Swaps and Traps release date announced

Extreme platformer challenge merged with unique labyrinth experience.

Swaps and Traps is a classic run and jump platformer with a unique screen behavior you’ve never seen before, bringing unique and refreshing gameplay. Your nemesis – Divider – changes everything with his unusual hat, including the position and direction of Mike’s (that’s you) world. Your only hope as the hero is to collect the cursed keys, survive the moving screen portions, and catch Divider through different locations and traps.

This unique platformer has 3 worlds with more than 100 levels including some insane ones. As you collect a key in a scene, you also trigger the main trap of the game. Portions of your screen will swap, turn and even flip horizontally and vertically to give you one unique adventure. This is the main idea behind Swaps and Traps, causing the player to get lost in but a single screen.

Swaps and Traps screenshot

The developers, Team Trap, say of the original concept behind the game:

“Swaps and Traps is based on a jam idea of the development team back in 2010 during Global Game Jam. We all know GGJ is not a competition, but it’s still impressive that the idea back then was selected among top 10 games out of 900 by GGJ editors that year. It is great to see how indie ideas from collaborative events can turn out to be full productions on major platforms.”

There are more than 100 Steam achievements with some interesting ones. If you want a higher achievement, Swaps and Traps provides an opportunity for speed-runners, too, changing the gameplay completely, and requiring a great level of skill.

From the 12th of February, Swaps and Traps will be available on Steam, and you can add it to your wishlist now.