Stealth Bastard, the first, free entry in a new genre dubbed Tactical Espionage Arsehole, has drawn 35,000 users since its release just one week ago.
Each of those players has died an average of 35 times, which director Jonathan Biddle calls "hardly vini vidi vici". Presumably he'd like us to die more.
From Fluidity and Explodemon developer Curve Studios, the game boasts rapid-fire stealth action and a bewildering variety of nasty traps. Download the PC-exclusive Stealth Bastard for free from the game's website.