Cuphead's a handmade platformer, and here's the proof

Xbox One and Windows 10 platformer Cuphead sets itself apart by way of its deliberately embellished, hand-drawn animations that make the game look like a 1930s cartoon. And by "hand-drawn," I don't mean "on a tablet" or other digital-friendly surface, I mean good ol’ pencil-and-paper.

Cuphead artist Jake Clark has been showing his work on Tumblr over the past month or so, and the images are beautiful enough to make you misty-eyed for the days before 3D modeling was all the rage. Below are some of my favorites (in animated gif form, of course), but you can always follow Clark's Tumblr to see more.

Man, that is one angry bird.

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Hi! My name's Sam Prell. I'm a games journalist with a soft spot for MOBAs, MMOs, and puppies. I also unironically like Todd McFarlane's Spawn. May the '90s never die!

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