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Here are three reasons why we're super psyched about the new edition of S:S&S EP for electric computers that will be launching for PC via Steam in only three days (!):
oo1. PRESS PLAY X 2. For the first time we're able to bundle Jim Guthrie's legendary S&S LP record in with the videogame. This record is more than just a videogame soundtrack, it's Jim's first full-length solo record since 2004's acclaimed Now More Than Ever, and the music is in many ways foundational for the whole project. Some of the songs on the record directly inspired the creation of specific sections of S:S&S EP (Under a Tree, Dark Flute, Lone Star, Little Furnace), some of the songs go way back (And We Got Older, How We Get Old). Many of the songs were composed specifically for the project (Doom Sock, The Ballad of the Space Babie, Unknowable Geometry). Says maestro Jim Guthrie: “One of our earliest goals for the game was to create a space that could also be described as ‘an album you can walk through.’ That concept changed a bit along the way, but I always wrote the music with the album in mind.”
oo2. THE BROADEST, MOST LITERATE AUDIENCE. Soon, anyone with an electric computer will be able to participate in our 'psychosocial audiovisual experiment'... perhaps it will cure soul sickness once & for all? The S:S&S EP project was handcrafted by a tiny team: it was made with love, with imagination, with warmth, with artistic ambition, with humility & with jokes. Our efforts have so far been rewarded beyond our expectations: the original touchtronic edition found a broad, enthusiastic audience - it even ended up in a lot of end-of-year top ten lists & scooped a pile of awards. Now, one year later, it's a genuine thrill to be releasing S:S&S EP on a platform with a rich history of experimental, literate, interesting, music-inspired videogame-type-things.
oo3. REMASTERED FOR THE HOME THEATRE. This new edition looks pretty fancy & it sounds plenty nice, plus it feels natural as a 21st century re-imagining of the classic point & click adventure. If you've been meaning to replay S:S&S EP, or if you never quite completed The Scythian's heartbreaking story and you're looking for a reason to start again, then we think this is a pretty sweet opportunity to jump back in (and who knows, maybe there are still secrets to discover).
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So yeah - if you've never played S:S&S EP but you fondly remember the Sierra & Lucasarts adventures of the early 90s AND/OR if you are in love with the mood & style of Eric Chahi's Another World or Fumito Ueda's Ico AND/OR you find yourself pining for something with a classic The Legend of Zelda vibe AND/OR maybe you just want to play around with something laid back while hanging out in a prog rock videogame concept album... well, then... you have 3 days to get psyched!
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP launches on Monday, April 16th for PC via Steam, it will be made available for Mac before the summer solstice. The Steam editions of S:S&S EP will include Jim Guthrie's record Sword & Sworcery LP: The Ballad of the Space Babies (also available at Jim Guthrie's internet record shop on vinyl & audiocassette). The whole thing together will only cost a coupla dollars more than what it currently is on Apple's touchtronic machinery, so please do get or gift it & help us spread the word!