Traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle & evoke sworcery to solve mystical musical mysteries.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,517 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
23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
It's not a game if you're looking for something fast-paced and action packed. In fact this game is strange in more ways than one. But it's because of it's peculiar personality that makes this game really special - it's more of an experience you get to play through.

It's a game for someone who's looking to get away from convention and try something different, as well as get in touch with the mythopoetical hipster side of them. Seriously.

It's not just a game for nostalgic pixel-art eye candy, and as linear as the story is, the gameplay sure isn't. For one thing, the game encourages you to take your time playing through because if you play through this game honestly you're meant to take a solid month to finish it. It also encourages you to explore the environment, because there are a lot of great things you'll only notice if you take the time to have fun and click around the different areas you explore within the different phases of the moon.

For such a tightly-packaged few hours of gameplay, it's an amazing game. Well worth playing through and grabbing all the accomplishments for.
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42 of 71 people (59%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Beautiful pixel art, stunning music, and a story that is best described as "baby's first acid trip". It's kind of sad how utterly the game play and story falls short of the art and music. Game play seems like it was tacked on or left so simplistic that it doesn't even register as a challenge. The point and click aspects are lack luster. The characters are all one note and flat as a pancake. The story makes no sense which is good if you prescribe to the hipster theory of “making no sense” is the paragon of art.

The music is worth buying it on sale, but I would probably just try and find the sound track al la carta.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
I wish I could give a neutral review, because the things I like and the things I hate exist in equal measure.

Pros:
It controls well. If I click on something, my character interacts with it. No pixel-perfect finnicky nonsense. You can click and hold and control them as they move, which is a nice touch.
The music and sound design are fantastic.
The overall story seems good so far.

However, I likely won't be playing much more of this, because:

Cons:
The writing (the actual text) is dreadful. "swong of sworcery" isn't that funny he added a letterhahahahaNOPE. "amirite?" and many other things that made me picture the writing process taking place on an iPhone in a coffee shop.
Twitter integration in the game world.
Rather than just taking inspiration from things, they've decided to just use said things in the game, because parody is sooooo much more hip(ster).


That said, I must admit that the reason that I quit in frustration wasn't the hipster nonsense (I put up with it so much in real life, why not a game? It'll be quaint in a few years as well). I'm just awful at puzzles. I got to the sheep puzzle and couldn't even figure out what I was supposed to do.

SO, If you like point n click games (with some simple action occasionally), and can put up with talking to that local guy who wears a flannel and beanie way to far into summer, I'm sure you'll love it. That's why I'm giving it a positive review.

It drives me batty as much as it makes me smile, though.
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38 of 70 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Incredibly pretentious. Insulting gameplay - a bit of Simon Says and simple rhythm combat mixed with random poking around bushes and/or forest animals. Neat music, style and atmosphere completely wasted by easy and boring puzzles and linear (and repetitive) levels. I've bought the hype thinking it was going to be an actual p'n'c adventure, but I should've known better.
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26 of 47 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Pros:
1. Sweet art style.
2. Great soundtrack.

Cons:
1. Was very boring to me. (First game in awhile where I was falling asleep playing it!)
2. Dialogue/Writing wasn't very good. It felt like it was a jumbled mess.
3. The small "quests" (for lack of a better word) were abitrary and didn't make much sense.

I was going to try and finish this game but I have other better games to play. Great art and music but quite boring.
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