Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP
Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP is a “meandering, mytho-poetic adventure” in which you play The Scythian, a mysterious warrior on a mission to destroy the evil Gogolithic Mass.
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Story & Themes
Along the way, The Scythian receives help from a girl called Girl, a man called Logfella, and a dog called Dogfella. The game also has a narrator who gives her advice and hints, though it's unclear what The Scythian thinks of him or how he came to be.
The story of Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is subtle and leaves a fair amount to the imagination. It's broken into three chapters, and it uses your device's clock to simulate a lunar calendar. Some parts of the game can only be completed when the moon is in the proper phase. However, this can be side-stepped by activating a secret Moon Grotto or by manually adjusting the clock on your computer.
It's impossible to discuss this game without mentioning its beautiful soundtrack, which plays an integral role in the player's experience.
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP was featured in Anita Sarkeesian's video series on positive female characters in video games. Click here to see her analysis of the game.
- Did you know right away that The Scythian was a girl? Do you think her gender makes a difference in the game?
- What did you think of the game's ending?
- Why do you think The Scythian lost health as the mission went on? This is different from most games. What do you think the game's creators were trying to say?
- Did you know that Scythia was a real place in history? Let's look it up!
Action/Adventure, Music/rhythm, Point-and-Click Adventure, Side-Scroller
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Cannot be played online