It’s the oldest and most heinous crimes a gamer can commit. But who can claim to having never encountered the inexorable pull, when in a heated multiplayer battle of wits with friends in close proximity, to let their eyes wander — with feigned casualness — beyond their range of view? Or perhaps you were ignited with righteous fury when your friend’s almost prescient awareness of your positioning planted the seed of accusation in your mind, that they were committing the basest of gaming sins… screenwatching.

Spit and curse their name forevermore, a plague upon their mouses, etc.


Well, now someone has leveraged gamers’ almost instinctive urge for information in a game where screen-cheating is not only encouraged, but necessary for victory. Samurai Punk opened up a month-long beta session since August 4th for Screencheat, a local and online multiplayer first-person shooter where everyone is invisible and you’ll need to scrutinise your opponents screens to know where they are. The game comes with a variety of modes, but it’s all predicated on “cheating” vigorously and often. It sounds delightful; I can see this being the perfect backhanded insult purchase.

You can sign up for the beta here, or check out the video below.

Source: PC Gamer