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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 Using the titular swapper.
The Swapper Windows Open Sesame!
The Swapper Windows Some hints are more subtle then others ...
The Swapper Windows Some sections have lost gravity.

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The Swapper Screenshot
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Destructoid May 30, 2013 10 out of 10 100
The Controller Online May 31, 2013 9.5 out of 10 95
GameTrailers Jun 20, 2013 9.2 out of 10 92
Game Informer Magazine May 30, 2013 9.25 out of 10 92
4Players.de Jun 21, 2013 88 out of 100 88
PC Gamer Jul 22, 2013 88 out of 100 88
Jeuxvideo.com Aug 08, 2014 17 out of 20 85
GameSpot May 30, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Edge May 31, 2013 7 out of 10 70
Mana Pool Jul 25, 2014 6.4 out of 10 64

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vedder (35147) added The Swapper (Windows) on Dec 31, 2013
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (506705)