SUPERBROTHERS have just posted exciting new information about their upcoming iPhone game called Sword and Sworcery. While the full details are still not available, from the videos below and descriptions (the GDC 2010 build), we get a taste of the “a brave experiment in i/o cinema for apple’s touchtronic machinery“.
When Apple’s touchtronic machine is held horizontally, The Sword is sheathed & it is possible to explore & observe by tapping, dragging & pinching the multi-touch display, a style of play referred to internally as “sworcery”. In S:S&S EP there is always a clear path to follow although this path will vary depending upon the phase of the moon. Unlike comparable videogames, in S:S&S EP there are rarely if ever hard barriers to halt a player’s progress and it is possible to reach an endpoint in a single sitting, however the real S:S&S EP experience unfolds on repeated playthroughs when the player ventures off the beaten track to discover shortcuts, secrets and odd twisting paths that lead to some surprising situations. Occasionally obstacles & dangers will threaten & in order to overcome them it will become necessary to tilt Apple’s touchtronic machine vertically, unsheathe The Sword.
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Posted on: 11/03/2010