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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 Crew quarters with bunk bets.
The Swapper Windows The title
The Swapper Windows Logs give information on the story.
The Swapper Windows Open Sesame!

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The Swapper Screenshot
The Swapper Screenshot
The Swapper Screenshot
The Swapper Screenshot


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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 (UK) Windows Jun 07, 2013 9 out of 10 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun 08, 2013 88 out of 100 88 PlayStation 4 Aug 25, 2014 88 out of 100 88 PlayStation 3 Aug 25, 2014 88 out of 100 88 PS Vita Aug 25, 2014 88 out of 100 88
TrueAchievements Xbox One Jun 09, 2015 4 out of 5 80
FNintendo Wii U Nov 27, 2014 7 out of 10 70


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