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Update #25

Update #24: Mega May is Done! and The Black Knight!

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Hey Shovelers and Shovelettes! It’s been way too long! First, a quick update on our progress. We have been working to square away the last of the business proceedings so we can jump into the game in full. In the meantime, we have been working on Propeller Knight stage and developing bleeding-edge tech like animated tiles and palette shifting! We promise that you’ll see more of this stage very soon... maybe even in unexpected or exciting places...!

Now, as per usual, here’s some way cool stuff!

Mega May Finale! PRIZES WERE GIVEN!

Mega May finished out last week, with playthroughs of Mega Man X, Mega Man V, and even more Mega Man excitement. Over the course of the month, we have beaten all the games in the regular series, plus more. Pizza was eaten, yelling happened, and good times were had... and it’s all been shared with you lovely people! Gameplay forever!

Congratulations to our viewers jres80, mjcabooseblu, tacotouchdown, and sincomics: you have all won Mega Man bobble head things, graciously provided by Mega May MC Mike Herbstar! Thanks to everyone who participated!

Papercraft Shovel Knight!

We want so badly for Shovel Knight to be real, to put on our desks and treasure forever. Well now we can do that, and so can you! All you need to do is print this wonderful papercraft, lovingly constructed by Christopher Beaumont of Cubeecraft fame!

Now that your mind is blown, please take some time to check out his other papercrafts, which are also really awesome!!

http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Cubeecraft-Paper-Models-Never-Before-Seen/dp/0486492729

http://www.cubeecraft.com/

Introducing... The Black Knight!

As the Yin to Shovel Knight’s Yang, the Black Knight calls nobody master. Clad in obsidian armor, he hounds Shovel Knight to the ends of the Earth, spoiling for a battle. The Black Knight’s skill with the ShovelBlade rivals that of Shovel Knight, or so the Black Knight hopes to prove! While Shovel Knight is confused as to why he has this mysteriously relentless doppelganger, no number of humiliating defeats by Shovel Knight could dampen the Black Knight’s spirit: he will always rise up to fight again!

Pros: persistent, confident, goal-oriented
Cons: slightly inept, squeaky voice

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      Creator Yacht Club Games on June 4, 2013

      @Doomspeaker:lol you should put it together to find out!
      @Einar: Surveys will be sent out soon! don't worry!
      @Jeff1.3: That would truly be amazing.

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      Creator Jeff1.3 on June 4, 2013

      Alright, now that I've seen Black Knight..... I want an action figure line- "!" Next Kickstarter is...... Shovel Knight action figure line!

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      Creator Einar on June 4, 2013

      When will you guys start collection the info about what system we want the game on or our adress for uss who have pledged for the physical copy version of the game. I am sure you guys are sick of getting this question but i would very much aprechiate it if you could answer it if possible.

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      Creator Doomspeaker on June 4, 2013

      Are these buttock und the blocky shovel knight?

      Nice rival.

      Just make sure to award this Obsidian Shovel makes is way into the hands of Shovel Knight, should he ever defeat this mysterious adversary.

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      Creator Silver Souls on June 4, 2013

      i would like to think of the black knight as the Protoman of shovel knight??

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      Creator DuskShark on June 4, 2013

      A ninth night?! What a dark twist!

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      Creator Ben Baker on June 3, 2013

      @Karbunos: Ooh, I like that morality swap mode. And Black Knight in general is just a great concept; I can't wait for this game.

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      Creator Craig Alderson on June 3, 2013

      Shout out to the Pizza.

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      Creator Onery on June 3, 2013

      Congrats to the winners, also awesome thing going with Black Knight there!

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      Creator Yacht Club Games on June 3, 2013

      @Duncan: You assume correctly! The Black Knight is planned to be a wondering map boss similar to the hammer bros. in mario 3. He'll show up a few times through the course of the game to mess with Shovel Knight as much as he can!
      @Karbunos: 1. A morality swap mode sounds pretty cool! Currently we only have plans for gender swap mode where we swap all the characters out in the game for their alternate gender versions! 2. Like Baron Von Blubba?!?! That would be neat. Currently no plans for that, but it sounds like an exciting idea.
      @BladedFalcon and Yohmi : We don't really have plans for any voice acting for any of the characters so you may just have to take our word on it :P OR maybe you'll hear it in the saturday morning cartoon Shovel High (not a real cartoon, but anyone from the live streams knows what's up)
      @Anthony Gallichand: That would be really cool but we don't have any plans for that right now...
      @Jonathan Barrett: I love that idea, lol.
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      Creator Jonathan Barrett on June 3, 2013

      Squeaky voice? Wait a sec, he is the Starscream? So imagining him with a Starscream voice now.
      You could be able to attack him in the middle of his dialogue, and he goes "YOU INTERRUPTED MY SPEECH!"

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      Creator Anthony Gallichand on June 3, 2013

      The black knight is just way too badass!! Will it be possible to choose him as a playable character?

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      Creator Yohmi on June 3, 2013

      Any chance to hear his squeaky voice in the game, or is it 8-bits inconceivable ? ^^

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      Creator BladedFalcon on June 3, 2013

      @Yacht Club Games:

      Haha, yeah, reading his Bio better, i suspect that might be the case XD

      Also, I'm curious... How are you guys going to convey that he has a squeaky voice?

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      Creator Karbunos on June 3, 2013

      Two Questions:

      1. Is there going to be a Morality Swap mode ( From: Hero Player VS Evil COMS - To: Evil Player VS Hero COMS ) ?
      2. In the normal Campaign, will the Black Knight spawn and hunt you down if you take too long in a level?

      Thank you for the awesome update!

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      Creator Duncan on June 3, 2013

      Oooh, black knight looks great! A recurring miniboss, I assume?

      (Do I also detect a Monty Python reference in his bio? I think I do...)

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      Creator Henrique on June 3, 2013

      Oh man, I love rival characters! Awesome!

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      Creator Yacht Club Games on June 3, 2013

      @Mitchel Kc Wong: possibly! Not sure at this point.
      @BladedFalcon: That song is totally epic, but maybe a bit too epic for this black knight.

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      Creator Dascylus on June 3, 2013

      If Black Knight isn't playable, I will be severely disappoint.

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      Creator HenrySquire on June 3, 2013

      sounds great

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      Creator BladedFalcon on June 3, 2013

      WOAH! Black knight!!!!! ZOMG you guys, are you channeling Dark Link from Ocarina of time here??? If so, can we expect as much of a grueling battle, or better? :D

      Also, is it weird taht when I saw the name, this was the first that popped in my mind?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch…

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      Creator Johnny Vila on June 3, 2013

      Black Knight Awesome!!! \o/\o/\o/\o/\o/

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      Creator Mitchel Kc Wong on June 3, 2013

      whoa, a black knight?!
      is he gonna be playable too???

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      Creator Johnny Vila on June 3, 2013

      Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Papercraft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Great update!!!!!!!Thanks guys!!!!!

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