Old school platformer coming to WiiU and 3DS through kickstarter

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  1. KTurbo
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    Shovel knight is now confirmed to come for WiiU and 3DS if the succeed the pledge $75 000 on kickstarter. Everyone who back the project with atleast $15 will receive the game for the platform they prefer PC, 3DS or WiiU.

    Source: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yachtclubgames/shovel-knight
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    I backed first with $10 as it was not confirmed for WiiU and 3DS. But now I changed it to $15. :)
     


  2. jomaper

    jomaper Some random argie lost in the Internet.

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    I don't really do this kind of things since I don't have money to throw up to the roof. But backed already since it looks really amazing.
     
  3. KTurbo
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    In my opinion this is exactly the kind of indie/3rd party support WiiU needs. I'm really looking forward to this game. :)
     
  4. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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    This looks good, I've pledged $2 for some initial support, but I'll probably pitch in the $15 later when I can for the 3DS version. :)
     
  5. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    so now they're kickstarting shovelware? [​IMG]
     
  6. KTurbo
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    I just can't wait to dig in to this game
     
  7. Eerpow

    Eerpow *swoosh*

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    Looks like Mega Man mixed with Duck Tales mechanics, awesome! And of course, Virt is behind the music! :lol:
    Sadly no word on layered 3D :C

    So how do I back this up? If I pledge $15 will I get a European download code when/if they release it?
     
  8. lokomelo

    lokomelo Edson Arantes do Nascimento

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    that's all we need!!! yet another indie-platformer!!!

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. chartube12

    chartube12 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    So when Capcom sues them, do those who donated get sued for funding copy right infringement?
     
  10. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    Good good kickstarters are not news.
     
  11. Eerpow

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    Haha, no, borrowing a few elements isn't going to do anything and it's not like if Capcom never borrowed elements from other games either...

    @lokomeko
    You're the one who's boring, edit out that gif you're ruining the mood for the rest of us! :angry: Because no matter if you're interested in this or not, indy games are exactly some of the things the eShop needs. Anyway, this title already looks better than 90% of the kickstarter indy games out there, just the fact that they have the composer behind Mighty Switch Force puts it above other indy projects.

    This is news! It's a new eShop title, don't get me wrong when I say this but if the USN can have science news then why can't news related to actual game releases be here? :/
    USN is the place to rise awareness, this is also the first time we've had a kickstarter for a Nintendo platform where pledging can give you an eShop download code. This is well worthy a USN thread.
     
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  12. chartube12

    chartube12 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    When I was a kid I always wanted a game mixing elements of duck tales, mega man and mario.
     
  13. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    the problem with kickstarter projects is you never know if they're actually gonna be made or not.
     
  14. KTurbo
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    From what I understand: Yes, you do get the code when it's released. As usual with Kickstarter they send out E-mails on progress and so forth.
     
  15. Eerpow

    Eerpow *swoosh*

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    But I live in Sweden, US download codes don't work here, they must make a release for the EU eShop too and there's no word on that from what I've read.
    There's a risk this could turn out being another US exclusive title like Cave Story+.
     
  16. KTurbo
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    Good point, I'll send them a message asking
     
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    geoflcl Permanent GBAtemp Newbie

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    Gosh, I'd love to love this game! I'm not as sold on the style as I would be a few years ago, however.

    This whole "8-bit" thing has, for the most part, gone from novel nostalgia to an overplayed homage, in my opinion. Lots of games simply use retro flare to mask lumpy, not-so-good gameplay. If Shovel Knight can let gameplay be the real star and not just use style as a crutch, I'll gladly give it a go!
     
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  18. Eerpow

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    Yeah, but something tells me they're putting all effort in it, I don't think Kaufman would be making the soundtrack to an indy game if he himself didn't think the game was any good, that's my guarantee at least.
     
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  19. chartube12

    chartube12 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    But they don't take the money til the goal is actually meant. It's like a hold they place on your information til enough pledges are made. Once made they then take the money. Am I right?
     
  20. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    You are correct.
     
  21. Gahars

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    Better Shovel Knight than Shovelware, I suppose.