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UFO 50 Includes 50 Titles Inspired by Retro Gaming Origins

 - Aug 8, 2017
References: 50games.fun & techcrunch
UFO 50 is a new game that highlights one of the sneaky benefits of the recent trend toward nostalgic 80s-inspired video games. It can't rightly be described as a game -- rather, it's a collection of 50 individual games rolled into one title and united by the retro aesthetic that defined a generation of gaming.

50 titles might seem like a lot for a single game, but that's one of the great benefits of restricting oneself to 8-bit technology. When 8-bit was the technological pinnacle of gaming, the physical copies of games themselves could scarcely hold more than the data required for gameplay. Today, tiny chips can hold hundreds of gigabytes, so storing 50 8-bit games on a single piece of software is no problem at all.