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14,749 backers pledged $311,502 to help bring this project to life.

Update #5: WE’RE FUNDED!

Posted by Yacht Club Games (Creator)

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!


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      benjamin cady on

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

    2. BRAINIAC4200 on

      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.

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      Bradson Goldie on

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

    4. Gerdo Lammers on

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

    5. Runcycle Media on

      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. Robert Coutu on

      Congrats for being funded!

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      Clayton Moquet on

      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! :)

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      Lance Reading on

      Sweet can't wait to play it!

    9. Anthony Gallichand on

      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. Rebecca VixyNyan Loveheart on

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

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      Tabari Durham on

      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. Chris Aaron on

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

    13. Yacht Club Games Creator on

      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. Alex Wilgus on

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

    15. K. Cornett on

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

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      Tom Sauer on

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

    17. Vincent Van Hoof on

      Great Job guys!

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

    18. J. Sutherland on

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

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      Doomspeaker on


      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. Kory Calvert on

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

    21. phreakar on

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

    22. Alex Adams on

      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. Emmerson Junior Teixeira on

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

    24. creamweasel on

      Looking forward to playing it. Good job, everyone!

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      George Frank on

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

    26. Gareth Bowen on

      Well done guys :)

    27. NinjaMic on

      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. Luis Illingworth on

      Congratulations guys! You deserve it!

    29. GaijinGuyJim on

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

    30. Sadie on

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

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      Adam J on

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

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      Stephen Maden on

      Whoops! Shovel Knight.

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      Shachihoko on

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

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      Stephen Maden on

      Nice YCG shovel Knigh is gonna be sweet!

    36. Johnny Vila on

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

    37. dennis fuchs on

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

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    39. Andrés Ruiz Bernabeu on

      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

    40. Sabrina Carlyle on

      Congrats, guys! You deserve it. :)