Shovel Knight gets funded–and then some

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Yacht Club Games’ homage to 8-bit games has now been funded as of 11 p.m. ET. Shovel Knight, a sidescroller featuring a pixelated knight looking to dish out some “shovel justice,” finished off its Kickstarter campaign with a whopping $311,502–more than four times over its original goal of $75,000. In the final days, they confirmed the addition of physical boxes for backers who contributed $50 and above and celebrated the last hours with a 24-hour live stream marathon.

Now with the final amount, it looks like 4-player battle mode will be included and all bosses will be playable in battle mode. In a recent update, they announced that most of the stretch goal updates will be made available as part of updates when the game is released. Shovel Knight is looking to also make its way onto Steam via Steam Greenlight.

Source: Kickstarter

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Karen Rivera is a multimedia reporter based in New York City. When she's not awkwardly bumbling around the city streets, she's cozying up with her iPhone, iPad and PS3. She will explode into a pink cloud of glitter if you present her with anything ridiculously Japanese, cute and anthropomorphic (see: Hello Kitty, Nyan Nyan Nyanko).