Yacht Club Games consists of developers that previously worked at WayForward Technologies. Started in 2011, the studio is comprised of ex-WayForward staff that worked on games like Contra 4, A Boy and His Blob, Thor: God of Thunder, Mighty Milky Way, BloodRayne Betrayal, and Double Dragon Neon. Their first original title is called Shovel Knight:



Shovel Knight is described as an 8-bit game inspired by Mega Man, Castlevania and Dark Souls. You play as the ShovelBlade wielding Shovel Knight, who has two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and save his lost beloved. The game is being funded via Kickstarter and is in development for PC, with Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions to follow.


Shovel Knight’s Kickstarter goal is $75,000. As of now, the game is a little over $27,000 in contributions with 26 days left to go before the deadline. You can read more about the game and its development here.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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