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The Swapper  



Two weeks until The Swapper lands on Steam


11:00 PM on 05.16.2013



A few seconds into this trailer for The Swapper and I'm reminded of how uniquely gorgeous the puzzle-platformer looks. There is, after all, a reason why we resort to bringing up The Neverhood in these situations; not enough games opt for the claymation look. If you're on board with such sentiment, take note that the game is releasing for Steam on May 30.

Puzzles will revolve around a device that lets you clone yourself and swap between living copies. More than that novel premise, The Swapper appears unsettling -- creepy, even -- without resorting to jump scares or twisted monsters. That's some effective environmental design if I've ever seen it.








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9:30 AM on 11.05.2014
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2:00 PM on 08.11.2014
The Swapper is just as incredible on PS4 and Vita

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12:45 PM on 08.06.2014
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11:30 AM on 07.27.2014
The Swapper is coming to the Wii U later this year

I don't want to spoil much about the game (watch the comments!), but The Swapper is a game that absolutely deserves more of a spotlight. It was previously available on the PC before it was announced for the PS3, PS4 and ...more



7:30 PM on 06.18.2014
The Swapper explores PlayStation devices in early August

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3:15 PM on 04.29.2014
The Swapper and more coming to PS3, PS4, and Vita

Curve Studios is real good at bringing games to Sony consoles. The award-winning The Swapper, which got a 10/10 from Patrick Hancock, will be coming to PS3, PS4, and Vita in North America on June 24 and in Europe on June 25....more



11:00 AM on 02.26.2014
Swapper popping in on PlayStation in May

The Swapper came seemingly out of nowhere to be a pleasant surprise last year on PC. The fun won't be stopping there, as Curve Digital has announced that they (through their in-house developer, Curve Studios) will be por...more



10:00 AM on 05.30.2013
Review: The Swapper

It's always refreshing to be introduced to a game mechanic that you've never quite seen before. It's even better when that game takes said mechanic and elevates it to something pure and sublime, something that, to borrow a cl...more



4:30 PM on 03.28.2013
The Swapper deserves your attention

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