The lights are on
Shovel Knight is inspired by games like Mega Man, Castlevania, and Duck Tales. Much like those titles, it will release as a full game if it meets its Kickstarter goal.
"I almost feel like the game industry has become very cynical,” Sean Velasco, founder of Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games, told Joystiq. “Everything is so microtransactiony. Everything is, like, taking advantage of customers."
That may be good news for those interested in plopping down some cash for the game, and Velasco adds that any new additions to the title would come in the form of a sequel.
The game is about Shovel Knight and his adventure to defeat the not so nice Enchantress and The Order of No Quarter to ultimately rescue his beloved. To do so he will use his Shovel Blade, a multipurpose weapon according to the Kickstarter page.
Shovel Knight is expected to launch in the summer for PC, Wii U, and 3DS, though the developers would like to put it on as many platforms as possible.
Yacht Club Games is only $8,000 away from its goal as of this writing, and has 15 days to meet it.
Wow! Just seeing the headline that something is "shipping as a complete game" just Wow! lol
Just a sad commentary on the modern industry...
Oh good it isnt just coming to nintendo consoles,fantastic.
I might pick it up for my Wii U. It looks good.
Looks like Rocket Knight.
I will totally buy this for 3DS!
Please support this game!
He's right, much in the game industry is awash in cynicism these days.
Cynicism against Kickstarter.
Cynicism against indie games.
Cynicism against new consoles or anyone daring to do anything different.
A healthy skepticism is wonderful--but you look at any article on here lately, and the impression you're likely to walk with is one of abject cynicism and loathing of anything that isn't "totally standard predictability and annual sameness."
I'm under the impression that most posters on this site want the following things:
The next Microsoft or Sony console, even if it's terrible because the advertising will say it won't be.
The exact same games as the past decade, but prettier because graphics are the only thing that matter. So, more annual releases of Call of Duty and Halo and Madden--and that's fine.
Sorry if I sound a bit cynical, but it'd be nice to see some open minded gamers around here instead of all the blind sheep who only want what their masters at Microsoft or Sony have to sell.
I'm probably going to back this on Kickstarter. Momentarily.
It looks really cool, I really hope it meets its goal :)
I want it on PSN!!!