Good news for gamers. Samurai Punk’s game Screencheat will soon be available on the PlayStation 4. The title’s release for Sony’s new console has now been confirmed. If you don’t know, its a split-screen multiplayer shooter where everyone is invisible and players have to “screencheat” by looking at other players’ screens. “What was once taboo is now the key to your success,” Nicholas McDonnell of Samurai Punk says. It’s a clever approach for a game, that’s for sure.
The developer makes screencheating easy through maps and weapons which are designed to “maximise the joy of destroying your enemies,” I really love that sentance and it makes me want to play this game even more.
The playing space is divided into quadrants on the screen using color-coded maps. Players can triangulate their opponents’ position by using distinct structural elements and smaller landmarks. Weapons also leave trails and visual clues that players can follow to find an opponent. There are 10 guns which are all different too. All weapons are one hit kills and they reveal the player’s position when fired. So be careful before you shoot.
Screencheat will be available on the PlayStation 4 in Q3, 2015. It sounds like a wild and fun game.