Traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle & evoke sworcery to solve mystical musical mysteries.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,237 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 16, 2012

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"Showed at PAX East 2012."

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“...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

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Mac
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
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery is one of the most imaginative and beautiful games I’ve played in a while (that’s just my personal preference). The game is simplistic to play but, I was hooked till the very end. The game is like one of those “Where the f*** do I go” kind of games but, I don’t mean that in a bad way as you may think for the quotation sentience. The pixel visuals are really nice. At first, I wasn’t too keen on the game but, as I played more, I started to really love the look of it. The gameplay consists of you clicking on the environment to which the character will follow. You don’t really have full control of the characters but, I think it make you feel and take in the world and environment more. It’s a funny game but, at the same time, I felt, some sort of serious connection to the character as I got further into the game. I felt… something… at the game ended, which I can’t really explain nor did I expect. Every now and then you trigger random battles, which personally, I really like. At first I didn’t know what to do but you get the hang of it pretty quick.

The game tells you nothing. I like games like that. It doesn’t take your hand and flat out tell you what you need to do next. Other characters in the game give you clue as to what to do next and you take it from there.

Overall I love this game. It’s one of those games that makes me wish I could make my own game. I know a few people wouldn’t but, I would say it’s worth the money and if I didn’t have the game (as in if I had played it at a friend house) I would buy it for myself. Even if I finished it. I’m weird like that. When I play a game I like, I want to own it. Period. Everything from the music, to the visuals, God... i just love it.

9.5/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
This game. There's just something about it. It makes you want to laugh, smile and cry all at the same time.
I suppose it shows life in a shortened version and what everyone wants to try and be. We all want to be the hero, but as some people know, there can be no hero without sacrafice and suffering.

The soundtrack to this game compliments the graphics perfectly setting a brilliant atmosphere of being tense and relaxed at the same time.

As a side note this isn't a game, it's a journey and you will never forget this journey.

"If you want to treat yourself to an audio/visual treat, definitely try it out on Steam" -mightier tumblr

Now we're cosmic friends forever ...ok?

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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Storyline: 10/10
Graphics: 8/10
Gameplay/ 9/10
Uniqueness factor: 10/10

Overall: 9.2/10

It's a great game with a unique storyline and gameplay.

I suggest you get it immediately!
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1 of 1 people (100%) 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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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
It was nice.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
An amazing and fun adventure. Accept for the slowly dying thing. That wasn't fun.
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4.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Fun game with a quirky sense of humor. Great soundtrack.
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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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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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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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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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4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Unique design, superb environmental music/sound. 9.5/10.

Gameplay and plot were very minimalistic. I cannot stress how perfectly timed all the sound+animations were.

(slight spoiler:)
My small non-issue gripe with this game is the short repetition of the bosses, which the first time around was superb. The extra times... a little dull.
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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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4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Beautifully done.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
This game is so damn beautiful i am in awe. The music is so wonderful 10/10 would bang
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
An absolutely gorgeous presentation. The simple-yet-well-animated pixel graphics are beautiful, and the expertly-made soundtrack and sound effects by Jim Gutherie go hand-in-hand to create a truly unique atmosphere. For puzzle game and point-and-click fans, GET THIS GAME! :D
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Absolutely superb point and click game.
Recommend taking each episode in installments as the game suggests.
Nice plays on archetypes and is unashamably open about its influences.
Great game, and there are mysteries about it that it would appear the community is yet to solve, in a similar way to Fez.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
I have very little playtime on this on Steam because I already played it on iOS. This game is atmospheric as heck, and really reminds me of Another World in some respects. The art is glorious, as is the music. The combat is very meh, but is not that common. Just exploring around the world and trying to figure out bits of the story is enormously engaging enough.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
This game may have nice sound and pixel art, however the game part of the game is severly lacking. There is almost no decision making, large ammounts of walking back and forth without a lot happening, and is more of a novel than a game not in the sense that it has large ammounts of text, but in the sense that your actions feel meaningless.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Normally, I'm not into point-and-click games... at all. I was initally drawn in by the intriguing pixel art style, but stayed for the music, atmosphere, and interesting narrative that unfolded. I originally started it on iOS, and having never finished it, was compelled to complete it on the PC once it released. This game isn't for everyone, but I'd recommend it to anyone that does like this type of thing that may be sitting on the fence. The asking price seems fair for what you get as well.
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