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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Swim Out (2017) is a puzzle game like the popular Traffic Jam board game, where you need to get your swimmer to the exit of a busy swimming pool. As well as the different setting, this game extends the challenge as the other swimmers also move when you do.

Play involves choosing which direction your swimmer moves. Your goal in each pool is to get to the steps that let you get out. As you progress the pools get larger and more complex. Other swimmers move each time you do, which means you need to co-ordinate your movement with theirs.

There are special objects in the pool that offer new ways to solve the puzzle. Buoys, fins, water guns, and a kayak. For example you can raise a parasol to temporarily stun the other swimmers in an area.

There are 12 different types of swimmers you have to deal with, each with their own way of moving around, ranging from the simple breaststroke swimmers to the more complex divers or cheeky water-bombing kids. You also have disruptive elements that make life more difficult, like waves, crabs or jellyfish. For completionists there are secondary objectives: complete the levels without using an item, in less than a certain number of moves, grab all the stars in the pool and so on.

The result is an award winning puzzle game that is both tranquil and challenging. What starts a simple premise soon develops a surprising amount of depth.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Swim Out 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 18 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Traversal game with Puzzle, Sequencing and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 3 minutes to play a round of this game. To finish all the puzzles can take around 10 hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger children may need a little help on later levels. Because the puzzle is turn based they can take as much time as they need to choose each move.

CostsCosts

Swim Out usually costs £2.59 to £5.39.
 

Swim Out

Switch Store Switch £5.39
Steam Store PC £4.99
Steam Store Mac £4.99
App Store iOS Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

App Store Apple TV Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

App Store Mac Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

Swim Out

XBox Store Xbox One £4.99
Android Store Android £2.59
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/09/2017

Out Now: Apple TV, Mac, PC, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Traversal (Puzzle, Sequencing and Simulation)

Accessibility: 20 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: Lozange Lab (@Lozange_Lab)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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