How Shovel Knight works? The proper way to do episodic DLC

The following is a script from the youtube video below, feel free to watch it, or read the script as you wish.

Hello, I’m Kinglink and today we’re going to talk about How Shovel Knight Works?

That is a pretty broad topic and Shovel Knight is a huge game that I probably could do a couple of videos on if I wanted. The story of their Kickstarter is equal parts problematic and joyous. The game design of the original game is unique and amazing, and worthy of a ton of praise, and the nostalgia that the game evokes and yet improves on is close to perfection.

For today, as the title says, we’re going to focus on the episodic nature of the DLC for Shovel Knight. It’s well done, impressive, and is a perfect set of blueprints of how this type of content can work. Yacht Club Games created something new and special with their original game Shovel Knight and has done the same for each of the DLCs of what was eventually named the Shovel Knight Treasure Trove.

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