Join a 1337 warez group and distribute some top bootleg games in b00tl3g kr3w [Itch page], a splendid little free game out now. Fire up your expired trialware IRC client, get chatting with your kool krack krew, read the NFO, slam that warez into an FTP, then have a little play yourself. It’s a short game so I won’t say too much but I laughed like a drain at these bootleg games. It’s funny and it’s free so hop to it.b00tl3g kr3w is a simple warez-releasing game. Our role in the krew is to upload and test the games, which we do. We muck about on a virtual Windows 95 desktop, chat a little on IRC, upload some sweet juarez, then play the strange bootlegs. Short, stylish, funny.
It’s made by Marben, the creator of Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015, during a game jam with the theme ‘bootleg’. That jam was organised by Awful Jams — formerly the SAGameDev Challenge on the Something Awful forums — and has a fair few other games I like the look of and must try over the next days.
This is great as a jam game. It’s short, focused, and lasts exactly as long as the joke is funny.
I wish we saw more funny games, and I specifically wish we had more short funny games. I mean, I broadly think most video games should be 30% shorter, but I do especially want short comedy games. They allow jokes that are hilarious for five minutes then would become unbearable, jokes which simply cannot work as long-form games. I laugh every time I remember Skeal but I’d hate for it to go on for fifteen hours. I’m delighted when a comedy game has a tight routine or even a few quick sloppy gags.