The Swapper (Facepalm Games)

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 and holds numerous awards and accolades, including PAX 10, IndieCade and Indie Game Challenge. It will release on Steam at the end of May.

  • Challenge: Fiendish puzzles whose solutions are only ever a few steps away
  • Isolation: Classic sci-fi atmosphere inspired by the likes of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris
  • Wonder: A world built out of clay
  • Mystery: Narrative design from Tom Jubert, writer behind indie hits Penumbra and FTL

Game Details

Genre: Puzzle Platformer
Release timeframe: Late May, 2013

Press Assets

Trailer: YouTube | Uncompressed
Screenshots: Download zip file
Logo: Download zip file
Additional Assets: The Swapper Press Kit

About Facepalm Games

Facepalm Games is a tiny independent game developer based in Helsinki, Finland, and is composed of two full time staff and two freelancers. The studio believes the video game landscape is still largely unexplored, and aspires to facepalm in ways wholly original to the medium. Facepalm’s first game is The Swapper, a sci-fi puzzle platformer supported by Indie Fund, featured in the PAX10, holder of numerous awards and accolades, including IndieCade and Indie Game Challenge.

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About Indie Fund

Indie Fund is a funding source for independent developers, created by a group of successful indies looking to encourage the next wave of game developers. It was established as a serious alternative to the traditional publisher funding model. Our aim is to support the growth of games as a medium by helping indie developers get (and stay) financially independent. At the Indie Press Day event, The Swapper will be demoed by Indie Fund partner Jonathan Blow.