Shovel Knight, a game that's being developed for the PC, is wearing its heart on its 8-bit infused sleeve and is taking that passion to Kickstarter. Yacht Club Games is attempting to raise $75,000 by Saturday, April 13th.
The title, which is inspired by the game play of the earlier Mega Man and Castlevania titles, has the titular character using a ShovelBlade to defeat an evil Enchantress. To get to the all powerful conjurer, he must hack and slash his way through eight knights who are all members of the Order of No Quarter.
The campaign is allowing pledges up to $5,000, and for that amount gamers will join the developers in Southern California and party with them on an actual yacht. The game's composer, Jake "Virt" Kaufman, will perform at the event. Travel and lodging, however, are not thrown into the package.
Members of Yacht Club Games have worked on such titles as Contra 4, BloodRayne Betrayal, and Double Dragon Neon. Hopefully all this experience will make Shovel Knight a close to perfect pixel popping experience.
The developers will also attend PAX East, where they will promote the heck out of their game. "We know that the final game is going to be great," said the Yacht Club Games team on their Kickstarter page. "We're so sure of this that we quite our full time jobs to work on it."
Give us your opinion on the Shovel Knight video, and tell us if the determined folks at Yacht Club Games are on the right track.