After his smash-hit Spelunky, Derek Yu has been rather quiet. However, it’s been announced that in 2018, Yu will be returning with not one game, but 50 of them. The game is called UFO 50 and has been created in collaboration with the bright minds behind Downwell, Time Barons, Skorpulac and Madhouse. 50 games and not one of them is a ‘randomly generated’ platform game? Wow.
UFO 50 is a collection of 50 single player and multiplayer games, from a wide-range of genres, ranging from platformers, beat ‘em ups, sports puzzle games and shoot ‘em ups to RPGs. That’s a massive undertaking. The website reads, ‘Our goal is to combine a familiar 8-bit aesthetic with new ideas and modern game design sensibilities’, and is clear that ‘they are full games and not microgames or minigames! Completing the entire collection could easily take over a hundred hours’.
The project will see Yu working with four other developers. Each game has a director who chose the core concept, but everyone worked on different aspects of the design, art and programming on games they didn’t direct.
Source: Video Gamer