The Swords of Ditto

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The Swords of Ditto
The Swords of Ditto Cover.jpg
Publisher(s)Devolver Digital
Director(s)Jonathan Biddle
Writer(s)Ed Fear
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, Windows, Linux, macOS
Release24 April 2018
Genre(s)Action role-playing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

The Swords of Ditto is an action role-playing video game developed by Onebitbeyond and published by Devolver Digital.


The Swords of Ditto is an action role-playing video game with roguelike elements played from a top-down perspective.[1][2] Players take control of a randomly generated hero character that is tasked with defeating an enemy known as Mormo within a certain amount of time.[3] The game has a cyclical structure for iterative playthroughs; the main adventure repeats with a new character and altered world once the time limit has elapsed.[3] The game supports two-player cooperative play.[3]

Development and release[edit]

The Swords of Ditto was developed by Onebitbeyond, an indie studio founded by Jonathan Biddle, who serves as game's creative director.[4] Biddle was previously a co-owner and design director of Curve Digital; he left the company in 2015 to form Onebitbeyond.[5] The Swords of Ditto's writer, Ed Fear, noted that the game's story was designed to be unobtrusive due to the roguelike nature of the game.[6]

The game was announced by its publisher Devolver Digital in June 2017.[1] The game was released for PlayStation 4, Windows, Linux and macOS on 24 April 2018.[3][7]


Aggregate score

The Swords of Ditto received "mixed or average" reviews from professional critics according to review aggregator Metacritic.[8][9]


  1. ^ a b Prescott, Shaun (7 June 2018). "The Swords of Ditto is a whimsical topdown action RPG, coming next year". PC Gamer. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  2. ^ Dornbush, Jonathon (6 June 2018). "The Swords of Ditto, New Action RPG From Devolver Digital, Announced". IGN. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Wales, Matt (5 March 2018). "Swords of Ditto is a silly, cyclical action RPG that repeatedly gives you three days to save the world". Eurogamer. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  4. ^ O'Connor, Alice (6 June 2018). "Devolver announce action-RPG The Swords Of Ditto". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  5. ^ Pearson, Dan (11 March 2015). "Curve co-owner Jonathan Biddle leaving to become indie dev". Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  6. ^ Chalk, Andy (23 April 2018). "The Swords of Ditto comes out tomorrow, so let's watch the new trailer". PC Gamer. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  7. ^ Walker, John (24 April 2018). "Wot I Think: The Swords Of Ditto". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  8. ^ a b "The Swords of Ditto for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  9. ^ a b "The Swords of Ditto for PlayStation 4 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 5 May 2018.

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