Cuphead with Kristofer Maddigan and TMR – PA92

Pixelated Audio - Video Game Music podcast and Retro Gaming Cuphead Studio MDHR kristofer maddigan themexicanrunnerCuphead is the first game by the indie studio called StudioMDHR based in Canada, which was created by brothers Chad and Jared Moldenhauer.

In development since 2010, Cuphead graced the gaming world only last month but is the first of its kind. Now, we’ve seen many action platformers and many boss-battle systems pop up before (no short supply here) but a beautiful art style that is reminiscent of cartoons from the 1930s combined with a killer sound that marks an era, Cuphead is something of its own.

Join us as we chat with the current world record speed runner, The Mexican Runner, about the gameplay. And of course, composer Kristofer Maddigan about his composition.

Cuphead (Xbox One, Steam, Windows 10)
Studio MDHR, 2017
Composed by Kristofer Maddigan

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The Mexican Runner (current world record holder of Cuphead)

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The Mexican Runner: Twitch | NESMania

Episode Track List:

  • 0:00:00 Introduction
  • 0:10:31 All Bets Are Off
  • 0:17:49 Treetop Trouble
  • 0:37:54 Porkrind’s Shop
  • 0:49:29 The King’s Court
  • 1:04:27 Floral Fury
  • 1:16:04 Clip Joint Calamity
  • 1:29:14 Sugarland Shimmy
  • 1:39:10 Murine Corps
  • 2:02:11 Closing Credits

4 thoughts on “Cuphead with Kristofer Maddigan and TMR – PA92

  1. Nathan Daniels

    Wow, fantastic music! I was in love with this game from the first moment I saw the original clips, but I had no idea the music was so fantastic! My kids particularly love this episode. And the dynamics of a live band is something that doesn’t come from chiptunes. Very nice!

  2. Cameron Mount

    I love the fact that you got both the composer and TMR on in this episode. The music in this game is fantastic (as is everything I’ve seen of its gameplay, mostly from watching TMR, actually). I also remember seeing the video from all those years ago. Like you guys said, I sort of wondered whatever happened to it until it popped up again this past summer.

  3. N.O.R.M

    Excellent soundtrack, excellent episode.

    His process in creating this soundtrack and explaining how the game came together was so entertaining. Great, great stuff!

  4. Piotr

    All the insights from the composer were super interesting to hear! That was a really nice listen, thanks a lot.


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