Screencheat is a ridiculous competitive split-screen first-person shooter where everyone is invisible, so players are forced to look at each other’s screens in order to win. Supporting both local and online multiplayer, combat in Screencheat is fast and furious with a wide variety of one-hit kill weapons.
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Very Positive (658 reviews) - 94% of the 658 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 21, 2014

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September 1

Announcing Samurai Punk's Next Game: The American Dream

Hi everyone!

We're excited to finally unveil what we've been working on these past few months. Our next big game is titled The American Dream!

Look down the barrel of a future where all your everyday needs are solved with guns.

Samurai Punk presents The American Dream, a satirical virtual reality trip through a 1950’s world’s fair where you learn to live your life with guns. Players travel through a vast complex constructed by a group of respected gun manufacturers aiming to show the world the virtues of guns for the common man.

The world of The American Dream sets its sights on a future where guns are used for all manner of things like eating a meal, driving a car or working to provide for your family. With weapons ranging from pistols to rifles and shotguns, you’ll learn how guns will take care of all your day-to-day needs! Bite the bullet and come on down, you’re guaranteed to have a blast every time at The American Dream!

The game is coming to major VR platforms in 2017.

Teaser trailer:

We'll be showing the game at PAX West 2016, so if you're around, please come on by, say hi and give the teaser a try!

Thank you again for all your support on Screencheat, and we hope that you'll continue to follow us as we move forward! :)

Much Love,
Samurai Punk

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June 14

Fruits of a Feather - New FREE Game from Samurai Punk

Hey everyone!

We're excited to announce a new, bite-sized game we've been working on! It's called Fruits of a Feather, and it's out now!

You can download it here:

We made this as a palette cleanser to wind down from Screencheat and freshen ourselves up before jumping onto our next big project. We hope you enjoy this gentle, relaxing and meditative experience.

Thank you again for your continued support! :)

Much Love,
Samurai Punk <3

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“Screencheat is the Mario Kart of first person shooters and I absolutely mean that as a compliment”

“Easy going in tone but frantic and stressful by nature, Screencheat seizes on a single novel idea and builds an enjoyable couch shooter around it.”
7.8 – PC Gamer

“Glancing at someone else’s screen and knowing exactly where they are would be nigh-on impossible in most shooters, but Samurai Punk combats this through some smart level design.”

About This Game

Screencheat is the ridiculous split-screen shooter where everyone is invisible so you have to “screencheat” (Screencheat - verb: to look at your opponent’s screens. “Stop screencheating you cheater!”). Master a wide variety of one-hit kill weapons including a blunderbuss, a car engine that shoots bouncing plasma balls and a teddy bear loaded with explosives. Train your skills in the solo time trials then engage in fast and frantic combat with up to eight players locally on the couch or online. With colourful maps, unique modes and a huge number of customisation options including wacky mutators, Screencheat is the ultimate party FPS.

Ranging from the dependable Blunderbuss to the heroic Hobby Horse to the completely crazy Chefolet; a car engine that fires ricocheting energy balls, all are designed to deliver deadly satisfaction. Each weapon comes with its own unique advantages and disadvantages, encouraging wildly different play styles. These include not only the way a weapon shoots but also the 'tells' the weapon leaves such as the smoke from the blunderbuss or the trail of fire behind the Hobby Horse.

From traditional favourites such as Deathmatch to the completely unique Murder Mystery that challenges you to find and frag your specific target with a specific weapon. Play in teams or all against all. Challenge up to seven of your mates on the couch or online or a combination of both, the game is always split screen whether you are on or offline. When your friends aren't around, train your skills and learn the maps in the solo time trials or play against AI bots.

In the spirit of the best arena shooters you’ll spend time traversing 11 maps via air vents and trampolines until you’ve acquired your target and fragged them accordingly. Each map is designed with colour-coded areas as well as plentiful landmarks such as statues, paintings and furniture that allow you to quickly locate other players without being able to actually see them.

Inspired by games like Towerfall we've provided players with a highly granular level of customisation to play the game the way they want to. Choose which weapons you'll allow, how and when they can be swapped or reloaded, apply time limits, adjust the victory conditions, penalties and more. To really mix it up stack on some Mutators such as slow mode, low gravity or flappy jump.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP or newer
    • Processor: 1.4GHz or faster
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any from the last 4 years
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: OSX 10.6+
    • Processor: 1.4GHz or faster
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any from the last 4 years
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: 1.4GHz or faster
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any from the last 4 years
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
I would have to say that this game is a very good game. Controller support may be a little tacky but its bearable. I would deffinetly reccomend this game. I would also like to tell you the story of my discovery of this game. It was a beautiful morning. What wasn't was the gruop of middle schoolers waiting to get on this bus. I too was a stinky middle schooler but I was unlike the others. You see I was a skrub noob meme lord. So was my friend who was as big of a computer nerd as me. We boarded and played screencheat on his computer for 4 hours (that is an estimate it could have been more) with some other games. As we came home a day later we played ♥♥♥♥♥. A game where you se who can yell ♥♥♥♥♥ loudest on a quite bus. All in all it was a fun time.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
This game is utterly ridiculous, and so fun. It reminds me of N64 era games, but it brings a modern feel and fresh concepts to the table.
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
What can I say about Screencheat? I think the idea itself
is truly unique, however... never have I ever felt more sick
playing a shooter before in my life lol. Like, I honestly felt
like I was about to die... and that was only with 4 screens,
Imagine it with 6 screens or 8 screens? And here's me
thinking I'm actually good at multitasking:(

Some will be able to play this game, others (like myself)
will not. If I could give this game a neutral review, I would.
Sadly, I have to give this game a down as there is so little
content and a lack of a playerbase:( Not to mention I, for
some reason, thought this game was In Early Access?
If your game is complete and people mistake it for an
Early Access game... you're doing something wrong.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
234 of 264 people (89%) found this review helpful
141 people found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 10, 2015
you remember those friends you played video games with and always looked at your screen? yeah, this game is exactly what that is. you get to relive your childhood hell

8/16/2015: this is somehow the most helpful review of screencheat and that's pretty good
10/1/2016: still the most helpful review? that's even better
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116 of 125 people (93%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2015
My 7 year old son loves to play this one with me. He has never played a FPS before, but caught quickly and is now bear-bombing his father to the giggling delight of his sisters. Fun for the friends, family and whoever else that loves to 'cheat' at FPSs.
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88 of 94 people (94%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2015
Possibly the most entertaining multiplayer First-Person Shooter out there right now.

Focus is on couch mulitplayer over online, but this game offers both, and you can even play "couch and online" together. The developers are constantly tweaking and improving the game, and are very responsive to feedback. It's a little buggy on occasion, but that's part of its charm.

If you are looking for a FPS off the beaten path (and this one is faaar off the path), this game is it.
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101 of 113 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
Do you remember when playing first-person shooters locally was your only option for multiplayer modes? Screencheat developer Samurai Punk does.Screencheat is a loving homage to those days, with one unique twist—looking at the screens of your opponents is essential to ensuring victory. Regardless of whether you’re playing Screencheat locally or online you can always see your opponents’ point-of-view, as the game brings back those split-screen windows that are slowly becoming a thing of the past. While playing a first-person shooter in split-screen is typically not ideal, in Screencheat it is absolutely necessary as each player in a match is invisible, thus forcing you to check their screen to discover their position on the map.While you’re not exactly armed to the teeth with weaponry, the game does feature a reasonably sizeable selection to choose from, with the majority of them being suitably off-the-wall. There are a few guns that are based in reality, such as the revolver and blunderbuss, though there are also the likes of the hobby horse, which gives you a boost of super speed and kills your enemies when you bump into them, the candelabra, which can be used to beat enemies over the head, and my personal favorite the bear bomb, a remotely detonated teddy bear that hops around the battlefield in a similar fashion to the explosive sheep featured in the Worms series.Screencheat’s unabashed love of the insanity of late-nineties/early-noughts shooters is thoroughly endearing, though its homage to the frenzied action of the likes of Goldeneye 007, TimeSplitters and Unreal Tournament is somewhat absent in its level design. Samurai Punk puts such a strong emphasis on symmetry that each map feels like it’s missing something.Thankfully Screencheat excels in its 5 game modes, which feature the likes of deathmatch and king of the hill, alongside a fun ‘One Shot’ game variant that only allows players to reload after each competitor has shot a round from their weapon, and the inventive ‘Murder Mystery’ mode which sees players being handed a selection of cards detailing the color of the room that the opponent they must kill is hiding in, alongside a picture of the weapon that they must kill them with.Screencheat’s unique concept is one that provides a nice dose of hilarity and harkens back to all those memories spent staying up late playing with friends.
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186 of 236 people (79%) found this review helpful
312 people found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Now im actually allowed to do what ive secretly been doing my whole life

11/10 would cheat again
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176 of 222 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2014
It's alot of good fun, I use to screencheat alot at halo and this brings back the good ol'e days of splitscreen gaming.. I don't get the chance to play many splitscreen games anymore, my friends have got kids now and such.. But playing online it's still splitscreen so it still has that "local" splitscreen feel to it, probably even more so when you get mics on and get a few beers in with some online buddies :)

You can also incorperate local and online mp, so you could have you and your friend sitting next to you, while playing 4 player splitscreen with 2 more players over the internet!

It's a very interesting concept and the weapons have a nice feel to them like you would want in an FPS game, movement is fast paced, guns feel solid and engaging and generally it's just alot of fun and a very unique way of bringing back splitscreen gaming era
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89 of 106 people (84%) found this review helpful
86 people found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
Step 1. Do something that is considered wrong in all other cases.
Step 2. Use your otherwise illegal informaton to kill someone.
Step 3. Die, because someone else did the same.

Wonderful concept, beautiful execution.

10/10, would Screencheat again.
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3.6 hrs
Posted: October 28
I mean its fun with freinds.

Not fun to cheat people you can't then laugh at.
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2.9 hrs
Posted: October 16
randomly uninstalled itself and now i have to buy it again.
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Steve Irwin
0.7 hrs
Posted: October 8
♥♥♥♥ game. Don't get fooled. Gets real boring real fast. Doing the same ♥♥♥♥ over and over again.
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Lenny Confetti
4.9 hrs
Posted: October 3
why cant i see people ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°).
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4.2 hrs
Posted: October 2
Cannot recommend this game.
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Terribly Terrified
2.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
my friends keep cheating
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17.5 hrs
Posted: September 16
Goldeneye with the invisible cheat on! Great fun game reminds me of if Hotline Miami was a first person shooter with another nice retro wave sound track. Player base is really small though which is a shame. Goldeneye Source has been around for over ten years now and Timesplitters Rewind is in the works. Wish the game gained more attention to the public eye. It's kinda like Gang Beasts except not as well known. Still a amazing game that is aching for attention and more couch play experiences and online players. It's one of those games where I have a smile about 95% of the time.
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