It’s always nice to see the underdog succeed. One of the best games of 2014 is Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight, a small indie title which wound up with over $300,000 through Kickstarter and still forced its developers to max out their credit cards before the game launched. Luckily, it was a bigger success than the team imagined and made back its money very quickly.
Before closing out a successful 2014, though, the game has hit another impressive financial mark: 300,000 copies sold. Yacht Club Games announced the achievement on its Twitter page, thanking fans for support everywhere.
Shovel Knight has surpassed 300k copies! A hearty "Thank You" to all Shovel Knight players out there! pic.twitter.com/g29O3FAROu
— Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) December 4, 2014
It might not seem like too much, but Yacht Club Games dreamed a lofty goal of selling 150,000 copies, and if there is any justice in the world, it will be able to hit 1 million like all the other greatest indie games.
What is also exciting about Shovel Knight is that we have not yet seen all of it. We have yet to see the three separate campaigns starring bosses voted by backers, and we have yet to see a battle mode or a boss rush mode that were promised through stretch goals.
Shovel Knight. It’s the gift that keeps on giving without having to rush to fix game breaking glitches first. Please be sure to check it out on the Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, or PC. It’s a really spectacular game.