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SWAP/MEAT has a really fun idea where you (and hopefully some friends) become Meat Scientists. You go planet-hopping to steal the meat of strange creatures and turn their flesh into your own body parts.

This seems like a really fun idea for a co-op game. A third-person shooter with roguelite progression systems, where you raid the galaxy's weirdest worlds taking down angry aliens and then use their body parts to augment yourself, changing your character as you go. It's all about your career here with each planetary run moving you closer to Upper Management.

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  • In SWAP/MEAT, you swap meat! Loot defeated enemies for fresh meat to boost your stats and fine-tune your hero’s arsenal of abilities as you face down the next wave of weirdos.
  • This shooter is roguelite as heck! SWAP/MEAT is a third-person shooter with roguelite progression, wild abilities and satisfying gunplay. Choose your next planet from the galactic map, drop in, and engage in combat with the unfriendly locals. Complete your missions and extract the planet’s meat core before your goose is cooked.
  • There's no I in Meat! Play solo if you’re in the mood for a single serving, or squad up with your coworkers, err, friends — SWAP/MEAT’s tuned for co-op shootin’ and lootin’! With shared upgrades, strategic teamplay, and brutal boss fights, the chain’s only as strong as its weakest (sausage) link.
  • I’m Doing My Part! You’re a “Meat Scientist” for Rangus Meats — a multigalactic corporation dedicated to creating a sustainable food source to feed the universe (also, operating profitable theme parks). Your job: scour the universe’s frontier for fresh meat to add to Rangus' portfolio of meat-based products. It’s dangerous, and the pay is mid, but at least you get to do it with your friends.
  • Advance Your Corporate Career! SWAP/MEAT has the deep and rewarding progression you’d expect from a great roguelite. Every time you make it back to the mothership with your meat parts intact, you can upgrade your weapons, your abilities, and even yourself. Move yourself ever closer to Rangus Meats Upper Management — and ridin' first class on the gravy train.

The developer plans to support Linux, although this will be via Proton (not a Native Linux build). I've been told it already runs great with Proton.

Sounds like it will be a good laugh to play with friends. The developer is currently taking on sign-ups for playtesting.

You can follow it on Steam.

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Linux_Rocks Jun 19
Makes me think of cartoony body horror. lol
Wow, I haven't been reminded of LEGO's Galidor line of limb-swapping action figures in over twenty years. (I never actually had any…or saw the show…but I was getting the LEGO magazine at the time and it came with a tie-in comic, plus there was browser game that do I have vague memories of playing on dial-up.)
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