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. These will be collectively called the UFO 50 and will be a compilation of 8-bit games of different genres.
News on the matter came from a trailer and a new website going live. According to these reports, Derek Yu, Eirik Suhrke, and Joe Perry are just some of those to have worked on the new games collection.
Downwell, Spelunky Creators Going for a Retro Feel
UFO 50, as indicated by its name, will be a collection of 50 games all released together. They are being developed by the creators of Spelunky, Downwell, Madhouse, Skorpulac, and Time Barons.
According to the developers, players will be able to “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.”
The creators then went to offer details about their UFO 50 collection. This will feature 8-bit games, but ones that generally smaller than most commercial similar titles from the 1980s. However, players are told to rest assured as these will not be minigames or microgames. They will be full, total games, just a bit smaller.
Also, the creators consider that players will need “hundreds of hours” before being able to finish all of the games in the compilation.
UFO 50 will also have a story. These games were all created in the 1980s by this fictional, obscure, and ‘ahead of its time’ company. All of the games will be connected “by a unique” 32-color palette.
The Spelunky creators and rest of developers also decided on a set of restrictions set to make the games “feel more authentic”.
All of the UFO 50 will come with a single-player mode while about a third will also have competitive or cooperative multiplayer modes too. The games compilation is expected to drop in early 2018. Initially developed for the PC, it will later reportedly move to other platforms as well.
A price has yet to be announced, but its creators want it to be “an easy purchase”.
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