release! Soundtrack Release! 24 Hours Later!
Hello everyone! So, how was your day yesterday? Ours was pretty good...we’ve been playing this new game that was just released called Shovel Knight! On a serious note, THANK YOU... Read more
Hey backers… you should totally check your Humble Key page. I think there might be something there for you. Something that you’ve been patiently waiting for. It’s just a... Read more
Announcements! Gog! Streams! It’s Party Time!
Wonderful, patient Shovelers and Shovelettes. Your long wait is about to be over. Hopefully you saw our release trailer (Click here if you haven't!), but that’s just the beginning of... Read more
The Time is Nigh - Shovel Knight Will Be Released This Week!
Have you noticed dogs barking at weird times lately? The glimmer of the moon also looked a little different. Babies are being born early in hospitals across the country… something... Read more
True Final Shovel Knight Release Date is June 26!! Box Art Reveal! Digital Instruction Manual out NOW!
June 26th!!! Mark your calendars! Tell your friends! We have official word from Nintendo and Steam that Shovel Knight will be released and playable on the 26th of this month!... Read more
We Shipped Shovel Knight! Mega May and Catch-Up Stream TONIGHT!!
FOR SHOVELRY! After near endless days of bleary-eyed internal testing and bug fixing, we opened this week by creating a gold master candidate of Shovel Knight! That means we have... Read more
Home Stretch and...It's PAX Time Again!
Shovel Knight Progress Update
We can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Shovel Knight is essentially complete, as we continue to polish and fix bugs that crop... Read more
Delay Extravaganza! And other cool stuff!
Hello Shovelers and Shovelettes! There are only a couple weeks until Shovel Knight’s release date of March 31. The crew at the Yacht Club is tired; we’ve been working literally... Read more
This Is The Humble Store Email! And Manual Preview!
Backer Keys Are Ready!
How goes it, Shovelers? The Humble Store transfer has been completed successfully! A big thank you to Shannon and everyone at Humble Store for a job... Read more
Alpha! Web Site! Trailer! and more!
Shovel Knight Unearths Alpha
We hit alpha this week! Wooo! While this is exciting news for us, lots of people were left scratching their heads… what exactly is an Alpha,... Read more
Update: Almost there! and Director for a Day reveals!
Batten down the hatches! The Yacht Club is working 24/7 to get Shovel Knight wrapped up and out the door for you lovely lovelies for our impending release this winter... Read more
Update: Shoveling Overtime! Here’s some NEW stuff!
Hey, Shovel fans! We are working on Shovel Knight every waking moment, and it’s growing by leaps and bounds every day. We are currently in the midst of developing Polar... Read more
Your Dig the Vote Winners!!
Yo yo, Yacht Clubbers! It’s been too long!
It’s over! Dig the Vote is all over! Shovel Knight will be joined by three of his foes as playable characters in... Read more
Surveys are sent, Dig the Vote is on, and Indiecade!!
So much exciting stuff happening, let’s get right into it!
The old reveal trailer was getting kinda creaky, so we updated it with FANCY HD VISUALS for Indiecade... Read more
Dig the Vote Fan Fun Roundup!
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... Read more
Dig the Vote Madness!
Campaigning has begun for playable boss knights! It’s Dig The Vote 2013! The race seems very tight and lots of people have lots of opinions! We’ve already received some wild... Read more
Update #31: Dig The Vote 2013!
What’s up Shovelers and Shovelettes!? Lots to talk about; let’s excavate!
Playable Boss Knight Campaigning Begins!
Long ago, in the olden days of Shovel Knight, we met a stretch goal... Read more
Update #29 - PAX Prime Time and Final Deadline!
Hello digging aficionados! How has your weekend been? We just wanted to mention a few exciting things happening around here. First let's get one boring thing out of the way:... Read more
Update #28: PAX Prime...and Deadlines!
Hey game fans! It’s time for another Shovel Knight update. Let’s dive in!
PAX Prime (and Panels) Approach!
And it’s coming up at the end of this month! Will Shovel... Read more
Update #27: Rewards and Surveys!
Hello Yacht Club Gamers! The moment you have all be waiting for! Shovel Knight surveys are launched! We’re going to detail all of your burning questions about the survey, which... Read more
Update #26: Shield Knight and More!
Hey Shovelers and Shovelettes! Our office is set up. We are going full steam. We have stuff to tell you. So, it’s that time again for another Shovel Knight update! ... Read more
Update #25 - Distribution and our E3 Wrapup!
Hey everyone! We are just catching our breath from E3 but there is some cool stuff that we wanted to share. First up, peep these lovely art pieces that were... Read more
Update #24: Mega May is Done! and The Black Knight!
Hey Shovelers and Shovelettes! It’s been way too long! First, a quick update on our progress. We have been working to square away the last of the business proceedings so... Read more
Update #23: Office and Specter Knight!
We are happy to announce that we have found an office! Not too far from our digs now, it’s a 3 room, modestly sized game development supersuite! We... Read more
Update # 22: Paypal Totals!! Mega May!!
Twitter, Twitch, and Facebook
Hey peeps. Could you do us a favor?Click these links and follow our Twitter, Facebook, and Twitch pages. We are going to be transitioning our... Read more
Update # 21: King Knight and C-Wars!
Hey true believers! It’s that time again! Recently, we streamed A Link to The Past and got stuck for 40 minutes in the ice dungeon. Our fairy catching skills were... Read more
Update # 20: We're Still at it!
Hey Shovelheads. It’s been a while! Well, it’s only been a couple days, but doesn’t it feel like forever? We’ve spent the last day or so doing businessey stuff: scoping... Read more
Update # 19: WE DID IT!
We funded. We hit every stretch goal. We hit the extra stretch goals. $311,502 pledged. 14,749 backers. Our minds are blown. Our hearts are full. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!... Read more
Update # 18: Art Contest Winners and Livestream Marathon!
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... Read more
Steam Time, Pulse Time, Box Time, Art Time... and Tinker Time!
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... Read more
Update #16: NEW Stretch Goals! PHYSICAL BOX!! and MORE!
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... Read more
Update # 15: Stretch Goals! Gifs! and Your Burning Questions, Answered!
Hey Shovel believers! It’s a shorter and later update today because of our Reddit AMA that is going on right now!
Ask us the wildest questions you can think... Read more
Oops, Steam Adjustment! (READ 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... Read more
Update #14: Paypal, and our Art Process, Revealed!
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!
Sanctuary Crew Shovel... Read more
Update # 13: More Unlocks, More News... and Mole Knight!
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... Read more
Update #12: One Week Left! Art Contest, Jake’s stream song, Youtube Previews!
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... Read more
Update #11: Virt Live Stream, Avatars, and Reddit AMA!
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... Read more
Update # 10: MANAMI MATSUMAE, THE ORIGINAL COMPOSER OF MEGA MAN, IS WRITING SONGS FOR SHOVEL KNIGHT!!!!
"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... Read more
Update # 9: Achievements.... and PLAGUE KNIGHT!
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... Read more
Update # 8: Collaboration Day!
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.... Read more
New Tiers! New Options! Jake "Virt" Kaufman LIVESTREAM!!
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... Read more
The Enchantress and Music Player!
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... Read more
Update #5: WE’RE FUNDED!
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... Read more
Update # 4: Stretch Goals, Streams, and Wallpaper!
First up, make sure to check out our live stream of Shovel Knight Gameplay, happening at 5PM Pacific time!
If you missed the stream last night, it will be... Read more
Update #3: Pixel Time!
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... Read more
We're back from PAX!
Award! PAX MUST PLAY – Destructoid
Award! PAXpocolypse: BEST OF 2013 – Warp Zoned
Award! Pixelitis Picks: PAX East (Indie) Games of the Show - Pixelitis
“Okay, this game looks... Read more
Shovel Knight announced for 3DS and Wii U! CAN YOU DIG IT!?
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... Read more