Traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle & evoke sworcery to solve mystical musical mysteries.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,265 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 16, 2012

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Recommended By Curators

"Showed at PAX East 2012 - Exploratory adventure game with a wonderful soundtrack."

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 This 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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux

    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
    • 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
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10
    • Processor: 1.8ghz
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1GB Free
    • Video Card: 256mb of video ram
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
The triangles!! Anything but the triangles!

Sword n' Sworcery is a rather unusually titled game. But it's also a rather unusual game, too. Not that I know anything about Superbrothers after having finished it, but I can safely say that calling the game an EP is actually pretty accurate... Gameplay is overall limited, and you're here for the 'magic', the music, and the atmosphere. Keep an open mind here, S&S doesn't play quite like any other game. You'll only be going through the game once, but if you finish it, it's a worthy experience as games go. Really just the perfect game for people who want a stripped down adventure game which focuses less on gameplay and more on the feel of the experience.

Also- watch out for triangles firing lasers. Deadly things.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
It's painfully short, 2deep4u arthouse trash, but I love it. Killer soundtrack, nice atmosphere. Leaves you wanting more. Originaly a phone game, and it shows with the wonky interface. Whoever thought of the social media integration is clearly mentally challenged, but it's a mercifully optional feature.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Highly stylized games are tough to execute with success, but this one nails it. The cool witty writing, phenomenal art and great soundtrack come together brilliantly. I recommend this game! It is a lite "King's Quest" for the modern era.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Good game. Ran well on my computer. Graphics are very nice and interesting. The game is a little bit frustrating at some points, including clicking around randomly to find the light and waiting for about 30 seconds in the boss fights without any action. I enjoyed the adventure, but the game was a bit short.

Getting the achievement for cheating is tricky after completing the game 100%. Try deleting your save file then exiting and reentering multiple times if you have trouble.

9/10 game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery, while linear, proves to be over-the-top and out-of-the-box. While fitting into the pixelated art style that is becoming more popular by the minute, this game may be the only one to pull it off in such a gorgeous and vivid way. Bright colors, unique environments, and the cute little creatures of the forest are all implemented perfectly and without excess noise to drown everything out. The graphical content of this game never ceases to disappoint. From a tiny village, to a waterfall going through the middle of the woods, and even a concert venue with a bear, Capybara makes everything work and keep you wanting more.

Sword & Sworcery tells the tale from a Scythian woman’s point of view as she steals a tome and proceeds to fight a towering specter, numerous small triangles that form a larger triangle, and even that mysterious bear inside a tree that is much bigger on the inside. Using the tome to read your, and everyone else’s, thoughts from second person, this title provides a fun and humorous way to keep you coming back.

While this game is short, it is split into sections. To prolong this game, I recommend playing each session on a different day. As short as it may be, Sword & Sworcery is a fantastic game with a wonderful soundtrack and is for anyone who likes adventure, pixel-art, art in general, or just having a good time.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
A fantasticly short game with the the added feature of accomplishing chapters during the actual phases of the moon! OR Find the Moon Grotto to change the moon phases. OR Change the time and date in your PC to speed up the moon phases in the game. But that idea will only work with the repercussion of a "cheater achievement" that will post! XD

Also, Dogfella is very cool and brings a smile to your face when he barks at you to follow him. He helps you gather the pieces of The Trigon!!!

I Love this game and is going in my all time favs!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Sword & Sworcery is a short adventure game that never really engages. It introduces minimalistic adventure game mechanics to touchscreen adventures (which is irrelevant for mouse/keyboard players), yet drops immersive narrative in favor of ironcally juxtaposing the formal with the informal.

This willfull break from immersion is seen on several other fronts as well and does the game no good, as it already has little story progression or lore to go by. After finishing the game, I still don't know why I made the protagonist do all those things, and found no memorable companions along the way.

The artwork and music however are wonderful. I have enjoyed the soundtrack by itself and recommend giving that a listen.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
The following is from:

http://ricepixel.blogspot.jp/2014/10/ss-superbrothers-sexual-satisfying.html

I don't use twttier and this game's nudgings to do so weren't strong enough.

The game Swuperbwothers: Sword and Sworcery had a unique take on marketing by having a built in node one could tap to automatically tweet whatever was happening in the game to their twitter account. To me it was more of a nuisance than anything else because I didn't care whether people knew I was playing the game or not. Had there been a moment that I wanted everyone to know about then it would have been another story....but apparently there wasn't.

Aside from the lackluster attempt to get me to advertise for them, the developers behind S:S&S did deliver in one promise they made at the beginning of the game: good sound and jazzy music. This Jim Guthrie fellow made some solid tunes throughout the game. Particularly I liked the tunes the flowed After each I defeated and retrieved each Trigon, while I was in the dream world during a full moon, and when the Gogolithic Mass chased me.

The one aspect I was trying to explore while playing the game was the insatiable curiosity I had about how the entire dialog of the game reminded me of something a schmo would say while hanging with his other friend schmo. There were modern colloquialisms, filler words, and then suddenly words that fit the context of the game. After thinking about this for awhile I developed in my mind a voice that I imagined would speak this way in real life. I imagined this voice would belong to someone who liked groups like Ben Folds Five, but also would watch episodes of Sesame Street simply because few people his age would do it. A voice that grew up in the 90's with a tinge of modern hipster. And then I heard this.

ALL MY ASSUMPTIONS WERE VALIDATED!

That point aside, I also wondered if most artistic games share characteristics similar to conventional art in that if they reflect the personality of the designer then they will be much more popular (of course among people who find that personality type amiable).

In the name of Buddha, Amen.

Here is my playalyzation of the this game

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYBJxdpXNnt5ajxbZZcIp6qmG6UYq7lf4
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
I love this game. It brings a unique game play of point and click adventure. In a sense it is like Adventure TIme mixed with Zelda. But what really sets this game as a gem to me is the incoropation of the music into the game that sets the tone and mood.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Beautiful. Not much of a game here. More like interactive art.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
I had no idea what was going on while I was playing.

The music is excellent though.

I would give this game a snozzberry out of 10.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
I had no idea what was going on while I was playing this game, spent most of my time randomly clicking on things. Kind of frustrating, maybe because I was expecting more from the game than just clicking on trees and sheeps and ♥♥♥♥. Maybe I didnt give it enough time, but I'm pretty impatient. The fight scenes and being stuck in fight scenes just made me want to play less, especially when you die and have to wait for those animations all over again. Nope.
Art and Music is pretty nice though - Its what drew me to the game in the first place.
I Still do recommend it, especially if you're far more patient than I am.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
This game is a person favorite not only because of it's sound track, which you'll read about often in other reviews, but how immersive the world and art is and the challenging nature of the game. The game encourages you to use social media for help, but really this is the type of game you should get frustrated trying to beat, because it feels so awesome progressing and completing things.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
It's ridiculously involving and beautiful. you will want to sit in this game for hours. you play as a woman but they make no effort to point this out (which is the best way). and the music is amazing
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
An exceptionally great game. It might not be for everyone and it can be frustrating when you don't know what to do. But when things go forward you will be rewarded with an epic story.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Beautifully done.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
woww this music is good! no drops but whatever, u cant have it all
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4 of 13 people (31%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
They spent so much time making meta jokes and tongue and cheek references on standard game tropes, they forgot to make a game worth playing. Soundtrack is nice though.
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2 of 20 people (10%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Pretentious piece of irritating garbage.
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2 of 22 people (9%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
So bad. I wish I could delete it from my steam library.
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