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The Seven-Year Saga Of Shovel Knight Is Finally Over

The Seven-Year Saga Of Shovel Knight Is Finally Over

When I first met the co-founders of Yacht Club Games in October of 2016, at their sleek, ocean-adjacent offices in Marina del Rey, California, they told me they were shocked to still be working on Shovel Knight. After all, it had been three and a half years since they’d quit…

Shovel Knight Is Getting A Spin-Off Game And New Features

Shovel Knight Is Getting A Spin-Off Game And New Features

Even after years of updates, Shovel Knight does not tire, nor does he slow down. He is determined to shovel onward, even if it costs him his life. Thursday morning, developer Yacht Club Games unearthed a veritable treasure trove of new stuff for gaming’s foremost knight (who wields a shovel),…

How Shovel Knight’s Developers Modernised NES Game Design

The 2014 indie hit Shovel Knight paid homage to the Nintendo Entertainment System’s pixel art and game design, but its developers also wanted to polish up the harsh edges of 1980s platform games. In this excerpt from Boss Fight Books’ new book Shovel Knight, out today, author David L. Craddock…