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Shovel Knight Kickstarter ends with more than triple its goal amount

Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Game's "love letter to 8-bit games," ended Kickstarter funding yesterday with $311,502, more than triple its $75,000 asking amount, and all stretch goals achieved.

The action-adventure platformer was backed by 14,749 contributors and achieved its initial funding goal in late March. With all stretch goals reached, Shovel Knight will include all bosses in battle mode, gender swap mode, 4-player battles, a physical box and more. The game is being developed for Windows PC, Mac, Linux, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

According to the latest Kickstarter update, Yacht Club Games will put up a website with a blog to keep backers current on Shovel Knight's progress. Information on backer rewards will be available later.

"Most of you don't even know us personally, but just know that you made it possible for us to realize our dreams," the update reads. "Thank you."

Shovel Knight is also collecting votes on Steam Greenlight, and those who wish to continue donating can do so through Paypal until April 30.

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