Inside ‘Screencheat’

National Video Games Examiner Patrick Hickey Jr. chats with Samurai Punk co-founder Nick McDonnell, who discusses their nifty new First-Person Shooter, “Screencheat.” For those who have played and “cheated” their way to victory in a multiplayer FPS over the years, rejoice! “Screencheat” not only wants you to cheat by looking at your opponents’ screens, it’s a must.

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Patrick Hickey Jr.: What inspired this game?

Nick McDonnell: We started the game from a prototype we built during Global Game Jam 2014. We were throwing around cooperative local multiplayer ideas at the jam and were constantly coming up against issues of Screencheating hindering the mechanics. So what we ended up doing was just taking that design issue and turning it into the core mechanic. From there, we drew a lot from the games we played as kids, like Halo and Golden Eye, to take ideas for feel and level design and the game just kind of evolved.

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Patrick Hickey Jr. is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Master Jedi and Grand Pooh-bah of and is the author of the book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers," from leading academic and non-fiction publisher McFarland and Company. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Journalism Program at Kingsborough Community College and is a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and a National Video Games Writer at the late He has also had articles and photos published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Complex and The Syracuse Post-Standard. Love him. Read him.

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