March 13, 2018

New Blip: UFO 50

Over at 8 Bit Horse, we manage to get through a game a week, so imagine our surprise when we found out that a team of developers has decided to create a single release with a total of 50 games! We've made it through some multi-game collections before like Retro Game Crunch (7 games) and Pixel Session Vol. 1 (5 games), but nothing like this. So, we have no idea how we're going to tackle this one when it comes out, aside from covering nothing but this for an entire year. At any rate...

UFO 50 is a collection of 50 games from a collection of developers including Derek Yu (Spelunky), Ojiro Fumoto (Downwell) Eirik Suhrke (Skorpulac), Jon Perry (Time Barons), and Paul Hubans (Madhouse). The games cover a variety of genres and play styles, including shooters, RPG's, puzzlers, brawlers, and platformers, with single player, cooperative, and competitive games in the mix. Each game has a single director in charge of the concept, but with other team members contributing assets, design, and programming assistance. They games aren't quite as long as traditional commercial titles, but they aren't throwaway 5-minute experiences either. The collection is essentially a 50-in-1 cart, but not filled with Chinese knockoff crap or reskinned versions of other games.

The game, er, games are coming to PC in 2018, with other platforms to follow. The trailer is below should give you some idea of what you're in for:

To find more promising 2D games currently under development, be sure to check out our Master List.


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