Yacht Club Games created a sales blog for their new popular game, Shovel Knight. Implies Nintendo gamers will buy your game if you work hard.
Any success for Wii U 3rd parties is good news.
Indies are the future.
Agreed. The future is now.
Imagine an HD Shovel Knight.
Geekman, both the wiiU and pc versions run in full HD
IF your game is good,and fun, people will buy it.
The real question is - will enough people buy it?
If things were as simple as that. The Wonderful 101 is a superb game, loads of fun, unique, high production values, exclusive to Wii U, and all that jazz... but it sold like shit. There's many more factors at play to a games' success (or flop) than just quality and fun factor. Marketing, time, opportunity, cultural context in which the game is released, competition, understanding of the product from the public, publisher support, etc, etc, etc... all of those (and more) are factors that play a crucial role in a game's performance in the market... and even when all of those factors are seemingly right for a game, it can still flop because of simple bad luck. Thankfully, Shovel Knight was apparently the right product, made under the right circumstances, for the right platforms, so it was a success. But having a successful game on this market is incredibly hard nowadays, more so if your game is a new, unproven IP.
Shovel Knight is a fantastic game, their sales on this for both the Wii U and PC are well deserved.
Yes they are! I love how humble they've been with their success.
Glad I could add to this game's success. These devs really deserve all the sales they get. :)
Shovel knight is one of the best games Ive played in years. It's on of my favorite wii u games.and playing it on just the gamepad is perfect!
I'm happy I contributed a bit to this nice story, although I bought the 3DS version. Shovel Knight is a pretty good nice little indie game. Not my favorite, but still pretty good. :)
I can't wait for the free DLC for this game. While the quality is very high I thought the game was a little short, more reasons to play will be great.
Yeah, they assured they're still working on that extra content.
If Indies can figure this out - Why can't 3rd-parties just give Nintendo gamers equal treatment? People honestly believe that 3rd-party games don't sell on Nintendo systems.... That couldn't be farther from the truth. CRAPPY third-party games don't sell on Nintendo systems. When devs actually take the time out to disperse FAIR TREATMENT FOR ALL - good results follow. Thumbs up to Yacht Club!
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