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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

Ancient Domains Of Mystery (MS-DOS)
DOS 1994
Ancient Domains Of Mystery (Linux)
LIN 1994
S²: Silent Storm (Windows)
WIN 2003-11-07
BSD ? *
OSX 2006
LIN 2013-05-30
BEOS 2001
OS/2 ? *

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.