We take for granted that our enemies are visible in first-person shooters. Fair enough too, as shooting them might not be fun otherwise. Thats according to conventional wisdom anyway, which Screencheat shirks from the outset. A small project developed by Melbourne studio Samurai Punk, Screencheat is a competitive splitscreen shooter where four invisible players duke it out in tight, colour-coded arenas. Youll laugh, youll cry, youll cop a confetti spraying rainbow piñ,ata in the face.
Instead of monitoring your own quarter of the screen, in Screencheat youre encouraged to spend more time watching what your opponents are doing in order to figure out where they are. Those reared on Nintendo 64-era splitscreen shooters (Goldeneye 64, Perfect Dark) will be familiar with this reprehensible tactic, terminally impossible to police. Screencheat wields it as a central mechanic.
Developer: Samurai Punk
Publisher: Fellow Traveller, Samurai Punk
Release Date: 21 Oct, 2014
Genre: Action, Shooter
- 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