21st Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 18-28, 2024

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 2024
None

CUFFcade

Calgary’s first independent video game arcade with custom-built cabinets!

Each April, the Calgary Underground Film Festival launches five new indie video games that are free to play, and they remain accessible at Globe Cinema throughout the year. These arcade cabinets feature five new, independent video games. CUFFcade is the only curated arcade of its type in Canada. CUFFcade will remain at Globe Cinema throughout the year, and will be free to play. 

2023 GAMES

BIG NEON TOWER VS TINY SQUARE by EVIL OBJECTIVE - CALGARY, CANADA
Ride the vaporwaves as you outrun nefarious neon nuisances in this 90s inspired precision platformer.

BLEAK SWORD DX by MORE8BIT - SPAIN
Discover and destroy increasingly horrifying creatures across an oppressive lofi world.

LUFTRAUSERS by VLAMBEER - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS (twitter)
The skies will be set aflame and the seas will overflow with wreckage in this stylish arcade shooter.

STICK IT TO THE STICKMAN by FREE LIVES - CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
A groin-kicking, staple-gunning, chainsaw-wielding roguelike brawler.

TURBO KID by OUTERMINDS INC. - MONTREAL, CANADA
A BMX-powered pixel-art Metroidvania gore-fest based on the film of the same name. (facebook)

More about CUFFcade

CUFFcade is an initiative which we started in 2015. Each year we will launch a new set of games at the April festival. These custom cabinets that house the games are portable and can be set up at off-season events. If you are interested in CUFFcade being a part of something in particular, please drop us a line! The games are curated by Mike Lohaus.

PAST CURATED INDIE GAMES

2023, 2022, 2021 (covid - sadly no games), 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

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