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Place swap

Other (objects, etc.) concept

Player can swap positions with willing or neutral characters, possibly even with hostile ones.

8
games
7
platforms

Alternate names: Position swap
Name variations: swap places, swap positions

The first video game about Place swap was released in 1994.

Mostly interesting for games where characters can be blocked, such as any grid based games but others are applicable as well.

This is very useful in games where NPCs can stop moving and block movement and inadvertedly cause a dead end.