Cuphead is a video game developed mainly by brothers Chad and Jared Moldenhauer of the Canadian company StudioMDHR, and released in September 2017. The brothers were inspired by the animation techniques of the 1930s cartoons that they had watched when they were children and incorporated novel techniques, modern jokes, and picture book elements to give Cuphead its own unique characteristics. Behind the charming illustrations and world view is a technically challenging game that has drawn attention from players around the world. Within three months of release, the game had sold 2,000,000 copies and went on to win a number of game and animation awards that year.
This is an elaborately developed game, with classic hand-drawn cel animation and watercolour backgrounds, and accompanied by a soundtrack of pleasing jazz music.