sworcery a/v jam

///////////////////////////// CREATE IN THE KEY OF SWORCERY: MAY 11 - MAY 13

Heeyyyyyy so do you have an idea for a painting (or sculpture, costume, soundscape, animation or DIY videogame) 'in the key of #sworcery'? Would you like to mess around with a remix of one of Jim Guthrie's #sworcery songs?

If so then AWESOME. We're here to provide some structure and some motivation, as well as an opportunity to exhibit your work to an appreciative audience.

  • BRIEF: create artwork, sounds & whatever else in the key of #sworcery
  • EVENT: jam alongside Superbrothers, Capy & Jim Guthrie on Friday, May 11th - 13th
  • DEADLINE: submit before the end of Sunday, May 13th 2012 & we'll make some noise

Take a look at the sparkling new to see some of what has already been created.

Go to for more details + keep an eye & an ear open, because from now until the jam begins next Friday, May 11th we'll be posting some A/V materials to get you psyched....materials like these:

"Wanna jam? OK, LET'S ROCK"


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get up-to-date on iPad three


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A free update for the original touchtronic edition of Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is now available on the App Store, it is intended for those of you with the new iPad.

This update will fancy up them hard-edged pixel sprites real nice, offering initiated participants a new way to see just what in the heck #sworcery is all about.

If you'd like to download the new Dark Moon Rock Show wallpaper shown above (to use as a wallpaper on your new iPad for example) then feel free to click here.


  • For those of you with only an iPhone or an iPod Touch, know this: the iPhone 4 (and above) is the optimal method for participating in this experiment.
  • For those of you with a PC: of course you've already heard about the new edition for electric computers, available now via Steam, so you'll be fine.
  • For those of you with a Mac: we will be cosmic friends forever, before the summer solstice.


Are you (and/or are your kids) creatively inclined? Would you be interested in creating some paintings, photographs, sculpture, music, videogames or whatever-you-like... in the key of #sworcery?

If so then join us in two weeks time as we celebrate the confluence of two jam events (the majestic Toronto Videogame Jam and the upcoming Comics Vs Games Jam) with a third creative jam in our own particular fashion: a #sworcery-themed audiovisual jam, open to one and all via the power of the internet.

Note: There will be no prizes or rewards, unless 'being posted to the official sworcery tumblr with credit + link to your site, plus whatever relevant info' is considered a reward, in which case yes, we'll definitely be doing that. We'll repost the raddest to, here at and via the Twitters.

Won't you join us? We'll have more details about all this very soon - watch this space for updates.

Also: Feel free to get going on some projects now if you have the time/interest (ie: waiting until the official start is not strictly required), if you've been meaning to make something happen then do whatcha want!


IN THE LOOP? If this floats your boat & you'd like to stay in touch you may wish to go here. 


#sworcery is now on Steam for PC


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Ladies & gentlemen,


It's time to point & click on PC via Steam with an olde fashioned new edition of S:S&S EP for electric computers. Explore the foothills, forests & subterrenean caverns of Mingi Taw as never before - with a two-button mouse! Have you completed The Scythian's woeful errand and borne witness to the awful torment of martyrdom?
From a robotic representative from Superbrothers Inc.:
"This new edition includes Jim Guthrie's legendarily epic Sword & Sworcery LP in its entirety. Fitting into the continuum of great adventure games on PC, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP has been re-engineered by videogame wizards at Capy to be a faithful representation of the original touchtronic edition, only it has been adapted to better fit the input style of the two-button mouse. The new edition looks & sounds pretty fancy, plus it's still pretty darn affordable, so we're hoping to connect with a whole new audience with this 'choice cut of myth & dreams' that has been hilariously described as "A landmark achievement, it does for independent game design what the Washington Monument did for independent obelisk design"(Rob Dubbin, Kill Screen Magazine).
Some other relevant blurbz: 
  • "Apart from a few glaring spelling errors, I found this game to be extremely pleasant." - Tim Schafer, Double Fine honcho, known for Day Of The Tentacle, Full Throttle & Psychonauts
  • "I was almost crying when I was burning to ashes." - Eric Chahi, known for Another World, From Dust
  • "One of the top 10 videogames of 2011." - Lev Grossman, Time Magazine
Note: This new edition will also be available for Mac before the summer solstice.
Enjoying the music in that clip? That's a remix of Jim Guthrie's song The Ballad of the Space Babies. The new mix is by Scntfc, who also provided lunatic soundscapes for a hidden room in S:S&S EP known as The Moon Grotto, a location that only a few of you found (you need to get to Session 3 & fight The Grizzled Boor on Side B, retrieve his key & use it on the locked door on the road up to Mingi Taw near the stone tablet with the lunar pictrograms).
Confession: We had to mess with Scntc's remix a bit for the clip but you'll be able to enjoy the full-length song  via Scntfc's Moon Grotto 7" on vinyl (available soon to the folks who kickstarted Venus Patrol). Scntc's remix will probably be available via the internet a little later on.
LISTEN? If you'd like to listen to an excerpt from this Scntfc remix then you might like to click here. Thank you for your attention, patience & faith.


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