Celia Schilling, Head of Marketing at Yacht Club Games explained in a interview about how the recently released Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon came to fruition. The team teamed up with solo indie developer Vine, who were in the process of creating a puzzle game and had shared screenshots on social media before Pocket Dungeon’s release. Yacht Club games saw the appeal in the upcoming game and decided it would be the perfect fit for the team and so it became Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon.
Celia Schilling, on Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon
“The game bizarrely fit so well with the Shovel Knight genre,” Schilling says, noting that Vine’s work bore some uncanny (and convenient) similarities to the world of Shovel Knight with its cast of skeletons, blobs, and knights. Schilling adds that her team was especially enamored with the way that Puzzle Knight so elegantly managed to blend roguelike and puzzling gameplay: “We fell in love with it because it’s not just one thing we like, it’s two things we like—so let’s get on this!” Schilling adds.
About Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon
Join your mysterious guide Puzzle Knight as you shovel through scads of foes, procure new equipment, and battle bosses both familiar and new. Explore a tale with endless twists and turns, quest as your favorite heroes, and even challenge a friend for fast-paced head-to-head competition in Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon!
- Enter a world of falling block puzzle games, with a dungeon-crawling twist! Bump into enemies to battle them and trade damage in a unique combat system. An all-new hybrid that’s never been seen before. Group foes together for massive chain attacks while grabbing keys, power-ups, and potions to refill your health!
- Take control of more than 10 of your favorite heroes from the Shovel Knight universe, each with a unique power and play style.
- Equip yourself on the fly with a treasure trove of items and equipment. Mix and match your loadout to prepare for any encounter.
- Play in a variety of ways with Story Mode, 2 player competitive Versus Mode, a Daily Challenge, and much more!
- A bold new visual style complements a new story. Learn the ropes from your pal Puzzle Knight as you attempt to escape the mysterious Pocket Dungeon. Shovel Knight’s signature storytelling and humor are on full display!
- Using your Shovel Knight series amiibo™ allows you to call upon a familiar fairy friend to keep you company on your perplexing puzzle adventure!