Shovel Knight Developers React to 42 Minute Speedrun


Yacht Club Games' Sean Velasco and Nick Wozniak are no stranger to Shovel Knight speedruns. Even still, it seems that speedrunner Applesauc still had a few tricks they've yet to see.

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  • Kieran Xyphon
    Kieran Xyphon10 dni temu

    "How does he breathe" He's a catfish, no?

  • I am already dead. Or am I ?
    I am already dead. Or am I ?13 dni temu

    D-Did shovel knight diiieeee??

  • TinyOven
    TinyOven16 dni temu

    Yacht club games: this glitch was cool so we left it in the final game on purpose Nintendo: people like these things called glitches? They are very important to speedruns and don't hurt the game itself at all? *well too bad*

  • Tompa
    Tompa16 dni temu

    If a speedrun is 42 minutes it means it takes about a month for me to complete.

  • OT
    OT22 dni temu


  • Johnny Rivas
    Johnny Rivas22 dni temu

    That guy’s laugh is annoying af. Almost makes me not want to watch this

  • Vincent Montreuil
    Vincent MontreuilMiesiąc temu

    These devs are so cool. They knew about that skip at 2:22 and chose not to patch it

  • Lethality Bonk
    Lethality BonkMiesiąc temu

    This series needs its own playlist man

  • какой то лох
    какой то лохMiesiąc temu


  • MrMackan2001
    MrMackan2001Miesiąc temu

    "Being decimated isn't really a big deal, you still got ninety percent left" The roman legionaries who are sitting in their tents, crying and drinking after being forced to beat one tenth of their comrades to death with wooden sticks: "Am I a joke to you?"

  • Shawn Burke-Hutchinson
    Shawn Burke-HutchinsonMiesiąc temu

    Plot Twist: The liquid in the King Knight Cauldrons is Soup.

  • Demonwater Demonwater
    Demonwater Demonwater2 miesięcy temu

    Dang yo can I develop witchu

  • Ben Jones
    Ben Jones2 miesięcy temu

    I never thought I’d enjoy anything from IGN. I was proven wrong.

    CHANELL DELETED ➊2 miesięcy temu

    no way this is blind playtrough

  • Ender Onryo
    Ender Onryo2 miesięcy temu

    41:25 "Plague Knight has a hard time with those things." Berserker Brew: Am I a joke to you?

    SPYROS TSABOURIS2 miesięcy temu

    Me that finished the game in 10 hours

  • Instagram-reaper
    Instagram-reaper2 miesięcy temu

    Ripper roo reacts.

  • rbaleksandar
    rbaleksandar2 miesięcy temu

    Unbelievable...So many actually legal techniques that I didn't know of. Btw indeed playing with a keyboard seems to be a faster way of doing things. Especially the shoveling - difference between controller (I have a simple Logitech one) and a keyboard is like between night and day.

  • Derrick Hurdle Jr
    Derrick Hurdle Jr2 miesięcy temu

    Can devs react to speed runs just make their own channel I’ll be the first to sub

  • ZchryPlys
    ZchryPlys2 miesięcy temu

    First time blind play through? Uhhhh?

  • gu3z1
    gu3z13 miesięcy temu


  • Lunar Vania
    Lunar Vania3 miesięcy temu

    Oh the game devs. like Castlevania?!?! I never would of guessed....Haha I felt and heard the influence within 5 mins of 1st playing, And I aint complaining!

  • Raiden Herrera
    Raiden Herrera3 miesięcy temu

    Ahhh yes, stun lock D E A T H

  • darkai V
    darkai V3 miesięcy temu

    I never expected the coin to not be useless

  • Thaias
    Thaias3 miesięcy temu

    “First time blind playthrough”

  • Howie Dick
    Howie Dick4 miesięcy temu

    I thought getting decimated was to be broken or cut into ten pieces....

  • Dax Gamma
    Dax Gamma4 miesięcy temu


  • Lotus
    Lotus4 miesięcy temu

    they have great laughs

  • Drakshl
    Drakshl4 miesięcy temu

    The Devs being so speedrun concious is amazing. Lovely to see them supporting the community with QoL changes for runners

  • Unkn0wn404
    Unkn0wn4044 miesięcy temu

    Nick the Woz

  • Mystique ?
    Mystique ?4 miesięcy temu

    hears woz. thinks woz.

  • gudebro2000
    gudebro20004 miesięcy temu

    That redditor dev with his decimate Ted talk

  • John Math
    John Math4 miesięcy temu

    Nick the Woz

  • FaZe Malko
    FaZe Malko4 miesięcy temu

    The troubled ring syntactically reign because joseph anteriorly destroy beneath a adventurous jennifer. ambiguous, drunk debt

    SPYROS TSABOURIS4 miesięcy temu

    These guys are legends

  • Jay B
    Jay B4 miesięcy temu

    And now ash ketchum speed running shovel knight. Actually speed run, : looks like a 🍔🍔🍔🍔🥚🥚🥚🥚🥚🥙🌯

  • Infernal Zarax
    Infernal Zarax4 miesięcy temu

    Nick Wozniak? Is that scott Wozniak's relative? What?

  • s
    s4 miesięcy temu

    there is so much zelda and mario influence in this game

  • puppy being

    puppy being

    19 dni temu

    @Smoove J I know that you dirt

  • Smoove J

    Smoove J

    19 dni temu

    @puppy being Just mega man really. This game is mega man with a shovel. With a Mario 3 overworld.

  • puppy being

    puppy being

    Miesiąc temu

    And mega man

  • Octopoos
    Octopoos4 miesięcy temu

    I love how they didn't patch a glitch because they thought it was really cool and funny that the community found. Why cant every game developer be like Indie game developers?

  • Shovellord Reviews
    Shovellord Reviews5 miesięcy temu

    Shield knight: my parents aren’t home Shovel knight:

  • Not funny commenter I think
    Not funny commenter I think5 miesięcy temu

    Do this but with getting over it

  • puppy being
    puppy being5 miesięcy temu

    I always thought it was molten gold because king knight level is gold colored.

  • I B v Li K
    I B v Li K5 miesięcy temu

    dudes laugh is really annoying

  • Hank Peterschmidt
    Hank Peterschmidt5 miesięcy temu

    42:34 Oh, come on, you're not even gonna use Shield Knight? That's the whole point of the GAME!

  • More Sophisticated TV
    More Sophisticated TV5 miesięcy temu

    Why'd I click this thinking it had something to do with Brawlhalla :/ lmao

  • Dimentio Master of dimensions
    Dimentio Master of dimensions5 miesięcy temu

    19:37 “ actually decimated means to take one tenth of something away thus the prefix deco so if the economy was actually “ decimated” it would help with inflation I just thought you should know that for future reference”

  • Noble Huang
    Noble Huang5 miesięcy temu

    The best part of this one! Dev: laugh

  • Marius -
    Marius -5 miesięcy temu

    Just listening to the devs makes me want to try all the Shovel Knight games haha

  • Toha Mila
    Toha Mila5 miesięcy temu

    damn.... that is very impressive.

  • Armed Potato
    Armed Potato5 miesięcy temu

    "what do we call them? auto scrollers?"

  • Maddox Grechenig
    Maddox Grechenig5 miesięcy temu

    I really love shovel knight's ending, they didn't think that "a tragic ending would be better" like A LOT of other games that do so just because, it's really rare to see stories with happy ending that become so popular

  • chrispysaid
    chrispysaid5 miesięcy temu

    Not even 1 minute in and already these dudes have dropped two solid puns and just blazed right past em. 0:48 "dig into this one" and 0:51 "what he's pressing ... that's always really impressive"

  • Truffles
    Truffles6 miesięcy temu

    yacht club: gives the last black knight fight a bunch of new attacks and cool moves speedrunner: *_no_*

  • Ransmoomoo
    Ransmoomoo6 miesięcy temu

    Why do they remind me of the game grumps. like I'm the only one that see's it right.

  • tj rasmussen
    tj rasmussen6 miesięcy temu

    I had no idea moon moon was a developer for this game.

  • Watanabe
    Watanabe6 miesięcy temu

    "Hey y'all, Nick here"

  • Mole Knight
    Mole Knight6 miesięcy temu

    That´s really fast

  • Darick
    Darick6 miesięcy temu

    2:20 Super Mario 64 Moment

  • Jesse H.
    Jesse H.6 miesięcy temu


  • Dillon The Villon
    Dillon The Villon7 miesięcy temu

    I love how these devs are speed runners themselves and talk about old glitches and speed runs they have done in separate game series

  • CadaribeTV
    CadaribeTV7 miesięcy temu


  • ArcDevErik
    ArcDevErik8 miesięcy temu


  • Oliver Connell
    Oliver Connell9 miesięcy temu

    20:56 because shovel knight is a fish

  • Kaos Kryst
    Kaos Kryst9 miesięcy temu

    Ever since I've seen this game advertised I've wanted to play on the shitty app store. It appears to have so many cool aspects of it and the game looks and sounds so great and fun to play.

  • Alief El Muhammady
    Alief El Muhammady10 miesięcy temu

    dat laugh..

  • ChaosShadowElite
    ChaosShadowElite10 miesięcy temu

    They keep having the producer and the art guy/girl. How about a programmer? Sure they'd have a better appreciation and reaction.

  • NotBizzy
    NotBizzy10 miesięcy temu


  • Chriz
    Chriz10 miesięcy temu

    Was it tool assisted?

  • Dylan Watson
    Dylan Watson10 miesięcy temu

    19:17 The reason that a decimation was so horrific is it was arbitrary. If a roman legion did something considered majorly dishonorable, like routing before the enemy, they would be made to draw lots, and those unlucky enough to draw their death were immediately executed in front of everybody. It was essentially an act of terrorism used to restore order and fear.

  • WillTheSlayer10
    WillTheSlayer1011 miesięcy temu

    Devs: "Lets dig into this" Me: "Pun intended?"

  • Harmen Westerhof
    Harmen Westerhof11 miesięcy temu

    Anyone remember Tom Thumb? One of the first DOS platform games, run on a music cassette on a P2000 or Commodore16 I think. You were playing for something like 40 minutes until this part where you'd fail over and over again... without the possibility to save a game. My dad did succeed one night. Bless the mid-80s...

  • Antryg Revok
    Antryg Revok11 miesięcy temu

    Decimation was a Roman punishment for a town. Rather evil. Look it up if monstrousness doesn't bother you.

  • John Coe
    John Coe11 miesięcy temu

    I like how enthusiastic they are lol

  • Luiz Carlos
    Luiz Carlos11 miesięcy temu

    I would love a Black Knight campaign

  • Luiz Carlos
    Luiz Carlos11 miesięcy temu

    28:53 Man, I didn't know that a single Mobile Gear instakills the Tinker Knight

  • Bozeman42
    Bozeman4211 miesięcy temu

    Decimate IS killing 1 in 10, but it was when you killed 1 in 10 of YOUR soldiers as a punishment to the group. So 'you did a bad thing so we will kill every 10th one of you' is pretty bad.

  • Pompom
    Pompom11 miesięcy temu

    They've made such a masterpiece

  • Real Shmooie
    Real Shmooie11 miesięcy temu

    The Spector knight speed run made me sad

  • Soliđ
    Soliđ11 miesięcy temu

    Why do i find these at 2am every night 🤦‍♂️

  • titanfall fun!
    titanfall fun!11 miesięcy temu

    I should have renamed my market gardener to shovel knight

  • JC Not
    JC Not11 miesięcy temu

    31:08 hackers

  • Bob Dolemite
    Bob Dolemite11 miesięcy temu

    That was insane.

  • Elle C
    Elle C11 miesięcy temu

    So you're telling me that's not sand in the castle????

  • Vindbragd
    Vindbragd11 miesięcy temu

    24:57 Yankee with no brim

  • Jack Marshal
    Jack Marshal11 miesięcy temu

    the origins of the word decimate are from rome, the roman legion refer to a group of 100 soldiers, if someone in your squad was found guilty of a severe crime everyone in that legion was put in a line and regardless of guilt or innocence or if they were a part of the crime they went down the line and every 10th soldier in line was put to death, the word deci meaning one tenth

  • Moist Wind
    Moist Wind11 miesięcy temu

    Lol He landed a WR in this run.

  • Reye
    Reye11 miesięcy temu

    that ain't a first time blind playthrough. not at all.

  • Rainbow Demon
    Rainbow Demon11 miesięcy temu

    One of the things I’m excited for as a game arts major is to one day help create a game and watch the speeedruns.

  • TheDaringPastry1313
    TheDaringPastry131311 miesięcy temu

    What if it is molten gold in the cauldrons :) Lets all ask Viserys

  • Rose Juliette
    Rose Juliette11 miesięcy temu

    I feel like these are the goodest of guys for supporting their fans. I can't wait for their next projects.

  • Gamma Ghost
    Gamma Ghost11 miesięcy temu


  • Rastapopolos Forsberg
    Rastapopolos Forsberg11 miesięcy temu

    I love when the devs embrace the concept of speedruns like these guys instead of being all bitter about it. :)

  • Martin Garcia Arvidson
    Martin Garcia Arvidson11 miesięcy temu

    Doesn't decimate mean you leave someone/something with 1/10th rather than removing 1/10th hence it's called decimating something because there wont be much left.

  • Deep Cuts
    Deep Cuts11 miesięcy temu

    that guys laugh tho

  • fishpop
    fishpop11 miesięcy temu

    43:28 Is that a horse woman in the blue dress?

  • Rahul Boddapati
    Rahul BoddapatiRok temu

    5:41 - 5:48 what did I just watch

  • AndySmallz
    AndySmallzRok temu

    Can’t believe that was his first time blind play through. So much talent

  • P3acefulPandas
    P3acefulPandasRok temu

    Could you guys do a Mario sunshine speed run reaction 😮

  • Broco 2005
    Broco 2005Rok temu

    All I see is two passionate gamers sharing their thoughts on speed runs

  • M D
    M DRok temu

    that laugh... HEHEHEHEHE! HEHEHEHEHE!