Shovel Knight is taking the gaming world by storm! Not content to merely give nods to classic game mechanics and aesthetics, Yacht Club Games' debut title is a distillation of everything that made our favorite 8-bit platformers magical.
Shovel Knight began life as a Kickstarter campaign which raised several times its goal. A year of frenzied development followed, and the music was part of the plan from day one.
Composer Jake Kaufman used freely available hobbyist tools to write the soundtrack and program all the sound effects, resulting in over 2 hours of music that can actually be played on a real NES / Famicom console!
Joining him is the legendary Manami Matsumae, who created the music and sound effects for the original Mega Man - one of the greatest soundtracks of all time - and inspired Jake and countless other composers to start their own careers in game music.
It is our hope that THIS soundtrack might someday inspire a young composer or two to do the same.
NOTE: Because there were so many guest arrangements, there is an entire separate album just for arrangements! Check it out here:
released 27 June 2014