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15

October 2014

Shovels are Cool

by Alexandre Denault, on Console, Kickstarters, Videogames

Shovels are Cool

In the last few years, the indie game scene has been bursting with great success. However, few have been as retro as Kickstarter success Shovel Knight. Inspired by great NES classic such as Megaman, Castlevania and Metroid, the game is a blast to play. The level design is creative, and the game play is well balanced. However, don't take my word for it, read the many great reviews.

The authors have been surprisingly open about their sales numbers. Although uncommon for game developers, it is a growing trend among indie developers. Even more impressive are the game design articles published on Gamasutra.

In the end, Shovel Knights is a great success for everyone. Yacht Club Games made a good amount of money from the sales. Other game developers benefit from the shared knowledge. And the players get a great game. If you haven't tried it out yet, check it out.

Edit: 15/10/2014 : Added Kickstarter reference.

Alexandre Denault
Alexandre Denault

Veteran software developer and holds a PhD in Computer Science. Avid computer enthusiast (geek) who has been dabbling with technology ever since his Dad brought home an 8086 computer.

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