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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  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
    No matter the platform, The Swapper is a game that people should play. It may be a year later, but the game still stands out as one of the most creative and forward-thinking indie releases in recent memory.
  3. Jan 15, 2015
    90
    This is a very peculiar game with an excellent gameplay and an extremely interesting plot.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jul 16, 2014
    85
    While it lasts, The Swapper is one of the cleverest puzzle games in recent memory, both in terms of its mechanics and philosophical plot. [August 2014, p82]
  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. May 8, 2015
    50
    Despite being impressed by its visuals and attention to detail, I hadn’t first realized how short and lacking in substance it was, and I always begrudge video games like that being released in the first place.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Feb 22, 2015
    10
    This is a game that you spent over an hour for just one puzzle. Everything perfect. Atmosphere, soundtrack, gameplay. Identified itself fromThis is a game that you spent over an hour for just one puzzle. Everything perfect. Atmosphere, soundtrack, gameplay. Identified itself from other games very well. This is something else entirely. Unique. Giving 10/10. Amazing ! Expand
  2. Aug 5, 2016
    9
    It's innovative. This one make you thinking with swaps, like somedays you was thinking with portals. Top 10 of my indie all-time. And theIt's innovative. This one make you thinking with swaps, like somedays you was thinking with portals. Top 10 of my indie all-time. And the atmosphere is superb. Expand
  3. Feb 3, 2015
    9
    The Swapper has everything I want from a puzzle game. A story just compelling enough to make me want to complete the next puzzle, and theThe Swapper has everything I want from a puzzle game. A story just compelling enough to make me want to complete the next puzzle, and the puzzle itself being innovative and interesting to stretch my thinking. The difficulty ramps up significantly at a certain point in the game, and I had to use a walkthrough a few times. My only gripe is that once you complete the game, you cannot go back and locate the secret rooms necessary to complete the trophies in the game. I missed out on interesting story pieces because of this, and because it's a puzzle game, the replayability is low. Expand
  4. Nov 6, 2015
    8
    Interesting game with amazing visual aesthetic and ambient atmosphere. It has a nice story to read through and interesting puzzle levels toInteresting game with amazing visual aesthetic and ambient atmosphere. It has a nice story to read through and interesting puzzle levels to play through with your unique gameplay mechanics. Expand
  5. 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.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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  6. Mar 17, 2015
    7
    I have no love for puzzle games, the game looks like a simple puzzler, it makes you think its easy, and, although you can't do the puzzle, youI have no love for puzzle games, the game looks like a simple puzzler, it makes you think its easy, and, although you can't do the puzzle, you still want to play more and finish the puzzle. Expand
  7. Feb 13, 2015
    4
    The swapper is an okay little puzzler, whether it will hold your attention to the end depends on how much you enjoy side scrolling puzzlers.The swapper is an okay little puzzler, whether it will hold your attention to the end depends on how much you enjoy side scrolling puzzlers. The puzzles range from easy to very difficult but all are fair and have a logical way of solving. The graphics suit the game and the music is eerie. I didn't complete the game but put in a good few hours. As a short break in-between playing AAA titles this game is a nice filler but not the best indie I've played. Worth checking out but wont blow you away. Expand

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