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Shovel Knight bound for Mac and Linux after surpassing latest Kickstarter stretch goal

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight, an 8-bit-style action-adventure platformer, met its $130,000 stretch goal on Kickstarter this weekend, meaning that Mac and Linux versions of the game will be developed in addition to the previously announced Windows PC, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions.

Backers at the $10 tier will receive access to all DRM-free versions of the game on Windows, Mac and Linux, according to an update on the Shovel Knight Kickstarter page. The Kickstarter's $15 tier will net backers "expanded digital options," with access to the DRM-free versions, Wii U, 3DS or Steam.

The developer warns that release of the Mac and Linux versions of Shovel Knight could lag behind the Windows and Nintendo platform versions. Yacht Club Games also notes that a release on Steam is dependent upon Shovel Knight's success on Steam Greenlight. The game is currently up for community voting.

Yacht Club originally sought $75,000 to create Shovel Knight and met its goal in late March. A series of stretch goals have since been met, including the addition of new game plus mode, a playable boss knight and the addition of Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae to the project. The Kickstarter fundraising drive has five days left.

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