Jason Rohrer has done it again. This is one of his more gamey games. It even has shooting in it.
Then I will play Inside a Star-filled Sky, and hopefully talk about it. It seems like yet another game I could get completely lost in playing.
I don’t know much about Sword & Sworcery EP. What I do know is that it is an old school adventure game with an almost Punch-Out!! style battle system. It looks beautiful, and has some amazing music.
This unique experience is achieved in three pieces. The music is done Jim Guthrie, a man that I honestly had never heard of before I found out about this game. After listening to some of his songs I must say that he does a great job of building music.
The second piece is Superbrothers, a pixel artist by the name of Craig D Adams. I had actually seen work by Superbrothers. The retro and minimalist style is definitely something pleasing to my eye holes. Superbrothers has done print work which I have come across while traveling the depths of the world wide web. Some of these works were done for Wired Magazine. Superbothers has also worked on multiple projects with Jim Guthrie in the form of music videos.
The third and final piece is Capybara Games. I will go out on a limb and assume that this portion the the Sword & Sworcery EP is in charge of the programing behind the game. They have previously worked on Might & Magic for the DS, and something called Heart Beat with they call, “a dot-matrix musical oddessy about love and robots.” I MUST learn more about that later.
Here, watch someone play the beginning of the game without doing much exploring and with terrible sound.
Almost makes me want to get an iPad.
Heck, while I’m thinking about it. This would make a great Wii, Wish List game. I wonder if the file is too big?
I also discovered that the same person that made theses images has also made a tragically short game using the same pixel art.
I would personally like to see this, or something like it on DSiWare. There are not enough good platformers on the DSiWare service. It seems like a perfect fit.