Cuphead - coming side-scroller inspired by 30s cartoons

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Gorjo
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Cuphead - coming side-scroller inspired by 30s cartoons

Postby Gorjo » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:33 pm

This is the other indie game that has me very exited besides Yooka-Layle:

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You play as two cartoon cups that lost a gamble with the devil and must now work for him, fighting several and very diverse cartoony bosses.

The game is heavily inspired by classic cartoons from the 30s (especifically the ones by Fleischer studios like Popeye, Betty Boop and Bimbo the Dog), but it takes it a step further by actually consisting of traditional, hand drawn animations and backgrounds put into the game.

Here is the trailer:
https://youtu.be/UJszILRT_D4

These are some gameplay videos:
https://youtu.be/HOhEklphfUA
https://youtu.be/MgkQKqp9pwE
https://youtu.be/Zsg_93vmPrc

And here are some screenshots:
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Thoughts?

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Re: Cuphead - coming side-scroller inspired by 30s cartoons

Postby Rueckkoppler » Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:00 pm

Love the style of this game - will definitely keep an eye on this one! And I hope to see some non-boss stages at some point!

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Re: Cuphead - coming side-scroller inspired by 30s cartoons

Postby Gorjo » Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:48 pm

There is a new video with non-boss gameplay:
https://youtu.be/xy0bpSyeCuQ

I forgot to post it, but there is an interview where one of the developers is careful to point out that they are going with this cartoony direction without getting in the way of gameplay wich is their higuest priority.

Still, it's nice tath the game is helping keep traditional animation alive.
Here's the tumblr of one of the animators:
http://jake-clark.tumblr.com/tagged/cuphead

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Re: Cuphead - coming side-scroller inspired by 30s cartoons

Postby Gorjo » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:29 pm

Finally!! A date!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5iGwE0XJ1s

It looks beautiful.

Between this game and Bendy and the Ink Machine I can see early Golden Age animation (especially Fleischer's) getting a boost in popularity.

Edit: Whoa it's been a year.
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Re: Cuphead - coming side-scroller inspired by 30s cartoons

Postby Yuke Quantum » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:39 pm

This looks amazing!

Thanks for posting today Gorjo! I wouldn't have heard of this otherwise! I happened across this post as it's considered a new post from your update today.
-Yuke Quantum
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Re: Cuphead - coming side-scroller inspired by 30s cartoons

Postby Gorjo » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:53 pm

Watch out, Yooka-Layle, this game has a rap too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awxYu3yaCy0

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Re: Cuphead - coming side-scroller inspired by 30s cartoons

Postby Rueckkoppler » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:25 pm

I really hope there's a Switch port coming down the line. This game would be perfect on that system!


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