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The Swindle

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?
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

Scratched my itch for stealth / infliltration / grab the cash and run kinda game. I was surprised how good it is.
Going into the game, I was hoping to debunk some of the complaints about the controls, but they're not good. Fortunately you can mitigate or work around a lot of the issues. I still thoroughly enjoyed it. Glad I didn't let the mixed rating ward me off from it.

Review from Steam

After playing the game enough to beat it three times and almost enough to no-death it, these are my findings.
This game has little to no visual bugs, but has some absolutely unforgivable gameplay bugs.
- Once in a blue moon, hacking doors will softlock you, ending your heist. This has happened to me at least 5 times.
- If any of your keybinds are set to mouse 0, upgrade menus are often unusable
- Avoid the teleport upgrade at all costs. In the span of an hour I had to reset 3 missions due to softlocks.
Controversial parts of the game:
-Deaths are brutal and incredibly unfair
-Failing the 100 day challenge WILL destroy your save
-(SPOILERS) The final area has kind of a nasty (but also cool) surprise that will probably unfairly kill you
-The game is pretty clunky, expect dying from accidental movements
Despite the outrageously impacting bugs and controversial elements, many elements of the game are fantastic. You can tell a lot of passion was put into it. The art is beautiful, the music is at the top of my list, and the general gameplay loop is great.
Buy this the same way you would buy Getting Over It with Bennet Foddy. Expect lots of negative emotion, with the payoff of great satisfaction.

Review from Steam

Great game with great concept and fun gameplay. However, the control is quite bad. Half of my characters' deaths are because of the clunky control. It is hard to explain how unreliable it is.
But, if you are willing to look past and accept the flaws, it's not a terrible game.