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 the most of it! I want to see 4 player battle mode come to fruition, and discover what those mystery stretch goals are!!
A quick scheduling update - so we made a boo, boo, and we’ve decided to instead do the Reddit AMA one day later on Tuesday, 4/9, at 1PM EST/10AM PST. You have one more day to rally the troops and think of crazy questions.
And if you want another LIVE playthrough on twitch, check out Man Vs. Game, who will be playing tomorrow ( Sunday, April 6 )!
Shovel Knight Fan Art Contest!!
Ok, so here’s the deal: we want to keep the creative juices of our fans going; so we’ve decided to have a contest!
Draw your own original character, boss, scenario, etc who would be from Shovel Knight kingdom or take a stab at recreating a boss, character, scenario we have already revealed. What will you make? Plague Knight tossing bombs and Shovel Knight leaping out of the way? King Knight sitting among his loyal army of Flying Rats? A moody piece of Shovel Knight wandering down a winding road? As long as it is Shovel Knight related, we want to see it. Art will be judged on how awesome it is; we’ll be accepting art of all media, talents, and ages. So don’t hold back, just express yourself!!
Send the art to our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will look through all the submissions on Thursday, April 11th at 5pm PST and pick a winner. And hey, we aren’t just going to steal your precious art and run, there’s a prize!
#1: We will grant you the $500 reward tier! That means you’ll get a deluxe luster finish hardcover art book, a super deluxe movie-style poster, your face in the game!, a super index card!, SUPERDELUXE DIRT! and a secret only you know, you’ll get to take part in design meetings and hangouts, a Shovel Knight Official Soundtrack Album, a printed instruction manual, a PDF coffee table book, a PDF instruction booklet, and a digital copy of Shovel Knight! Yeesh...you’ll need a yacht to carry all that free stuff!
#2: If you create an original character, design, scenario, etc, we’ll find a way to feature it in the game!
If you have any questions or concerns, as always, feel free to send us an email or a direct message. Good luck!
Shovel Knight Fan Art Recap!!
Wow! In the short time since Shovel Knight was announced, artists have come out of the woodwork to depict their favorite shovel-related hero. We’ve already shared these great pieces by CrowSmack and the makers of Story War:
Now we want to show off some new art! First, the most badass drawing of Shovel Knight yet, by Luzeke!
Propeller Knight is thwarted by Shovel Knight in this piece by Jeff Beckman!
A lolworthy sneak peak at gender swap mode by Adam S!
and this piece by Destructoid’s own Kyle MacGregor! Ride that Hoerse, Hero!
It’s all so awesome!
Jake Kaufman Livestream Aftermath
Jake Kaufman showed his true mastery at work last night and composed the first draft of Propeller Knight’s stage music on the fly! It only took 3 hours...can you believe it?! We’ve included the theme below. Check out a recap of the action here, and skip to 3:18:11 to hear the finished song:
Northern Lion and Epic Name Bro Previews
The YouTube sensations Northern Lion and Epic Name Bro were kind enough to post previews our of our PAX demo. They both give great critiques of what we have put out so far, and their videos and commentary are much higher quality than what you’ve seen from us! Check them out, and keep giving them your support after as they run really cool channels.