SwapBots Gameplay

Game Developer Niall On the Challenges of AR Gameplay posted on 14th December 2017

Our resident indie-games guru and Destiny fanatic Niall Taylor is SwapBots’ secret weapon. Joining the team to fettle gameplay and to push the Unity 3D games engine into new places, Niall is the arch-gamer-turned developer and somebody who is passionate about the art and science of the video game. What are the main challenges of […]

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SwapBots Gameplay

SwapBots Gameplay in action posted on 20th October 2017

SwapBots Gameplay progress It’s exciting here in the studio as SwapBots comes together. We wanted to share a few work-in-progress clips and images with you as we continue to test and refine the game and toy.As you can see, the augmented reality gameplay is looking good and all the new characters are working within the […]

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Toy Production

Toy production and game progress update posted on 6th October 2017

Hi there SwapBots supporters, The team here are busy making progress with SwapBots as we head towards completing the toy production and gameplay. Obviously we are behind our original schedule by around two months, so we thought it was time to update you on where we are currently at. Competing with Santa! As you may […]

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Meet the Team – Annie O’Toole – Operations posted on 5th September 2017

Go on, tell us why you love SwapBots: Accessibility. It’s certainly one of the biggest, if not the biggest, reason I love this product. Emerging technologies, like the recent advancements within AR, should be accessible to the masses. I believe that all people, especially all children, no matter their circumstance, should be able to experience […]

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Phil Charnock SwapBots


Q) What is your position in the SwapBots team? My work involves marketing, communication and business development – so it’s all about introducing SwapBots to the world and explaining why it’s so cool. Q) Is it challenging getting people to understand such a new concept in toys? It is and it isn’t really. SwapBots is […]

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Emily Cheung

MEET THE TEAM: EMILY CHEUNG 3D ARTIST posted on 20th June 2017

Emily Cheung, our 3D artist discusses her role in creating SwapBots characters in 3D and the challenges faced with making 3D animation that works with SwapBots toys. Q) What is your position on the SwapBots team? What are your responsibilities? I am the 3D artist in charge of anything three dimensional in the game which […]

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Tom Southworth Vuforia Developer

Meet the team: Tom Southworth Unity and Vuforia developer posted on 24th May 2017

Tom Southworth, our Unity and Vuforia Developer discusses his role in bringing SwapBots characters to life and the challenges faced developing an augmented reality app. We wanted to show you the people behind the scenes who are hard at work preparing SwapBots for release. What games engine is used to create SwapBots and why? We […]

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SwapBots in China

Why we visited China to see SwapBots being made posted on 15th May 2017

We sent SwapBots co-founder John to toy manufacturer Creata’s Shenzen factory to see the Bots being made – here’s why this was such an essential trip to make. The thing that stuck in my head after we opened a coffee shop a few years ago was that many of the farmers had never tried their […]

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Octo Render SwapBots

What inspired Octo to be created? SwapBots Q&A posted on 27th March 2017

Some might say Octo is one of the most distinguished SwapBots. Where did the inspiration come from to design the character? I think originally our Co-Founder Andy did a sketch for an Octopus, which was later worked on by Emily (3D Artist) but ultimately I took their starting points and let the character almost decide […]

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Kabuto SwapBots

Mike Snowdon, our Graphic Artist talks about bringing Kabuto to life posted on 16th March 2017

Kabuto is a very cultured SwapBot, where did you find the inspiration to create him? For as long as I can recall i’ve always found the orient an unquenchable source of inspiration; from the pop culture favourites of martial arts, anime and character culture to the traditional crafts such as Ukiyo-e prints and the mindfulness […]

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Collectible, customizable toys come to life through the magic of augmented reality gaming!