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Traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle & evoke sworcery to solve mystical musical mysteries.
Release Date: Apr 16, 2012
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Reviews

“...a beautiful and enthralling adventure that feels both archetypal and unique”
9/10 – Gamespot

“...masterfully blends music, art, storytelling and gameplay in deeply poetic ways that you just don’t see very often.”
9/10 – IGN

“It’s genuinely beautiful, with moments of stark evocative beauty, sharp with strangeness.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About the Game

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is an exploratory action adventure with an emphasis on audiovisual style. Traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle & evoke sworcery to solve mystical musical mysteries. Co-operate with friends via Twitter, experience a videogame world that is affected by moon phases & help a wandering warrior monk complete her woeful errand.

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP features an album's worth of original music by noted composer Jim Guthrie as well as artwork & designs by Superbrothers Inc, crafted & engineered by videogame wizards at Capy in Toronto, Canada.

Songs will be placed in your Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP Folder in the Steam Directory:

...Steam\steamapps\common\superbrothers sword & sworcery ep\soundtrack

Key Features:

  • Guide a warrior monk on a laid back adventure in a bronze age mountain wilderness, overcome occasionally hard-hitting battes & solve mystical musical puzzles to help The Scythian complete her woeful errand.
  • A fevered famicom dream. Explore a lavishly-painted mythopoetic storyworld affected by real-world moon phases, conceived & crafted by a representative at Superbrothers Inc.
  • A prog rock concept record you can hang out in. Treat your ears to an album's worth of original music created by the legendary composer Jim Guthrie.
  • Remastered & ready for public exhibition. The new edition features razor-sharp pixels and a refined audio mix, ideal for projecting in a home theatre or cinema context.
  • Point & click. This new edition of S:S&S EP for the electric computer has been faithfully re-engineered by videogame wizards at Capy to support input via the two-button mouse.
  • Tweet this? Optionally co-operate with friends via Twitter by relaying clues & other tidbits as you dig deeper into the esoteric mysteries of S:S&S:EP.

Soundtrack Details:

Jim Guthrie's legendarily epic Sword & Sworcery LP: The Ballad of the Space Babies is a landmark prog rock concept album from the noted composer. Jim's compositions were named "The Best Videogame Music of 2011" by Kotaku, while Double Fine's Tim Schafer said "The music is amazing. I want Jim Guthrie to score my life."

Track List:

  • Dark Flute 02:40
  • Lone Star 02:35
  • Doom Sock 02:35
  • The Prettiest Weed 02:19
  • The Cloud 03:50
  • Under A Tree 05:03
  • The Maelstrom 01:56
  • The Ballad Of The Space Babies 03:06
  • Unknowable Geometry 04:02
  • Bones McCoy 02:06
  • Ode To A Room 01:43
  • The Prettiest Remix 00:56
  • The Whirling Infinite 02:30
  • Little Furnace 03:25
  • Bonus Track Intro 00:01
  • Cabin Music (Bonus Track) 02:39
  • Battles 1(Bonus Track) 00:48
  • Battles 2 (Bonus Track) 00:35
  • Com64 (Bonus Track) 01:21
  • Mushrooms (Bonus Track) 02:15
  • Death To Everyone (Bonus Track) 01:13
  • Confronting The Wolf (Bonus Track) 01:20
  • Up A Mountain (Bonus Track) 01:28
  • Activating Trigons (Bonus Track) 01:23
  • How We Get Old (Bonus Track) 05:21
  • And We Got Older 04:47
  • Bonus Track Outro 00:02

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor:AMD Athlon 64 2800+ @ 1.8 Ghz and Intel Pentium IV @ 2.8 Ghz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Graphics Card with 128 MB of RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0 compliant sound card

    ATI cards older than the HD series are not officially supported but may be compatible in many cases (e.g X300, X800, X1300, etc.).

    Recommended:

    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Graphics Card with 256 MB of RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0 compliant sound card

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 500 MB Free Space
    • Video Card: Graphics Card with 128 MB of RAM

Linux System Requirements

    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10
    • Processor: 1.8ghz
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1GB Free
    • Video Card: 256mb of video ram
Helpful customer reviews
76 of 92 people (83%) found this review helpful
74 products in account
5 reviews
9.3 hrs on record
Now this game was for me an unique experience. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP offers you rather simple, but surprisingly moving story, with quite funny running commentary. Dry humour and linguistic play of words won't necessarily endear the tale to everyone, although I enjoyed the innovative narration.

(If you don't take the fragments of commentary aspiring to appear pseudo-therapeutical too seriously, of course).

As in any point & click game, you have to solve puzzles (varing in difficulty and nature) to move forward - and, well, it took some time for me to get used to SS&S EP mindset.

Music is beatiful - even if you're not interested in game, soundtrack is worth listening to. If you like pixel art, you will also love graphics. The world is detailed and alive, and holds much potential in my opinion; given how little we get to know about its mythology and geography, I feel kind of disappointed that SS&S EP offers only a small figment of its world. I would certainly like to see more.

I recommend Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery EP to anyone curious enough to try rather meditative atmosphere. Do give this game a chance, you might love it :)
Posted: December 8th, 2013
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150 of 245 people (61%) found this review helpful
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2 reviews
3.7 hrs on record
At it's core this is a great adventure game. The point and click move system doesn't require you to excessively micromanage your moves. The puzzels are interesting and feel part of the worlds mistique. The combat is appropriately challenging with the exception of the boss battles which are disproportianately punishing, and have you sitting through long animations between each failure. The worlds not going to blow you away with it's originality but it's certainly a solid execution of the classic fantasy setting. Unfortunately this is all for nothing. Rather than let me sink into this worlds story and characters, the game repeatedly pulls the camera back for some 4th wall exposition. These don't actually add much information to the plot they just inturrupt immersion for the sake of some snarky self referential, self congratulatory, ironic commentary. It feels like there were 4 writers and one of them was too cool to be a team player. After the second of these scenes you get this feeling your just going through the motions to see the next lifeless monologue from "the smoking man". Alot of good work seems to have gone in this game, but an adventure game that can't hold your interest in it's story can't really accomplish anything.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
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143 reviews
4.3 hrs on record
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

Superbrothers is an odd little adventure game. It's not out-and-out good, but it's definitely stylish and unique.

The gameplay suffers a bit because it was born for tablet gaming. I own this game on my iPad, too, and it definitely plays better there than it does on my PC.

The game is funny, and very self-referential, but the story is a zilch.

The story and gameplay combine to give you a "go here, do this. Now go there, do that" sort of experience. You don't do much puzzling out of anything for yourself. Just... go to the special place, and do the special thing. Now go to that other special place, and do another special thing. Rinse and repeat until the game tells you that it's over.

But the art is pretty, and the game has a sense of humor about itself. It's weird, and oddly hypnotic. The music is immersive. It's not a great soundtrack that stands on its own, but the music and sound improve the gameplay.

I cautiously recommend this game for people who enjoy weird, indirect, self-referential media (you know who you are.) But not enthusiastically. More importantly, if you're considering a choice between buying on Steam or on tablet, definitely play Superbrothers on your tablet. It's better there.
Posted: December 21st, 2013
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
257 products in account
1 review
5.6 hrs on record
You could play this game for the music alone.
Posted: January 20th, 2014
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1,088 products in account
51 reviews
3.6 hrs on record
A point and click adventure game that started on the iPad but been ported to the PC really well. Its a point and click puzzle/adventure game with a heavy music influence and it has among the best game soundtracks I have heard so far. While not being the hardest game ever it is still challenging and has a lot of humour in it so enjoyed all my time spent in it. Its a game I'd recommend pretty much everyone to at least try as is an experience I'd want to share.


Mostly storyline achievements but some harder to find specific ones thrown in. I'd recommend a glance at a guide to find them all as you could very easily miss a few of them. There are also two achievements tied to not altering the time while playing the game (which makes sense once you have played the game) and one for....altering the time. Would recommend beating the game while only using real time or in-game means to beat the game and get the time-altering achievement as your last thing.

Time to 100%: ~4½ hours
Posted: February 22nd, 2014
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