For a long time, Shovel Knight from developer Yacht Club Games has been regarded by many as a modern classic in the indie genre. Its combination of retro aesthetics, incredibly challenging action-platformer gameplay, and modern design sensibilities makes it one of the best games of its kind. And now, for the very first time, we might be getting a Shovel Knight game built from the ground up specifically for the mobile platform.

Shovel Knight is regarded by many as a modern classic in the indie genre

During a conversation with a staff writer from at Gamescom, Yacht Club Games’ COO James Chan did confirm that the studio wants to bring the iconic Shovel Knight to Android and iOS in the near future. Nothing is set in stone just yet, and of course no specifics were discussed, but we might be seeing an announcement at the PAX West 2019 event, which is going to take place later this month from the 30th of August to the 2nd of September.

Shovel Knight Showdown Pax East 2019 Handson
The game might be coming to mobile in the near future. We might hear more at Pax East 2019

During the interview, Chan explained that the main reason that the team was reluctant to make a direct port of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove was because of the limited controls and the fear of delivering an inferior experience compared to PC. In spite of these worries, though, the COO still said that the team hoped “to eventually bring Shovel Knight as a brand to mobile”.

Shovel Knight Treasure Trove
The team is reluctant to port Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove directly to mobile for fear of delivering an inferior experience compared to PC

Shovel Knight started out as merely a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2013, which managed to attract a total fund of over $310,000. It has gone a long way since then, spawning several expansions and even a board game. If you have not played it before, we do highly recommend that you give it a try. The game is absolutely a must-play if you are a fan of retro platformers or just want a serious challenge.