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Hop Swap
Hop Swap icon
Developer Nitrome
Release date Google Play: November 23rd, 2016[1]
Apple App Store: November 24th, 2016[2]
Requirements iOS: iOS 6.0 or later
Android: Android 2.3 and up
Current version Apple App Store: 2
Google Play: 43
Latest release Apple App Store: December 12th, 2016
Google Play: December 8th, 2016
Levels 1 level, 40 checkpoints
Platforms Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store[3], browser[3]
Download it Apple App Store, Google Play
Genres Platformer, puzzle
Credits Art
Joseph Gribbins
Programming
Aaron Steed
Music
Dave Cowen
Music
Menu
Hop Swap Menu

Yellow world
Hop Swap Main 1

Blue world
Hop Swap Main 2

Blue world (beta version)
Hop Swap World 2 v34

Hop Swap is a puzzle platformer released for iOS on the Apple App Store on November 24th, 2016[2], and released for Android on Google Play on November 23rd, 2016[1]. Nitrome plans to release the game for Android on the Amazon App Store[3] and browser[3]. 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

Gameplay

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Checkpoints

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Enemies

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Hazards

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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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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[4] but later had the country or countries it was available in changed[5]. The game became available again worldwide on November 4th[6] and stayed like this on November 5th[7] and 7th[8], but was later removed on this day[9]. The game was released on the Google Play store on November 23rd, 2016[1], and on the Apple App Store on November 24th[2].

Reception

On December 7th, 2016, the game had been featured on the Apple App Store on the front page[10].

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Hop Swap on the App Store on the Wayback Machine (archived 24 Nov 16)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 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.
  4. Hop Swap - Android Apps on Google Play on the Wayback Machine (archived 3 November 16)
  5. Unavailable in your country on the Wayback Machine (archived 3 November 16)
  6. Hop Swap - Android Apps on Google Play on the Wayback Machine (archived 4 November 16)
  7. Hop Swap - Android Apps on Google Play on the Wayback Machine (archived 5 November)
  8. Hop Swap - Android Apps on Google Play on the Wayback Machine (archived 7 November)
  9. Not Found on the Wayback Machine (archived 7 November)
  10. Nitrome on Twitter: [2], 7 Dec 16, retrieved 11 Feb 17.

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