OK, first question is probably “Who is Yacht Club Games, and why should I care?” Well, Yacht Club Games is a new development studio started by Sean Velasco and former Wayforward developers. Their credits include directing and developing Contra 4, A Boy and His Blob (wii), Mighty Milky Way, and Double Dragon Neon! If that hasn’t got your attention then stop playing video games.
For their debut effort, Yacht Club Games has decided to offer a loveletter throwback to NES action-adventure/RPG lite gameplay. Unlike other throwbacks though, this one combines Mega Man, Castlevania, and Ducktales into something wholly new and unique but still tickling that nostalgia bone(er). Shovel Knight is the name of game and you basically will slash, dig, and pogo bounce your way across a kingdom to dispel of an evil enchantress and save your loved one. If that all sounds appealing then get a move onto to the Kickstarter campaign for it! For now the target platform is PC, but like most kickstarter projects, stretch goals always move to Wii U next. The reason for that being Nintendo did learn something with Wiiware and is not a giant asshole about indie games on their service any longer. For the full details and how to jump in, head over to the full press release, Q&A, FAQ, and donation page here! (whew!)