Shovel Knight has reached the end of its Kickstarter odyssey and the retro platformer from Yacht Club Games has surpassed the developer’s wildest expectations.
Yacht Club Games, which is made up of several former members of WayForward Technologies, was asking for $75,000 to complete development on the PC, 3DS, and Wii U game. 14,749 backers responded with four times that amount and pledged a total of $311,502. The developer has set up a PayPal account for fans who missed out on the Kickstarter drive and still wish to donate and/or pre-order the game.
This outpouring of support has ensured that every stretch goal Yacht Club set for Shovel Knight will make its way into the final game including:
- Music Player
- New Game+
- 3 Playable Boss Knights
- Linux/Mac Versions
- Gender Swap Mode
- Challenge Mode
- 4 Player Battle Mode With All Boss Knights
- Real, Physical Box
Congratulations to the team at Yacht Club Games. Shovel Knight is currently expected to be released in September.