Indie Hour - The Swapper
- May 27, 2013
Claymation and a concerning cloning mechanic are the cornerstones of The Swapper, an award-winning atmospheric, puzzle-platformer set in the darkest reaches of space.
OMG NOooo! this looks so great, but seems like it's only about the swapping-puzzling. this would've been awesome as an action platformer. i desperately need a game like Shadow Complex for PC... well, atleast there's Chasm, although Chasm is maybe a little too traditional or even lackluster when it comes to gameplay mechanics.
Here's a link to the Steam store listing for The Swapper for anyone interested: http://store.steampowered.com/app/231160/
As a graduate with a good amount of philosophy of mind under my belt, I'm utterly astounded, this game has so much potential in exploring theories of identity - I'm sure it wont use it that potential, but I might still be able to use this if I go into teaching, update the current example from The Prestige.
Also I've never played it, but I heard of a cult horror game called the Dark Eye made entirely of "Claymation," thought I'd put in the hat for House of Horrors, if only cause of the art style :)
@jonny_dutch Are you familiar with the Star Trek TNG episode "Second Chances"? The crew discovers that they have a duplicate crew member trapped on a planet from a previous transporter accident. The transporter signal got semi reflected back to the surface or some such.
Also worth watching the movie "Moon"
@Saketume I've not seen it, but the Star Trek teleporter is basically the original thought experiment used in theories of Identity. I used the Prestige because I'd actually seen it, and the impact of commiting suicide in order to "teleport" is shown to be of greater consequence than what I understand to happen in Star Trek.
@jonny_dutch Haven't played through much more, but I'm hoping it goes the same way. Like I mentioned in the video it does have a strong narrative pedigree behind it.
Seems like promising game. Somehow resemble the best space quest-puzzle classic story driven game " The Dig". Current gaming market definitely lack of good quests.
I'm seriously considering to give up on all big hiperbudget games and turn myself to indie games. I installed Mark of the Ninja the other day and just loved it.
@Srdjann It's a pretty great way to be if you ask me, but it's also important to keep a balanced gaming diet. There's some good stuff happening in the AAA department too.
@BradleyMcFlinn I've ran into the same issue. Can't watch any video.
@BradleyMcFlinn I was thinking I was the only buggy one, good to know they're working to fix it though
@BradleyMcFlinn We've run into a bug with the player, and the ops team is working on it currently. Should be fixed shortly. Sorry for any inconvenience. :)
@neur0sis yeah they appear not working cause of my (I believe others have too) ad-blocker is on, but I can't turn it off because of other sites sh#t. If you want help, on my computer the conflict is somewhere in pubads.g.doubleclick.net & s0.2mdn.net. So I believe you can fix it cause we can't watch any vids at all.
@xtrento733 It's loading fine here, is it still messed up?
Worked for me yesterday. Works for me today.
Sometimes videos load really slowly on GS though but I've had no problems with this.
@tempertress @xtrento733yeah they appear not working cause of my (I believe others have too) ad-blocker is on, but I can't turn it off because of other sites sh#t. If you want help, on my computer the conflict is somewhere in pubads.g.doubleclick.net & s0.2mdn.net. So I believe you can fix it cause we can't watch any vids at all.