Our first glimpse of Cuphead was at last year's E3, and it was glorious. The game's developer, Studio MDHR, has spent a lot of time creating the game in the style of 1930s cartoons -- learning the techniques and animating each frame by hand. The result is a jaw-dropping side-scrolling adventure game that looks as simultaneously original as it is authentic.
Fullbright, the studio responsible for the critically lauded Gone Home, has turned its hand to atmospherically spooky sci-fi for Tacoma. The gameplay looks to have a similar mysterious mood as you explore an abandoned lunar transfer station, trying to figure out where everyone has gone -- and why.
We got our hands on a demo of Swordy at PAX Australia last year, and it stood out as something really special (in a brutal, colourful, splattery kind of way). The top-down multiplayer brawler is based on physics, and it's a chaotic blast as you try to build up enough momentum to make a pixellated rainbow mess of your opponents.
The main character of Unravel is Yarny, a little bipedal kitten-looking creature made out of yarn. And he's set to take the throne as "most crafted video-game character." You have to use Yarny's unravelling body to explore a lovingly created world, collecting new balls of yarn to make sure Yarny is not lost entirely.