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One of the most celebrated games of recent years will arrive on Xbox One soon, thanks to Facepalm games and Curve Digital.
The Swapper began life as project developed by two university students, Olli Harjola and Otto Hantula, and met with critical acclaim for its story, level design and visual style when it was launched on PC in 2013.
The game is set on Theseus, a damaged space station and research facility. As players explore the station, they are able to create up to four clones of their character, switching between them at will in order to solve a huge variety of clever puzzles.
It’s a claustrophobic, dark and atmospheric environment, but it’s also one that looks like no other game. The artwork of the Swapper was made using hand-crafted materials and clay, and creates a world quite unlike anything else.
“The game has received almost universally exceptional feedback from press and public alike, and the opportunity to bring it to a new console audience proved irresistible,” says Jason Perkins, MD, Curve Digital.
“It’s a truly astonishing game which leaves an impact long after it has been completed and we can’t wait to see how the Xbox One audience embraces it.”
The Swapper will launch globally on Xbox One on June 5th 2015, priced £11.99 / $14.99 / €14.99
About Curve Digital
Founded in 2012, Curve Digital publishes original IP and enhanced conversions of popular independent video games. Working with high profile developers such as Jasper Byrne (Lone Survivor) and Mike Bithell (Thomas Was Alone), Curve Digital helps individuals and small teams bring their games to a larger audience on popular console formats, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and Wii-U.
About Facepalm Games
Facepalm Games is a tiny independent game developer based in Helsinki, Finland. Facepalm’s first game is The Swapper, an atmospheric sci-fi brainteaser supported by Indie Fund, featured in the PAX10, holder of numerous awards and accolades, including IndieCade and Indie Game Challenge.