Yacht Club Games Presents 2022

In our Yacht Club Games Presents, we made our MEGATON announcement about Mina the Hollower - a brand new game developed by our studio, as well as the launch of its Kickstarter campaign. We also shared brand new updates about content currently in development!

Greetings friends!

Today was certainly a big news day for the Yacht Club Games crew! Our 2022 Yacht Club Games Presents just aired on G4's tentpole video game program, Xplay! If you want to check out the full Yacht Club Games Presents, Live Demo Presentation, and Community Q&A, click here!

In our Yacht Club Games Presents, we made our megaton announcement about Mina the Hollower - a brand new game developed by our studio, as well as the launch of its Kickstarter campaign. We also shared brand new updates about Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon, Shovel Knight Dig, and Cyber Shadow.

We have quite few SUPER COOL things to recap, so let’s get started...

Announcements

Mina the Hollower & Kickstarter Campaign

Mina the Hollower is a bone-chilling, action-adventure featuring classic gameplay with an 8-bit aesthetic in the style of the Game Boy Color but refined for the modern era. 

You play as Mina, a whip-wielding Hollower and visionary inventor. She receives a troubling letter from Baron Lionel, her longtime patron and the overseer of Tenebrous Isle. Mina’s advances in Spark Technology brought power to the Isle for the first time many years ago, ushering in newfound prosperity for its citizens. But now, the Spark Generators have gone out, and foul play is suspected.

You will use a myriad of weapons and oddball trinkets to vanquish the monsters thwarting Mina’s objective. Along the way, you’ll unearth the secret horrors of Tenebrous Isle.

Mina the Hollower is currently in the thick of production, and ideas are still taking form. We want your feedback, collaboration, and support in making Mina the Hollower the best game it can possibly be. That’s why we’re returning to our roots and kicking off Mina the Hollower’s development as a KickStarter campaign. Though we’re financing a majority of this project ourselves, we hope we can create a more expansive game this way. More importantly, we want to build a community around Kickstarter, much as we did with Shovel Knight. We also want to share our development process, more than ever before!

We have partnered with the merchandise virtuosos at Fangamer to create exclusive backer rewards, including a physical soundtrack, enamel pins, an art book, and an adorable plush!

The Kickstarter is officially live right now. You can read more about the game and campaign at MinaTheHollower.com

Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon: Free Update & DLC 3-Pack Reveal

We also made a few new announcements for our roguelite puzzler, Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon

Free Update

This FREE update will add new accessibility options, bug fixes, and quality of life improvements:

  • You can now control how fast the board fills up when you fall in battle.

  • Multiplayer tips when the match ends

  • New portraits

  • Tally screen now shows what the CPU's level is

It will also include a new playable character- Random Knight! This mysterious combatant will appear in camp after you’ve already recruited a few knights. When you start a new adventure with Random Knight, he will randomly become one of your unlocked characters!

Upcoming DLC Packs

Next, we’d like to pull back the development curtain on our expansive slate of downloadable content that will be available in 3 DLC packs!

  • Online V.S. Mode. That’s right, soon you’ll be able to go head-to-head with your friends and other puzzlers around the world.

  • Mod Support features for the PC version of the game

  • New playable characters, enemies and bosses, relics and items, hidden secrets, and much much more!

Shovel Knight Dig: Grub Pit Level Reveal

We’re excited to announce that Shovel Knight Dig is in the final stages of development and nearing completion!

We’d also like to present to you another new area you’ll discover as you descend into the earth. Welcome to the bug infested depths of the Grub Pit!  Even if you’re just passing through, these creepy crawlies don’t take too kindly to intruders. Make haste while digging through the Carnivorous Dirt - it will retaliate by releasing its deadly spikes! Other foes like the Rolling Beeto will roll toward you with giant balls of… something. Yuck! Use your Shovel Drop to stay above the fray. When you reach the bottom of the nest, you’ll encounter another member of the Hexcavators… a certain bug-loving spelunker, perhaps?

We look forward to sharing Shovel Knight’s next adventure with you!

Cyber Shadow: 1 Year Anniversary Sale & Soundtrack NOW on Bandcamp

We can’t believe it’s already been a year since Cyber Shadow released! It seems like just yesterday when fans were descending into Mekacity and battling Doctor Progen for the first time. Cyber Shadow was developed as a love letter to action games of a classic era, and it’s been awesome to see players connecting with the game, finding all the secrets, and rising to its toughest challenges.

1 Year Anniversary Sale

If you haven’t played Cyber Shadow, now is the perfect time to embark on your epic ninja adventure! Because for a limited time, Cyber Shadow will be 30% off on all participating platforms:

Soundtrack now on Bandcamp

Also, we’re happy to announce that we are releasing Cyber Shadow’s pulse-pounding soundtrack by the very talented composer, Enrique Martin. It is available digitally on Bandcamp starting today, and will be coming to streaming services soon!

Thanks for tuning in!

Did you enjoy our announcement extravaganza? We hope you had as much fun as we had putting it all together. A huge thank you to Jirard Khalil, Xplay, and the G4 team for hosting us!

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