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 the amazing art we’ve gotten. Seriously we were laughing and gasping at every one. Send us more, we can’t get enough!!
Art Contest Deadline - Thursday, April 11th at 8PM EST/5PM PST - email yours to email@example.com
Also, don't forget our last hurrah! 24 hour live stream starting on Friday, 8PM PST and going until the kickstarter ends!! http://www.twitch.tv/yachtclubgames
Animatin’ with Woz, Episode 3? YES!!
Check out another riveting episode watching Woz move pixels around. The festivities will start at 6PM PST and go for a few hours as he tackles the final animations of the formidable Propeller Knight. Who knows? Perhaps Plague Knight will make an appearance tonight?!?! http://www.twitch.tv/yachtclubgames
Challenge Mode Unlocked!
One of our personal favorites has now been unlocked. We are really excited to bring you challenge mode: a series of gameplay snippets that change up the game and test your skills to the max! Just a couple example:
Pacifism - Get through an enemy-infested area without using your shovel!
Floor’s Lava - Use your Shovel Drop to bounce across a level without touching the ground.
Excavation- Descend downwards, dirt block by dirt block, without ever leaving Shovel Drop.
Melee Mayhem - Did you ever want to take on a gang of malicious enemies at once? Too bad! Here, you have to fight a swath of baddies AND progress through a level.
Hidden Gems - You have a limited amount of time. Dig up piles, defeat foes, and shovel through dirt to find every hidden gem!
Battle Mode Unlocked!!
When Jonathan Holmes posted an article about how we were excited for battle mode , we were worried that we might never reach this stretch goal and make 4P battle mode a reality. We were sad that maybe Jonathan Holmes was crazy and was going to go bankrupt to finance battle mode, so fanatical was his fervor! But now, Jonathan Holmes doesn’t have to mortgage his house because of YOU! Give yourself a pat on the back, because that was really good of you to do. Also... BATTLE MODE! Get ready for details in an upcoming post!
New Stretch Goals Announced!!
When we put that box on the bottom of the stretch goals there, we didn’t actually think we would get to it. We never imagined that we would have to think frantically in the middle of the night what we were going to announce because the money was coming in too fast for us to keep up! Yet, this is what happened, and so here we are. We can’t promise too much more game, so this is the final bunch of stretch goals! We know they don’t match up to the amounts, but any additional funds will be used to make the entire game better! We are blown away. You guys are incredible!
NOTE: This game is getting to be big! We are entirely focused on delivering the original game by our release date, including stretch goals that are core to the main game. While you’re busy/enthralled with Shovel Knight, we’ll be hard at work on the additional content and modes. As these become ready for prime time we’ll be releasing them via FREE updates! It’s like a Shovel Knight season pass, but you won’t get sick on the rides!
If we reach this stretch goal, then we will make a physical box of the game, which will be mailed free to backers pledging at the $50 tier and above! Plus, ALL backers will receive the digital version, to print or view at your leisure. NOTE: This box art is only a mockup. We might have a surprise or two for the final box art! Johnny Vila, your prayers have been answered :P
3rd Playable Boss Knight!
Call this goal unoriginal, but we don’t care. We’re too excited to play as another boss knight! Let’s get to this pledge level and have one more knight (who will be chosen by the community) make the cut! Rally! For the Order of No Quarter!
All Bosses Playable in Battle Mode!!
If we reach this goal, the entire Order of No Quarter (including the Enchantress herself!) will step into Battle Mode, for the ultimate battle royale. Wild new combat styles abound! Play as your under-appreciated favorite and beat up the more popular knights that got voted into the main campaign!