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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 Using the titular swapper.
The Swapper Windows The title
The Swapper Windows A botanical garden.
The Swapper Windows As you can "swap" instantaneously to new copies, "climbing" is quite easy.

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The Swapper Screenshot
The Swapper Screenshot
The Swapper Screenshot


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GameTrailers Windows Jun 20, 2013 9.2 out of 10 92
Nintendo Life Wii U Nov 11, 2014 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90 PlayStation 3 Aug 25, 2014 88 out of 100 88
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun 08, 2013 88 out of 100 88
Gamegravy Wii U Nov 18, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
TrueAchievements Xbox One Jun 09, 2015 4 out of 5 80
GameZebo Windows Jun 10, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Windows May 30, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Edge Windows May 31, 2013 7 out of 10 70
Mana Pool Windows Jul 25, 2014 6.4 out of 10 64


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