Videogames as Art: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is a videogame collaboration between Toronto-based creators: artist Craig D. Adams (aka Superbrothers), musician Jim Guthrie, and indie development house Capy Games.
Adams has described the game as “like hanging out inside a record.” Taking advantage of the touch-based control of the iPad, Sword & Sworcery pays homage to old-school point and click adventures while bringing in a fresh perspective and inspired art style.
In S&S:EP you play as the Scythian, a mysterious woman looking for a book known as the Megatome. What’s interesting is that many of the tasks you are required to perform in the game are bound to the real-world moon phases - and if you try to set your computer clock forward to mimic this, the game will scold you.
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is available for purchase on Steam and the Apple App Store. For more information about the creators, click the following links: Superbrothers, Jim Guthrie, Capy Games.
- Gabriel Verdon