Shovel Knight Crowdfunds Over $300,000 on Kickstarter

Shovel KnightShovel Knight, a multi-platform game, has crowdfunded $311,502 on Kickstarter far surpassing their $75,000 goal.  The crowdfunding campaign was supported by 14,749 backers.  Shovel Knight is a product of LA based Yacht Club Games.

Stretch goals were incorporated into the crowdfunding effort to help boost interest and support for the project.  Also – as has become the norm for Game crowdfunding – donations for the project have continued off Kickstarter via a paypal donation page.

stretchGoals_200The target release date for the game is the Winter of 2013.

The recent high profile success of crowdfunding for games has created a surge in utilizing the Kickstarter platform for video games.  Game crowdfunding continues to be the second most popular category on Kickstarter having raised over $117 Million to date.

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