Great essays and analysis about Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP?
July 15, 2013 5:08 PM   Subscribe

I just finished the iOS indie game Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (previously) and I feel the need to contextualize what I've just experianced. I'm looking for long-form essays, analysis, YouTube critiques, and anything else that will let me understand more about what I've just played.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Those keywords work great at Google Scholar, but the results are mostly "making of" kinds of stuff, including a master's thesis covering how it was partially grant-funded. Another source misspells "sworcery," but it might be worth a look, as it seems to contextualize the gameplay itself in relation to the notion of ergodic literature.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 6:36 PM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

Well, the Superbrothers themselves penned an essay for boingboing. It's more about the creative process than about the game itself, however.
posted by O9scar at 7:17 PM on July 15, 2013

My husband recommends this episode of this podcast by the people who localized the game into Japanese. Skip ahead to 1:41:20 for a discussion with Craig about the game's development process and a little about translating it into Japanese.
posted by shirobara at 7:56 PM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

He also adds that this is an amazing remix album. "Also," he asks, "at the ending of the game, did he listen to, and perhaps write down, the phone number which is part of the ending song? If not, here's a hint, this is the phone number: (408) 634-2806."
posted by shirobara at 8:00 PM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

My friend Rob wrote this excellent review.
posted by aparrish at 3:09 PM on July 16, 2013

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