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Spelunky Developer Mossmouth Announces UFO 50

Explore a plethora of genres done in an 8-bit aesthetic with UFO 50, a new game from the creators of Spelunky, Downwell, and more.

August 7, 2017

Today, developer Mossmouth — who you recognize from indie darling Spelunky — announced UFO 50, a new game that features a collection of 50 single and multiplayer games from the creators of Spelunky, Downwell, Time Barons, Skorpulac, and Madhouse.

Rather interestingly the collection will include a variety of genres, such as platformers, shoot ’em ups, puzzle games, RPGs, and more. According to the game’s official website, the goal of the project is to combine the familiar 8-bit aesthetic with new ideas and modern game design sensibilities.

Each game will (in general) be slightly smaller than commercial 8-bit titles from the 80’s. That being said each is also being pitched as a full game, and not just mere minigames or microgames. Apparently, completing the entire collection could take well over 100 hours.

Additionally, while roughly a third of the games feature multiplayer or co-op, every single game will still contain a single-player mode.

While the package may seem like a random assortment of titles, there is something that ties them together. According to Mossmouth, the story of UFO 50 is that the games were all created in the 80’s by a fictional company “that was obscure but ahead of its time.” Each game is connected by a unique 32-color palette and “other restrictions” decided upon to make “them feel more authentic.”

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UFO 50 is currenlty in development for PC and poised to hit sometime in 2018. After it releases on PC, it will then “move on to other platforms.” As for a price-point, one was not divulged; however, Mossmouth wants it to be “an easy purchase.”

Below, you can check out the game’s announcement trailer and first batch of screenshots:

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Tyler Fischer

Tyler Fischer is the Assignments Editor and News Editor at DualShockers. He specializes in writing breaking news, managing assignments, and organization. Born and raised in New York, Tyler studies journalism and public relations at SUNY New Paltz. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching soccer, getting lost in game lore, and writing comedy scripts.

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