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A groundbreaking 
love letter to 8 bits!
A groundbreaking 
love letter to 8 bits!
A groundbreaking love letter to 8 bits!
14,749 backers pledged $311,502 to help bring this project to life.

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 thankful, we could cry. It’s been a crazy ride, and we still have a long campaign ahead, but WE’RE FUNDED! Were you worried? We weren’t worried. Ok, we were worried.

But! Let the celebration be short! We have lots of updates to put together, and few other goodies.
Check out our awesome Stretch Goals if you haven’t yet, and stay tuned for big excitement tomorrow. I think we’re gonna take the rest of the night off... well, maybe we'll answer a message or two. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!


    1. Creator benjamin cady on April 2, 2013

      Sweet, I'm getting it for mah Wii U.

    2. Creator BRAINIAC4200 on April 1, 2013

      I can't wait for this to come out. Thanks to all mty fellow backers for allowing me to play the best NES game never made.

    3. Creator Bradson Goldie on March 31, 2013

      Looks like PAX was kind to this project.
      Also: If Fort Knight isn't a thing, he should be a thing.

    4. Creator Gerdo Lammers on March 31, 2013

      Yay, congratz. Looking forward to the game!! :D

    5. Creator Runcycle Media on March 31, 2013

      Yeah! I know how hard yall have been working, and leaving your jobs to work on this is a feeling I have once experienced. Yall deserve this thanks to your hard work and competence as artists and as a team. Hope yall are taking a moment to clink some champaign glasses! Brace yourselves! Fanart is coming!

    6. Creator Robert Coutu on March 31, 2013

      Congrats for being funded!

    7. Creator Clayton Moquet on March 31, 2013

      Fantastic! Really excited this is happening. This game already looks so fantastic and it's still very early. Onwards to the awesome stretch goals!! Congrats guys! :)

    8. Creator Lance Reading on March 31, 2013

      Sweet can't wait to play it!

    9. Creator Anthony Gallichand on March 31, 2013

      Hurray!! Now let's get all the strech goals! I must admit thought that having the current pledge is greatly awesome! Congratulations for your funding project!

    10. Creator Rebecca "VixyNyan" Loveheart on March 30, 2013

      Yay! So awesome! I'm glad you could reach the goal~! Can't wait for it to be released~ :3

    11. Creator Tabari Durham on March 30, 2013

      Congratulations! I am very happy to hear that you all (Yacht Club Games) are just as excited as all of us fans out there!

    12. Creator Chris Aaron on March 30, 2013

      that is awesome, congrats! so stoked to play Shovel Knight again!

    13. Creator Yacht Club Games on March 30, 2013

      Thanks for all your support guys, but as many of you have mentioned, the campaign is not yet over! we'll still be doing updates and live streams and all kinds of interactions with you, our best fans, in the hopes of getting you guys as excited as we are that Shovel Knight will be out. (though it sounds like some of you are already past that excitement threshold!). Keep talking up Shovel Knight to all your friends and we'll see where this next fortnight takes us! ( i had to resist writing Fort Knight, lol)

    14. Creator Alex Wilgus on March 30, 2013

      We have answered the call. Now bring us shovel justice. (On the Wii U!)

    15. Creator K. Cornett on March 30, 2013

      Rock on! I cannot wait to play this on my wii u controller and share it with my kids as well.

    16. Creator Tom Sauer on March 30, 2013

      Me and my daughter absolutely can't wait for this game :) great job guys!

    17. Creator Vincent Van Hoof on March 30, 2013

      Great Job guys!

      The game looks amazing, can't wait to play it!

    18. Creator J. Sutherland on March 30, 2013

      *does the snoopy happy dance* Congrats guys! Can't wait to play this!

    19. Creator Doomspeaker on March 30, 2013


      The moment I saw this (the Delver's Drop crew brought me here) I had no doubt that you were going to be funded.

      Now let's get some stretch goals.

    20. Creator Kory Calvert on March 30, 2013

      sweet can't wait to play this on my 3DS

    21. Creator phreakar on March 30, 2013

      Grats!!! Now lets get to those Stretch Goals! :D

    22. Creator Alex Adams on March 30, 2013

      I'm so happy that I gave to this (despite my 3DS fund being depleted, but it's for a good cause)! I hope you guys can reach those Stretch Goals! You guys are making something really awesome, and I can't wait to play this game for myself!

    23. Creator Emmerson Junior Teixeira on March 30, 2013

      Congrats guys!! Glad to be a backer for this awesome game, now begins the great antecipation! Go for it!

    24. Creator creamweasel on March 30, 2013

      Looking forward to playing it. Good job, everyone!

    25. Creator George Frank on March 30, 2013

      So excited that you guys are backed! Can't wait for the final version. :)

    26. Creator Gareth Bowen on March 30, 2013

      Well done guys :)

    27. Creator NinjaMic on March 30, 2013

      Wish I could post some kind of mash up of FF4/6 "Victory Fanfare" music that plays after you win a battle and "I Feel Good" by James Brown

    28. Creator Luis Illingworth on March 30, 2013

      Congratulations guys! You deserve it!

    29. Creator GaijinGuyJim on March 30, 2013

      Woo! And with about half of your campaign left to go, we should get AT LEAST a couple stretch goals met!

    30. Creator Sadie on March 30, 2013

      Awesome! I hope it keeps on going' some of those stretch goals are pretty amazeballs. Congrats in any case, you guys!

    31. Creator Connor Kirk on March 30, 2013


    32. Creator Adam Jewiss-Gaines on March 30, 2013

      Congratulations and well done guys! Can't wait to play the final was my fave thing at PAX East!

    33. Creator Stephen Maden on March 30, 2013

      Whoops! Shovel Knight.

    34. Creator Shachihoko on March 30, 2013

      What can I say ... I'm digging this. :3

    35. Creator Stephen Maden on March 30, 2013

      Nice YCG shovel Knigh is gonna be sweet!

    36. Creator Aaron on March 30, 2013


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    38. Creator Aaron Pinsley on March 30, 2013

      Mazel Tov!

    39. Creator Brandon M. Paul on March 30, 2013


    40. Creator Johnny Vila on March 30, 2013

      Congrats!!! Shovel Knight will be ヾ(´༎ຶ╻༎ຶ)ノ゙ AWESOME! \o/\o/\o/

    41. Creator dennis fuchs on March 30, 2013

      Everyone get out your shovels and let's ahve a shovel party!

    42. Creator Sean Lambert on March 30, 2013


    43. Creator Andrés Ruiz Bernabeu on March 30, 2013

      Congratulations! :D

      I'm so happy for you, and of course for the gamer's comunity =D This game is going to be GREAT!

      YOU ROCK

    44. Creator Abe Bly on March 30, 2013

      Congrats, guys! You deserve it. :)