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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 12 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


The Swapper is a platform-adventure where you explore a damaged space station to collect orbs that open doors into other areas. Unusually, you can clone your character multiple times and then control it to help you solve puzzles and progress in various ways.

The game is set in the future where all natural resources have expired. Seven main planets in space are being used to extract new resources to be used on earth. You play as a scavenger visiting one of the stations that lost signal and crashed among one of the planets, you hear a women on the radio as the plot is slowly revealed to you. There's a dark brooding feel to the game, which reminds us of The Prestige where (film spoilers) being able to create multiple versions of yourself is both useful but horrifying when each one dies.

The game uses this ability to present a wide range of compelling and intriguing puzzles. You not only need to use your power intelligently, but must also work around areas lit by a red light that prevents you from cloning.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 30/05/2013, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Wii U and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Players: 1

Genres: Platform, Puzzle (Adventure and Narrative)

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Face Palm Games (@FacePalmGames)




Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 9 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 with Mild Violence and Fear.


The Swapper usually costs £11.99.

The Swapper

XBox Store Xbox One £11.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Steam Store PC £11.99
Switch Store Wii U £11.99
Steam Store Mac £11.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our The Swapper Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@FacePalmGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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