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Posts tagged “Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP”

Feature: Implied mythology

Have You Played… Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I wrote the other day that Grim Fandango proved to be a metaphor for the decline from wider relevancy of the point and click adventure game. Well, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is a metaphor for how those games - and others of…

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Narita Boy invokes the retro art of Superbrothers

Here’s something to coo at if you like your art done in thousands of tiny squares. Narita Boy [official site] is a game-in-progress where the hero flies a floppy disk as a hoverboard and rides a horse made out of old computers while slashing at red foes with a techno sword. He’s stuck inside the computer dimension, you see, in a quest to save it…

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It’s Upon Us: Capy’s Below Coming This Summer

Sword & Sworcery is one of my favourite games ever, and Super Time Force was great fun, so I'm terribly excited for Capy's next project, the dark and mysterious explore-em-up Below. [official site] Jim Guthrie (Sword & Sworcery, Indie game: The Movie) providing the soundtrack is really just the icing on this delicious cake. And a new trailer reveals we're going to be able to…

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‘Positive Female Characters’ Is The New Sarkeesian Series

Previously, pop culture critic Anita Sarkeesian's videos have focused on how problematic many games' depiction of women characters can be, but a new companion series looks at the other side of the coin. The seven-minute first video in Positive Female Characters focuses on the wonderful, strange Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP [our review] and its stoic protagonist The Scythian.

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Feature: Microsoft's Loss Is Our Gain

Why PC Will Make Below A Better Game

Below, the gorgeous, mystery-dripping roguelike explorer from Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery collaborator Capy, is looking tremendous. It's got a uniquely dreamy vibe about it and atmosphere that hits like an 18-wheeler driven by a throng of stampeding rhinos. It was set to be an Xbox exclusive, but Capy managed to wriggle loose from Microsoft's iron grasp and set about working on its first ever day-and-date…

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Rising From The Depths: Capy’s Below Coming To PC

I wouldn't be writing about Below on RPS if it weren't coming to the PC, because in spite of the many, many, oh-so-very-many emails from marketers and PRs about iOS hidden object games (and the occasional moment of writer's prerogative), this is mostly a PC site. So we haven't mentioned Capy's Below until now, because it was tied up in Xbox Xclusivity. That's changed, as…

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Wow: Hyper Light Drifter Is Diablo Meets Link To The Past

Oh. Oh my. That is the second post I've introduced with those words today, but that does not (necessarily!) mean I'm creatively bankrupt. Rather, it's been a very good time for brilliantly impressive games that just sort of appear out of nowhere. First Eden Star took me entirely by surprise with its runleaping Minecraft's Edge antics, and now Hyper Light Drifter is dazzling me with…

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Steam Summer Sale Redux: All Of The Indies

Welp, I guess that's it, then. We can't escape it. The Steam Summer Sale's returned, but honestly, can you remember a single moment before it began? Was there ever a moment before it began? Maybe we're trapped in some infinite, Groundhog-Day-style loop of spending, obligation, and guilt. Maybe we'll never escape. Maybe this is the least threatening eternal hell loop ever conceived. But oh well, because…

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Humble Indie Bundle V Is A Corker

There's a new Humble Bundle, wouldn't you believe it. And blimey, it's a good-un. I'm not in charge of deciding what's best, but this looks to me like one of the best bundles I've ever seen. Just look at this list: Amnesia, Limbo, Sword & Sworcery, Bastion, and Psychonauts. Seriously. And it has an absolutely brilliant video to promote it.

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Feature: The Sworce Is Strong

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP review

Let's be prosaic to begin with. Sword & Sworcery EP is the result of a collaboration between Superbrothers, CAPY and musician Jim Guthrie. It's converted lovingly from its initial Apple phoney-paddy-thing format last year, where it was very well thought of. It's a graphic adventure which stresses atmosphere and style over traditional puzzles. I like it. You probably will too. I'm being prosaic, because I'm…

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Superbrothers: Sword And Sworcery Now On Swteam

That's Steam, just so you know - not a clumsily abbreviated form of "swim team." I'm not sure what a highly acclaimed iOS indie adventure would be doing on a swim team, but I have a number of overly elaborate theories. At any rate, the world's most gorgeous excuse for massive mountains of tiresome tweet spam has officially achieved its vague release date of  "soon"…

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Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery Headed For PC

Capybara Games have confirmed that their beautiful, lo-fi iOS adventure game Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery will be arriving on Steam "very soon". Good news, I think, because it's a gentle, weird little game that does a lot with a little and creates an unusual atmosphere. Sort of nostalgic, but at the same time feeling quite modern. There's also going to be a Mac version, of…

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