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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Date de parution: 30 mai 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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À propos de ce jeu

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

Configuration requise

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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.
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4 personne(s) sur 4 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
24.8 heures en tout
Posté le : 24 août 2014
Sublime jeu mêlant avec talent l'ambiance, la réflexion et l'exploration, sur fond scénaristique philosophique.

Le jeu raconte une histoire tout en proposant des puzzzles à résoudre, le génie du titre est qu'il arrive à mêler les deux sans que l'un serve de prétexte ou de faire-valoir à l'autre. Les 2 s'imbriquent parfaitement et nous propose le même plaisir de jeu, on est aussi pressés de découvrir un nouveau puzzle qu'à découvrir ce qui se trame à bord de la station.

L'histoire est d'ailleurs vraiment particulière. On arrive sur la station, on tombe sur des rapports, puis sur des artefacts, puis sur une rescapée un peu déboussolée que l'on suivra de loin, jamais rien ne nous est clairement expliqué, c'est au joueur de croiser les informations et de combler les blancs. Le tout est soutenu par une ambiance magistrale, on se sent vraiment seul et oppressé sur cette station désertée.

Quant aux puzzles ils sont très bien construits (et logiques !), ni trop facile ni trop difficile, mais relativement variés au point qu'on a jamais l'impression de devoir faire la même chose pour les résoudre.

La fin, d'une grande simplicité, est extraordinaire. Elle place le joueur face à un choix, totalement inattendu, mais dont les enjeux risquent de vous hanter des semaines durant.
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2 personne(s) sur 2 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
9.3 heures en tout
Posté le : 4 octobre 2014
The Swapper est un excellent jeu de plateforme/puzzle.
L'atmosphère est vraiment spéciale, j'adhère au concept!

Un jeu indé à essayer!
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2 personne(s) sur 2 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
3 personnes ont trouvé cette évaluation amusante
7.3 heures en tout
Posté le : 23 janvier
Un très bon puzzle game agrémenté d'une ambiance qui se pose quelque part entre le surnaturel, le mystérieux et le glauque. La difficulté ne m'a jamais frustré même si j'ai parfois buté sur certaines enigmes. Un manque de rythme vient cependant entâcher la toile, faisant ainsi apparaitre un léger syndrome du "on se fait (un peu) chiay". En fait le jeu se limite trop à une sucession d'énigmes à résoudre. Il aurait fallu donner plus d'importance et mettre plus en avant le scénario, plutôt correct.

M'enfin, ça reste un titre intelligent et tout à fait à la hauteur des meilleurs puzzle games.

A 5/7 €, ne le loupez surtout pas.
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1 personne(s) sur 1 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
14.5 heures en tout
Posté le : 4 septembre 2014
Loin des Call of Duty et autres jeux AAA , The Swapper à une ambiance vraiment particulière, voilà la première chose qui frappe quand on commence le jeu.
Après les mécaniques de base expliqué avec un tutoriel court et clair, on prend du plaisir à tester les différentes possibilité du soft et on avance sans grande difficulté.
Au fil des heures, les énigmes se succèdent et commence à devenir de plus en plus complexe. On reste parfois une bonne demi-heure à chercher une solution tellement logique que ça énerve de ne pas l’avoir vue de suite et c’est ça qui est bon.
Quelque passage d'exploration, on sort aussi dans l'espace pour passer d'un sas à un autre , il y a des teleporteurs pour se balader dans tout le niveau et on reprend une nouvel session d'énigmes avec des nouveautés qui accentue encore plus la difficulté.
De beau graphisme un calme olympien, mettez un casque sur les oreilles et votre combinaison spatial, éteignez la lumière et immergez-vous totalement dans ce jeu d'une grande beauté cosmique en apesanteur.
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1 personne(s) sur 1 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
6.3 heures en tout
Posté le : 28 octobre 2014
Une réussite qu'est ce The Swapper. Ce puzzle game est fort réussi visuellement, l'ambiance y est excellente, et les énigmes, l'essentielle, parfois bien retors. Notre personnage, perdu dans une station spaciale, va découvrir avec nous de bien étranges événements. Le côté mystérieux, fort présent et ce jusqu'au bout, contribue grandement au plaisir de parcourir ces nombreux recoins. On pense bien sûr à un film comme Prometheus, dont le lien visuel notamment est presque évident. La toute fin, vite atteinte en une petite poignée d'heures, est tout juste excellente, la conscience même du joueur étant mis à contribution. Une réussite artistique, un gameplay intéressant. A moins de préférer les puzzle games plus abstraits et longs, je ne peux que conseiller ce The Swapper.
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1 personne(s) sur 1 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
6.4 heures en tout
Posté le : 23 décembre 2014
- Une esthétique rétro Sci-Fi incroyable à base de pâte à modeler et d'argile
- Des mécaniques de gameplay simples (Clone/Swap/Sauter) mais terriblement efficaces au service d'une progression à la difficulté parfaitement dosée
- Une bande-son tantôt oppressante, tantôt d'une beauté sidérale
- Et enfin une histoire qui interpelle le joueur, le fait subtilement réfléchir et qui lui pose un choix final digne d'un jeu Telltale

Bref, The Swapper est une petite merveille. Achetez-le sans regrets !
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1 personne(s) sur 2 (50%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
6.7 heures en tout
Posté le : 30 novembre 2014
Un super petit jeu qui propose quelques bons challenges.
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152 personne(s) sur 191 (80%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
4 personnes ont trouvé cette évaluation amusante
4.8 heures en tout
Posté le : 2 novembre 2014
Pros:
+Cleverly crafted puzzles
+This game rules.
+Fun central concept

Cons:
-I am playing it high and killing all these clones of myself is freakin' me out
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38 personne(s) sur 40 (95%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
7.0 heures en tout
Posté le : 7 novembre 2014
Whether you like puzzle games or not, you should give the swapper a try. It's wonderful. The game design gives you a weightless feeling thanks to its atmosphere. You really feel lonely in space if it was not for your clones. The graphics are great and the music is fantastic. Some puzzles are a bit hard but not impossible. And once you find the trick it's a genuine reward.
Jump on board!
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22 personne(s) sur 22 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
3.5 heures en tout
Posté le : 2 octobre 2014
"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.
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20 personne(s) sur 21 (95%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
24.8 heures en tout
Posté le : 14 janvier
Review greatly shortened due to length constraints

I just can't think of this game as a platfomer. There are no death traps, no enemies to avoid, no coins or baubles to collect... it's simply an adventure game that happens to have some platforms in it.

You hold a "swapping" device in your hands that has two abilities: First is the duplicate function. What this does is create exact replicas of you, and your replica(s) will mimic every move you make. You can have up to four duplicates at any given time. If they "die" you can create another to take its place, and when your duplicates touch you, they disappear, allowing you to make another. Second is the "swapping" beam. Zap any of your replicas with this beam to have your consciousness transferred to that body. The swapping beam has one more function, and I mention it only because I got completely stuck, having NO idea you could do this: If you are in freefall, you can use the beam to "push" yourself through space.

The game progresses through a series of puzzles based upon these abilities. There are obstacles in that the swapping device reacts differently around colored lights. For instance, you can create a duplicate within red light, but your swapping beam is completely blocked by the red. The opposite holds true within blue light, and so on.

The music sets the tone so beautifully, so perfectly, that you don't really notice it at first. Never distracting, I was more than once surprised to realize that not only was it was there, that it was lovely to listen to, as well. "Lovely?" you ask, "In an atmospheric psychological horror?" To that I say, "Absolutely!" Just go with it, you'll see what I mean when you play The voices are done incredibly well, never feeling stilted or out-of-place.

And that brings me to the story, that which binds the whole game together in this richly-woven tapestry. The story progresses in multiple ways. You will occasionally hear voices (... no, not that kind of "hearing voices"!) as you progress through the game, and, as mentioned, they are very well done. Next up are the terminals, which give you snippets of conversations and orders from the command of this place you're in. Lastly you have the thoughts of... something(s), which I will not give away.

When I first saw the graphics, I thought they looked blurry... fuzzy, even. It's amazing how differently you perceive things when you're actually playing the game yourself, and not just looking at screenshots or a video. Suffice to say that the graphics contribute to the overall feeling of the game. Somehow, The Swapper reminds me of John Carpenter's The Thing. No, there's no parasitic life form trying to assimilate and/or mutilate you, but those feelings... Cold. Alone. Uneasy. It is all of these and more.

This is truly a must-play game for anyone who enjoys a deeply environmental game with a powerful tale to tell... a tale whose full implications I have yet to digest. Better yet, this is a game that can be enjoyed even more upon subsequent play-throughs... And that is something I will be even more happy to do now that I know I missed some of the content my first time through.

Highly recommended!
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13 personne(s) sur 14 (93%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
12.4 heures en tout
Posté le : 14 octobre 2014
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.
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7 personne(s) sur 7 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
10.6 heures en tout
Posté le : 12 janvier
The Swapper is a beautiful game - I felt that when starting it for the first time. What I wasn't expecting was for it to draw me in so completely, after the matter of a few levels. The mechanics are pretty much what is described on the store page, that you can create a certain number of clones, and swap control between them. That's it. No unlocks, no level ups for harder puzzles. What you can do as you delve deeper into the empty space station, is what you've always been able to do. That's one thing I really admire about this game. It makes your brain unlock, your imagination of this simple tool unlock, instead of unlocking things for the tool itself.

Now back to my favorite aspect, the immersion of this game. There are no doubt many games of an abandoned site, be it a space station or historical site, et cetera. The Swapper, drew me in. I felt so utterly small, so alone. There are logs to be found as to what befell the previous occupiers of the station, but I did not feel hope. The quiet sounds, and large space station was definitely too hallow for one. For this one explorer. Or a few. You find some consciousnesses that are just those, thoughts floating in a great atmosphere. (Vague I know, but you'll see.) This game makes you think, mechanic wise, and story wise, yet it's not really trying to make you think about the "story", but more of all the implications.

Overall, this is an excellent, thought provoking game in execution, atmosphere, and puzzle mechanics. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and couldn't put it down.
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7 personne(s) sur 7 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
1 personne a trouvé cette évaluation amusante
10.3 heures en tout
Posté le : 17 août 2014
One of my favorite Steam games ! Good puzzles, wonderful graphics, good sound and voice-acting merge to a dense atmosphere and a very special experience that is offered by only a few games.

You play as an astronaut on a derelict space station. With the eponymous swapper device you can create up to three copies of yourself and swap between them which is essential to solve the puzzles.

Definitely worth playing !
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8 personne(s) sur 9 (89%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
3.6 heures en tout
Posté le : 18 août 2014
The Swapper is a pure puzzle platformer, you are not going to fight any enemies here. Only "weapon" you have to solve its puzzles is experimental device able to clone the user and swap control between them. Nice visuals and soundtrack make your exploration of vast space station Theseus very deep and atmospheric. However, it's short and has no replayability. Recommended for everyone who likes puzzle platformer games with interesting sci-fi story and lonely desperate atmosphere.
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10 personne(s) sur 13 (77%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
7.0 heures en tout
Posté le : 3 janvier
The Swapper has a great atmosphere and an addictive gameplay, it has got smart puzzle mechanic also being part of platformer. There is also a fun sci-fi story with a twist you gradually uncover as you go along.

I said "smart puzzle mechanic" but believe me you will scratch your head at some of the puzzles, but all can be solved logically by considering how to work around your limitations not anymore. Playing this felt like brain exercise. Outside of the puzzle rooms, it’s fun to clone & zip yourself around as you traverse the map. It's kinda unorthodox. Great idea and I respect that.

Also The Swapper has got an amazing&gritty sounds, ambiance, music these are fits the storyline perfectly to compliment the exceptionally gripping gameplay that brings something new to an existing genre, pulled off with style. If you enjoyed puzzle platformers, you should give this a shot. Believe me you won't regret this experience...
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6 personne(s) sur 6 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
11.9 heures en tout
Posté le : 16 octobre 2014
@8hrs & 12h: This magnificently presented, executed and challenging puzzle platformer takes a hold of the player from the very first cut scene and holds their imagination until the last puzzle is solved.
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1 personne a trouvé cette évaluation amusante
2.2 heures en tout
Posté le : 13 octobre 2014
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 :)
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7 personne(s) sur 8 (88%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
7.6 heures en tout
Posté le : 13 novembre 2014
If you're into puzzles, this game is for you.
No agility needed (or at least I can't recall any part that needs it). Only pure logic.
No cross-correlating either, every puzzle is self sufficient and you don't need knowledge acquired somewhere else to solve it.

The story is interesting also, rather philosophical revolving around the "what is a thought?" question. Don't expect a masterpiece that will change the gaming industry in this sense, but it was cool

I just regret that the game was rather short, but I am not 100% sure that adding more content would be a good idea.



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9 personne(s) sur 12 (75%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
5.2 heures en tout
Posté le : 7 décembre 2014
Nice little puzzle game on a space station. You can clone yourself 4 times.
Unfortunately the graphics are very blurry. But the atmosphere is quite good and creepy.
Like thinking stones, talking brains and a huge lonesome labroratory in space.
You must explore the whole map and collect orbs to finally leave it. The only way to die
is to fall down from a high gap. Sometimes there are random astronaut radio chats played.
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