Along with showing off the game at PAX over the weekend, Hothead Games put out its first footage for Swarm, the strange Pikmin/Lemmings-esque, mass-control action platformer coming to digital downlaod platforms in early 2011.

Featuring "swarm and imitate" mechanics, the game challenges players to control a herd of 50 blue Swarmites as they "run, bash, huddle, boost, stack, jump, push, and throw" their way through gauntlets of death and destruction, ensuring that at least one Swarmite survives to preserve its DNA.

You can check out an extended gameplay demonstration for Swarm below: