So I've been playing a Lot of Shovel Knight, and I gotta say - It's on my favorite games of all times list, it is THAT good!
Yeah, so of course I just had to make something myself in honor of this fantastic game.
I wrote down a ton of ideas that I thought could make a decent Knight, but then one silly thought struck me, and I just had to go through with it, and therefor Barrel Knight was born.
It started off with the barrel clothes thingy for people who can't afford clothes, or something like that, you might know what I'm talking about.
Then more ideas started coming to me, like how he would remove part of his Barrel Armor to make a homemade shield out of it. So if you would look at the side of him you would see that part of the suit is missing.
I felt like this could be used in multiple ways, both in defending with it like a shield, and that he could tuck it back in place if needed, possibly for some sort of barrel roll attack or a barrel switcheroo fake-out of sorts.
Then came the part that I didn't think would be too hard but turned out to be the most difficult thing to make something good with, the weapon of choice.
First I thought carpenter, or a barrel maker or something like that, so I was thinking hammers.
Then to complete the silliness of a barrel based character, why not make an over-the-top gigantic Barrel Hammer?!
Yeah, though it may seem like he has picked a poor inspiration for his attire and weaponry, it turns out to be a light battle armor with surprising effectivity against his opponents. But I'm sure that Shovel Knight could easily pry open that suit if he got the chance XD
Well I hope you like it, this was a lot of fun to make, barrels and their perspectives are hard to recreate in pixel form, but I think I did well in the end. Enjoy!
Shovel Knight is created and owned by Yacht Club Games - yachtclubgames.com/
Barrel Knight idea and sprites were made as an homage by Me- hfbn2.deviantart.com/