Shovel Knight

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Shovel Knight
Basic Information
Video Game
Yacht Club Games
Yacht Club Games
Action-Adventure, Indie, Platform
Microsoft Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and Fire OS
Steam Release(s)
Retail Features
Gameplay-Single-player.pngGameplay-Steam-Achievements.pngFull Controller Support (Steam)Gameplay-Steam-Trading-Cards.pngGameplay-Steam-Cloud.png
This title has been rated E by the ESRBThis title has been rated 7 by PEGI
Content Descriptor(s)
Technical Information
Retail Localization Information
Interface Language(s)
EnglishFrenchItalianGermanSpanishBrazilian PortugueseRussian
Main Credits
Sean Velasco
Jake Kaufman and Manami Matsumae
United Nations International Release Date(s)
SteamWindows.png Steam for Windows
June 262014
SteamOSX.png Steam for macOS
September 132014
SteamLinux.png Steam for GNU/Linux
October 92014
Achievements | Awards | Changelog | Cheats
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Help | Localization | Manifest | Modding | Patches
Ratings | Reviews | Screenshots | Soundtrack
Videos | Walkthrough
Shovel Knight at SteamDB

Shovel Knight is a platform game developed by independent developer Yacht Club Games for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 , PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and FireOS. The game was released on June 26, 2014. Shovel Knight was directed by former WayForward Technologies member Sean Velasco, and includes music composed by Jake "Virt" Kaufman and Manami Matsumae.

​Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Shovel Knight is a 2D side-scrolling platform game. The game features 8-bit graphics designed to resemble classic games. While the color scheme closely (but not completely) mimics the Nintendo Entertainment System's original color palette, the game features modern graphical techniques, such as parallax scrolling.

The player controls the eponymous Shovel Knight character, who wields a sharpened shovel that is used to attack enemies, destroy barriers, and dig up treasures. As an homage to the game Duck Tales, the player can use the shovel in mid-air to perform a down thrust that can be used to bounce off of obstacles or the heads of enemies, while dealing damage.

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