Weekly Game Music: Mushrooms (Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP)

Looks like I’ve missed 4 weeks from the massive crunch month I’ve had with developing SWARM!  So it’s only fair I share 4 musics in quick succession.  First one up is Mushrooms from a former indie rocker, Jim Guthrie.  It plays when the Scythian eats — you guessed it — a mushroom in Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP.  A very hypnotic music, I assure you.

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP tells a story of a girl warrior, only known as the Scythian, who accidentally awakens the evil spirit, Gogolithic Mass.  Promising peace for the nearby citizens, the Girl, LogFella, and Dogfella (very creative names, there), the Scythian seeks for great mythical powers to seal it.  Even if the it costs her own life…

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is a hybrid of two games: a point-and-click adventure, where one taps to navigate the character and observe interesting things, and a Punch-out style rhythmic combat system.  Both work in harmony to create a puzzle game where the rules are vague, and the solutions are magical and nonsensical.  Despite its shortcomings, however, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP stands tall as a bold experience, and an even bolder attempt to widen the iPad audience.

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP was released on the iPad in 2011.  It’s also available on Android, PC, Mac, Linux and even Steam.

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