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.
Valutazione degli utenti: Estremamente positiva (3,320 recensioni)
Data di rilascio: 30 mag 2013

Accedi per aggiungere questo gioco alla tua lista dei desideri o per contrassegnarlo come titolo che non ti interessa

Acquista The Swapper

 

Consigliati dai curatori

"A beautiful puzzle game which involves using clones of yourself to traverse obstacles. But what mystery lies beyond? A gloomy, ambient experience."
Guarda la recensione completa qui.

Recensioni

“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.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Riguardo questo gioco

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

Requisiti di sistema

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.
Recensioni utili dai clienti
8 persone su 8 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1 persona ha trovato questa recensione divertente
4.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 30 settembre 2014
Puzzle Game geniale, con un'atmosfera davvero ben riuscita e un sonoro (minimale) azzeccatissimo. Un pò cortino, sempre se non vi bloccherete in qualche rompicapo (gli ultimi sono abbastanza complessi!

Piccolo suggerimento: per gli achi utilizzate le guide, è praticamente IMPOSSIBILE sbloccare i dieci achi da soli =D

Da prendere assolutamente , soprattutto negli sconti estivi/natalizi, dove potrete trovarlo anche ad un bel 50/ 75 % facile.



Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 5 novembre 2014
Profondo, claustrofobico, Inquietante, avvincente, artisticamente perfetto con un'atmosfera e una storia davvero ben riusciti fanno si da rendere questo gioco davvero molto molto interessante, giocandolo ti coinvolge sempre di più e i puzzle non sono mai stancanti ma divertenti da risolvere, l'unica pecca forse è il costo a mio parere troppo eccessivo ma se lo trovate scontato prendetelo immediatamente, non rimarrete delusi!
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 30 novembre 2014
Avete mai guardato il film Moon? Quel film di fantascienza del 2009 con Sam Rockwell? Beh, se non l' avete fatto andate a guardarvelo... perchè questa premessa? Perchè questo The Swapper me lo ricorda per molti versi e, come per il film, l' ho amato dall' inizio alla fine.

RECENSIONE CORTA
Comprato a 7 euro scontato del 50% per 5 ore circa di gioco (anche se ho letto che ci sono più finali, domani guarderò meglio), normalmente avrei detto che non ne è valsa la pena... ma in questo caso sono assolutamente soddisfatto dell' acquisto.
Fra storia, colonna sonora, gameplay e ambientazione... non c'è un solo punto che questo gioco abbia mancato (e lo dice una persona a cui i puzzle game raramente piacciono)
Gli do un 8, fosse stato leggermente più lungo magari avrei aumentato il voto... ma allo stesso tempo se fosse stato più lungo sarebbe diventato probabilmente noioso a lungo andare, quindi va bene così.
Non perdetevelo ora che è scontato!
8/10

RECENSIONE LUNGA
Analizzandolo un po' più nei particolari

Storia
Teologia, scienza e filosofia... se non vi interessa almeno uno di questi 3 punti la storia potrà sembrarvi un mucchio di frasi pompose e sconnesse (beh, fino ad un certo punto, un linea principale comprensibile comunque c'è), ma se vi interessano la storia di questo gioco vi catturerà dal primo momento. All' inizio non è molto chiaro chi siate, vi troverete solo nei panni di un astronauta che si trova su una stazione spaziale usata per scavare un pianeta alieno e recuperare materiali da poi inviare alla terra... fra una spiegazione sull' esistenza qui ed alcune domande sulla realtà scientifica o meno di un' anima là. esplorerete questa stazione scoprendo, man mano, la presenza di questi "guardiani" (watchers) che sono stati trovati sul pianeta e poi trasportati all' interno della stazione e la possibilità di creare dei vostri "cloni" che faranno esattamente ciò che farete voi. Questi cloni sono stati il punto che m' ha un po' scosso... ma non vi posso dire perchè, rischierei di rovinarvi il finale. Direi che non posso andare oltre, ma vi assicuro che la storia è molto più interessante di quanto io la faccia sembrare!

Gameplay
Come ho già detto, i puzzle game non mi sono mai piaciuti più di tanto... fino ad ora. The Swapper utilizza un sistema sidescrolling molto semplice, create dei cloni per farli andare su dei pulsanti e per aprire porte in modo che vi permettano di prendere queste "pietre" (non ricordo più cosa fossero esattamente) che, a loro volta, vi permetteranno di attivare dei sistemi della stazione spaziale o sganciarne delle parti.
Se non ci fosse l' immersione data dalla colonna sonora e dall' ambientazione, probabilmente, questo sistema diventerebbe ripetitivo nel giro di un paio di ore (che poi è tutto da vedere, la difficoltà continua ad umentare e rende i puzzle sempre più interessanti), ma i creatori di questo gioco hanno trovato il modo di reinventare continuamente il sistema in modo che non diventi mai monotono grazie all' aggiunta di vari stratagemmi (gravità, limitazioni sui cloni, combinazioni di luci che non permettono certe mosse etc...)

Colonna Sonora
Da amante della musica ambient ho trovato la colonna sonora di questo gioco perfetta, il 45% dell' immersione è data grazie alla musica che è stata composta per questo vg. La traccia più bella si trova in una stanza in particolare, colorata di un arancio caldo... appena si entra si sente questa canzone al piano che, assieme all' aspetto della stanza, da una sensazione di pace, una sensazione completamente opposta rispetto a ciò che avete provato fino ad ora in questo gioco.
Nel complesso scelta quasi perfetta.

Ambientazioni
Altra scelta perfetta dal primo istante di gioco. Le prime inquadrature fanno vedere l' immensità dello spazio e vi fanno capire quanto siete abbandonati a voi stessi. Ogni sala della stazione spaziale, anche quelle del giardino botanico, da una sensazione di opprimenza e di isolazione. Le sezioni in assenza di gravità incrementano ancora di più questa sensazione, all' esterno della stazione vedrete asteroidi girare intorno a voi chiudendovi ogni via d' uscita ed all' interno vedrete i corpi di tutti gli abitanti lasciati lì a galleggiare nel vuoto. In una parola, oscuro.

Longevità
Finito in 5 ore circa (ma a quanto pare esistono finali differenti, domani gli darò un' occhiata), solitamente avrei detto che 5 ore sono poche, ma in questo caso sono be sfruttate e se fossero state di più probabilmente avrebbero appesantito troppo storia e gameplay, quindi va bene così...

Grafica
Non sono uno che giudica un gioco in base alla grafica, ma devo dire che questo The Swapper è veramente bello anche da vedere, in quanto sidescroller mi ricorda un abe's oddysee di nuova generazione, con più particolari e dettagli per i background e l' ambiente.

In Conclusione
Un puzzle/platformer sidescroller con un' ambientazione oscura ed opprimente, una storia seria e complessa, una colonna sonora perfetta ed una grafica stupenda... non l' avete ancora comprato? ahahah
Ma seriamente, che voi amiate i puzzle game o meno, se vi interessano spazio/domande esistenziali dovreste dargli almeno una possiblità. 8 per le poche (ma giuste) ore di gioco, altrimenti avrebbe avuto un 9.
8/10
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
9.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 agosto 2014
Gioco geniale e atmosfera impagabile!
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
153 persone su 192 (80%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
8 persone hanno trovato questa recensione divertente
4.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 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
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
38 persone su 40 (95%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
7.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 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!
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
22 persone su 22 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 2 ottobre 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.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
20 persone su 21 (95%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
24.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 14 gennaio
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!
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
13 persone su 14 (93%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
12.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 14 ottobre 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.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
9 persone su 10 (90%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 18 agosto 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.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
7 persone su 7 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
10.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 12 gennaio
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.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
7 persone su 7 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1 persona ha trovato questa recensione divertente
10.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 17 agosto 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 !
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
10 persone su 13 (77%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
7.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 3 gennaio
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...
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
6 persone su 6 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
11.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 16 ottobre 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.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
6 persone su 6 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1 persona ha trovato questa recensione divertente
2.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 13 ottobre 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 :)
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
7 persone su 8 (88%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
7.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 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.



Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
9 persone su 12 (75%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 7 dicembre 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.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
5 persone su 5 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
6.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 dicembre 2014
i think no one can describe this game how beautiful it is. when we were in the 90's who'd believe there will be a puzzle platform games with a mind blowing scenarios and amazing atmosphere? we had fun with captain claw, jazzjack rabbit, prehistoric but this game is the platformer too can you believe that? :)) very high recommendation from me to who doesn't play The Swapper yet.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
6 persone su 7 (86%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 ottobre 2014
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?
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
9.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 22 dicembre 2014
I don't even know which aspect of this game to praise first..

This is one of those games that leaves you wondering, contemplating, and overthinking life as you know it. There is no earthly way for me to explain what the story is about without telling you all about it, which is probably why I had no clue the story was such an essential part of the game when it first took my interest..

Just know that if you've got a philosophical side in you, and aren't afraid of exploring every corner of the map to find out more information, and how it links together to understanding it all.. this is your game.

Sure, the puzzles are great, but there's tons of other puzzle games.. The Swapper offers you much, much more than a series of fun and challenging puzzles.

And last, but certainly not least, are the aesthetics, and soundtrack! They help make The Swapper an unforgettable experience.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente