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Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. If you love games with perfect platforming, beautiful art, infectious music, crazy bosses, humor and levity, and real heart… Shovel Knight is for you!
Release Date: Jun 26, 2014
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Shovel Knight - Build Notes 7/3 - 1.0E

July 3rd, 2014

So soon? We wanted make a few more adjustments so that you all can continue enjoying the game this weekend!

•NEW: Controller option allows disabling all in-game controller input. Intended for players who might need to use external gamepad mapping tools -- we’ll continue to support as many input devices as we possibly can!
•Fix: “Reflect Lord" Feat only counting reflected shots if the reflected attack was non-fatal.
•Fix: DualShock button prompts not auto-detecting.
•Fix: Treasure Knight getting caught on walls during vertical downward anchor shots.
•Fix: High flying Player could retreat to the previous screen while battling Specter Knight. Respect goes to Specter for his tenacity in continuing to hunt down Shovel Knight in this situation.

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Shovel Knight - Build Notes 7/2 - 1.0D

July 2nd, 2014

Hello again. Our short list of larger improvements and features is growing fast! Until then here is an incremental update with a focus on making sure everyone's game session runs smoothly! And by that I mean here are some bugfixes!

•Feat progress is now immediately saved upon unlocking. Previously Feats could be unlocked but lost by the regular saving mechanisms if the game exited or turned off before reaching an autosave point. Very common when completing a "run" centered Feat.
•Fix: (Alchemy Lab) Sound would loop forever if the Potion Master mid-boss was defeated at a certain frame
•Fix: (Tower: ????) Soft lock involving NPC AI.
•Fix: Double KO during a boss battle disabled access to pause and relic menus for the rest of the stage.
•Potential Fiix: SNES MayflashAdapter and LogitechWingmanRumblepad controller bindings. Please let us know if you are still experiencing issues with these devices!

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About the Game

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! You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and quest for his lost beloved. He wields a Shovel Blade: 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!

But, 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, and will pursue their mission at any cost. If you love games with perfect platforming, beautiful art, infectious music, crazy bosses, humor and levity, and real heart… Shovel Knight is for you!

Features:

  • Shovel Knight’s beautifully authentic style bridges the gap between yesterday and today. Design, art, and audio hearken back to the days of 8-bit.
  • The systems of today also give Shovel Knight modern touches: detailed animation, multilayered parallax backgrounds, and evolved game design.
  • Perfect your platforming skills as you take down each of the knights of the Order of No Quarter.
  • Flip enemies! Leap over gaps! Duel with foes! Dig up treasure! Find Secrets! Upgrade! Shovel Knight is simple to learn and play, but challenge lies everywhere.
  • Awesome soundtrack by Jake "Virt" Kaufman with additional songs by Manami Matsumae!
  • Master an array of magical Relic subweapons.
  • Amass riches to upgrade your armor and weapons.
  • Detailed, living background and animation! Big, beautiful pixels!
  • Crazy bosses and lovable characters.
  • Balanced gameplay is a warm welcome to newcomers, and an old embrace for experts.
  • A light touch to narrative with humor, levity, and heart.
  • Overworld Map allows your quest unfold in a unique order!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2nd Generation Intel Core HD Graphics (2000/3000), 256MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
577 of 639 people (90%) found this review helpful
655 products in account
26 reviews
6.7 hrs on record
I've kickstarted this game the very second I saw it and I was not let down.

This game really brings back the memories of how games were when you and I was only children.
The nostalgic "8/16 bit" look makes you think of the old NES/SNES and MSDOS days when you sat up hours straight because you could not save or you just could not stop (just one more level). This has all that and more. Remember the annoying sounds and music that some games had due to the very primitive soundboard. Well forget about that with Shovelknight because the music is just beyond awesome. Everything about it screams well done, and there is also a person in the very first town that you can talk to if you want to change the music in case you find it repeatative. Just gather more notepages and he can play more songs.
This game is filled with hidden treasure, fun jokes, awesome characters (a horse in a dress!), lovely artwork, great enemies and very well done boss fights.
The game is like a combination of Duck Tales, Super Mario, Mega Man, Faxanadu and many more epic titles + more. If you are looking for anything to tickle the old nostalgic nerve this is the game for you. Even thou I have tried words can't describe how awesome this game is. Try it for yourself. You won't regret it.

TL;DR 10/10 this game is awesome go buy it!
Posted: June 25th, 2014
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1,036 of 1,227 people (84%) found this review helpful
182 products in account
1 review
2.5 hrs on record
Dig a hole, throw in Zelda 2, Mario 3 and the ghost of Mega Man. Fill that whole with gorgeous 8-bit graphics and sublime chiptune music. Then jump in the hole, point your shovel to the sky and rejoice, my brothers and sisters, REJOICE!!
Posted: June 25th, 2014
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2,663 of 3,429 people (78%) found this review helpful
190 products in account
10 reviews
8.2 hrs on record
The idea of a Knight with a Shovel is, ground-breaking.
Posted: June 25th, 2014
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486 of 625 people (78%) found this review helpful
290 products in account
5 reviews
9.3 hrs on record
Mega Man + Duck Tales + Mario 3
This game is terribly charming and pure joy to play.
10/10
Posted: June 25th, 2014
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1,311 of 1,777 people (74%) found this review helpful
203 products in account
1 review
7.1 hrs on record
I dig it.
Posted: June 25th, 2014
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577 of 639 people (90%) found this review helpful
655 products in account
26 reviews
6.7 hrs on record
I've kickstarted this game the very second I saw it and I was not let down.

This game really brings back the memories of how games were when you and I was only children.
The nostalgic "8/16 bit" look makes you think of the old NES/SNES and MSDOS days when you sat up hours straight because you could not save or you just could not stop (just one more level). This has all that and more. Remember the annoying sounds and music that some games had due to the very primitive soundboard. Well forget about that with Shovelknight because the music is just beyond awesome. Everything about it screams well done, and there is also a person in the very first town that you can talk to if you want to change the music in case you find it repeatative. Just gather more notepages and he can play more songs.
This game is filled with hidden treasure, fun jokes, awesome characters (a horse in a dress!), lovely artwork, great enemies and very well done boss fights.
The game is like a combination of Duck Tales, Super Mario, Mega Man, Faxanadu and many more epic titles + more. If you are looking for anything to tickle the old nostalgic nerve this is the game for you. Even thou I have tried words can't describe how awesome this game is. Try it for yourself. You won't regret it.

TL;DR 10/10 this game is awesome go buy it!
Posted: June 25th, 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes No