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  • Summary: The Swapper features a unique art style that uses real-world clay-models and found objects to create an explorable space station realised in unique detail; gameplay sees players swap between different bodies to achieve otherwise impossible tasks. The game has won awards from IndieCade, Develop and Freeplay, and been a finalist in many more. Expand
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Aug 6, 2014
    100
    So many puzzle platformers suffer from issues like length and boring puzzles but The Swapper delivers on all fronts and then also adds an intriguing story with questions about morality and humanity that are incredibly interesting.
  2. Jul 25, 2014
    90
    The Swapper is a masterpiece of design.
  3. Aug 20, 2014
    90
    A great puzzle experience with brilliant level design and a unique visual style. If you like this sort of game, you can't miss out on the Swapper.
  4. Jul 28, 2014
    85
    The Swapper is a wonderful puzzle game. An amazing title.
  5. Sep 1, 2014
    80
    The Swapper delivers nice gameplay mechanics solid and engaging story, and good graphics... too bad that is too short.
  6. 80
    One of the best action puzzlers for several years, made all the better by some surprisingly distinctive storytelling and visuals.
  7. Aug 22, 2014
    65
    I support sci-fi that does more than ask people to shoot aliens with futuristic guns, but there's just not enough coherence in The Swapper to put up with the split between the intriguing premise and the contrivances that surround it.

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  1. Oct 13, 2014
    10
    The Swapper is a very interesting side scrolling sci-fi puzzler in the vein of the original Metroid series but there are no enemies to kill you here. There is a truly artistic feel to it and it is quite unique in it's style. You control a device called "The Swapper" which produce a limited number of copies of yourself in which you use to solve puzzles which get progressively harder as the game goes on. It isn't a very long game (4 hours max) but it is an intriguing story with questions about morality and humanity that are incredibly thought provoking. Overall, it is one of the best games I have ever played and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. Expand
  2. Aug 14, 2014
    9
    The swapper is a traditional side scrolling sci-fi puzzler, the graphics are not mind blowing, but there not meant to be, but they are truly artistic and unique. You control a device called "the swapper" which produces copies of yourself in which you use to help solve puzzles and other tasks. the amount of mystery surrounding this game is overwhelming, the atmosphere is so compelling too. Truly unique game, loving it. Expand
  3. Aug 26, 2014
    7
    The Swapper is a very interesting title as an indie game generally, while it has one of the smartest concepts in the puzzle platformer genre. Its length and the lack of more than one gameplay ideas has left us wanting more, as they do not justify the title's price. On the other hand it's got excellent atmosphere, one of the best concepts about clones/soul and is so consistent throughout all of its aspects that makes the better AAA games.

    If you like this genre, definetely check it out, as it will control your self-centric behaviour about satisfaction through solving puzzles in the best possible way with both making you feel clever and honest.
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