The Swapper

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The Swapper is a puzzle-platform game with a side-scrolling perspective. In the game the player has control over "The Swapper", a device that allows the player to create clones of him/herself and take control of them (swapping). All clones respond to movement input, but only the active clone can activate buttons and create new clones. Puzzles consist mostly of trying to move the different clones to the correct position at the right time so that door are opened by the pressure plates they can stand on. Additional difficulty arises from red, blue and purple lamps which block the player from swapping to other clones, creating new clones or both respectively.

The game takes place on an mostly abandoned space station. Its story unfolds mostly through diary logs and encounters with an NPC. Thematic to the story is cloning in relation to human consciousness and the soul.


The Swapper Windows A recreational area.
The Swapper Windows This is a secret area. They are quite hard to find. The game has ten of those, offering unique logs.
The Swapper Windows And so it begins...
The Swapper Windows Metaphysics...fitting

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Destructoid Windows May 30, 2013 10 out of 10 100
IGN Windows May 31, 2013 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Informer Magazine Windows May 30, 2013 9.25 out of 10 92
Polygon Windows Jun 25, 2013 9 out of 10 90 (UK) Windows Jun 07, 2013 9 out of 10 90 PlayStation 4 Aug 25, 2014 88 out of 100 88 PS Vita Aug 25, 2014 88 out of 100 88 Windows Jun 21, 2013 88 out of 100 88 Windows Aug 08, 2014 17 out of 20 85
GameSpot Windows May 30, 2013 8 out of 10 80


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