This is Cuphead, a Run ‘n’ Gun with 1930s Inspired Hand Drawn Art

by Joey Davidson | January 2, 2014

Cuphead looks pretty amazing. This run ‘n’ gun effort from Studio MDHR promises hand drawn and inked art, live jazz recordings and watercolored backgrounds all inspired by 1930s cartoons.

We stumbled on a trailer for Cuphead this morning while browsing around 40 tabs of gaming articles and random links from friends. It was a love-at-first-sight kind of thing.

The 42 second trailer sits on the game’s official page, and you can find it at the head of this post. Below is a super short boss teaser, also from the game’s page.

Speaking of bosses, the developers of Cuphead are going for a record number of boss encounters in this game. Here’s a bit of their goal in an official post about the game.

We plan to release 10-15 bosses per episode and end up with over 30 bosses. If all goes as planned, we will defeat the current “Guinness World Record for Most Boss Battles in a Run and Gun Game”[25 total]).

Yep, we suppose that means Cuphead will be released in three episodes?

Studio MDHR consists of brothers Jared and Chad Moldenhauer. They’re working on Cuphead alongside Cosmin Chivulescu and Kristofer Maddigan. We’ve actually reached out to see if we can line them up for an interview in the coming weeks. Hopefully that works out.

As for Cuphead itself? The title is slated for a 2014 release on the PC platform. The developers haven’t said much about pricing or future device support, though I imagine the latter will depend on the reception of the game as it approaches and once it launches.

We’ll have more on Cuphead as it comes.

Studio MDHR


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...