1930’s Fleischer Studios Inspired Cuphead Video Game

Indie developer StudioMDHR’s introductory game Cuphead will launch in late 2014 on PC. The game’s graphics are turning a few cup-heads, as they are inspired by 1930’s-era cartoons from Fleischer Studios, “old Disney” and particularly artists like Mickey Mouse co-creator Ub Iwerks, Grim Natwick (Betty Boop) and Willard Bowsky (Popeye).

1930's Fleischer Studios Inspired Cuphead Video Game

Cuphead is a run-and-gun game with a world that includes branching pathways and bosses, as well as weapons and power-ups. StudioMDHR, which consists of brothers Jared and Chad Moldenhauer, said Cuphead is a “retro game” at its core, “meaning it leans heavier on gameplay and not as much on story.” The game’s basic premise surrounds our hero Cuphead gambling with the devil, losing, then having to find a way to pay the devil back.

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