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Update #20

Update # 19: WE DID IT!

We funded.  We hit every stretch goal.  We hit the extra stretch goals.  $311,502 pledged.  14,749 backers.  Our minds are blown.  Our hearts are full.  THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

The Kickstarter may be over, but Yacht Club Games will continue to be just as dedicated to our fans who brought us so far.  We’ll be putting up a website with a blog to do regular updates, we’ll continue our streams, we’ll respond to all your comments, we’ll work with you guys and gals to make the best games on the planet.  We want to keep you hyped; after all, we still have 2 knights to reveal; not to mention all the gender-swapped characters! And don’t worry, we’ll be sending you backers info on your rewards (such as what version do you want, etc) as it becomes available.

And it isn’t all over!  For those of you that missed the opportunity to back us, you can still support us through Paypal until April 30th:

Paypal - http://yachtclubgames.com/shovel-knight-paypal/

We have only one week until Steam picks its next round of games.  Let’s get Shovel Knight to #1 on Greenlight:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=132072322

And keep up to date with us through our Twitter and Facebook pages:

https://twitter.com/YachtClubGames

https://www.facebook.com/YachtClubGames

Most of you don’t even know us personally, but just know that you made it possible for us to realize our dreams. Thank you. Thank you!

xoxoxoxoxoxo

-The Crew at Yacht Club Games

... one last plug...

We have one last Kickstarter we wanted to recommend. It’s called Errant Heart, and it’s a visual novel that our bro Jake “Virt” Kaufman is contributing to:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/851478113/errant-heart-a-visual-novel

Because of our Kickstarter ending in massive success, we want to help these guys too; they aren’t asking too much, and they’ll provide a nice sweeping orchestral outlet for Jake's pent-up 8-bit emotions while working on Shovel Knight! Check them out!

Finally, thanks to our crazy sleep-deprived fans and friends who supported us during our livestream marathon! Ok... sleep!

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      Creator Yacht Club Games on April 19, 2013

      @Lim Hoe Kit: Thanks!
      @Alex Wendling: Thanks! We'll take all the time that is needed to make shovel knight great!
      @Gil Ruta: Not really, but you can still buy new tiers over on the paypal site: http://yachtclubgames.com/shovel-knight-paypal/ However, there isn't really a way to mix the two systems up at all. However, we will be selling that box down the line as a stand alone product once we get our store up and running!
      @Arian Chan: Still having problems? Contact us @ support@yachtclubgames.com
      @Fidel: We can't forget it!
      @Jared Katz: What about it!?!?!
      @Wiliam Currier: If it is, we may have to change the rating of the game! ( or not? )
      @Kathan McCallister: Thanks, Kathan, you are great!
      @Clayton Moquet: We won't let you down!
      @Abdulmajid Zubailah: Probably just as often as I was lol, thanks!
      @Adam Jewiss-Gaines: Thanks!
      @Daniel and Lukas Sprehn : We can't either!
      @Jamie Pollock: It's gonna be a crazy ride!
      @Drew Newman: We totally agree and are planning that the extra content will be released as free updates for everyone!
      @Johnny Vila: Thanks for everything, Johnny. We likely wouldn't have done the box without you!
      @Mr Bhavinder Jassar: Thanks!
      @Douglas Domingues: I am not quite sure what the top 100 are now but we made it in and passed greenlight!!!!
      @Jon Jon: Thanks! And we agree, the world needs more games that start gameplay first!
      @James Holder: Glad you like it! Virt's music will accompany that type of game very well, I believe!
      @Nico Pacilli: Me too.......
      @masterblarg: Thanks! it was a lot of work...lol
      @Alex Adams: That would be the best...or maybe they are the same thing?!?!!?
      @Joseph K. Garrahan: Thanks!
      @Hunter Helm: I love that idea! I just want to attach a propeller to a real live rat and see what happens.
      @Rafael Riva: Our release date is later this year, and you'll be getting the pc download first and likely the steam key shortly after. (if you chose that platform for your reward)

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      Creator Rafael Riva on April 16, 2013

      Im wondering when we will receive the game on steam or a download link?

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      Creator Hunter Helm on April 14, 2013

      Butt-Mode, and an R/C Propeller Rat. That'd be just golden xD

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      Creator Joseph K. Garrahan on April 14, 2013

      Congrats, guys! You got a lot of talent there...

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      Creator Alex Adams on April 14, 2013

      Now, all we need is Butt Mode and a Propeller Rat minigame! XD

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      Creator masterblarg on April 14, 2013

      Congrats on updating the GIF!
      Also finishing the game or whatever!

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      Creator Nico Pacilli on April 14, 2013

      U know thru all of this i really wanted to see someone pledge $5,000 lol

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      Creator James Carlisle Holder on April 14, 2013

      Thank you very much for the visual novel recommendation! As a player of those, and someone who has worked on developing his own, I appreciate it!

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      Creator Jon Jon on April 14, 2013

      I'm so happy that this worked out as well as it did guys!

      This game looks fantastic and we need more games like it.

      I wish nothing but the best and I can't wait to check it out on my Wii U! :)

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      Creator Douglas Domingues on April 14, 2013

      Once again, congratulations! I guess you now know how many people dig your game ideas and are hoping to play and dig our opponents graves! We're all waiting for a game that we already know is going to be awesome!
      Now, let me ask you something, where can I see Steam's top 100 games?

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      Creator Mr Bhavinder Jassar on April 14, 2013

      Congratulations!!!

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      Creator Johnny Vila on April 14, 2013

      Congratulations guys! Was a great campaign and an great honor participate of all this. ;)

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      Creator Lukas Sprehn on April 14, 2013

      Oh, heck yeah! :D I can't wait to play the game :D

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      Creator Drew Newman on April 14, 2013

      Watching this whole process has inspired me so much. I am more anxious than ever to sidestep into independent gaming. I'm going to say right now that with all the stretch goals and gameplay add-ons met, the original deadline for the game ought to be loosened, and I don't think anyone could legitimately whine. A 4 player battlemode? Thats gonna add some time. I will be patient, I promise! Now GET TA WORK!

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      Creator Jamie Pollock on April 14, 2013

      Congratulations YCG! And a massive thanks for everyone else who helped Kickstart this. This is my Kickstart pledge.

      I was in it simply for that instruction booklet. Soooo retro, but then you blew me away with every update since then. WOWZERS this is going to be one hell of a game!!

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      Creator Daniel on April 14, 2013

      Awesome! I can't wait to play this game!

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      Creator Adam Jewiss-Gaines on April 14, 2013

      Congrats, guys!!!

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      Creator Abdulmajid Zubailah on April 14, 2013

      you have no idea how many times i refreshed the page , hoping that the last stretch goal was made ... Good job guys :D and cheers!

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      Creator Clayton Moquet on April 14, 2013

      Congratulations guys!! Very glad you broke 300k and that we were able to help. Got a ton of confidence in ya to deliver a damn awesome product!!

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      Creator Texcap on April 14, 2013

      Never participated in a live stream before, but that was awesome. Enjoy a well deserved rest!
      And for what it's worth, we'll keep doing what part we can to promote Shovel Knight, no one need bear the burden of shoveling alone!

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      Creator William Currier on April 14, 2013

      Butt Mode needs to be an Easter Egg :D

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      Creator Jared Katz on April 14, 2013

      But what about Butt Mode!?

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      Creator Fidel on April 13, 2013

      That live stream was great. Good night.

      P.S. Never forget, Butt Mode. :)

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      Creator Arian Chan on April 13, 2013

      Congrats!
      Also, my credit card has not been charged yet?
      How long does it take?

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      Creator Mitchblahman on April 13, 2013

      This is gonna be one hell of a game!

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      Creator Gil Ruta on April 13, 2013

      Is it possible to add to current pledges an up our backer level? Say from digital only to a with-box level?

      CONGRATS!! NOW WE PARTY!!!!

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      Creator Alex Wendling on April 13, 2013

      Congratulations, everyone!

      You've done a great job showcasing your talents, and it shows. Take as much time as you need to make Shovel Knight great. Looking forward to an awesome game :)

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      Creator Onery on April 13, 2013

      NIght y'all! Awesome livestream!

      ~mya

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