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Description

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.

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The Swapper Windows A recreational area.
The Swapper Windows The way is being cut free by a laser.
The Swapper Windows All logs are stored and can be read later.
The Swapper Windows Notice the unique graphic style.

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IGN Windows May 31, 2013 9.3 out of 10 93
GameTrailers Windows Jun 20, 2013 9.2 out of 10 92
Game Informer Magazine Windows May 30, 2013 9.25 out of 10 92
Polygon Windows Jun 25, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Wii U Nov 11, 2014 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Nintendo-Online.de Wii U Nov 06, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Jun 07, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Aug 08, 2014 17 out of 20 85
TrueAchievements Xbox One Jun 09, 2015 4 out of 5 80
Edge Windows May 31, 2013 7 out of 10 70

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