Here's a video of Tom Sennett, developer of Runman: Race Around the World, explaining how to play his new multiplayer Flash game (currently in public beta). In Tom's Crown Affair, one player will be chosen as the king and given a crown to wear, which is used to fire laser beams at any other player who tries to steal his or her head gear away. All other players start from a different side near the edge of the screen, and must mash their keyboard to make their avatars move slowly to the center. You need to be careful though, because if the king manages to shoot you with the laser beam, you'll be sent back to the starting point for another try at the crown heist.

There are also a couple of extra things to take note of. When you play as the king, you'll only be able to see where you're aiming at. Crown thiefs are also invulnerable to laser beams when they don't move. The player who manages to snatch the crown successfully will start the next round as the king. And that's all there is to it. I've included a couple of recorded gameplay sessions after the break, but unlike the video above none of them feature the reactions of players frantically attempting to win a round in this madcap keyboard-breaking game.