27. Sep, 2017 16:13 (HKT)

Go back to the 1930s with Cuphead!

PC, Xbox™One | Genre: Fleischer style run & gun

Universally considered the first animated cartoon, Fantasmagorie by Émile Cohl is a French short cartoon released in 1908 that sees a man moving around interacting with some other characters, and morphing objects. For only 1′20 “of running time, more than 700 drawings have been drawn, and then shoot frame by frame.  Due its creativity and energy, Fantasmagorie has been an extremely influential work for all artists who came later… Cohl gave animation a sense of poetry, a plethora of innovations, transforming it into a proper art form which combines cinema, drawing, and painting.

Seven years later, a Polish-American man called Max Fleischer, who was fascinated by the first animated shorts developed an invention destined to revolutionize the world of animation: the rotoscope. With this innovative device, the people could draw the figures frame by frame giving them life-like movements. Soon after, Max and his brother Dave opened the first animation studios of the modern age, the Fleischer Studios, who during the golden age of animation brought to life the most popular characters of that time such as Koko the Clown, Betty Boop, Popeye, Superman, and many others.

This year, the indie developers StudioMDHR Entertainment will release a new game, which is a passionate homage to the Fleischer brothers. Originally revealed in 2014, Cuphead is a run-and-gun platform game in which the two main characters, Cuphead and Mugman, must travel across – sometimes very difficult -strange worlds full of very well-hidden secrets that will lead you to face the devil while you’ll acquire new weapons and super abilities. Gracefully animated using a traditional hand-drawn & hand inked cel technique, in Cuphead you’ll be astonished by the magical wonderworld full of big bosses, stylish watercolor backgrounds, and original Jazz & Ragtime music. All of it will bring you back into the 1930s, a magical decade that brings us a proliferation of new technologies, especially in the fields of aviation, radio, film, and obviously animation!

If you’re looking for a thrilling game lovely packed with the original irreverent and wacky sense of humor of 30s cartoons, then don’t miss Cuphead!

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