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 (14 reviews) - 100% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (731 reviews) - 94% of the 731 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 21, 2014

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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: https://samuraipunk.itch.io/fruits-of-a-feather

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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Reviews

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

“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.”
IGN

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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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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Lucky
4.7 hrs
Posted: August 29
TWO SENTENCES! Ridiculously clever, new and fresh concept with fun, colorful, gameplay. This game is my absolute favourite local co-op part game that I have ever played that earns an easy 10/10 for anyone that has friends and has a spare (non-destroyed) controller in their drawer.
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Alishabear
10.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
A great game to ♥♥♥♥-over your friends with<3
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Reese
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
My friend keeps looking at my screen and ♥♥♥♥ing cheating.
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Solar
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
This is my favourite split screen game to play with friends. It' crazy fun playing with four people and trying to look at everyone's screens at once to try to find them. There's a lot of fun unique weapons and the level design is really well done. There is almost never anyone playing online though so I wouldn't recommend buying this game unless you have friends to play it with.
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brandonblue9
8.4 hrs
Posted: August 21
it's pretty cool, it gets a bit more challenging if you stare at your own screen the entire game, but still, it's cool.
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Izanami
3.9 hrs
Posted: August 17
Fresh and fun shooter. Friends required.
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THE WET KOALA
15.0 hrs
Posted: August 12
Product received for free
Sometimes you hate screencheaters,well if you play this game your going to hate yourself,but also have a lot of fun doing it.Screencheat is a fun game where you get find out where your oponents are by;sceencheating!It can also be a kind of fast pased game as well.Just don't try to use your mad screencheating skills to annoy your friends in other F.P.Ss where you aren't invisable,oh yeah did I mention that everybody's invisable in this game?Well now the secret's out!

Over all this game is REALLY FUN.
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Peculiarly
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 11
I wish my friends weren't broke ♥♥♥ college students and could afford to play this with me...
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Ixrear
2.0 hrs
Posted: August 6
awesome and fun concept but ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t when against someone who knows how to play
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~Falcon64~
9.7 hrs
Posted: August 4
Original!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
TWO SENTENCES! Ridiculously clever, new and fresh concept with fun, colorful, gameplay. This game is my absolute favourite local co-op part game that I have ever played that earns an easy 10/10 for anyone that has friends and has a spare (non-destroyed) controller in their drawer.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
This is my favourite split screen game to play with friends. It' crazy fun playing with four people and trying to look at everyone's screens at once to try to find them. There's a lot of fun unique weapons and the level design is really well done. There is almost never anyone playing online though so I wouldn't recommend buying this game unless you have friends to play it with.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
My friend keeps looking at my screen and ♥♥♥♥ing cheating.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
A great game to ♥♥♥♥-over your friends with<3
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
305 of 333 people (92%) found this review helpful
134 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 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
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325 of 381 people (85%) found this review helpful
292 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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146 of 154 people (95%) found this review helpful
45 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.6 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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128 of 145 people (88%) found this review helpful
81 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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98 of 104 people (94%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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104 of 115 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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