The Justice League, The Avengers, The Super Friends. Some times extraordinary people get together and try to fight crime and the forces of evil, other times they make games. This is exactly what is happening with UFO 50. If you follow any of these developers on twitter you have have noticed the mysterious #UFO50 hashtag, and now that question has answers.
UFO 50 is a collection of 50 single and multiplayer games from the creators of Spelunky, Downwell, Time Barons, Skorpulac, and Madhouse. Jump in and explore a variety of genres, from platformers and shoot ’em ups to puzzle games and RPGs. Our goal is to combine a familiar 8-bit aesthetic with new ideas and modern game design sensibilities.
So who is this dream team of indie developers? Derek Yu, the master mind behind Spelunky. Not to be out done we have Eirik Suhrke, Jon Perry, Paul Hubans and Ojiro Fumoto, whose work includes Downwell, Ridiculous Fishing, Time Barons, Scorpulak and Madhouse. This is amazing news for alot of folk. I personally sunk many hours into exploring the depths of Spelunky, rocket-booting my way through Downwell, and catching crazy fish with dynamite in Ridiculous Fishing. These are some of the best indie games, so I am extremely excited to see how these 50 games turn out.
UFO 50 will be smaller bite sized games. “The games are slightly smaller than commercial 8-bit titles from the 80’s…” says UFO 50’s webpage. But have no fear, as the games will not be mirco and mini games, this is a Wario Ware or Mario Party type game. These are full fledged “retro” style titles, completing the collection will take over one hundred hours. Each game will explore a genre in it’s own unique way. Some games may be beat em ups, while others could be platformers. Depending on the price, you will be getting a lot of bang for your buck. UFO 50 sounds right at home on the Nintendo Switch, but at the moment the team is targeting only PC and then will move on to other platforms post launch.
We don’t have that much more information about UFO 50, but the thought of a “dream team” of indie devs all coming together and programming, working on the art, and design is just mind blowing. I am extremely hyped to get my hands on this game some time in 2018 when it is released. Below you can check out some screen shots from the game. Also, keep it focused here at GameOctane for upcoming news about UFO 50.