Yacht Club Games

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Yacht Club Games, LLC
IndustryVideo game industry
HeadquartersValencia, California
Key people
Sean Velasco
ProductsVideo games
Number of employees
5 (July 2014)[1]

Yacht Club Games, LLC is an American independent video game development studio and publisher founded in 2011 by former WayForward Technologies director Sean Velasco.[2] The company announced their first title, Shovel Knight, on March 14, 2013, and released it on June 26, 2014, after a successful Kickstarter campaign.[3] In 2016, the company announced that it would start publishing games from other companies, and that their first published game would be Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack, a compilation containing Azure Striker Gunvolt and Azure Striker Gunvolt 2.[4]

List of games developed[edit]

Year Title Publisher Genre Platform Additional note(s)
2014 Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope Yacht Club Games 2D Side-scrolling platform Nintendo 3DS, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Amazon Fire TV Originally released simply as "Shovel Knight" but later renamed with subtitle "Shovel of Hope"[5]
2015 Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Expansion pack for Shovel Knight[6]
2017 Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment Expansion pack for Shovel Knight[7]
2019 Shovel Knight: King of Cards Expansion pack for Shovel Knight[8]
2019 Shovel Knight: Showdown Fighting Expansion pack for Shovel Knight[9]

List of games published[edit]

Year Title Developer Genre Platform(s) Additional note(s)
2016 Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack Inti Creates 2D Side-scrolling action-platform Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch Physical compilation of Azure Striker Gunvolt and Azure Striker Gunvolt 2[10]


  1. ^ Holt, Chris (July 2, 2014). "Inside Shovel Knight: A Look at a First-Time Developer's Big Week". USgamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  2. ^ "New studio Yacht Club Games sails away with a crew from WayForward". Warp Zoned. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
  3. ^ "Ex-WayForward Yacht Club Games kickstarts retro action game 'Shovel Knight'". Joystiq. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
  4. ^ Moser, AJ (July 8, 2016). "Yacht Club Games Publishing Both Azure Striker Gunvolt Games in Physical Release This Fall". Game Informer. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "Switch-up!". Yacht Club Games. January 11, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Press Kit". Yacht Club Games. June 13, 2014. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment Press Kit". Yacht Club Games. February 21, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "Shovel Knight: King of Cards Press Kit". Yacht Club Games. August 30, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  9. ^ "Shovel Knight Showdown Press Kit". Yacht Club Games. August 24, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  10. ^ "Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack Press Kit". Yacht Club Games. July 5, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2018.

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