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The Swapper

The Swapper review

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5 years ago

What’s Yours Is Charity’s: Humble Indie Bundle 11

Another Humble Indie Bundle? What a strange turn of events. I thought for sure that Humble was going to suddenly and inexplicably shut down their massively successful enterprise this time around. I mean, they're on Humble Indie Bundle 11 now. What a gross number. Ten - nay, X - was so svelte, so confident. It plucked the olive from life's martini glass just so, and we…

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FLEEE IN TERROR FROM THE HUGE SEAL (STEAM SALE)

[Earth-shaking slapping sounds can be heard in the distance, like fresh lard being cannon-fired at an ancient war drum] Do you hear that? [A glass of water ripples ominously; a largely decorative Jello mold does the same, but fails to be particularly frightening] Something's coming. Something big. [Dogs whine, horses stomp frantically, one or two people glance up from Western-shootout-caliber staredowns with Facebook on their…

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Feature: Space Is A Clonesome Place

The Swapper review

What would you do if you had a small army of identical, perfectly obedient clones? It's a question I think we've all asked ourselves at least once (usually at around age six) but never really contemplated the ramifications of. Facepalm Games' The Swapper dives deep into that particular rabbit hole, emerging with a wriggling handful of ethical quandaries and some positively brain-busting puzzles. But does…

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Throw Me A Clone: The Swapper Releasing This Month

If I could clone myself infinitely at will, I'd probably just spend all my time meticulously arranging dramatic horror movie reveal moments with some unsuspecting stranger realizing that everyone in a town is exactly the same. Bartenders, businessmen, old ladies hobbling across the street - you name it. So it's probably a good thing I didn't make The Swapper, because we're instead getting a game of…

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6 years ago

Clonesome: The Swapper Soon To Be Steam-Bound

The Swapper sounds like a name for either a bang-up cleaning product or a not-very-clean banging product, but I assure you it is (thankfully) neither of those. Instead, it's an extremely intriguing platforming adventure in which you can clone yourself at will and hop between said soulless vessels to give some mean old brain-teasers what-for. Also, as John pointed out, Penumbra’s Tom Jubert is on…

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In Good Conscious: The Swapper

The Swapper has been in development for a good long while now. We first noticed it in October 2010, and today it's one of seven games receiving the Indie Fund's financial support. Today they've announced that they've had Penumbra's Tom Jubert writing their game's story ("leading narrative development"). The 2D puzzle-platformer will apparently discuss such existential questions as whether we have a soul, what is…

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7 years ago

Feature: The PC brigade at the IndieCade

IndieCade Awards And Alternatives

I spent the weekend in a haunted watermill, which was pleasant and all, but I would rather have been at the Indiecade festival, battling inanely with invisible weaponry and rearranging boxes with strangers. The whole thing is done with now and that means it's time for me to take a look at the winners, some of which I'll cast no more than a sidelong glance…

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8 years ago

Dead Space 2D? The Swapper

Actually, it's even more interesting than that. Forthcoming indie platformer The Swapper by Facepalm Games is, in their words, an "indie game and a story about treating human beings as objects. It features interesting platform puzzles and multiplayer based around never-before-seen game mechanics. Of course blended with an ambiguous storyline. Yet it's something you've not yet seen." The video, pointed out to me by Comrade…

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