This month’s Game Club entry is The Swapper, the 2013 puzzle-platformer from Facepalm Games.
We’ll be back in two weeks to share our first impressions.
Welcome back to Push to Smart’s Games Club! The Games Club is a monthly feature where we invite you to play a game along with us. After introducing this month’s game, we’ll meet back in two weeks for our initial impressions, then finally come back to discuss the game and all its spoilers. The game we’ll be playing this month is The Swapper, the 2013 debut title from Facepalm Games.
The Swapper is a puzzle-platformer that takes place in the future long after the people of Earth have exhausted its resources. Without giving too much of the plot away, you must explore an abandoned space station. The titular Swapper, a device that clones the user, is your only tool. The clones you create on the fly will be essential in proceeding through the game as you uncover just what happened to the missing members of the station and the alien planet below.
The game is relatively short and easily accessible. It’s available on PC/Mac and most consoles, and it takes anywhere from 2 to 6 hours to complete depending on your experience. It’s not nearly as dialogue-heavy as our previous entry, Deadly Premonition. Instead, the game relies on environmental storytelling. For example, scattered around the game are optional data terminals that offer brief insight into the history of the station and its inhabitants.
The Swapper is not a straightforward game, and we can’t wait to hear your interpretations. So come back in two weeks to hear our initial impressions, and don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest episodes and Games Club entries.