There are already several games of Attack on Titan, both official and fan-made, but none seem to have reached the level of prestige of the fan made “Swammy’s AOT”. What started as an experiment to replicate the anime’s iconic omnidirectional mobility gear turned into an odyssey with millions of downloads and an upcoming port. Unreal Engine 5.
Swammy has recently posted a short video explaining the entire history of Swammy’s AOT. Swammy, who had initially been announced in early 2021, posted his fan game on Game Jolt after receiving so many requests from eager viewers that he couldn’t say no.
For starters, it was mostly a tech demo: there were no Titans to fight, so you were really just swinging around town with your omni gear. A bit like Spider-Man, but without the criminals to beat up along the way.
But then Swammy added Titans, a new open world map and multiplayer functionality courtesy of Epic Online Services. And since it was all free (Swammy couldn’t charge for his game without breaking copyright laws), the fan made game Swammy’s AOT attracted millions of downloads worldwide.
Since 2021, Swammy has worked tirelessly to bring his game of Attack on Titan to virtual reality and mobiles, although in the near future it will continue to be a PC project. An update on Swammy’s Discord last month said that support for the Android version of Swammy’s AOT was being terminated due to “constant harassment and threats.”
The mobile version is still available, with instructions on how to download it on YouTube. That said, Swammy’s social networks are full of videos that anticipate an upcoming reboot of his fan game made in Unreal Engine 5 for PC. The game will feature updated animations, greatly improved graphics, weather effects, and much more.
Swammy plans that the version in Unreal Engine 5 arrive early 2023. And if you want to support his fan game, you can download Mecha Attack when Swammy finishes developing it for iOS and Android. It features many of the same mobility mechanics from the ‘AOT Fan Game’, but in an original universe, so you can legally charge for it.