Feature: “Shovel Knight Feels Like Our ‘Mario’, But We Kept Wondering What Our ‘Zelda’ Might Be”
Yacht Club Games discusses the creative process for Mina the Hollower.
Yacht Club Games is a company that needs little introduction, particular thanks to the huge success and acclaim for Shovel Knight, a title that had multiple major expansions and campaigns over a number of years. The company has been busy beyond that too; last year it published Cyber Shadow and collaborated with Vine on Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon. For fans of the core development team’s output, though, this year has already brought exciting news with the announcement of Mina The Hollower.
It currently has a Kickstarter campaign that’s both raising funds and engaging with an enthusiastic community, having already smashed its goal. It’s not expected until December 2023, but we also got to go hands on with an early PC build, having a jolly time in the process. It’s challenging, nails the Game Boy Color aesthetic, and combines classic gameplay ideas with new touches and clever design.
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