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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
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
178 products in account
14 reviews
5.5 hrs on record
Beautiful game.
The art style is pixelated, but far from retro. There's a sort of cave-painting look to it, but it also feels very modern and it's animated wonderfully.
The music has a very unique style that really suits the game's bizare world. It's a catchy and atmospheric sountrack. Some tracks are jolly and bouncy, others are dark and haunting. All great stuff.

The gameplay is extremely original. It's in one sense a point-&-click adventure, but it uses your mouse in all manor of creative and interesting ways that make interacting with the game an absolute delight.

The story is a strange fantasy ordeal, but it's told with loads of wit and charm. It's captivating and full of intruige, and it does a great job of making you care for the characters.

Yeah. So, good game. Weird game but a really cool one.
Posted: March 20
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16 of 28 people (57%) found this review helpful
220 products in account
7 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
I'm always left confused by these types of games. I'm unsure wheter there's a stroke of brilliance that I'm not seeing or if it's just pretentious ♥♥♥♥♥♥y. There is some definite laziness in a way touch sensitive controls were transfered to mouse and keyboard, but it's functional enough for solving games rudimental puzzles and barely interactable combat.
Pixel art, in-game music and audio effects are both pretty enough, but I wasn't sufficently impressed to sing odes to Mr. Jim Guthrie whose name features so prominently in this game.
There is some optional twitter interaction which I haven't tried since I'm of opinion that video games shouldn't cater to any other form of media. Overall, too esoteric for my tastes, but maybe you'll like it. Check it out before you buy.
Posted: April 27
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
33 products in account
5 reviews
0.8 hrs on record
Nice game with great visuals and music, however, the atmosphere gets completely ruined with ♥♥♥♥ty dialogue and some stupid sound effects. For example, when you get to an epic part in the game where you open a huge statue, it completely draws the player out of the game when they use the classic children accomplishment sound affect.

The dialoge also completely draws the player out of the game and breaks the atmosphere. It feels like a bunch of hipsters with good music skills and art tried to make a game more original by adding stupid dialoge and sound effects.

I guess that's what happens when artists make a game without a game designer.

A rather harsh review, but sad to say I'm unhappy with this game as I did have high expectations of it after playing their sci-fi jam game.
Posted: July 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
84 products in account
1 review
5.4 hrs on record
Pretty unique game, which isn't especially easy to describe.

Part puzzle, part action, part quest, part obvious symbolic initiation into the pagan mysteries, full of interesting music and charming sequences.
Another instance of a seen-before idea, wherein the participants are brought to a state of intrigue in regards to a symbol of power, embodied in triangular form.

Play only if you have an interest in comparative mythology.

tl:dr- Game says search for higher answers locked away behind a symbolic trinity, I say no, but thanks for a neat adventure nonetheless.
Posted: March 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
158 products in account
5 reviews
1.2 hrs on record
I refuse to play this game without a hot cup of tea, dim lights, headphones, and some incense burning. This unique adventure will take you for a ride with some beautifully executed pixel environments, a soothing soundtrack, and an interesting story. Yet another game that I've found to be absolutely theraputic. An excellent adventure to tackle one episode at a time at the end of each stressful day.
Posted: April 2
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178 of 202 people (88%) found this review helpful
146 products in account
120 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
play this game if you want to annoy your twitter followers
Posted: September 22, 2012
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