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 (279 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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January 15

Patch Notes 16/01/14

Additions:
+Password support for online lobbies
+Lobby Settings menu in online mode
+Control Presets option, including support for AZERTY keyboards and left handed players (accessible in game and through Profile settings in Lobby)
+Added an “Eliminated!” message when player is killed in Elimination mode
+Updated menu theme music.

Fixes:
-Fixed an issue where the announcer would incorrectly sympathise with some deaths
-Crossbow renamed to Trappeur
-Spawn points improved across all maps to support murder mystery better.
-Jump Pads on Steeple should now clip the roof less
-Re-ordered game mode list
-Various UI usability fixes

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes, and there’s a lot of cool content in the works. Expect to see some new content, features and an improved online experience in the coming month or two.

Much Love,
Samurai Punk
<3

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December 11, 2014

Patch Notes 12/12/14

Additions:
+Steeple now has two shiny new paintings.

Fixes:
-Steeple lighting balanced more evenly.
-Hillcampers now works on Steeple.
-Chef achievement now adds kills before and after you fire.
-Elimination - Last man standing score from game settings used correctly.
-Audio levels of event loops tweaked.
-Elimination - Fixed issue when everyone dies simultaneously.
-Fixed the Humble Sack skin in CTF.
-Humble Sack position/rotation fixed.

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

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.
• Six colourful maps – Each map in Screencheat has been handcrafted to feature distinctive areas and landmarks to help you hunt down your opponents.
• Six game modes – Take well known modes, add in a healthy serve of crazy and you've got yourself a ton of fun.
• 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
97 of 122 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2014
An enjoyable game for those who think CoD matches are too slow.

Screencheat requires you to be on the move constantly whereas games like CoD, BF, and the likes all have their campers. In this game, other players can see exactly where you are(at least from your/their point of view) so camping is useless since they can see what you are seeing and kill you from behind. Because of that, you have to be moving non-stop while also glancing at the other three screens to see where the opponents are. It's a lot harder than it sounds because glancing at the other screens is a near requirement to survive however the intensity of the game makes it hard for one to glance away from your little quadrant on the screen. The maps are quite small so there is little to no moments for reprieve during a match lest you be blown away by a well aimed grenade. Certain map functions like air vents increase your mobility and allows you to do sneak attacks but be prepared to be shot out of the air due to the predictability of the air vents.

There are only two gamemodes at this time: A free for all Deathmatch and a King of the Hill match. A King of the Hill match is basically camping(if you can even call it that) at a specific location to gather points while waiting for the inevitable death to claim you in the form of a blunderbuss or a grenade. Deathmatch currently only supporst to 10 points per game so a player has to get to 10 kills max.

Currently, there are two maps available. The first is a Museum map with a huge fossil in the middle. There is a ramp that leads to the top, an elevator that leads you to the top floor, and an air vent that drags you to the floor below it. It's quite easy to score points on this map (IMO) because the ramp makes enemy movements extremely predictable. The second map is a garden with air vents on the bottom of the floor that can boost you to around the middle of the map or even farther. The map is slightly symmetrical in it's shape and is a lot harder to get kills on(for me at least). One positive note about this map is that in a 4 player server or 2 player server, the map's color changes so you can easily locate the enemy. In a two player server, one half of the map is blue while the other is red. In a 4 player server, the map is split into quadrants with a different color in each. Despite this, I still failed at this map compared to the Museum :p

A small thing to note is the kill feed which is EXTREMELY satisfying. More often than not, it gives a small line at the top of the screen that says "_____ creamed ____" or something that basically says that you got owned. A few times, the entire screen would be filled with the text in CAPS basically rubbing it into your face that you were killed or that you killed someone. It's hilarious but causes you to screw up because you can't see where you're going and you cam be killed by another player in the few short seconds the message stays on the screen. But it is satisfying XD
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81 of 100 people (81%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
2.8 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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50 of 53 people (94%) found this review helpful
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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225 of 350 people (64%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2014
someone called me a cheater
12/10
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38 of 45 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.8 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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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
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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58 of 81 people (72%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
I can kill invisible people with a candlestick.
10/10 would have Hanukkah again
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
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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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
10/10 you can finally be that annoying kid at the party that everyone hates
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87 of 140 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
Absolutely love this game. Now my friends can't yell at me for cheating!!
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
Hilariously good fun when in a call with the 3 others. kinda boring when not wiht mates. Really would be better with voice communications ingame.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
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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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
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
10/10 hit sass with a candle stick, would hanukkuh again
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
I've been playing the final build this over the weekend and had a blast playing 4 player local multiplayer. It's a lot harder than I thought as you usually screen cheat to get a general idea of where a player is, but because everyone is constantly invisible (unless they fire) you need to keep track of a lot more!

They have a great game mode called 'One Shot' where everyone only has a one shot gun and can only reload once everyone has fired their shots or a timer runs out (on memory was about 20-30 seconds) so it's a lot more tense. Other game modes like Murder Mystery, Deathmatch and Hillcampers work great as well.

I really enjoyed playing this but I definitely enjoyed it more playing local multiplayer rather than online (you can actually do a combination of both: 2 local vs others online) so if you like local multiplayer games, I highly recommend this. Much fun shouting (and cheating) to be had!

Here is some gameplay footage of me playing with four friends, shows really well what the game can be like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75hCcQ7upKU&list=PLgrLUq0pLmj0Bc_IEyvKkMWKJQNu_drgD&index=1
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Screencheat is damned clever. It is a fast-paced first person arena shooter in colorful maps where you are always watching the screen of every player, to find their position and murder them. There are several game modes, including death match, king of the hill, murder mystery, and others. Murder Mystery is like death match, except you are given a weapon to pick up and a target to kill -- and you only score if you accomplish killing that selected target with that specific weapon. The weapons are clever, too. Rifle revolver, exploding bear bomb, blunderbuss, brave knight charging on a children's makeshift horse-on-a-stick.

The only downside is the limited player-base. As of this writing, you can find a game, but it will take awhile and you will probably be the one who has to host it. This would be improved, if the developers didn't require you to leave the game and go back to a lobby in order to pick up new players (including those who are actively spectating you and may want to join). A smarter move would be to just fill the empty slots with new players as old players drop off. If not during a game or round, then in-between rounds. This oversight is frustrating.

As of this writing, Humble Bundle store has this game on sale for four copies for ten bucks. It is absolutely worth that. Even if you have to find a few people to play locally on a LAN with. This is a unique experience that should be tried.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
This is the most fun I've had with a multiplayer video game in a long time. I met the dev's at AVCON 2014 and they were the coolest guys ever, happy to support them. Played probably 5-6 hours offline with friends and it's amazing fun. Cannot recommend enough! Sign up for the beta or wait until the actual release, so worth it
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101 of 174 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2014
This game gives me compulsive erections and I cannot contain it.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
I killed my best friend with a stick horse while leaving a trail of fire behind me.
It's a very simple game with a very simple concept. All hits are instant death.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
I grew up on the ol' N64 playing "Mario Kart 64", "Perfect Dark", and "Goldeneye". Every single game I would play with my friends I would be accused of screen cheating. Yes, I am a screen cheater. I have admitted my problem and now need some way to satisfy my addiction. How about playing a game where everyone is invisible and you HAVE to screen cheat?

I love games that have unique gameplay mechanics and I think this may be the most unique one I have ever played. This game is wonderful. You may think it's a one trick pony that will get old within an hour. To be honest that was kind of what I expected. Boy, am I glad I was wrong. There are quite a few game modes, a handful of maps, and Online AND local play. Yes that's right, you can plug in some controllers and gather round the TV for some good old fashioned screen cheatin'. I got this game in a four pack for 9.99 on The Humble Store but I would have gladly payed full price :)
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
Anyone who has owned a N64 would remember Goldeneye. And anyone who has played Goldeneye with friends would have cheated by looking at their screen so they know where they are. Don't deny it. Everyone has done it. Well, if you have been screen cheating in a lot of games, well your work has paid off. Now it is a necessity. In this game, you have to kill your opponent but everyone is invisible. To find them, you must screencheat in order to win. This game is extremely fun if you have friends to play with. Online or Local the game proves that you can have good times with it. The biggest dissapoint is most definetly the lack of AI. There IS NO singleplayer practice mode. Also they multiplayer base is still small but as time goes by it will grow. If you know a lot of people with Screencheat, this is a must have. If you do not know anyone with this game, or just don't have any friends, take a pass.

8/10 You can kill with teddy bears and candlesticks
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