Head swapping

Software concept

Characters who use the bodies of other characters with only the head swapped.


The first video game about Head swapping was released in 1994.

GameTek and Deep Silver has published most of these games

This is a software technique to limit the amount of resources needed for larger cast as the same body (type) is shared by multiple disparate characters. Not for literally swapping heads with other characters in-game.

Especially useful technique if the base body is modifiable via few parameters to make it appear more suited for multiple characters.