“UFO 50, the Mysterious Collection of 50 Games from Spelunky Developer, Still in Development with New Screenshot”
Derek Yu, the mastermind behind the beloved indie game Spelunky and its sequel, has been busy with another project in recent years. Alongside a team of indie developers from studios such as Downwell and Time Barons, Yu’s company Mossmouth has been working on a collection of games called UFO 50.
While it may have been announced back in 2017, many fans may have forgotten about the project, but it appears that the team at Mossmouth is still actively developing it.
On December 30, Yu shared a new screenshot of the game in progress on Twitter, accompanied by the message “Still working on it.” While the screenshot itself is somewhat difficult to interpret, it appears to be some kind of puzzle game featuring an assortment of different tiles and icons.
The concept behind UFO 50 is a collection of 50 games from a fictional 80’s game company that was “obscure but ahead of its time.”
According to the game’s Steam page, the collection is not simply a group of minigames, but rather a series of entirely new games, each of which is a “complete experience with its own title screen, intro, and ending.”
One of the games in the collection is Campanella 2, the sequel to Campanella (also included in the collection), which is an action platformer about a treasure hunter with a UFO. Another game, called Grimstone, is a JRPG set in the American wild west, but with a twist – it has been engulfed by Hell. Many of the games will also offer local multiplayer options, such as Pingolf, a blend of pinball and golf, and Quibble Race, a sci-fi horse race betting game.
Despite the extended period of silence surrounding the project, it is clear that Mossmouth is still dedicated to bringing UFO 50 to players.
With a concept as unique and captivating as a collection of 50 entirely new games from a fictional 80’s game company, it’s no wonder that fans are eager to see the project come to fruition. It’s unclear when the game will be released, but with Derek Yu and the team at Mossmouth still actively working on it, fans can rest assured that it’s in good hands.