An indie game

Shovel Knight is a 2D side-scrolling platform game developed and published by Yacht Club Games. The game achieved a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. Shovel Knight then came out on platforms like Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in June 2014.

In the game’s 5th anniversary, Yacht Club Games disclosed the sales figures for the game. It scored an impressive figure of 2.5 million copies sold worldwide.

They did a celebration video in order to capture the moment.

Yacht Club Games staff all gathered to celebrate the moment

Yacht Club Games even showcased some sketches and early works to celebrate the milestone.

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Can you spot the difference in their adjustment?

What is Shovel Knight?

Shovel Knight received positive reception by critics, according to review aggregator Metacritic. IGN editor Colin Moriarty awarded the game a 9/10 rating, calling it "arguably the best game released so far in 2014.

The game has over 25 cameos including Indie Pogo, Runbow, Blade Strangers, Cook, Serve, Delicious: Battle Kitchen, Move or Die, Dino-Run DX, Runner3, Riverbond, Rivals of Aether, Blaster Master Zero, and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

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The Shovel Knight featured in the recent release: Bloodstained Ritual of the Night

Yacht Club Games even planned on releasing a board game of Shovel Knight on Kickstarter

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The game even has its board game version

Shovel Knight was originally announced as a Kickstarter campaign with a minimum goal of $75,000 to fund development. The campaign heavily surpassed its target, going on to collect a total of $311,592 and fulfilling all of its stretch goals.

The game is your classic platformer genre which brings back a lot of memory. You get to explore the world in Shovel Knight with a knight swinging his shovel, digging and smashing objects to collect jewels and perks.

You can explore the world in Shovel Knight freely with your, of course, shovel

Though the game is pretty fun to take your time and explore, people actually tried to do a speedrun in under 1 hour.

Back in 2014, people actually made an attempt to beat the game in under an hour

The game has remained an iconic title in the indie community.

The game is currently available on Steam at $10 with a discount of 20%. Go grab it before it expires