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SwapTales: Leon!

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13th IMGA

Charlotte Razon
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    About SwapTales: Leon!

    SwapTales: Leon! is an adventure game in the form of a gamebook for children.
    In this surprising magic book, players have the power to swap the words around in order to change the state of each page, thus solving riddles and changing the rest of the story.
    Depending on their choices, players can unravel 30 different endings, discover an outstanding amount of possibilities through each of the 62 pages of the game.
    Players can also share the experience thanks to the 2-player mode, ideal for families.
    The story focuses on Leon, a brave boy with only one thing in mind: growing up, quickly!
    One night he manages to slip out from the care of his babysitter. During this night-time getaway, he will encounter various characters, such as Lu-Chan the grocer, his daughter Meï or a funny old man named Walter, who all have their all understanding of what growing up means.

    Help Leon through his night-time getaway in this surprising gamebook! Swap the words of the story to transform Leon’s destiny, solve riddles and unravel 30 alternative endings! A game for all ages, to explore alone or together - ideal for a shared parent-child experience (6 years and above).

    Leon is a brave little boy with only one thing on his mind: growing up, as quickly as possible!

    Transform Leon’s tale by cleverly exchanging the words of his story!
    Solve riddles, change the course of his destiny and help him live extraordinary adventures!
    Will you outwit the game and unravel Leon’s story out of the thirty alternative endings?

    SwapTales: Leon! is an extraordinary game that will amuse and entertain young and old alike through clever riddles and wordplays, unveiling a rich and cute story of a boy trying to grow up.

    Designed to be played alone or together, SwapTales: Leon! is a true interactive story. Its narration and illustrations will provide a gratifying experience with its 2-player mode, whether it is between siblings, parent and child or even adults.

    SwapTales: Leon! is a game your kids will want to play again and again. Discover the alternative wordplays, play out the different combinations, and unravel 30 alternative endings to unlock all the hidden achievements!

    And it doesn't end here! Play SwapTales: Leon! in French, German, Spanish, Italian as a great educational tool when learning a new language.

    • Dive into a new narrative-driven kind of gamebook
    • Solve riddles by cleverly combining words and pictures
    • Explore the multiple possibilities, the funny wordplays and surprising situations!
    • Discover 62 delightfully hand-drawn illustrations and all alternative endings
    • Exchange up to 7 words per page for a crazy amount of possibilities!
    • Share the experience with friends and family thanks to the 2-player mode!
    • More than 30 original scores will accompany you through Leon’s adventures
    • Play again in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian and discover unseen variants!

    What makes my game unique?

    SwapTales: Leon! is an adventure and puzzle game for tablets, in the form of an interactive book, for children (6 years and up) and their parent to play together. Swapping the words of the story is a surprising gameplay that gives you the power to transform Leon’s destiny! By cleverly combining words, you'll discover funny wordplays, surprising situations, and will be able to solve riddles to help Leon in his adventures! But will you outwit the game and unravel Leon’s story out of the thirty alternative endings? • Part gamebook, point and click and children’s book, SwapTales: Leon! offers an original and unique gameplay to tell stories. • The interactive structure and the puzzles that emerge from swapping words has never been seen before • They are also intrinsically educational and encourage children to read and imagine. • A unique and enchanting gameplay that brings children and adults together for a collaborative and playful experience. • A smart game, intrinsically educational, with a high replay value: even better than a book, the story is never exactly the same!

    Why could my game win an award?

    SwapTales: Leon! is the first game that gives you the possibility to play with words and meaning in order to solve riddles and make a story your own. Even though it takes place inside a book, SwapTales: Leon! is a real game – with trying and errors, challenges, and a real story built for the game system – that adults and gamers love as soon as they understand the concept and access the first riddles. It is also a great game for kids, who are very fond of the surprises, the wordplays, the riddles, the graphics and sounds the game offers. This simple and attractive swapping mechanic is therefore a great way to interact with your child/sibling and bond with him/her through gaming: the game encourages you to play together in a smart yet extremely simple way and gives you the unique opportunity to interact together with a story through game mechanics. More than a simple game, SwapTales: Leon! becomes a way to bond, communicate, have fun and cooperate with one another through a very unique gaming system; that is something we are proud to have achieved and hope you will love too.