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Shovel Knight

(Boss Fight Books #19)

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In 2014, Yacht Club Games released its very first game, Shovel Knight, a joyful 2D platformer that wears its NES influences on its sleeve. This unlikely pastiche of 8-bit inspirations manages to emulate the look, feel, and even the technical limitations of nostalgic titles like Mega Man, Zelda II, and Castlevania III—imbued with a contemporary sense of humor and self-aware ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published 2018 by Boss Fight Books
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Julie Bailey
Apr 04, 2019 rated it liked it
When I found out the Boss Fight series had a Shovel Knight book, I was pretty pumped. I absolutely adore the art style of this game, and it feels like every few months or so I go through a phase where I listen to the soundtrack almost religiously.

The first Boss Fight book I read (Kingdom Hearts 2) was less than impressive so I wasn’t expecting much. Thankfully, all the books are written by different authors.

This book follows the production of Shovel Knight all the way from forming their independ
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Travis Riddle
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
An interesting insight into the founding of Yacht Club Games and their initial ideas and design decisions for Shovel Knight, as well as explaining a bit of the history of some NES game design practices and limitations. A great, quick read for any fan of YCG and Shovel Knight.
Jonathan
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A book taking you behind the scenes on game dev

If you liked blood sweat and pixels you’ll like this, it provides behind the scenes stories about the development of shovel knight
Nakkie Nellen
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Love the game, but the book wasn't written that well.
Vsevolod Zubarev
A detailed account of how Shovel Knight came to be and the struggles its developers have endured.
Olivia
Not bad, but this book doesn't really add much that's new or interesting to the not insubstantial body of writing on Shovel Knight that's already out there. A lot of this book's content retreads the same ground covered by the Shovel Knight chapter in Jason Schreier's Blood, Sweat and Pixels, and, frankly, Schreier is the better writer. While the book attempts to differentiate itself with a deep dive into the design philosophies underpinning Shovel Knight, the lack of any insight from Erin Pellon ...more
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