Stay on target Hands-On: ‘Stranded Sails’ Is a Relaxing Farm Sim AdventureHands-On: ‘Sparklite’ Is a Fun Zelda-Inspired Roguelike Cuphead, if you couldn’t already tell, is an absolutely gorgeous video game. When we all saw the first few snippets of its stunning recreation of classic cartoon art styles during Microsoft’s 2014 E3 press conference, it immediately became one of the gaming community’s most anticipated indie titles.After three long years of waiting, Cuphead is now only days away. I got to play what had to be a near-final version of the Xbox One/PC platformer at a recent Microsoft event and learned some more about the artistry behind it.The goal was always for Cuphead to be a full-fledged adventure, according to artist and producer Maja Moldenhauer. But at first the team at Studio MDHR didn’t believe they could pull off that kind of scope with its initial resources. It’s like making a stop-motion short vs something like Kubo and the The Two Strings. The amount of meticulous extra work required would be exponentially increased.That’s why originally Cuphead was just going to be a collection of boss battles, stunning boss battles, but just boss battles all the same. After launch, the team would then expand the game with more traditional levels you’d expect from the classic shooters Cuphead pays homage to like Contra and Gunstar Heroes. However, the game earned so much goodwill after its debut, as well as extra support from Microsoft, that the version launching later this September is much more complete out of the gate.If the art is anything to go by, those extra months of work certainly haven’t been wasted. Moldenhaur explained how the number of hand-drawn and animated 2D frame went from 15,000 to 120,000. Furthermore, the game is nothing but original backgrounds, some made using rotoscoped real objects. And while the colors are digital, that decision was made after tests showed the end visual result would be no different from something analog.Even if you don’t have an animation background, anyone who looks at Cuphead can’t help but notice how much craft has been put into its aesthetic. Colorful characters chock full of personality constantly pour onto the screen to squash and stretch and shake their noodle limbs. Expressive faces shift from devious to shocked to ecstatic. Film grain and energetic jazz music transports you to the slightly naughty, feverish pre-Disney cartoon time period (hopefully without the racism).I don’t think my writing is good enough to convey the visual splendor. Seeing the pretty stills is one thing but seeing the game in motion is transformative. Cuphead is so hypnotic to look at it’s almost distracting.Distraction is fatal though since Cuphead is also brutally difficult. While its art style takes inspiration from old cartoons of the 30s, its gameplay is ripped straight out of old games of the 1980s. Along with the dancing drawings the screen is a nonstop Hell of bullets, either the ones coming from numerous enemies or the ones your twitching fingers are shooting right back at them. It’s relentless.In these early stages, I could aim in any direction and fire either a stream of standard long-range shots or closer-ranged spread shots. I could shoot powerful charge shots or land enough hits to pull off an ultimate attack like turning into an adorable atom bomb. Other moves include an air dash out of a jump, a parry against certain projectiles, and situational moves like changing the size of your biplane in a flying sky battle against an evil cloud.Cuphead plays well and looks unbelievable. All the pieces are there for a fantastic time. But for as bad as it feels to notice flaws in something with this much love and care clearly behind it, it doesn’t mean those flaws aren’t there. Cuphead wisely adopts some modern conveniences like infinite lives and saving, but I encountered some enemy groupings that were about as cheap as an arcade game trying to steal your quarters. Maybe playing with a friend would’ve softened things up.Worse, the one boss battle I completed against a psychic carrot(!) went on so long and was so repetitive it was more of an endurance or patience test than a challenge of skill. I just ran in the same pattern to dodge his same attacks, land some hits, and hope the escalating music was cluing me in that the dragging fight was almost done since there was no health bar. It felt more tedious than triumphant by the time I was finished.But it was hard to stay mad at any particular aspect of Cuphead because whenever you’re playing Cuphead you’ve also given yourself a chance to just look at Cuphead. I died numerous times just because I couldn’t take my eyes off a particular animation or character design. Even if you have no interest in the unforgiving run and gun gameplay, just watching a stream of this game may be the most transfixing entertainment you’ll find this year. Pull back the curtain on Cuphead September 29 on Xbox One and PC.View as: One Page Slides1/51. Cuphead is an absolutely gorgeous 2D shooter-platformer for PC and Xbox One.2. Formerly just a series of boss battles, the game is now a full-fledged adventure.3. Over 120,000 hand-drawn animated frames recreate the look of classic cartoons.4. The game’s brutal shooter gameplay pays homage to classics like Contra and Gunstar Heroes.5. Cuphead looks so good it’s almost distracting.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
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By Morgan RoanUniversity of GeorgiaPresident Bush honored some Georgia high school 4-H members April22 in Washington, D.C., for projects that helped educate theircommunity and preserve natural resources.”By working hard to preserve our natural surroundings, you’vemade important contributions to your communities and to ournation,” Bush said.Coweta County 4-H officers Phillip Kaufman, Cody Disque, RebeccaMiolen, Cameron Brinton and Dane Beatenbough traveled to theWhite House to meet the president. They accepted the President’sEnvironmental Youth Awards plaque on behalf of the other Coweta4-H members.”It was unbelievable to stand in front of the president and toknow that our projects are making a difference and impact on ourcommunity,” Disque said.How it startedDisque and Beatenbough developed the Adopt-A-Stream project fouryears ago to clean and nurture area waterways. They attendedGeorgia Department of Natural Resources Adopt-A-Stream seminars.They even became certified in biological and chemical monitoring.The 4-H’ers found many area streams in poor condition. They beganrecruiting others to help clean the polluted streams, writingnewspaper articles, speaking to civic groups, distributing fliers.”The teens’ main goals of this project are to educate youth (and)the public and form a plan and take action in the community tohelp our environment,” said Pat Miolen, a 4-H program assistantin Coweta County.Local businesses contributed to the project. Yamaha provided themonitoring equipment, too, and helped pay for the Washington trip.Broad effortWhile some 4-H’ers were testing the waters, others taught waterpollution classes to more than 1,500 fifth-graders in localschools.The 4-H’ers organized and carried out four annual Rivers Alivecleanup efforts and two Great American Cleanups. Both projectsinvolved more than 600 volunteers who donated more than 2,400hours of community service. Their efforts restored the streams byremoving beer cans, tires, furniture and other debris.The Coweta 4-H Adopt-A-Stream teens attend county fairs, too, toraise awareness on pollution and storm-water runoff.They’re working now with county engineers in a project to raisepeople’s awareness about the trash being washed through stormdrains into local streams.EPA programSince 1971, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hassponsored the President’s Environmental Youth Awards Program.Miolen nominated Coweta’s 4-H’ers. She submitted the projectsand resources they created to the EPA regional certificateprogram. The 10 regional winners get the chance to meet thepresident.”It was such a great experience and honor to be invited to theWhite House,” Brinton said. “The president encouraged everyonethere to keep up their good work.””You’ve cleaned parks, you’ve restored wetlands and you’veorganized conservation projects,” Bush said. “As volunteers,you’ve given your time and talents in many different ways. Andtogether you’re helping to achieve a great national goal: toprotect and pass along the great natural beauty of our country.”The 4-H’ers will compete in two other national programs, theYouth Symposium at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta and the Envirothon.In the latter, they compete in areas such as stream chemicaltests, forestry, wildlife and soil testing.”The teens find their work challenging. But they’re veryenthusiastic about these projects and are receiving greatexperience,” Miolen said. “They especially enjoy thecompetitions.”(Morgan Roan is a student writer with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
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