Holder of numerous awards and accolades, the Swapper is an atmospheric puzzle platformer set in the furthest reaches of space. Players wield an experimental device able to clone the user and swap control between them.
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Datum vydání: 30. kvě. 2013

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"A beautiful puzzle game which involves using clones of yourself to traverse obstacles. But what mystery lies beyond? A gloomy, ambient experience."
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“I came away from The Swapper with nothing but amazement. From the first time you see the literally hand-crafted visuals until the final moment in the game, which is sure to give you pause for thought, you will be in complete awe. Brilliant puzzles with even more brilliant solutions compliment the philosophical plotline, leaving an unforgettable experience unlike any other.”
10/10 – Destructoid

“The Swapper tempted me with ingenious puzzles, transported me to a fully realized science-fiction world, and made me ask questions about mortality and morality that few video games have ever dared to explore. Very few puzzle games have ever managed to marry impeccable challenges with a mature storytelling quite like this – there's no fluff or extraneous content here, only a prime example of how to create a tight, unforgettable gaming experience.”
9.3 – IGN

“It didn’t take me long to fall in love with The Swapper; it continuously surprised and impressed me from its intriguing first moments to its fantastic ending.”
9.25 – Game Informer

“The game’s level design is excellent at accentuating a core, the piece you’re nearly certain must be pivotal. It’s the particulars of arranging everything around that piece that force you into this state of constant iteration and experimentation. Think, rethink. Get stumped. Take a break. Go outside. Have some ice crea- wait, no. Pet a dog. Or maybe go for a stroll in the park, because that would- Oh god, now Swapper’s thought process has invaded your mind. You can’t escape.”
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Informace o hře

Holder of numerous awards and accolades, the Swapper is an atmospheric puzzle platformer set in the furthest reaches of space. Players wield an experimental device able to clone the user and swap control between them. Dropped into a character and world as mysterious as the workings of the device itself, The Swapper is a game of exploration of a very personal nature.

All of the art in The Swapper is constructed using clay models and other everyday materials.

The Swapper is supported by Indie Fund.

Key Features:

  • Challenge: Fiendish puzzles whose solutions are only ever a few steps away
  • Isolation: Classic sci-fi atmosphere
  • Wonder: A world built out of clay
  • Mystery: Narrative design from Tom Jubert, writer behind indie hits Penumbra and FTL

Systémové požadavky

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    • OS:Windows XP SP3 or later, 64/32bit
    • Processor:Dual Core CPU (2.2+ GHz Dual Core CPU or better)
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce® 8800 or Radeon® HD4800 series, 512 MB of memory, OpenGL 3.0 support required
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Additional:Intel HD Graphics are not officially supported. But if you've got yourself a 3000 or better then there is a reasonable chance it will mostly/sorta work. No promises, but we've been working hard on it, at any rate.
    • OS:Snow Leopard 10.68 or later, 64/32bit
    • Processor:Dual Core CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Intel HD 3000 or better, 4000 or a dedicated GPU recommended, OpenGL 3.0 support required
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • OS:Ubuntu 10.04 or 13.10, 64/32bit
    • Processor:Dual Core CPU (2.2+ GHz Dual Core CPU or better)
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce® 8800 or Radeon® HD4800 series, 512 MB of memory, OpenGL 3.0 support required
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Additional:Intel HD Graphics are not officially supported. But if you've got yourself a 3000 or better then there is a reasonable chance it will mostly/sorta work. No promises, but we've been working hard on it, at any rate.
Užitečné recenze od zákazníků
1 z 1 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
10.9 hodin celkem
The Swapper je atmosferická logická hra založená na neobvyklém principu vytváření (a likvidace) vlastních klonů a přenášení vlastního vědomí mezi nimi.

Kolem základního, celkem jednoduchého principu (zasvítíte zařízením na nějaké místo ... a tam se vytvoří váš klon, přičemž vaše hlavní postava se ovládá současně s klony; "hlavní postava" nesmí na rozdíl od klonů zemřít, ale můžete přenášet své vědomí a tím se mezi klony přepínat) postavili autoři mrazivý svět opuštěné (když všichni umřou, může se psát "opuštěné"?) vesmírné stanice. Do ní je zasazen na můj vkus až moc filozofický příběh.

V zásadě jde ale hlavně o řešení jednotlivých místností - vyřešíte jich dost, dostanete se dál. Místnosti jsem zvládal procházet celkem rychle (tzn. do 5 minut)... než jsem dorazil do jedné místnosti, kde jsem strávil řadu hodin. Ale právě radost z toho, když tu zatracenou hádánku vyřešíte je to, co si ze hry zapamatujete, ne? :-)

The Swapper je i při své minimalističnosti působivá hra.

Achievementy jsou jen za nalézání skrytých místností (o kterých vůbec nevíte, že je máte hledat), takže jsem je prošel (na rozdíl od hry samotné) podle návodu.

Za kolik stojí: pod 2.5€
Přidáno: 26. září
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4 z 4 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
5.0 hodin celkem
It took all of four minutes for me to lose my humanity.

The Swapper poses an interesting question, to the tune of several flash games from nearly a decade ago:
What if I give you this device that allows you to duplicate yourself, and shift control between the bodies?

It starts off simple enough, and the title is a dead giveaway. As a game that crystallised into my inventory at random - no doubt due to a bundle - I went in blind, not having the faintest clue as to what it was. The name sounded intriguing, and that's about all the research that was done before hitting the install button.

What followed was an interesting and eerie landscape where you find yourself launched from a spaceship into a barren world, with no means to defend yourself. In this sense, it is very similar to Limbo, but as you progress it becomes more of a Metroid environment than anything else, sans hostile lifeforms.
Not that it will make you feel safe, however.

As you go through the barren planet and the spaceship, meeting with a fellow colonist who must surely have gone mad, and you encounter the only other sentience willing to talk to you, you're in for a trip. You'll find yourself creating clones high above ground level, transferring your conscience to them, and repeating this until you have reached the ungodly height an exit is stationed at, hearing the dull cracks of your lifeless brethren smack into the steel floors below.

Hell, even the first puzzle starts with you essentially killing yourself to escape.

Make no mistake, this is a very fun game, and I might read into it far more than is needed, but there's something in the delivery, the atmosphere reminiscent of Dark Souls, ICO, Metroid and the upcoming Ghost Song, that make for a feeling of utter sadness every time you complete a puzzle and can carry on in the story. It feels like a loss of humanity as you shed coil after mortal coil in the pursuit of answers.

Answers as to what happened to the spaceship and its colonists. Answers as to what it was that murdered everyone. Answers as to where this technology came from.
And knowing it all along.
Přidáno: 27. září
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2 z 2 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
3.5 hodin celkem
"The Swapper" is a unique puzzle platformer with beautiful visuals, a noteworthy, strange atmosphere and a very philosophical story about clones, existence and personal identity.

To solve the puzzles in this game, you have a gun that can create clones of yourself and swap your mind into them, while controlling all at once. With the different lights to block one or both of these abilities and gravity switching fields some of the later puzzles can be quite tricky, but the whole game isn't too hard.

Even though the game feels very valuable, the playtime (at least mine) was definitely too short for that high price. But if you can get it at a reduced price or in a game bundle, I highly recommend playing this game.
Přidáno: 2. října
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1.8 hodin celkem
why aren't you playing this right now?
Přidáno: 10. října
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12.4 hodin celkem
Super smooth side-on animations like Limbo, excellent puzzles, and fresh mechanics (cloning and swapping). The art style is very unique (rendered from clay models) and deserving of the accolades, and the soundtrack enhances the barren ship environment. The majority of the gameplay is solving puzzles in rooms with your clone(s) but just navigating around the ship is a fun ride and there is a perfectly implemented map that helps you always know where you are. There is a deeper story that's fairly solid if you let go a little bit, but it doesn't require you to get too "indie philosophical" to enjoy it. The challenges are really rewarding because there isn't any hand-holding. In that way the solutions get harder and edge close to being obscure some times, but they never cross that line and they always prove to be "fair" once you see the answer.
There's just something about the game's style coupled with how effortless and responsive the controls are that make it stand out. If you are looking for something different, this is one of those (critically acclaimed) indie games to put at the top of your back-log list, and one to play before you dive into your next AAA first-person game.
Přidáno: 14. října
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4.5 hodin celkem
One of the best platformers of the last few years. Beautiful, haunting, deals with concepts beyond the reach of most games and does them justice. A great story with compelling themes, despite it's almost minimalist presentation, and gameplay that is challenging without being unfair or frustrating, leaving you feeling like you've accomplished something each time you finish a particularly difficult challenge. About the only slight I could make against it is that it does not invite repeat playthroughs, at least straight away, still well worth the money and a gaming experience every lover of platformers should try.
Přidáno: 8. října
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2.2 hodin celkem
One of the most atmospheric and gorgeous games I have ever played. The puzzles are challenging enough and the story unfolds before your eyes. Very few games have been able to nail both of those in my book :)
Přidáno: 13. října
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11.9 hodin celkem
@8hrs & 12h: This magnificently presented, executed and challenging puzzle platformer takes a hold of the player from the very first cut scene and holds on until the last puzzle is solved.
Přidáno: 16. října
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5.4 hodin celkem
Such a magnificent mysterios awesome game!
The deep story,the really good atmosphere,the absolute beautiful enviroment and the hard-interesting pazzles.
English in this game is pretty difficult so it was hard for me to understand everything.
I recommend this game for those who loves puzzles,space and philosophy(well,who loves to think about deep things)!
It took 5.4hours for me to complete,though it felt like 20hours!
I really wish that you buy and play with game.

Gachide osusume shimasu!

Face the matters:Who are you? What are you? what is soul? what is mind?
Přidáno: 21. října
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4.5 hodin celkem
I think this game is supposed to be really overrated and pretentious or something but I liked it anyway because I'm a mere plebian. The claymation art style is eye candy, puzzles are challenging (I think) story is imaginative (I think, I don't know, I've seen rants tearing it apart but I rarely like things anymore so I choose to stay ignorant), and both of the endings were good, specifically the one where you ____ down a ____ I found to be rather polarizing.
Přidáno: 17. října
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0 z 1 osob (0%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
0.1 hodin celkem
Jank glitchy piece of trash. You've got about a 50/50 chance of this game actually working for you. I've updated EVERYTHING and I still get weird as hell graphical errors when the game starts. Completely unplayable. Devs need to get on their ♥♥♥♥.
Přidáno: 21. října
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0 z 6 osob (0%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
1.5 hodin celkem
This is good for a casual gamer, is pretty similar to Limbo, because of being a platform, puzzle, adventure atmospheric in which you complete certain task to keep moving forward.
Is a interesting proposal, but as i said before is for casual gamers.
Note, game can become a bit frustrating at times.
I don't recommend this game, cause there is other similar games that will offer you more than this one.
Přidáno: 30. září
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4.8 hodin celkem
I've played many puzzle platformers and sci fi games in my time, this is not different. Like all indie or professional games it has it's gimmick to make people buy it, this is not different (In fact the game's "Swapper" device seems vaguely reminiscent of the Portal Gun). What is different with this one in particular is it's visual style, a very charming claymation artstyle unseen (as far as I'm aware of) anywhere else and arguably it's story and setting, though obviously it screams Metroid/Prometheus and Alien. For paying 12 quid you essentially get 5 hours of clever if somewhat infuriating puzzles which shows some wit was put into it and a spooky, philisophical and tragic tale, but I feel as though it could have at least squished in at least two more hours of puzzles if not more of the weird, bizarre and potentially unexpected storyline. Maybe it was say 7 or 8 quid, then you are paying for you are getting, not any more than that. One last issue to address with the game, like all games that have had time and soul worked into it's story, there's a distinct lack of replayability once the story's over and personally, having to redo the game just to get an alternative ending is just not worth it. In general though, should you wish for a game to escape into and be darkly enlightened, give this one a play.
Přidáno: 28. září
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4.6 hodin celkem
An incredibly interesting puzzle platformer. The story is vivid and deep, though maybe it tries too hard at times. I found the feel of the game reminded me Portal, however the gameplay itself was different in almost every way.
Lots of fun, and at times rather challenging. Well worth the time and quite rewarding to complete.
Přidáno: 30. září
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7.1 hodin celkem
Really fun sidescrolling puzzle game. The swapping mechanic is interesting and novel in a comparable way to the portal gun from Portal. The story is also a good bit of sci-fi. The achievements are impenetrable though, I don't know how you would find them without outside help.
Přidáno: 30. září
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1.4 hodin celkem
I don't have many hours because I played most of it offline. I have to say that this is a great and challenging game. Definitely recommend.
Přidáno: 30. září
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10.3 hodin celkem
Short, but worthy of all your attention, The Swapper is the kind of game that sticks to you forever. You'll probably remember it in ten or twenty years and think of how awesome it was. It's a true work of art that should be appreciated in its entirety and its uniqueness. It allso tells a great story and bears a wonderful atmosphere.

The Swapper is a must-play! 10/10
Přidáno: 10. října
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8.5 hodin celkem
Deep... into consciouness.
Great system mechanics, not fully explored..
7.5/10 difficulty;
1man mastered;
Metroid styled;
VVVVV exploration;
Doom3 ambience;
Twinsen's melancholy;
Braid puzzle-flow;
Limbo loneliness;
Totally mersmerizing... not to mention the honest commitment with the story integrity and it's profound significance.
Wonderful. And powerfully *wondering...
Přidáno: 10. října
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0.5 hodin celkem
Just started playing this and really liking the whole theme and vibe of the game. Sci-fi and clones.
Přidáno: 28. září
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10.6 hodin celkem
The Swapper creates a powerful atmosphere of isolation and intrigue reminiscient of the Metroid series, and yet far more powerful. It's puzzle gameplay, lacking any sort of combat, only serves to enhance the atmosphere. The Swapper also creates themes to make the player ponder the existential implications of it's game mechanics; with such a strange and fascinating world, you can't help but wonder what exactly it is that has happened, and what it all means.
Přidáno: 28. září
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