It’s been a few weeks since Yacht Club Games announced its new game Mina the Hollower. The studio, known for indie hit Shovel Knight, has already raised over $1 million on Kickstarter, which is more than three times the sum it originally requested.
Yacht Club Games reported this milestone on February 27, saying that it “can’t thank you enough for backing & supporting our game!
The studio launched the Kickstarter campaign earlier this month, raising the goal of $311k within the first few hours. The fundraiser, which has already attracted more than 18k backers, will end in three days.
Mina the Hollower is an action-adventure game inspired by 8-bit games for Game Boy Color. Yacht Club Games cited Castlevania, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, and Bloodborne as gameplay references.
Players will control Mina, a whip-wielding mouse that can also move underground. According to the studio, Mina the Hollower is also inspired by classic gothic horrors and will offer players a “bizarre world full of monsters and mystery.”
The game is expected to come out before the end of 2023, with its Steam page having been already launched.
Yacht Club Games was founded in 2011 by former WayForward Technologies developer Sean Velasco. The studio is best known for its side-scrolling platformer Shovel Knight, which sold 2.65 million copies by September 2019.