Watch us play a spot of Hide and Shriek

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Remember that scare title I told you all about a few days ago, Hide and Shriek? Here’s its premise, in case you’ve forgotten:

Hide and Shriek™ is a one vs. one multiplayer romp played out in ten minute matches. Your objective is simple: be a mischievous little rascal and scare your opponent half to death before time runs out! If there is no clear winner when the timer stops, the player with the most points wins the game. Points can be acquired by scaring your opponent, luring them into traps, or performing an ancient ritual.

There is just one catch: you are both invisible!

You will need to use cunning traps and potent spells to reveal your opponent. Once you spot them, sneak up on them and give them a good scare! Just remember they are looking for you too, and if you`re not careful you might be the one jumping in your seat!

Alessandro and I were meant to have footage of us playing the game up for Halloween, but unfortunately that just couldn’t happen. Hey, we’re Portuguese, what did you expect – the video to be on time or something? IMPOSSIBLE!

Anyhow, we both emptied our schedules a few nights ago, and we set out to find out who really is the scare master. Can you guess who it was?

Spoiler: NOT ME! Alessandro scared me real good, which resulted in him taking the lion’s share of victories, two to one.

It must be noted that the footage above only entails our first round. Our other two included a lot more Trump and Clinton scares (thanks to interchangeable masks), along with a pinch or two of actual strategy. With more time, I think we’d figure out a lot more. As it turns out, Hide and Shriek has a layer of depth that neither of us was expecting.

I think I may just log back in at some point to challenge an online stranger or four. That’ll give me the chance to hone the skills I need to reclaim the crown from Alessandro. He’s surprisingly good at being an invisible bastard!

Last Updated: November 3, 2016

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

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