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 (240 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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December 11

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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December 9

SCREENCHEAT UPDATE + HUGE SALE + PAX AUS 2014 FUN TIMES!

Hello Screencheaters!

We've got a tonne of news to get through in today's community update, so let's get started!

Humble Sale

If you have been waiting for your friends to buy the game so you can face off against each other online, now is the time. We've teamed up with the cool cats at Humble to kick off their Winter Sale with a massive buy one, get three free offer on Screencheat!

For $9.99 you will grab yourself a copy of Screencheat, along with three gift codes for your friends. If you share at least one copy of your game, you will also get a free upgrade to Screencheat Deluxe, a unique Humble-themed weapon, a special Humble Holiday Bonus that includes a special rag doll and a skinned game mode, and a free copy of Critical Mass, a sweet puzzle game!

How do you get this amazing offer? Click here and feel warm and fuzzy knowing that 10% of the proceeds are going to charity.

TL:DR? For $9.99 you get:
  • A copy of Screencheat
  • Three copies to give away to your friends & family
  • Share at least one copy to unlock Screencheat Deluxe
  • Unique Humble-themed weapon
  • Humble Holiday Items - rag doll & skinned game mode
  • Free copy of Critical Mass

We Just Rolled Out An Update!

On Monday we released an update that adds in a brand new map, and a new game mode, along with several fixes and tweaks.

Those on Steam will have already experienced the madness of Steeple, a map that has jump pads, death, and moving platforms to keep pro Screencheaters on their toes. DRM-free versions of the game will be receiving the update in the next 7 days as we continue to balance it before the final upload to other portals.

We also introduce players to a brand new game mode, Elimination. It's essentially a last person standing mode, which can create some tense moments when playing with friends.

PAX Australia Video

A bunch of you guys came by the Indie Showcase section and the Xbox booth at PAX Australia to see Screencheat, so we captured some of your guys playing the game. Thanks to everyone who came out to play the game, we can't wait to see the rest of you at other conventions in 2015!

http://youtu.be/SmbaKFVgBtM

Community Hub

Just a quick note on the community hub - we are in the process of building a brand new centralised community hub which should be ready in early 2015. Until then, please share your thoughts with us on the Steam Community Hub.

Game Nights

Leading up to December 25th we are going to be organising a bunch of community game nights for AU, US and UK time zones. This is a chance to meet with fellow Screencheaters online, including some of the Samurai Punk and Surprise Attack Games team to have some fun! Keep an eye on the Steam Community hub for the sticky thread with event times and other cool info.

Until next time, keep CHEESECAKING your friends!

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.
• 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
44 of 47 people (94%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
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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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 10
10/10 you can finally be that annoying kid at the party that everyone hates
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
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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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 10
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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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
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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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 9
THIS IS THE MOST FUN I'VE HAD IN AN ONLINE FIRST PERSON SHOOTER! This brings back major nostalgia. The only way to win is to screen cheat. Its freaking brilliant! Pick up the 4 pack RIGHT NOW. -PR0XIDIAN
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 10
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 9
This is probably one of the more fun games to play multiplayer with friends at home. One of the really nice things about it is that you can play with friends locally and online at the same time, and everyone's screen is displayed in game.

My only quarrel with this game is that not enough people play it so it's really tough to find a game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
spicy
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 11
Guys this game is AMAZING!!! Hard, but not too difficult to make you rage quit. A very fun FPS game, definately try this out!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 13
gum of d'yir
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 14
This game is a great co-op shooter with a great consept. It is fun to play and good use of time. Everynow and then when i was screencheating, i would stop my self thinking i shouldnt cheat but then remembering thats how you play. Its is such a good idea turning what was a big problem with FPS into a game of itself.
Also great to see it came from an Australian company.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
AMAZING
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1
Screencheat is at once nostalgic and new, a love letter to LAN parties gone by in an easy to pick up downloadable package.

Check out my full thoughts on the game over at Geekenstien.com! http://www.geekenstein.com/review-screencheat/
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27
its a very good game but when you connect a controller the controls are a bit difficult to do, but you will get used to it after a while
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
A fantastic game that just goes back to the basics of split screen and all the shenanigans that go along with it.
Great for parties local and online, fantastic way to see just how angry your friends can get, after they've been crossbowed multiple times.

An incredibly fun and laughter inducing game, gauranteed to make your friends pissed at you or your Bear Bomb back!
Good selection of weapons(can't wait to see what else might be added), and great maps so far(would love to see community made maps if possible.)

Favorite time so far was taking the Horse stick(forgot the words) and having a jousting competition in the tunnel of the garden map.

3 hours well spent so far, and many more to come.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 26
Takes a while to get used to, but my heart skips a beat with each satisfying kill. JUST DON'T PLAY MURDER MYSTERY IT HURTS MY HEAD.

hobby horses and colors
10/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 12
Overall a great fun game, that can get really funny at times and expecially good if you want to just play with friends.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 19
Love the game so much! The colours on the maps make it easier to find the other players. The weapons are very interesting. Its a fun game to play with friends (LAN) .. It isnt that difficult to pick up! 10/10 -very addicting
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