In Screencheat, you’re completely invisible. Sick strategy, right? Especially since you’re trying to find and take out your opponents before they can get you.
The only thing is, they’re invisible too. All of you are.
It shouldn’t work, and yet it does. Screencheat is a first-person shooter (and depending on your choice of weapon, perhaps a first-person hacker and slasher as well), with split-screen play, in which all the players are invisible.
So how the heck do you win? By screencheating, of course. The much-maligned practice of peeking at a player’s screen to find out where they’re hiding on the map became the core of Screencheat’s gameplay.
I got to play Screencheat at PAX South and speak to Samurai Punk co-founder Nicholas McDonnell about where the game came from and how it works. Read More