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Shovel Knight
Mar 14, 2013 @ 7:55pm
Jun 26, 2014 @ 2:27pm

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Shovel Knight Unearths Alpha
The new is up!

Did you ever look at our web site and think it was a little… lacking? Maybe it was ironically bad, and we needed some spinning skull gifs or a harsher color scheme to really make your eyes hurt. Yeah, we knew it wasn’t so great…

Well, bleed from your eyes no more! We have totally retooled our web site into a destination for all things Yacht Club and Shovel Knight related! Videos, news, streaming schedules, character spotlights, insight into our design process, blogs about games, and general video game love will all be present here. We have a few posts already up there to start us off! So come on! Visit the new site!


A moment of great excitement has occurred. To see the new trailer, go to our blog post about it!

Check it out![]

Dig The Vote Winners!
Specter Knight, Plague Knight, and King Knight!!

#1: Specter Knight

The immortal and immaterial terror, Specter Knight, took first place easily! Now, his fate in the campaign is sealed. Get ready for scythe swinging and frail floating... it’s hard to resist the allure of the undead.

#2: Plague Knight

Plague Knight, reticent and reclusive, has been voted into the spotlight! Being in the spotlight makes Plague Knight a little uneasy, and when Plague Knight gets uneasy, things start to explode. This should make for an interesting campaign!

#3: King Knight

What!? This has to be a trick. We all know King Knight is a cheater, so we counted and recounted. Either the ballot stuffing was very well done, or everyone truly loves the Sultan of Swagger! King Knight triumphantly joins the campaign (and steals center stage for the illustration too!)

Fun Fact: Propeller Knight was the next in line at #4. So close!

Another Fun Fact: the Enchantress was very polarizing! She receiving many first place votes (more than Plague Knight!), but she also received the most last place votes, which knocked her out of the running with the way our votes were weighted. Love her or hate her, we suppose!

You can read up on all of the playstyle ideas right here[]! Of course, all Boss Knights will bce playable in our future Battle Mode update. The perfect arena to show everyone who's boss!

Thanks for staying tuned everyone! Until next time!

Release date: June 26th, 2014 (for real this time)
Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. It's a hot mashup of new and old that may remind you of Mega Man, Castlevania, or Dark Souls! You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this valley with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and save his lost beloved. He wields a ShovelBlade; a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!

However, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress at any cost!

If you love games with perfect platforming, beautiful art, infectious music, crazy bosses, and real heart… Shovel Knight is for you!

  • Sweeping adventure with classic action.
  • Dig! Run! Jump! Explore! and platform your way through themed stages filled with secrets.
  • Handcrafted pumped-up 8 bit style. A labor of love!
  • Detailed, living background and animation! Big, beautiful pixels!
  • Crazy bosses and lovable characters.
  • A light touch to narrative with humor and levity.
  • Master all the subweapons.
  • Amass riches to upgrade your armor and weapons.
  • Awesome soundtrack by Jake "Virt" Kaufman.
  • Battery Back-up saves your adventure. No need for passwords!
  • Multiple playable boss knights!
  • Multiplayer Battle Mode (offline only)
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13-2 Sep 12, 2017 @ 12:29am 
steam only
Zahawk Apr 10, 2017 @ 1:54pm 
Moeshit anal infection Jan 11, 2016 @ 2:23am 
so many differences with the final outcome.
its mind boggling.
MrCrossa Jan 9, 2016 @ 8:58pm 
Any plans for PC exclusive content? A boss fight against GLaDOS or a TF2 item + themed level where you face off against the RED team in a similar fashion to Xbox One's BattleToads level? (SK IS blue by default)
Hungering for Harpies Jan 3, 2016 @ 6:33pm 
@Puzzle Solver Yeah, you're cool. Consider keeping unnecessarily venomous comments to yourself.
13-2 Dec 20, 2015 @ 4:47pm 
This game doesn't deserve to be featured in ANY part of Smash Bros. Disgusting.
YCG  [author] Aug 16, 2014 @ 9:15pm 
@Oat Meal
We're only as good as everyone lets us be! Channeling the positive energies of the universe! That's high praise though, haha. I can't believe we pulled past MMX! Hope we can continue to up the ante in future updates!

Totally understand! Thanks for helping your friend get a hold of the game too. :)
suckmytoast Aug 11, 2014 @ 6:52pm 
Yacht Club, why are you so good at everything?
This is my favorite game ever, Shovel Knight passed up Megaman X on my list, which is my #2 game now, keep rocking on Yacht Club, also.. Shovel Knight 2? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
the 70's consensus of: "grovvy" Jun 30, 2014 @ 6:21am 
actually i just got it for wiiu so yeah sorry my friend has been looking for this game for a while and he has a mac so yeah thats why i was asking.
YCG  [author] Jun 29, 2014 @ 11:52pm 

Mac version is incoming! We just need a little more time.