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The Swapper clones itself to Steam May 30th, celebrates with a clayful new trailer

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You remember The Swapper (opens in new tab) , right? For beneath that rather bland name lies a gorgeous handmade science-fiction platformer in which you have the power to make clones of yourself. Rather than using them to do chores or carry him aloft like a war hero, Swapper Guy uses them to solve puzzles, admittedly in one of the most striking, atmospheric indie games of recent years. Head here (opens in new tab) for a reminder, then stick around for a very Promethean trailer - oh and the news that it's heading to Steam on May 30th.

The Swapper is heading to Steam on May 30th. Just wanted to, you know, clear that up. That's slightly less than two weeks away, giving us more than enough time to watch both Aliens films, and unwatch Prometheus, in preparation. Man, it would suck to live in a parallel universe in which the Aliens franchise continued after the second and final film. Anyhoo, here is what The Swapper looks like (spoiler: it looks pretty damned good):

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.