Yacht Club Games is an independent game developer that is located in Los Angeles, CA.

So what are we all about? We want to create fun and challenging gameplay. We want to both tug at your heartstrings and delight you with levity and charm. We want to make games that you play together with friends and family. Most of all, we want to give everyone the same collective types of game experiences that have defined our generation. It’s such an exciting time to be a fan of games; the industry is experiencing a renaissance and creativity is flourishing. We are so, so excited to develop games that we love, in hopes that you love them too. Let’s make a splash!


If you’d like to report a bug, have a retail/support issue, or are otherwise encountering problems playing a game made by Yacht Club Games, check out our Support Page!


If you’re looking for a position at Yacht Club Games, check out this page!


We get asked a bunch of questions repeatedly so maybe we can predict your next questions!  If you have a Shovel Knight, Specter Knight, or Plague Knight campaign support question, maybe we’ve got you covered here! For anything else, let’s get to it:

toggleWhat program do you use to do pixel animation?

It’s called Promotion and it’s super cool.  Check it out: http://www.cosmigo.com/promotion/index.php

toggleWill Yacht Club allow YouTube content creators to monetize videos featuring gameplay footage?

Yes! For more information, visit our Video Policy.

toggleWhat engine are your games made in?

We use our own custom c++ engine.  It uses DirectX on PC and OpenGL on Mac+Linux.  For our level editor, we use tiled: http://www.mapeditor.org/

toggleDo you love Mega Man?


toggleWill you make Shovel Knight forever and ever?!

Definitely.  Wait, maybe.  Ehhhh we don’t know.  Depends on our mood.  We all love Shovel Knight, but we have millions of ideas.  It would be fun to take the series the same route that other great games went and create a Super Shovel Knight or a Shovel Knight 64.  We could also see us using the brand for other crazy genres or games ( ie Shovel Kart, anyone? ).

toggleHow can I stop thinking about Shovel Knight?

Let us know when you find the cure.

toggleWill Shovel Knight become a mermaid?

Oh! I thought you would never ask! We’ll just have to see!

Contact Us

If the FAQ doesn’t have you covered, or you just feel like dropping us a line, here’s the info you need:

Yacht Club Games
1849 Sawtelle Suite #500
Los Angeles, California 90025

Support Email: [email protected]
Retail Support Email: [email protected]
Media/Business Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @YachtClubGames
Twitch: YachtClubGames