8-bit retro aesthetic indie games have become extremely popular once again, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find one that matches the quality found in Shovel Knight. This sweeping classic action adventure game takes an amalgamation of elements from the who’s who of Nintendo’s expansive roster and combines them to make a unique and fun action and platform side scroller. Shovel Knight doesn’t just imitate classic NES games from the past – it understands what made them work and finds time for improvement. Since its release in 2014, it’s won numerous Game of the Year awards and sold well over 1.2 million units – not bad for a small indie studio. Yacht Club Games has done an amazing job in continuing to market the game and now they’ve released a fantastic infographic which provides a handy visual summary of the success of Shovel Knight. Check out the infographic below and be sure to check out this detailed blog post on their official website.
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