Derek Yu’s platformer roguelike Spelunky is quietly one of the most influential games of the past decade. Now he’s back with a team of indie standouts, and they have collaborated to make 50 new games with a twist: The story is that they were created by a fictional company in the ’80s that was “obscure but ahead of its time”.
The collection is called UFO 50. Each game will be “slightly smaller” than an actual 8-bit game from that time period, but Yu and co stress that they’re “full games” rather than minigames. They will span a variety of genres, from RPG, to platformer, to puzzle, to shoot ’em up while remaining bound by style and “modern game design sensibilities”.
Here’s a trailer:
In addition to Yu — whose studio, Mossmouth, is also publishing the game — Downwell‘s Ojiro Fumoto, Time Barons‘ Jon Perry, Madhouse‘s Paul Hubans and Skorpulac‘s Eirik Suhrke are also working on the game. It will be out on PC in 2018.