Shovel Knight - Platformer, but with a Shovel! (Kickstarter)

Retro platformers are all the rage at the moment, hence the popularity via kickstarter. So here comes Shovel Knight, by Yacht Club Games. Although this is slightly different than the platformer we are used to, especially as you play as a knight, who has a shovel, that not only can be used to bounce on traps, hit enemies or smash blocks but it can also be used to reflect fireballs. Shovel Knight looks pretty damn fine, with it's SNES graphical palette, retro sound track, countless enemies and big bosses. What's just as cool is the scrolling background layers, giving a real illusion of depth to the game, nice!

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! 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.
Enjoy the platforming goodness of this retro kickstarter and hope that it succeeds in it's goal of  $75,000. In my opinion it's well worth pledging for, $10 buys you the full digital version.


Don't forget to vote the game for Steam release, via Steam Greenlight!

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