Cuphead developer Studio MDHR showed off a new animated museum exhibit based on the hit game on Twitter. Housed at ACMI in Melbourne, Australia, the exhibit is a “zoetrope,” a type of art installation that uses rotation and strobing light to produce the illusion of animation.
A marvel of the modern age!! We’re thrilled to share this first-ever look at the Cuphead museum exhibit in motion.
— Studio MDHR (@StudioMDHR) April 12, 2021
As the video above shows, the Cuphead exhibit features our vessel-shaped hero himself, as well as his buddy Mugman, the game’s gambling themed foe Mr. King Dice, and the devil coming out of a television screen. It’s a pretty impressive piece of work that manages to capture the game’s unique artstyle in a physical space.
The previous installation that was their when I visited 6 or so year back https://t.co/52KYNZiaUP
— MutantMachine (@MutantMecha) April 13, 2021
According to another Twitter user, there was another video game-themed zoetrope at ACMI when they visited a few years ago, based on Ty the Tasmanian Tiger of all things. Ty was developed by Australian outfit Krome Studios, which explains the relation. MDHR announced a few months ago that Cuphead’s The Delicious Last Course DLC has been delayed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we haven’t heard any updates since.
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