22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

CUFFcade 2018

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. 

2018 GAMES

ATOMIK: RUN GUN JUMP GUN by THIRTYTHREE - EDMONTON, CANADA
A tough as nails 2D Action Platformer that puts a teeth-rattling, gravity-defying weapon in your hands. 

CELESTE by MATTMAKESGAMES - VANCOUVER, CANADA
Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain. 

JAMESTOWN by FINAL FORM GAMES - PHILADELPHIA, USA
A neo-classical top-down shooter, set on 17th century British Colonial Mars. 

OH...SIR! THE INSULT SIMULATOR by VILE MONARCH - WARSAW, POLAND
A hilarious Insult- 'em up in which players must verbally take-out their friends and family. 

NIDHOGG 2 by MESSHOF - LOS ANGELES, USA
The rules are simple. Reach the other side and kill anyone that stands in your way. 

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.

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