Cup, a platform hard-as-nags platform game, will be released on PlayStation 4 today. Studio MDHR has announced the game’s appearance on a Sony console with a fun (and kind of intimidating) stop-motion trailer with a cuphead and an angry king dice.
Cup was already famous for his hand-drawn art style, which made it feel like a 1930s animated film you could play. But the new trailer gave the two most famous characters in the game a whole new style of animation, inspired by the 1933s. Peanut seller, Chad Moldenhauer, director of Studio MDHR, said in a PlayStation blog post.
The MDHR studio worked with the Toronto-based Stop Motion division to create the trailer, and they “went even more miles to make sure they followed many of the same methods as stop-motion animators,”; says Moldenhauer.
The film itself was animated without computer programs that allow modern stop motion animators to view their footage and correct mistakes. Instead, Philip [Eddolls] and Evan [DeRushie] before climbing to another location, they confined themselves to mottled diagrams and metal gauges to record the position of each doll. These are the limitations of the mimic early stop motion performance “Try It All” and See What Happens.
Finally, it was all filmed using real 1930s lenses, known as C Mount lenses, which inflate the footage and give it a deliberately vintage image. Each frame was used as is, without corrections or compositions, which means that if you look closely, you will see supports and other animation tools in the background.
I would say the original acronym is much more disturbing than today’s Cup trailer, but you should watch the video yourself.
Cup first introduced in 2017 Xbox and personal computer also landed on the Nintendo Switch last year.