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Derek Yu ‘Still Working on’ UFO 50

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Derek Yu 'Still Working on' UFO 50 Game

It’s been a while since there’s been an update on UFO 50, a game with contributions from developers like Derek Yu. However, now there’s an update showing that it is still in development. Yu took to Twitter to share a new screenshot from the project. That was accompanied by a confirmed that that the designer is “still working on it.”

Here is the tweet from Derek Yu showing his contribution to the game.

The draw of the game is that it will feature 50 8-bit games. It originally had a 2018 launch window, which since passed. In addition to Yu, Eirik Suhrke, Jon Perry, Ojiro Fumoto, Paul Hubans, and Tyriq Plummer are making titles for it. In addition to single-player games, there will be multiplayer ones.

Here’s the 2017 announcement trailer, which shows some of the games people will see in the finished collection.

While this is in development, Derek Yu did finish another game. Spelunky 2 came out in 2020, eventually hitting multiple platforms. Following its launch, Yu worked on updates to address issues and improve the online experience.

UFO 50 is in development for PCs. The un-updated Steam page is still live, as is the official website.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.