Two years ago at PAX East 2015 Justin was wandering the slightly less frigid wasteland of the Boston Convention Center, in search of game developers to talk to. He was not of the media pass holder type of attendee for this event, so easy conversations and networking were beyond his hopes. Then, from across the expo hall he spotted a booth. It was a booth not unlike the others, but what he saw was a knight…and a shovel.
He ventured closer, daring to see if these fine people had a game of interest to show him. What he spotted was a retro-styled platformer he has long been curious about. But what was this, did his eyes deceive him? Surely that was not the classic Battletoads hanging out with this Shovel Knight? Surely that wasn’t Kratos, the God of War, chilling out with the blue armored titan of men?
It was at this point that Justin spotted one Sean Velasco, setting up an interview with the gentleman of Yacht Club Games. One thing led to another, and Constantly Calibrating got on their media list and even received review codes for Shovel Knight. That started Josh’s journey towards booking Yacht Club Games for a podcast appearance.
An attempt was made, but they were finishing the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 releases of Shovel Knight.
Another attempt was made, but they were busy developing Plague of Shadows.
Finally, at the start of 2017 a third attempt was made, despite the team working towards the release of Specter of Torment. Which is why we’re here!
So join Josh & Justin as they chat with Sean Velasco and Woz of Yacht Club Games about the past, present, and future of Shovel Knight. Perhaps even some discussions about what they may do outside of our favored knight.
As always, comments and feedback makes us gassy is appreciated.