Eighties-Inspired Game Collection From the Creators of 'Spelunky,' 'Downwell'

Eighties-Inspired Game Collection From the Creators of 'Spelunky,' 'Downwell'

Eighties-Inspired Game Collection From the Creators of 'Spelunky,' 'Downwell'

Some prolific independent developers are lending their design experience to the collection, including Ojiro Fumoto (Downwell), Jon Perry (Time Barons), Paul Hubans (Madhouse) and more.

The creators of acclaimed indie games such as Spelunky or Downwell have just announced that they will be launching not one but 50 new games.

Q. How much will UFO 50 cost? The team says that one-third of the games will feature a multiplayer aspect, competitive or cooperative, and that "our goal is to combine a familiar 8-bit aesthetic with new ideas and modern game design sensibilities".

UFO 50's creators are known for some rather fantastic games.

I've been not-so-patiently waiting for Aquaria and Spelunky designer Derek Yu to come out with a new game, and I'm sure many of you can say the same.

From Derek Yu's Mossmouth Games studio will be publishing the title for PC first in 2018 with plans to eventually bring the collection to consoles. The project will include 50 full games that run the gamut of genres from side-scrolling shooters, platformers, puzzle games, dungeon crawlers and sports titles. In a special FAQ section on the game's official website, the collection is detailed as being able to "easily take over a hundred hours" to complete. They also share a 32-color palette "and other restrictions we decided on to make them feel more authentic".

The 50 games will all have a single-player mode and some will have multiplayer, but rest assured, these aren't little 3-minute minigames.

The group is working to create just about any type of game you can think of, from shooter to sports, platformers and RPGs, brawlers, puzzle games, and any other odd thing that might find its way into the compendium.

A price has yet to be announced, but its creators want it to be "an easy purchase".

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