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Valuing Players’ Time

Whether you are playing a single-sitting adventure or grinding out the 80th hour of an epic, every minute you spend playing a game is precious. As game developers, it’s our responsibility to make sure that we are respectful of the time that you choose to spend playing our games. Today, we’d like to spend a little time explaining how we account for a player’s time during the development of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, and what that means in practice!

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Black Lives Matter

We believe it is vital to address the social injustice and oppression that has been affecting the Black community for generations.  Yacht Club Games stands against systemic racism, violence, and oppression.

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Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove Cheat Database

Historically, cheats were discovered and documented by brave explorers and shared among the community in whispers. Today, we are ecstatic to reveal the complete Cheat Database for every adventure in the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove collection! Whether you’re looking to adjust the challenge or add a little extra spice to your next playthrough, try out these new ways to play!

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Creating a Shovel Knight Character Sprite

A lot of thought goes into creating all of the characters you interact with during the course of a Shovel Knight adventure! You may have asked yourself: How does Yacht Club decide on a character design? Do they sketch out ideas first or go right to making sprites? Why are there so many horse people?

Some questions don’t have easy answers, but today we can at least shine some light on our process of creating and animating an NPC (non-player character ) for Shovel Knight: King of Cards⁠—The Hengineer.

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