Saturday, August 17, 2013

August of Games: Day 17 - Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery

Jim Guthrie is so fucking good.

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Developer: Superbrothers and Capy Games
Genre (Setting): Fantasy
Genre (Gameplay): Point-and-click adventure, puzzle elements
What is this game: In this game you play the Scythian and take her through her tragic quest to destroy the darkness at Mingi Taw. It takes you through the world of dreams, the stages of the moon, and to the peak of the mountain. It's a surreal quest, a quiet and contemplative one.
Gameplay-wise, it's about moving along and exploring the world and its secrets. Actions all sync into the soundtrack (by Jim Guthrie). There's an interesting dynamic about solitude/socialness. Every on-screen message is not only short, but short enough that there's a button that automatically tweets it! Twitter and social networking is linked into the game, even though you're very often on your own in the game.
What's great about it: It's poetic. Very much so. The graphics are astoundingly good, as I'd expect from a legacy Pixelation member like Superbrothers. Jim Guthrie's soundtrack is out-of-this-world. A couple tough puzzles and interesting fights, but all in all it was just the FEELING of the game that was simply overwhelming.
There's something indescribable about this one. Try it.
How do I get it: iOS, Android, Steam. Steam has it for $8, iOS and Android have it for $5.

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