The Pixelitis Podcast Ep. 82 – For Shovel Justice!

Originally published on on July 8, 2014.

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the games we play and criticize come from years of hard work done by actual people, from AAA behemoths to indie darlings.

In this week’s episode of The Pixelitis Podcast, hosts Andrew Martins and Patrick Kulikowski got to riff with Yacht Club Games’ Sean Velasco, Ian Flood and Erin Pellon about the recent release of their maiden title, Shovel Knight.

Rather than follow the regular format of the last 81 shows, this special edition features an insider’s look into the creation of Shovel Knight, including the origins of the Troupple King and the intricate work that went into one boss in particular. 

And on top of all that, there’s still enough time for the jokes and small tangents you’ve come to expect from The Pixelitis Podcast.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Yacht Club Games for coming on and hanging out with us for an hour.

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Intro: “Hyper Camelot (Guest Director Boss Battle),” originally composed and remixed by Jake “virt” Kaufman, from Strike the Earth! Shovel Knight Arranged.
Outro: “Ooccoo’s Theme” by Toru Minegishi, Asuka Ota and Koji Kondo from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Original Soundtrack.