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Shovel Knight devs on success, Mega Man, and more


2:00 PM on 05.11.2013



Last Sunday of Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) we were joined by Sean, Woz, and Erin of Yacht Club Games. We got the full scoop how their debut game Shovel Knight has managed to gather so much attention (and money), why they left Wayforward to start the new studio, where their name came from, all the excitement and fear that comes from setting off on their own, and which NES Mega Man game is the worst (Hint: it's the one that is obviously the worst).

If you want more from the gang at the Yacht Club, check them out on their own Twitch channel. They're playing through the whole Mega Man series this month in an event they call Mega May. It's a fitting choice, seeing as the sound effect designer and co-composer for Mega Man is working on their game.

When you're done with these guys, head on back to Sup Holmes this Sunday at 1pm PST/4pm EST when we welcome Cart Life's Richard Hofmeier to the program. We'll be talking about winning the IGF, making games that make people feel bad, the UCLA game lab, and whatever he wants to discuss. Join us for the fun talk about not-fun!








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11:30 PM on 09.12.2014
Shovel Knight now available for Mac

Shovel Knight is now available on Mac, Yacht Club Games announced today. The studio also supplied updates on the Linux version and European release, both of which are apparently moving forward, though no real timetables were specified. Also, physical rewards from the title's Kickstarter campaign will likely be sent out very soon.more



1:00 PM on 08.04.2014
Shovel Knight team muses on Kickstarter, platform sales post-launch

Shovel Knight finally arrived in June, and it was everything a platformer fan could hope for. Game Informer had a chance to chat with developer Yacht Club Games' Sean Velasco and Nick Wozniak on the process, giving us so...more



2:45 PM on 07.07.2014
A video cassette guide to Shovel Knight

This isn't the first cheesy "How to Win" video My Life in Gaming has put out, but it's perhaps the most fitting given the subject matter and its influences. Ready to become a Shovel Knight master? If you've ever sought guidance from a VHS tape for tips and tricks, you'll love this. It covers the whole game!more



3:15 PM on 07.03.2014
Here's how to unlock Shovel Knight's Butt Mode

In almost every conceivable way, Shovel Knight is a throwback to how videogames used to be a few decades ago. Everything positively oozes that retro style, save for blowing into a cartridge before firing it up. Even the ...more



6:30 PM on 06.27.2014
You could be listening to the Shovel Knight soundtrack right now

I'd rather be playing Shovel Knight right now but there's work to be done and the guilt that would ensue would be too much for me to handle. Thankfully, Jake Kaufman's original soundtrack for the game is up on Bandcamp and it...more



12:00 PM on 06.26.2014
Very Quick Tips: Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight is an amalgamation of a lot of old school 2D platformers, most notably Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and Mega Man. As such, it involves a decent amount of tricky jumps, boss fights, and some adventure elements that are a bit more cryptic than the average game. Here are some basic tips to help you on your way to New Game+.more



8:05 AM on 06.26.2014
Here are the differences between the three Shovel Knight platforms

Although our review is for the Wii U version of Shovel Knight, I had a chance to test out all three versions -- and since all three platforms are utterly different in nature, it can be pretty tough to decide between them. Her...more



8:00 AM on 06.26.2014
Review: Shovel Knight

[Disclosure: I backed the Shovel Knight Kickstarter. A review copy was used for this verdict.] Good things come to those who wait. And boy, have we been waiting for Shovel Knight. Even though they only just completed their Ki...more



10:44 PM on 06.25.2014
Shovel Knight is available now for backers

As a backer of Shovel Knight, I randomly got an email that other backers are probably going to enjoy -- you can redeem your code for Shovel Knight now, ahead of the game's launch tomorrow morning. Just follow the Humble ...more



2:00 PM on 06.24.2014
Shovel Knight exhumes a launch trailer

It's been a long and winding road, but Shovel Knight is finally just a couple days away from release. The retro-inspired action platformer is slated to turn up on Wii U, PC, and 3DS in North America starting June 2...more




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