Wednesday
May022012

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 sworcery.tumblr.com to see some of what has already been created.

Go to swordandsworcery.com/jam 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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Thursday
Apr262012

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.

Also:

  • 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.

Heeyyy.....

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 facebook.com/sworcery, here at swordandsworcery.com 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!

 

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Monday
Apr162012

#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).
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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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