Nostalgia may be a hot property right now, what with Nintendo’s classic consoles selling like hotcakes and retro pixel graphics in vogue, but God help me, I can’t get enough of it. Perhaps this 50-game collection from a host of talented and proven developers will sate my retro thirst.
UFO 50 is probably best explained by its trailer, so I’ll just put that here:
The games are all co-created by a five-person team, of which Derek Yu is perhaps the most familiar; his modern classic rogue-lite Spelunky was arguably the vanguard of a new generation of Nintendo-hard, procedurally generated games. I also happen to be a big fan of Ojiro Fumoto’s Downwell.
There’s a sort of framing fiction for all these, that the games were put out by an obscure developer in the ’80s that was…