Facepalm Games award winning and critically-acclaimed sci-fi brainteaser being brought to PlayStation formats by Curve Digital
LONDON – 26.02.14 - Curve Digital, a Central London publisher of fine independent video games is proud to announce The Swapper’s PlayStation debut as the final part of their month of announcements. The game will be developed by sister company and development house Curve Studios and will be a fully cross-compatiblze title on Sony formats, including Cross-Buy and Cross-Save features.
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 launch 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 yourself and can switch 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 quiet unlike anything ever seen before on a PlayStation platform.
Jason Perkins, Managing Director at Curve Digital said: “ The Swapper highlights everything great about modern indie games - It’s polished, its mechanics seem simple but provide a great deal of depth, and it touches on themes and narratives that triple-A games rarely explore.”
Olli Harjola, designer and developer of The Swapper commented: “ The reception of the Swapper blew me away when we launched on PC last year, and it’s really exciting to be able to launch the game to a brand new group of gamers on PlayStation.”
The Swapper will be available to buy as a digital-only title on the PSN store in Mid-May 2014.
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.
For more information about Curve Digital, Curve Studios and The Swapper please contact:
Rob Clarke, PR and Marketing Manager
Tel: 020 7566 0095