Have you ever "accidentally" changed the TV source while a friend's playing Call of Duty, or "accidentally" brushed the Xbox 360 power button as you cross the room? If the answer's yes, The Farm 51's latest, troll-friendly shooter could be for you. Titled Get Even, it allows online players to sneak into each other's single player games as enemy characters, and put a firm stop to any fun they may be having.
This being a game from the creators of Painkiller: Hell and Damnation and Deadfall Adventures, it's likely that you won't be having much fun anyway. Log handed the latter a 4/10 last year, observing that "the gunplay is juddering and weak, and the puzzles lack depth and satisfaction".
Still, let's refrain from dropping any premature judgements. The game features a branching plot, which takes place inside the head and/or heads of the protagonists. You can expect horror bits and "ambitious new dynamic and photorealistic graphics". In-game smartphones can be used as weapon sights, and some guns can shoot around corners.
"When players embark on a single-player mission, others on the network can join the quest as enemies, so players never know whether their opponents are human or CPU-based," notes a release. "This suspense further heightens the player's feeling of a threat."
"As an independent developer, it would be foolish to go head-to-head with the larger companies and create a 'me too' knock-off, and frankly we wouldn't be interested in doing it," commented The Farm 51 boss Wojtek Pazdur.
"We believe that there is still a ton of content and design creativity that has yet to be explored in first-person genre, as well as an audience beyond the warfare player - those are the people we are going for with Get Even."
It's out for PC, Xbox One and PS4 in 2015. Here's a teaser trailer.