Traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle & evoke sworcery to solve mystical musical mysteries.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,453 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
16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
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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29 of 50 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
This game is scenic, atmospheric, and the pixel artwork is impressive. It incorporates music really well - and is lively when progress is made. It even has humorous and witty dialogue that breaks the 4th wall at times. It is easy to see how it could influence other creators. On the negative side, it was unneccessarily cryptic, and I would be suprised if most people beat it without a walkthrough or guide. While playing, I perceived the creators to be self-indulgent and protentious, and cursed them for being so obtuse about how to actually beat the game. I appreciated the ending but it's hard to recommend.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
I finished this game last week and it has continued to haunt me since. It's beautiful, quirky, funny, sad, baffling and dreamlike, and I would totally recommend it to anyone. It's called an EP for a reason--I finished in under 5 hours--but it was a very satisfying few hours.
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Actually I hate pixel art - but this game is worth to play: it's strange, beautifull, and full of excitement....

Ненавиджу піксель-арт - але ця гра заслуговує на увагу: вона чудова, трошки дивна, та все-ж таки захоплююча....
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
NOW WE ARE COSMIC FRIENDS FOREVER

A fever dream made of pixels and music.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
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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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Good soundtrack, baaaaaaad gameplay, baaaaaaaaaaaad story, baaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaad puzzles. Not worth the time of day, just download the OST. By all means, buy it, support good music!
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11 of 20 people (55%) 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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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
So much potential for such a small game, most likely one of the best games I've ever played.
Amazing soundtrack and a thrilling atmosphere. This is what a Masterpiece looks like.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
This title has a neat sensibility and a nice soundtrack. However, there really isn't all that much innovation or things to think about here.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Original ideas need not apply.
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Where is uninstall?
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Like Putt-Putt Joins the Parade but in Hardcore Mode
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19 of 37 people (51%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
pretentious hipster garbage/10

honestly though, great sound design, pretty pixel art, but you end up walking up and down the same few screens. combat is eh, controles are weird due to being ported from iPad. pick up for cheap if you really have to but don't expect great things. there's little enough content to make you bored after 2 hours of playing.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
the game lacks depth in characters but not in the world you play in or the music that was very well put together through out this beuatiful pixelated world. This game can even be loved by people who dont games!! Very easy control: point n click all the way. the puzzel are intresting and pleasent to the eyes and ears. all around a great game just wish there was more story depth to the characters, at least the main character.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Beautiful and very relaxing.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Great soundtrack, epic storyline, this game kept me pulled in until the end, and then some.
Highly recommended if you enjoy nice, peaceful games that have their fair share of action, adventure, and exploring.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
Awesome!

A bit frustrating at times, probably because it was designed for touch interfaces.

If you get stuck check a guide quick, the game is great because everything feels unique and memorable, wandering around looking for whatever you need to do next kills the experience.
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