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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.

Steam Time, Pulse Time, Box Time, Art Time... and Tinker Time!

Posted by Yacht Club Games (Creator)

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 final hurrah! - Starting tomorrow, Friday at 8PM PST!!

We are still formulating our schedule, so if you want to see us play something in particular, let’s hear it! We’ll detail the schedule in the next update. WHERE'S THE PIZZA!?

We still need your help with Steam Greenlight!

Our Kickstarter may be doing better than our wildest expectations, but we might not make it onto Steam at this rate! Steam Greenlight picks their next batch of games next week, and we haven’t even gotten to the top 100 games. Now is the chance to get us on there! Let’s make this happen backers! Tell everyone you know to vote YES and favorite Shovel Knight:

Art Contest is Over Today!

We want this art contest to keep going forever, because we have been getting the best submissions in the universe. Alas, all good things must end. We are going to be compiling all the art starting at 5PM PST today!! That’s almost no time left, so hurry!

Pulse Kickstarter!

We wanted to bring this Kickstarter to your attention. It’s such a cool concept (a game world that’s explored and revealed by sound - incredible!) , and even though we’re making a NES style game, we want to see totally unique, modern experiences too! We’re late to the party - they only have a few hours left!!! Go go back them right now!

Real Box confirmed!

We did it! Now, all backers over the $50 tier can put this wonderful, NES-Style box on your shelf to show your friends that you are all about Shovel Justice. NOTE: There is not actually anything inside the box... except our hopes and dreams! You could put the instruction booklet in there!

And Introducing... Tinker Knight!

Some knights love rushing into the glory of battle, ready to crush the skulls of their enemies! Tinker Knight is not one of those knights. He does his fighting before the battle begins, laboring on diabolical devices that do his work for him. The wrench is the tool of his trade, doubling as an engineering device and a melee weapon. Some are quick to dismiss Tinker Knight’s lethality... usually just before falling victim to one of his mechanical monstrosities!

Pros: Gregarious demeanor, hard worker

Cons: Rough hands, works long hours, always out to prove himself

Trailer Music!

Lastly, many people have asked for the trailer music in mp3 format, so here it is!

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    1. Missing avatar

      Will on

      One more question: The soundtrack album at the $60 and above level - is there any more info on how that will be distributed (digitally, CD, or USB)?

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      Will on

      Alright thanks for the clarification. A little disappointing, but whatever funds can go to making the game better is ok with me.

      Also: That trailer music. Is. Epic. I hope it plays a prominent role in the soundtrack.

    3. Yacht Club Games Creator on

      @Rolf W Jr: That's right, there isn't anything in the box, but we are giving it to everyone as a bonus for being so great and supporting us!

    4. Johnny Vila on

      Tinker Knight amazing! :D

      NES-Style box ヾ(´༎ຶ╻༎ຶ)ノ゙ AWESOME! \o/\o/\o/

      Com'on 300k!!!!!

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      Will on

      So, the bit about the box... There's actually nothing in there? Or was that humor?