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Devolver Bootleg is somehow a real game, and it’s available now

Devolver Digital may not always bring earth-shattering announcements to its E3 presentations, but it definitely has more fun making them than anyone else. This year, the publisher even brought a game that shows it’s just as good at making fun of itself as it is at making fun of E3. Devolver Bootleg, a collection of cheap knock-offs of other Devolver-published titles may have looked like a joke, but it’s actually available on Steam right now.

The collection contains lo-fi parodies of Enter the Gungeon, Hotline Miami, Ape Out, Downfall, Absolver, Gato Roboto, Pikuniku, and Luftrausers. It’s $4.99 on Steam, but currently has a 1% discount on the store, because Devolver Digital apparently never misses the chance to get a joke in.

Descriptions for each of the eight “bootleg” games are below.

Enter The Gun Dungeon
Imagine a dungeon crawler but instead of swords it’s guns. But also everything is made out of guns and bullets and stuff. Like, everything.

Hotline Milwaukee
Brutal, fast-paced, stealth action and a whole lot of blood. From your garbage person apartment in historically interesting and relevant Milwaukee, pick up the phone, and answer the call–of murder. Follow instructions and follow the stairs deeper and deeper into the mysterious basement. Where does it go? Who are you?

Ape Out Jr.
Escape out of ape prison in this classic arcade-style platformer where you play as an orange gorilla who will kill everyone so he can to see his dad again. Grab unsuspecting guards to use as weapons and shields in this completely original idea set to an interpretive chiptune jazz drummer soundtrack. Please, Ape Out was my father’s name.

Shootyboots
It’s the never-ending story of a young boy falling down a well, wearing a giant boot as if it was overalls, which also is a gun. Collect gems, squash and shoot the fauna, fall deeper into the infinite well, and wear some other equally large and ballistically designed shoes.

Super Absolver Mini: Turbo Fighting Championship
(2 Players Only)
A competitive fighting game where you play as your choice of one of four masked combat disciples. You choose two special moves. You fight two rounds. The winner is absolved of the obligation to ever have to fight again, but probably will anyway because the one true resolve of the flesh is a fist colliding with it.

Catsylvania
It’s a cat inside of a suit of armor. It’s a cat…In full plate armor. What else do you want?

PikuBiku Ball Stars
(2 Players Only)
Everybody’s favorite red thing with legs is back and ready to sink some baskets with a friend. Nothing but net baby. Slam freakin’ dunk.

Luftrousers
Hello, I am Rami Ismail, ½ of Dutch independent game development studio, Vlambeer. We made a version of Luftrausers that had a typo, and JW left the thumbdrive containing the source at a coffee shop somewhere while I was doing a talk in Berlin, then Nairobi, then in Los Angeles the following day. If you find the thumbdrive, can you please return it and please PLEASE do not share the contents with anyone or add it to a compilation of pirated, under-the-table ripoffs of games that Devolver has published.

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