Cuphead

Cuphead’s creators get back to normal after their colossal — and exhausting — year

<i>Presented by Intel</i><p>For StudioMDHR, life is anything but normal. And the Moldenhauer brothers might be the happiest people in the world right now.<p>In September, StudioMDHR founders Chad and Jared Moldenhauer (along with a small army of artists, animators, programmers, and musicians) released Cuphead, …

E3

Crusty Corner: Cuphead and the Art of Redpointing

Crusty Corner is a monthly column written by Climbing Editor Matt Samet, a climber of 30 years. When he's not at the gym or the rocks trying to stave …

Climbing

Cuphead developers bet everything on a 1930s-cartoon-style game

Studio MDHR has sold an estimated 1.5 million copies of Cuphead for the PC and Xbox One since the challenging run-and-gun game debuted on September 29. It’s a surprise hit of the fall, made by a family-run company whose leaders mortgaged their homes to finish it.<p>Chad, Jared, and Maja Moldenhauer of …

Business

This week in video games, December 11, 2017: Canadian Cuphead and new Zelda win big at Game Awards

This week, <i>Destiny</i> players can now talk to their Ghost thanks to Alexa; <i>Splatoon 2</i> and Mario + Rabbids get free updates; and the delightful <i>Okami</i> gets …

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Xbox Takes Home Honors at The Game Awards

The Game Awards is designed to recognize the creative and technical excellence in the video game industry, bringing together a diverse group of …

Gaming Consoles

Cuphead artists illustrate the game’s five-year dev cycle

See what it took to make one of the year’s biggest hits<p>On Oct. 25, 2013, StudioMDHR uploaded the first teaser trailer for its game <i>Cuphead</i> to YouTube. At 42 seconds long, the video established a 1930s art style and boss-focused run-and-gun gameplay, looking like an interactive cartoon.<p>It closed …

Gaming

Today’s Best Game Deals: Deus Ex Mankind Divided $10, Cuphead $17, more

In today’s best console game deals, the Xbox Live Marketplace has kicked off a number of notable deals for Xbox One owners. One standout (although there are many) is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on Xbox One for <b>$9.99</b>. That’s a few dollars under the current Amazon sale price and the best we can find. …

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

The Game Awards Steam Sale

Something is happening on the internet so Steam has reduced the prices on some games. That something is The Game Awards and the games on sale are …

Rainbow Six Siege

This Indie Game Sold One Million Copies In Two Weeks

Any game developer knows that sales are extremely difficult: the world of gaming is a red sea, plenty of shark studies with millions in marketing that leave things difficult for those who try to earn a place independently. Movies like Indie Game: The Movie represented a part of that reality. A …

Game Development

Should Cuphead Have DLC?

Cuphead is a fantastic game but after you beat it, is there a lot of replay value? I absolutely love the Cuphead and I think that even with it’s …

Gaming

Breaking down all the exciting Cuphead updates in v1.1.3

Credit: Studio MDHR<p>Cuphead just got an exciting update that should make things even better when trying to pay your debt to the devil. With this …

Gaming

Even GamesBeat can play this Cuphead string arrangement album

GamesBeat doesn’t have a great reputation when it comes to being good at Cuphead (even though I beat it just fine when I was reviewing it). But we really do quite like the challenging side-scroller, and that adoration extends to the run-‘n’-gunner’s soundtrack.<p>The original tunes sound great, but …

Business

Cuphead patch squashes bugs, including one that should be a feature

Cuphead’s fetishisation of difficulty and the air of smugness perpetrated by some of the louder parts of its community unfortunately put me off the …

PC Gaming

Cuphead Patch Fixes Bugs, Removes Exploits

Studio MDHR has released a patch for Cuphead that features a number of changes, including gameplay balance adjustments, bug fixes, and the removal of …

Crashing

'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Wins Big at The Game Awards 2017

Overwatch and Cuphead also took home plenty of prizes.<p>The fourth annual Game Awards just wrapped up its presentation for recognition given to a slew of A-list and indie games. Whether the selections are controversial or not, they represent some of the year’s top titles.<p>Nintendo‘s <i>Legend of Zelda:</i> …

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Cuphead Patch Nerfs Charge Shot Damage, Eliminates Mugman Army Glitch

Studio MDHR has released a promised patch for Cuphead today, nerfing the lauded Charge Shot and fixing up a few of the glitches in the game.<p>The …

Cuphead got patched so now we can't make a million Mugmen anymore

C'est la vie<p><i>Cuphead</i>, already a very fine game, got a little more polished today. Developer StudioMDHR released patch version 1.1.3 and it does away …

Cuphead's first major patch fixes bugs and makes things (ever so slightly) easier

Cuphead, the gorgeous Contra-meets-ol'-timey-cartoons platforming shooter that dazzled us earlier this year, is an example of hardcore difficulty …

Dark Souls as a Cuphead-inspired 2D platformer looks great

It's not a game you can play, but it's a video you can watch.

PC Gaming

This guy built his own Cuphead arcade cabinet

Now there's a game that would've eaten your quarters<p>Yesterday, we posted a very cool video that combined the animation of Studio MDHR's platformer</i> …

Cool Stuff

Is it Wrong to make a Game too Challenging (or too Opaque)?

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Game Design

Watch: This Cuphead and Dark Souls mashup looks pretty awesome

It’s hard to argue that Cuphead, the 2D shooter/run-and-gun/bullet-hell game that arrived in September isn’t excellent. The addictive nature and …

Dark Souls

DARK SOULS Animated in the Style of CUPHEAD is Frustratingly Perfect

Anybody who grew up playing side-scrolling shooters and platformers on Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and the like know that those games were …

SNES

6 Surprisingly Amazing Indie Games That Blew Everyone Away In 2017

Rime<p>An epic and broad story, music that makes hearts beat and a loving artistic aspect. Those are Rime’s foundations, a true masterpiece that …

Gaming

WATCH: ‘Cupsouls’ combined ‘Cuphead’ with ‘Dark Souls’ in animated parody

Animators from YouTube channel 64 Bits took the retro design aesthetics of side-scrolling adventure game “Cuphead” and gave it a “Dark Souls” …

Philippines

Cuphead custom cabinet is the must-have can’t-have gift of the holiday season

Only one available, and it’s not for sale<p>If <i>Cuphead</i> was an actual arcade cabinet video game, it’d probably take $587.75 to complete, except for that one high school outcast who could nonchalantly chain American Spirits while mining crystals in <i>Sinistar</i>. Everyone knew somebody like that, right? They …

Gaming

Dark Souls by the Way of Cuphead

November 25, 2017<p>Share This<p>Prepare to Die Again in Cuphead<p>If you’ve ever been curious about a <i>Dark Souls</i>–<i>Cuphead</i> mashup, YouTube channel, 64 Bits has …

Dark Souls

If Dark Souls Was Animated To Look Like Cuphead

Dying would look a lot cuter. The mashup was created by the YouTube channel 64 Bits and shows just how limitless the possibilities are for <i>Cuphead</i> DLC.<p>…

Dark Souls

The Best (Overlooked) Games of 2017

It has been a banner year for video games. In a year that gave us exceptional new <i>Mario</i> and <i>Zelda</i> titles, quality new franchises like <i>Horizon: Zero Dawn</i> …

Gaming

Rainway Developer Shows Off Co-op Cuphead Gameplay On The Switch

November 23, 2017<p>Share This<p>Promising Footage Looks Smooth As Butter<p>Hoping to play Cuphead on the Nintendo Switch? Well, Rainway is hoping to make it …

Nintendo Switch