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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,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: 4 out of 5
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  1. Aug 29, 2014
    100
    Like the films it seems to draw inspiration from, it takes on an artistic sheen — and like both of those movies, it's a look the game wears very, very well.
  2. Sep 30, 2014
    92
    A brilliant, yet eerie, puzzle-platformer The Swapper is a game that will get you thinking. Simple in its premise yet deadly in its execution.
  3. Jul 23, 2014
    90
    I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the puzzles and story since I completed The Swapper. For a game so cryptic, I’m surprised at how much it impacted me. The ending in particular will stay with you for a long time.
  4. Aug 20, 2014
    90
    The Swapper manages to be both a perfect example of ‘genre fiction’ (it’s a sci-fi experience up there with Moon, Solaris or Alien), it also manages to make itself an exemplar of a ‘genre game’ – a puzzler so fresh in its ideas, yet so widely familiar, that no matter how you like your brain to get picked at, The Swapper will satisfy you.
  5. Jul 28, 2014
    70
    A mesmerising, creepy, unique, and frustrating puzzle platformer.
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  1. Jan 20, 2015
    10
    This is one very atmospheric game with a great setting. The puzzles are challenging without becoming too difficult, and the mechanics areThis is one very atmospheric game with a great setting. The puzzles are challenging without becoming too difficult, and the mechanics are surprising. Sometimes they make your brain hurt, but in a nice way :) I love it ! Expand
  2. Dec 18, 2014
    10
    When I saw the game i was very skeptic. But after playing for couple minutes the atmosphere got me. Loved the setting and the mood of theWhen I saw the game i was very skeptic. But after playing for couple minutes the atmosphere got me. Loved the setting and the mood of the whole game. Only if there would be more. Expand
  3. Aug 20, 2014
    9
    Mood of this game swallow me whole and puzzles that I encounter burned my brain. In other words, I really enjoyed time that I spend atMood of this game swallow me whole and puzzles that I encounter burned my brain. In other words, I really enjoyed time that I spend at Theseus station. Expand
  4. Aug 21, 2014
    8
    Originally released on PC The Swapper is a puzzle platformer in which the player can create up to four clones of themselves in order toOriginally released on PC The Swapper is a puzzle platformer in which the player can create up to four clones of themselves in order to collect orbs, that can in turn be used to open up new areas. These orbs are contained within their own separate rooms, each of which requires the player to solve a puzzle. As the game progresses additional elements, such as blue lights that prevent the player creating clones in certain places, are introduced to make things more difficult. The puzzles are all excellently designed and provide a decent challenge without ever really becoming all that frustrating (In fact there were just 3 puzzles towards the end of the game in which I had to look up the solution).

    Despite being 2d the graphics are also superbly atmospheric, really adding to the games overall bleak tone, and making for an excellent overall package that is a steal at its £10 price tag.
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