Leviathyn says: "Slowly, but oh so very surely, the indie gaming scene is becoming more and more exciting to behold. With the unrestrained rise of the Kickstarter phenomenon, studios both expansive and paltry in size can fasten a direct line to their consumers, allowing for games that would have otherwise never seen the light of day a glorious chance in the field; Shovel Knight is one of these titles. Crafted from the meticulous hands of former WayForward developers, Shovel Knight emphasizes many formulas some would consider a lost art, fully utilized only back in the Golden Era of gaming. What’s so important about it? We’ll give you seven reasons, here and now!"