Hey everyone! It’s one month later, so we decided maybe it’d be fun to throw together a video with our our accolades. Give it a look!
Many fans of Yacht Club Games have noticed a weird trend in the games we’ve worked on: we almost always add an action, assigned to a specific button, that has little or no purpose for either the gameplay or the story. Initially, this may seem to fly in the face of our design sensibilities which favor simple gameplay and mechanics. Why would anyone design a mechanic that doesn’t benefit gameplay and instead adds another potentially confusing action. “Games should be simple! One action! Like jumping in Mario! Why would anyone decide to do something so dumb?!” Today we’re going to try and explain why we add useless actions to games, and explain some of the weird and fun things we’ve done in the past. This quirk might not fit every game, but it’s definitely a unique re-occurring element to us that adds a little bit of flavor!
We just got back from San Diego Comic-Con! It was a ton of fun to run into everyone and hear how much you all are loving the game!! In case you missed it, Nintendo was awesome enough to host a few kiosks running Shovel Knight at their event! Take a look at the beautiful displays they set up for us!
Going to try something new today! A contest! We at Yacht Club Games had never heard of Coub, but they contacted us and asked if we’d be interested in hosting a contest on their site. It sounded fun, so we said why not! Here’s the brief of it – if you submit a video to our Shovel Knight Coub page, you’ll be eligible to win a Steam copy of Shovel Knight for yourself or to give to a friend or do with what you please! Here are the details!
Hello everyone! So, how was your day yesterday? Ours was pretty good…we’ve been playing this new game that was just released called Shovel Knight! On a serious note, THANK YOU BACKERS for making this game happen – you all made it possible! You made our dreams come true! Look for a review roundup in an update very soon… but here’s a little taste of the pretty unanimous praise!