Screencheat is an online and offline split-screen multiplayer FPS where everyone is invisible and you have to cheat to win. Remember when looking at your friends’ screen in Goldeneye was frowned upon? Well those days are gone and in Screencheat, we encourage it!
User reviews: Very Positive (143 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 21, 2014

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"A great FPS that forces you to ScreenCheat and that only increases the fun on the game, but don't screencheat to much because everyone else see you too."

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October 26

Patch Notes 26/10/14

-Changing Ragdolls in the online lobby no longer locks up
-Improved weapon shader to support linux better
-Bear Bombs no longer stay around between rounds
-Other minor fixes

Much Love,
Nick

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October 21

LAUNCH DAY! Screencheat out today for PC, Mac and Linux

Well Screencheaters, a day of celebration is upon us. Screencheat has officially been released for PC, Mac and Linux, bringing its particular brand of split-screen mayhem to the world. Here's the official launch trailer, with footage provided to us by some of our favourite YouTubers.

http://youtu.be/sCNol4MuQdo

Launching today on Steam, and Humble, players will be unleashing chaos with 8 weird and wonderful weapons, traversing across five maps, and experimenting with five game modes. That's not all we have in store for you - this is only the beginning!

I'd like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who has supported Screencheat up to this point, whether that be by participating in our free beta, or pre-ordering the game. Without your help it would have been much harder to test, track down those bugs, and balance the weapons and modes. Thanks to each and every one of you.

Surprise Attack Games and Samurai Punk will be online for most of the day, so make sure you jump into one of our lobbies to school us, and be sure to stick around the forums for other community events and exciting update news post PAX Australia.

Steve - Community Manager

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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

About This Game

Screencheat is a chaotic online and offline split-screen multiplayer shooter that forces players to rethink the way they approach conventional multiplayer games. In the Screencheat arena, fast reaction times aren’t enough to keep you alive. When everyone is invisible, players will have to master the art of taking a not-so sneaky look at their opponent’s screens and working out where they are based on uniquely coloured areas of the map and distinctive landmarks.

Screencheat pays homage to iconic competitive first-person shooters such as Goldeneye, Perfect Dark and Halo, by blending the elements everyone loves about those games and shaking it up with its own unique take on the genre. When everyone’s used to playing by the rules, can you adapt to unconventional gaming quick enough to get the upper hand?

Final Features


• Eight unique weapons – You won’t find any iron sights here, just weapons of chaos like the Blunderbuss, grenade launcher and the Chefolet pulse cannon.
• Five colourful maps – Each map in Screencheat has been handcrafted to feature distinctive areas and landmarks to help you hunt down your opponents.
• Four player split-screen local multiplayer, or four player split-screen online multiplayer
• Controller support
• Steam achievements + Trading Cards
• May or may not be Lance Armstrong’s favourite game

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP+
    • Processor: 1.4GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any from the last 4 years
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6+
    • Processor: 1.4GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any from the last 4 years
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: 1.4GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any from the last 4 years
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
71 of 86 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Now im actually allowed to do what ive secretly been doing my whole life

11/10 would cheat again
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
This game is awesome but the only negative side in this game is that there are almost no people to play with. So if more people could play this it would be awesome.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
I was gifted this game by the friend of a guy who plays TF2 with me. In retrospect, I'd buy it twice over.

This is a one of a kind, unique indie game that takes a bit of getting used to.
Regardless of whether you are playing local or online, the game plays in splitscreen (meaning you can see the point of view of the other players), much like local console shooters.

In this game, there are no world models. You are all invisible except for the occasional smoke trail.
This means to locate your opponents, you have to screencheat. Look at their window to see where they are, and fire accordingly.

You aren't stuck with just guns either, you also get candles, hobby horses, crossbows, exploding teddy bears, and more of that wacky stuff. There are various gamemodes, ragdoll skins and such. Also, ragdolls don't disappear. You can play 10 rounds in a row and be drowning in ragdolls.

It supports local and online multiplayer and has controller support.

The only problem is that you will most likely need friends with the game to play it. I've yet to find a public server to play on, but this isn't a game fault.

tl;dr: unique game where everyone is invisible and you ride a hobby horse into them to win
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
I can kill invisible people with a candlestick.
10/10 would have Hanukkah again
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
This game deserves a big following. Brings back a lot of memories, while bringing in a new, innovative gameplay. It's hard for the first few times, trying to get your head around it, but definitely worth the perseverance. So much fun to play.

The array of weapons is ample, and relatively balanced - if you think a weapon sucks, you're bound to meet someone who knows how to really use it. Maps are crazy and interesting. The community that's growing seems very friendly, and I think the small size of games (four players max) helps this.

Blunderbuss/10
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but with nostalgia as its weapon, Screencheat manages to blend old style local multiplayer into a mechanic of its own.

Pros:
  • Old school, fast paced shooter fun.
  • 5 maps, 6 game modes, 8 weapons, 4 players.
  • Hybrid local/online play - You can be on your keyboard with your friend using a controller, while playing online filling up the remaining available slots.
  • Incredibly friendly community!
  • Replayable
  • Low minimum specifications - This allows for a larger audience to play it. Will it play on your laptop? Probably!
Cons:
  • Can be difficult finding a lobby - as with most Indie games in their infancy. This will change as the playerbase increases.
  • No AI - Requires human players, either online or local to play.
  • Low minimum specifications - I feel required to put this under both in today's day and age, but if graphics are important to you, then take a second look to make sure this game is for you.

Through making players invisable, forcing you to cheat by watching other players' screens, this game is a surprising throwback to a day and age long gone, and missed by many. It not only brings back splitscreen in a new dynamic way, but also the old style of arena shooters in general - something which some developers are pushing for a modern day revival. Happy Cheating!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
At the time of writing this review, I have only played this game for 73 minutes. And let me tell you something about this game. It is insanely FUN and ADDICTIVE. This is easily one of the best indie game this year has seen. I had fifteen bucks to spend on a game and came across this gem. I had never heard of it, but I took a chance. And I have to say, everyone needs a copy of this game in their library. It is a necessity. I honestly don't know how I lived without this in my life before. This is a developer who had an idea, and not only did he have an idea, he had a GENIUS and ORIGINAL idea. I am so glad this game exists and I truly believe that it is REVOLUTIONARY, Its gameplay i amazing and feels like an old arena FPS with new smooth movements and a great twist on shooter gameplay. I can't say it enough times that everyone needs a copy of this game. I encourage everyone who comes across this game to throw their money at the screen and pick one up. Trust me, it's worth it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
This game is really fun! In This Review might be old when you read it. But the game is really worth buying. For single player you need to have at least one friend to play. Multiplayer very hard to find people online but when you do You will have so much fun. The guns are fun to use but they do get a little repetitive and the maps are so confusing but so far there are only a few maps. Probalby in the future there will be more maps and also guns. But I do recomend this game to all of you.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
tl;dr 5 maps + random map mode, 6 game modes, 8 weapons, up to 4 players, local and/or online, costomisation, you are invisible and must cheat to win.

This game is extreamly fn and fast paced.

you can choose between 6 gamemodes, deathmatch, hillcampers, one shot, murder mystery capture the fun and Party mode. Instead of talking about the facts about being invisible and screencheating i will explain these gamemodes

Deathmatch: your average deathmatch, by default 5 kills to win, fast paced
hillcampers: King of the hill, stay in the area indicated by a box and hold it for 40 seconds (by default) be warned, the areas move and people may spam the area with explosives

one shot: everyone has the same weapon, blunderbust (by default) and must get a cirtain amount of kills. the twist is that once you shoot you can't reload until the timer runs out or everyone has shot

Murder mystery: each weapon is scattered around the map, you start with no weapon and are given cards, they show you what coloured are your victim resides in, the weapon you must kill them with, and the amount of points you must aquire to win, you must hunt while being hunted. be warned that sometimes your victim may have you as their target aswell.

capture the fun: much like one flag ctf, the fun (flag) will spawn randomly in the map, its marker will appear on your map, you must collect it and hold it for 80 seconds in total (default) whilst you have the fun you are unable to shoot, whilst you can gain around 10 points for each kill you get with using the fun as a melee weapon.

party: a collection of every gamemode that will randomly be selected each round, by default it has every gamemode in the random selection but they may be changed to your prefrences

not saying that you need to buy it. but if you don't buy this game you might go... missing
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
A really fun game
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
This game has a lot of potential, a good game to play with friends!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
This game is really fun no doubt about it. Plenty of wepons and gamemodes to keep you interested. However this game has one big huge probplem. Theres nobody to play with! Theres almost never anybody online so most of the time you have to hope one of your friends have it. Most likely they dont. This game would be a exelent game if more people knew about it
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
If you always screencheated as a kid you will be instantly a pro gamer in this game - if you always were a honest player and kept the eyes on your screen you will need some time to practice, but after that you will kill those nasty screencheaters, too.

The game is unique and fun, even when you are not 10 years old anymore.

The style of the game is suitable for children and the community is very nice as far as I can tell.

Since there are minor bugs at the moment (it is beta state) I give it 8/10 points but it may change when the game is finnished.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
A wonderful game, you won't be dissapointed. Execpet maybe by the lack of players at times.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
You can't see anyone and every weapon is a noob tube.

10/10 would suicide by teady bear again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
As it turns out, I suck at this game. I'm not sure if this makes me a bad gamer or a good gamer. Am I still going to play this with friends? Absolutely.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
This game is frigin' awesome. Within 2 minutes we were swearing and laughing and it's awesome. It's a perfect party game, and it's rediculous slew of weaponry, game modes and maps basically mean you can find new and hillarious ways to face blast each other all night. Awesome indie game; it comes highly recommended for playing with mates. Once it gets more of a following it'll be killer online.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
I held off on getting this game for a while. My experience of indie FPS' has been mostly negative, some have been OK but really havn't been able to offer anything unique at the cost of smooth play, graphics and content. The concept of this game looked funny and original but I was sceptical about how fun it would actually be.

Boy was I wrong. The basic concept of invisible players and having to "screencheat" to find them is really something you need to experience for yourself. Level design colors rooms differently to make it easier to screencheat - thus familiarity with the map is not everything. Games are intense and involve split second choices such as firing in the enemies general direction or glancing over at their screen one last time to determine their location more precisely.

The game offers more than this concept though. The game offers tradition kill mode, king of the hill, capture the flag. It also has a "one shot mode" where you cant fire again until 15 seconds elapse or all other players fire. As well as a cluedo inspired game mode, where you have to kill a particular player with a particular weapon.

The weapon system is also in my opinion far superior to other FPS'. Instead of being aware of weapon spawn points on maps being the key to winning, each time you respawn you pick your weapon, ANY weapon, and you cannot change it until you respawn again. The weapons are all balanced, unique in concept, and offer different strategies, advantages and weaknesses.

Graphics are suitable for the purposes of the game but quite poor. If you're overly concerned with graphics in your FPS' then this game might not be for you. Otherwise there are no drawbacks.

Thrilling game. Best FPS I have ever played.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
A great game. I have never seen a concept like this before, and they execute it very well. The maps are all very colorful and vibrant, making it easy to find other players, but still hard to get them when it comes down to it. It is very satisfying when you fianlly kill someone. The only complaint I have, which isn't even the developers faults, is that no body is on this game, making it hard to find an online match. So I encourage you, go buy this great game now.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Screencheat. The multiplayer topic not many of us have said about since N64 day's of GoldenEye. But now, Aussie (yes!) studio's; Samurai Punk and Surprise Attack! Games have made a game where the only way to win, is to screencheat, and this game is called... Screencheat (not a very original name, I know). In this multiplayer only shooter that can be played locally or online (or a bit of both) has you and up to three friends battle it out in the five arena's that have been made, where you must only do one thing, KILL EVERYONE! But it's not that simple because, everyone is invisible so you must screencheat to know where they are. Obsiously, many of you will go; "But wouldn't you only see your screen on an online match?" Well the answer that wheather you are playing online or not, you will see everyone's screen's. I really enjoyed this game, I played mostly with my brother and... it ruin's your LIFE! (ish). It's just so fun, knowing that your enemy is somehwere, but you don't really know where he/she is. My only real problem is that there isn't exactly enough content here, as I said, there are currently only 5 maps, FIVE. And while the six or so game modes including "Murder Mystery", which is basically Cluedo: The Videogame. Maybe having Workshop support would fix this problem. I also found a few bugs here and there, but I'm sure they will be patched out. Overall, I really enjoyed this game and hope it is constanly updated. Not many maps and qutie a few bugs do ruin it a little bit, but the funny things that pop up after killing someone are just funny. For a game that recently came out, I enjoyed it, just make sure you have lots of friends. I'm giving it 8/10 Times I slamed my hand on the table because I got killed. (GO AUSTRALIA!!!)
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