Jonathan Blow talks VG247 through indie game The Swapper

Wednesday, 29th May 2013 11:00 GMT By Dave Cook

The Swapper is the debut game from Finnish indie studio Facepalm Games, which is backed by the Indie Fund. As a representative of Indie Fund, developer of Braid and The Witness Jonathan Blow kindly talked VG247 through this intriguing platform puzzler at a recent showcase event in San Francisco.

The Swapper is out tomorrow on PC and it was built using animated clay miniatures, and it follows an astronaut marooned on a strange planet. It follows a Metroid format, complete with grid map and an eerie, isolated vibe.

Central to the core mechanic the Swapper device can be used to create clones of the astronaut so that hey can work in unison to overcome puzzles and more. It’s all very intriguing.

You can check out the official Swapper homepage here for more details and images.

What do you think? Let us know below.



  1. Old MacDonald

    It looks beautiful.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. The_Red

    This is all sorts of cool. While many people hate Blow as a person, I think he is an interesting person and having him do a walkthrough of a crazy indie game for VG247 is all sorts of awesome.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. xino

    another cliche games.
    this is why I HATE indie games because there’s nothing new or innovative.

    what’s the difference between this and Limbo?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. RandomTiger

    Limbo is about not dying in a environment set against you. This reminds me a lot of Braid when you have you double shadow from the past.

    How can you hate indie games? Thats like kicking a puppy.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Rockin a Jack D


    Like every new triple dollar game is new or innovative. Away and play another COD…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. OlderGamer

    Very nice looking game!

    #6 2 years ago

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