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Swirl W@tch takes stealth infiltration to a fresh new setting. In the dense atmosphere of Cloud 2, ships can only detect each other by laser light or by listening to engine noises and sonar echoes. The perfect environment for sneaking past security and sabotaging cloud-refineries, as a desperate final attempt to bring down your corporate oppressors.


Play with your prey as you and the guards slip in and out of stealth. Tail ships, intercept communications, set traps and ambush unsuspecting vessels with precision strikes. Or incapacitate and board them to gain intel, funds and captives, to be exchange for new Swirl W@tch members. Counter and exploit complex guard behaviors, all generously telegraphed by your ships predictive tactics AI. Complete different objectives across multiple zones, but always watch your noise circles and lidar profile. Unlike you, CorPo doesn’t take prisoners.


Gain public support on Cloud 2 by capturing crews and freeing their servants from “mandatory internships” (indentured servitude). Grow the Swirl W@tch movement to unlock new weapons, gadgets, upgrades and ships. Spend your deployment budget on custom loadouts that can include any of the 100+ items you have available, or go in with less equipment and raid production facilities for cheaper, random gear.

This game is part of the Hyperspace Anthology, together with ---Red---Tether-->. The Hyperspace Anthology is planned to include several top down space games that share a similar art-style and perspective, but explore widely different genres.

The game also takes place in the same universe as Hyperspace Dogfights.

Music is custom made by Rrrrrose Azerty.  Palette is Funky Future 8 by @Shamaboy11

Swirl W@tch: Perimeter is the game's original game jam prototype (from which it has vastly diverged from since.) You can play for free exclusively here on itch

Updated 21 days ago
PlatformsWindows, Linux
Release date Apr 17, 2023
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
Made withGIMP, GDevelop, Audacity
TagsAtmospheric, gdevelop, immersive-sim, Roguelite, scifi, Space, Stealth, Top down shooter, underwater
Average sessionAbout an hour


Get this game and 2 more for $32.29 USD
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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $12.75 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

Swirl Watch Windows.zip 782 MB
Swirl Watch Linux.zip 791 MB

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