Jonathan Blow talks VG247 through indie game The Swapper

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

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.

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