Hype: The Swindle (31st July)


UK Studio Size Five Games in collaboration with Curve Studios are releasing The Swindle next week on a variety of platforms! The game looks pretty interesting and I look forward to checking it out soon

“The Swindle is a steampunk cybercrime caper about breaking into buildings, hacking their systems, stealing all their cash, and quickly running away again before the police show up.

All the buildings you’ll be robbing are randomly-generated, so you’ll never get the same level twice.

Meanwhile, from the safety of your rickety airship up in Outer Space, you can modify your thief with new skills, tools, and all manner of advanced technological horrors, allowing you to take on bigger buildings with better security, for gargantuan rewards!

Have you got what it takes to pull off The Swindle?”

I like that its a bit roguelikish but more of an RPG, the idea of using my haul to upgrade characters and keep playing through new and different levels everytime appeals to me a lot and it avoids things like pick-ups and random perks but does include permadeath so I will have to try and keep my guys alive! The heists get bigger as you go through the game too which is another aspect of it I like, I think the game sounds really interesting and fun and will appeal to a lot of people.

Procedural games also have that replay factor which people who are bigger fans of the game to keep going back and it seems like there will be a lot of reason to do so. I hope the game lives up to its potential.

Price: $14.99/£11.99
Formats: Xbox One, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, PSVita, WiiU, Steam
Developer: Size Five Games
Publisher: Curve Digital (Consoles)
Official website – Steam