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Hop Swap is a puzzle platformer released for iOS on the Apple App Store on November 24th, 2016[3], and released for Android on Google Play on November 23rd, 2016[2]. Nitrome plans to release the game for Android on the Amazon App Store[4] and browser[4]. The player plays as a boy who has the ability to swap between two worlds.

Controls

Side swipe - Change the direction that the boy runs in

  • Upwards swipe - Jump
  • Downwards swipe - Ground pound downwards

Story

The game begins with an intro sequence showing the boy in his bed, sleeping. At this point, he has yellow skin, and wears blue jammies. He hears a noise outside his room, and then walks out into the living room, looking drowsy. He sees a glimmer of light on the floor, which then becomes a large portal. The boy, who looks shocked falls inside. At this point, he transforms into his in-game form, and continues falling until he lands on a platform. He gets up, looks around, and continues.

Spoiler
At the end of the game, the boy gets into a cannon and launches himself into the sky, and he soon ends up back in his home. This time, it's daytime in his home, and he has reverted back to his normal form. After getting back home, he begins jumping up and down in joy, eventually getting tired and feeling sleepy. He sleepily walks to his bedroom and gets into bed, and takes a siesta, ending the game.

Gameplay

In the game, the boy will automatically run in the direction he is facing, and you have to swipe in order to make him go the opposite direction. The boy cannot stop running, however if you stand at a sign marked with a '!', he will automatically stop unless you swipe in any direction. The game has two dimensions stacked together; the upper one has a yellow sky and blue ground, while the lower one is vice versa. In order to transverse between dimensions, you must swipe downwards/upwards, and the boy will ground pound downwards and transverse. If there is terrain in between the dimensions, you can merely smash downwards/upwards, but this is effective in killing enemies more precisely, rather than just jumping on them.

Checkpoints

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Enemies

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Butt stomp

Follows the player can be killed by top.

Flying monsters

Flies stationary bounces the player.

Stationary monsters

This enemy don't move can be killed by top.


Hazards

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Eyed blades

This not moves kills the player in concact.

Moving blades

It moves slowly kills the player in concact.

Interactive objects

  • Signs - Stops the player from moving.
  • Teleporters - Teleports the player out of another teleporter.
  • Springs - Bounces the player upwards.

Pick-ups

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Diamonds

Versions

Apple App Store release version

This version was released on November 24th, 2016, and is labelled Version 1. This was the game's initial release version.

Google Play update version 1

This version was released on November 23rd, 2016, and is labelled Version 41.

Google Play update version 2

This version was released on December 1st, 2016, and is labelled Version 42. The notes for the update mention that it fixes glitches.

Gem counter glitch update

This update was released for Google Play on December 8th, 2016, and on the Apple App Store on December 12th, 2016, and is labelled Version 43 on Google Play and Version 2 on the Apple App Store. This update fixes a glitch with the game's pause menu showing for some checkpoints less gems than collected.

Announcements

  • November 24th, 2016 - Nitrome posts on Twitter that the game has been released on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
  • December 7th, 2016 - Nitrome posts on Twitter that the game has been featured on the Apple App Store on the front page.

Development

During development, Hop Swap was released early on Google Play as an unfinished app. The game was present on Google Play on November 3rd, 2016[5] but later had the country or countries it was available in changed[6]. The game became available again worldwide on November 4th[7] and stayed like this on November 5th[8] and 7th[9], but was later removed on this day[10]. The game was released on the Google Play store on November 23rd, 2016[2], and on the Apple App Store on November 24th[3].

Reception

On December 7th, 2016, the game had been featured on the Apple App Store on the front page[11].

References

  1. As seen in the Google Play description.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Jon Annal on Twitter: [1]: Just tapped the release button on #hopswap #nitromes latest game. [Jon Annal is referring to both the Apple App Store and Google Play releases] , 23 Nov 16, retrieved 26 Nov 16.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Hop Swap on the App Store on the Wayback Machine (archived 24 Nov 16 )
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Game Developer's Blog - Nitrome: Green Ninja Web build live! → comment chain by NOBODY and Nitrome: NOBODY: Plod was going to be released for mobile (iOS, Google Play, and Amazon) and browser, right?

    Nitrome: Yes that's the plan for all games going forward that are made in house...'', 20 Sept 15, retrieved 20 Sept 15.
  5. Hop Swap - Android Apps on Google Play on the Wayback Machine (archived 3 November 16 )
  6. Unavailable in your country on the Wayback Machine (archived 3 November 16 )
  7. Hop Swap - Android Apps on Google Play on the Wayback Machine (archived 4 November 16 )
  8. Hop Swap - Android Apps on Google Play on the Wayback Machine (archived 5 November )
  9. Hop Swap - Android Apps on Google Play on the Wayback Machine (archived 7 November )
  10. Not Found on the Wayback Machine (archived 7 November )
  11. Nitrome on Twitter: [2], 7 Dec 16, retrieved 11 Feb 17.