Moving Pixels Podcast

Exploring the Nature of the Self in 'The Swapper'

by G. Christopher Williams

20 July 2015

Even through its game mechanics, The Swapper wants to ask big questions about the relationship between our identities and our bodies.
 

This week, the podcast revisits one of last year’s critically acclaimed indie games, The Swapper.

Even through its game mechanics, The Swapper wants to ask big questions about the relationship between our identities and our bodies. So, we discuss how the game works and what it seems to signify about selfhood and possibly the nature of the soul through its philosophical, religious, and political ideas.
  

This podcast is also available via Soundcloud.

 

Our podcast contributors:

G. Christopher Williams is the Multimedia Editor at PopMatters.com. You can find his weekly updates featured at the Neuromance blog.

In addition to writing for PopMatters, Nick Dinicola is also a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog and appears regularly on the Game Hounds podcast.

Eric Swain is a frequent contributor to the Moving Pixels podcast and maintains his own blog on gaming, The Game Critique.

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