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 (12 reviews) - 91% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (691 reviews) - 94% of the 691 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 21, 2014

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February 29

Screencheat Console Launch Day + Discount

Hi Everyone,

We're rolling out our PS4 and Xbox One launch today and to celebrate we thought we'd drop a small 20% discount.

We'd like to sincerely thank all our dedicated players who have stuck with us since our PC launch and to all the new players who have joined the fray.

Much Love,
Samurai Punk
<3

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February 18

3.2.0 Patch

Hi everyone! We’ve been busy the past few months preparing for Screencheat for PS4 and Xbox One (which comes out on March 1st, by the way), but that doesn’t meant we haven’t been working on the Steam version too! We have a load of improvements for you guys, the biggest addition being full text localisation for Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean! We hope that everything in this update improves the experience for you guys, and thanks again for your continued support!

Changes, Additions and Improvements

  • Added new Samurai Punk logo to splash screen
  • Added full text localisation for Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean
  • Made bots better with Hobby Horse and Bear Bomb
  • Updated old assets in Garden
  • Added Ivy asset to Temple to help diversify the sides of the green path
  • Re-arranged paintings on Manor to help distinguish vague areas
  • Increased the resolution of some level textures
  • Remastered all levels with a new shader to help improve performance on core level geometry. Additionally all levels repeated assets how now been manually batched heavily. This should improve CPU overhead on most hardware
  • As a result of the new shader lighting quality and resolution has been improved slightly on all maps
  • Trappeur bolts now have a small amount of vertical velocity when fired to give them a slightly parabolic path
  • Added coloured lightning effect to Trappeur’s laser
  • Improved Trappeurs bending to clip through walls less
  • Changed wall_Hacker laser sight to be a dotted line to help distinguish it as non-lethal
  • Tweaked godrays to improve CPU performance
  • Allow re-binding secondary text-chat key in keybinding menu
  • Improvements to AI movement, especially while jumping or using jump pads
  • Significantly improved static UI efficiency for better performance
  • Improvements to Australian Edition mutator

Fixes
  • Fix GUI resizing issues after join mid-game transition
  • Don’t increase player win count for tie games
  • Fix “1 second to respawn” being stuck on screen when a player is Eliminated
  • Fix mutators resetting when returning to lobby
  • Fix bots sometimes not replacing a user when they leave in a lobby with bots fill slots enabled
  • Fix UI overlay issue when confirming weapon skins
  • Fixed exposed back faces on Helix Railing and minor mesh seams
  • Removed many tiny seams on many maps
  • Fix not being able to confirm control scheme in-game
  • Ragdoll/skin unlock message in lobby will now update when language is changed
  • Fixed Ascension Time Trial AI spawns to stop them spawning on top of the player
  • End-game UI will update for the new host when the host changes
  • Scoreboard screen now deals with players leaving
  • Fix winner camera when players leave at the end-game screen
  • Fix bug with Patience achievement
  • Fix bug with Sky Captain achievement
  • Bomb Assault stability fixes
  • Fix loads of small animation bugs with some weapons
  • Fix UI sound inconsistencies
  • Fixed an exploit when picking up a pinata/bomb whilst charging with a charge weapon
  • Fix friendly fire option not saving correctly
  • Fix text entry not working in Steam Big Picture
  • Remove slow-mo effect on suicides when slow-mo kills mutator enabled
  • Crossbow bolts will now clear themselves
  • Fix charge weapons interacting poorly with objective pickups
  • Reset player’s crosshair when they die in Murder Mystery and lose their gun

Known Issues
  • Some players may have issues connecting a mix of X-Input and Direct Input controllers
  • Due to an engine bug, increasing graphics quality from very low/low will crash the game on Windows. Upon re-launching the game, the graphics quality will be updated correctly. We will patch this as soon as Unity release a fix.
  • Creating and leaving a LAN room may prevent players from being able to create or join LAN or online games until they close and re-open the game
Thanks for your help reporting and tracking these problems down. Happy screencheating!

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
Customer reviews
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Very Positive (691 reviews)
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Kurt Russell
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
One of the most fun multiplayer FPS games that I've ever played. The basic premise is that you see a split screen with all the fighters' point of view, but you don't actually see them on yours. That means you have to "screencheat" and look at their screens to tell where they are and blow them to pieces.
Amazing fun for local sessions too, like the games it's based on. Plus, the dev is an amazing person and always listens to the community (and even plays with them)

If I was a scoring kind of person I'd definitely award it a 10 out of 10, it's got heart and it's great fun.
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Airman
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
While the graphics may seem lackluster, the core gameplay of Screencheat is an extremely fun arena shooter. Best played with friends~.
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KhemoStar
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
wish i could say more about this. but i barely find anyone playing the online despite owning since the beta. Underrated gem that is worth the purchurse if you have willing friends to play it.
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Zasta
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
I’ve had Screencheat for ages now and feel like it deserves a good review for all the times it's helped me out. Everytime my distant cousins dogs friend's relative comes over I just load up Screencheat and bam, no more annoying kids rummaging around my room all day! Thanks Screencheat - 10/10
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lcthurston
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
This fast paced multiplayer only game has a lot of personality. While it lacks the refinement of a larger developer’s FPS it does offer a unique way to play tired old modes. The screen sharing mechanic adds a challenge that some gamers will enjoy and is ultimately a lot of fun if you have group to play with. Even it you don't those bots are tricky so watch out for them.
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DaW
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
boring..
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Eduardo
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Great fun. Definitely reminds me of the rage experienced when playing Goldeneye except it's acceptable to look at others' screens. So now I can rage when people are playing the game as they should be too. MLG rilfe, best rifle.
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GeneralApplesauce
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
The game looks like it would be a lot of fun, but I think it would be more fun with friends.
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RedToad64
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Remember the days of looking at your opponent's screen to find their location in Goldeneye, Halo, or any of the other countless local FPS multiplayer games? They would probably notice it and yell at you. Screencheat supports such trickery - in fact, you'll need it to shoot down the other invisible players. One might be surprised to find that Screencheat has online play for those who lost all of their friends from screen-cheating during the N64 days.
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SludgeDredd
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
Great Game but online is dead
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sudo
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
A game about looking at your enemies screens and using that information to take them out. Pretty good.
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kurtocaster
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
Great game! Reminds me of the days of playing Goldeneye 64 and getting killed by screen cheaters with Oddjob. Despite those losses I find this game to have an excellent concept, and cannot wait to see where the developers take this game.
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TheBobbyWest
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
Best splitscreen EVER! being invisible and shooting your buddies then yelling "WHERE THE **** WERE YOU?!?!?"

10/10 Would invisible and shoot again
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coolfire671
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Great game and very competitive. If u have friends at your house alot, this would be a great game to play instead of splitscreeen FPS's
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Not Run Away!
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
As a party game (3-4 controllers) can be good for a short time. If you are alone, online is dead. Suitable for hardcore gamers.
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Ultimate Wingman
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
Personally I really enjoy this game - even though I'm not very good at it. It is a shame that i can never find people in lobbies and I always end up playing with bots because I would like to play against some human players as well.
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CKB
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
Great Local Multiplayer and online multiplayer so even if none of your friends want to come and visit you, you can always have with online strangers, or friends with crippling anxiety who can't leave the house. Buy it now!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Remember the days of looking at your opponent's screen to find their location in Goldeneye, Halo, or any of the other countless local FPS multiplayer games? They would probably notice it and yell at you. Screencheat supports such trickery - in fact, you'll need it to shoot down the other invisible players. One might be surprised to find that Screencheat has online play for those who lost all of their friends from screen-cheating during the N64 days.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
One of the most fun multiplayer FPS games that I've ever played. The basic premise is that you see a split screen with all the fighters' point of view, but you don't actually see them on yours. That means you have to "screencheat" and look at their screens to tell where they are and blow them to pieces.
Amazing fun for local sessions too, like the games it's based on. Plus, the dev is an amazing person and always listens to the community (and even plays with them)

If I was a scoring kind of person I'd definitely award it a 10 out of 10, it's got heart and it's great fun.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Great fun. Definitely reminds me of the rage experienced when playing Goldeneye except it's acceptable to look at others' screens. So now I can rage when people are playing the game as they should be too. MLG rilfe, best rifle.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
This fast paced multiplayer only game has a lot of personality. While it lacks the refinement of a larger developer’s FPS it does offer a unique way to play tired old modes. The screen sharing mechanic adds a challenge that some gamers will enjoy and is ultimately a lot of fun if you have group to play with. Even it you don't those bots are tricky so watch out for them.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
wish i could say more about this. but i barely find anyone playing the online despite owning since the beta. Underrated gem that is worth the purchurse if you have willing friends to play it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Great Game but online is dead
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
All of the ages of split-screen gaming have had one issue. Screen-cheating. It ruined friendships, and even killed some people. It was the worst. Until now.

Welcome to Screencheat! The game where you NEED to screencheat to win! The game is where you have many game modes to play (I think there are about 10ish) and everyone is invisible. You get to see everyone else’s screen on yours, so that you can shoot into nothing and hopefully hit someone.

In this game, there are many maps that are color coded and have very unique pictures to help you find out where the person is and shoot them. This game has local co-op and full controller support. It is really fun as a party game and I enjoyed it a lot. Let’s go into some pros and cons.

Pros
-Full Controller Support
-Really Fun Concept
-Hours of Playtime
-Tons of Unlockable Content
-Fun Party Game
-Offline Play With Bots
-Up to 9 Players
-Cross Platform Multiplayer
-Tons of Game Mods

Cons
-Really Hard at Sometimes
-Somewhat Crappy Animations/Graphics

Overall, this game is a really fun game to play alone or with friends and it has a fairly cheap price weighing in at 15 dollars. I recommend you get this game now (or wait for it to go on sale for 7.50).

Zachator Rating: 9.85
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Do you miss playing Goldeneye 64? Screencheat is like a love letter back to the split screen multiplayer mayhem of the 90's. If you have some friends to play with, there can be worse ways to spend an hour or two!

As far as the gameplay, there are some pretty creative levels with a lot of color areas to help you to track down the other enemies, so it's not entirely chaotic, and there is a lot of skill in figuring out where to go and where to hit. Usually people will have a fire effect if they shot first, allowing you to aim at them on your screen. The weapons tend to spread wide to make getting a kill easier.

Still, great fun with a lot of laughs, feel free to watch my wife and I play it for the first time below!

https://youtu.be/qvDpn67VnwM
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Personally I really enjoy this game - even though I'm not very good at it. It is a shame that i can never find people in lobbies and I always end up playing with bots because I would like to play against some human players as well.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
why does it say "trial version" in the bottom right corner of my screen
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
It's fun, but be careful

A lot of players screen cheat.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
Screencheat is the most unique game I've played in quite some time. FPS gaming with a controversial thing in splitscreen gaming: screenpeeking, or screencheating! All player's screens will be displayed on all player's screens, basically meaning everyone can see everyone. The map is color coordinated, and everybody is invisible, so in order to find your foes, you must look at your screen and see what color they are close to, then go to that same location and shoot where there body should be. It's a blast.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Great game and very competitive. If u have friends at your house alot, this would be a great game to play instead of splitscreeen FPS's
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Pretty fun. Lan play had a bug where one player had a game ended message on screen, but everyone else was still playing, but other than that it was pretty cool.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
The concept is innovative, and it's extremely well done.

Plus it's fun as all hell, especially when your friend screams at you in the chat after you kill them.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
It's like reliving the old halo ce glory years and not feeling guilty about it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
At first I was thought this game was gonna be fun. I was wrong, it's REALLY fun. It's worth well over 15 dollars and I think the trick-shotting potential is amazing. The maps are fun and unique, the weapons are balanced (Except the wall_hacker... bots are too good with that thing), and it's perfect for a family game night or any other gathering of that sort!

In short, game of the year. (Sponsor me ScreenCheat)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Me and my friend hate eachother now. He was so hypocritical when he said I was cheating because so was he. WTF is this really? (Jk this is loads of fun)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Great Local Multiplayer and online multiplayer so even if none of your friends want to come and visit you, you can always have with online strangers, or friends with crippling anxiety who can't leave the house. Buy it now!
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