Before E3 even started we met up with Nathan Vella of Capybara Games, creators of Critter Crunch [$1.99 / Free]. They've teamed up with Superbrothers and Jim Guthrie to create what we thought was the most amazing game at GDC this year. Three months later, and while the game looks very similar, they've significantly refined everything from the menus, to the camera system, and everything in between. Also, since the release of the iPad, they've also committed to releasing both an iPad and iPhone version of the game. Today we were shown the iPad version, and Superbrothers' pixel art looked absolutely fantastic on the larger screen.

I grabbed my camera and had Nathan explain "side A" of the game, which covers all the new controls, inventory system, additional in-game goodies, and the consequences of your actions in the world of Sword & Sworcery.


Since the developers are shooting for Sword & Sworcery to be an experience similar to an EP, the game is split in to two different sides. "Side B" isn't finished yet, but here is as much of it as they're willing to show at this point:


Sword & Sworcery looks gorgeous on the iPad screen, and as you can see from the videos is extremely simple to play. The team behind the game don't plan on releasing it until it provides the exact experience they're shooting for. The game itself will be content complete at the end of this month, and according to Vella, will then require a few months of polishing which should hopefully mean a release sometime in August.

In the meantime, here is a whole new set of iPad-resolution screenshots to whet your Sword & Sworcery appetite:

We've been told that there's a new trailer in the works that should be released in the next couple of weeks. We're following this game very closely, so stay tuned for even more Sword & Sworcery action.

  • Kyle

    Please... be ready... soon...

  • Kyle

    Please... be ready... soon...

  • Song

    I thought this post was going to tell me it was out in the app store :(

    • GodSon

      Wouldn't that of been nice! :P

  • Song

    I thought this post was going to tell me it was out in the app store :(

    • GodSon

      Wouldn't that of been nice! :P

  • dyscode

    APPIC AWESOMNESS!!!

    This is just a beauty...

  • dyscode

    APPIC AWESOMNESS!!!

    This is just a beauty...

  • mrWalrus

    Is it possible that the IGF game of 2009 will be released in 2010? :

  • mrWalrus

    Is it possible that the IGF game of 2009 will be released in 2010? :\

  • Defcube

    Any comment on the soundtrack/game music? Is it me or is this game screaming for doom/heavy metal soundtrack?

    • dyscode

      I REALLY doubt Jim Guthrie is doing doom metal now.

      http://jimguthrie.org/news.php

    • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

      *Every* game is screaming for a doom/heavy metal sound track. ;)

      • manaman

        Oh, I really hope it's more of an ambient soundtrack or at least orchestral. I don't think it's screaming metal or anything like that (though I have nothing against metal).

  • Defcube

    Any comment on the soundtrack/game music? Is it me or is this game screaming for doom/heavy metal soundtrack?

    • dyscode

      I REALLY doubt Jim Guthrie is doing doom metal now.

      http://jimguthrie.org/news.php

    • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

      *Every* game is screaming for a doom/heavy metal sound track. ;)

      • manaman

        Oh, I really hope it's more of an ambient soundtrack or at least orchestral. I don't think it's screaming metal or anything like that (though I have nothing against metal).

  • jsrco

    This is one of the most exciting announcements of e3 news for me so far.

  • jsrco

    This is one of the most exciting announcements of e3 news for me so far.

  • strangelove

    This is one game I don't mind how long it takes to come out. The previews so far have shown a game/experience with enormous promise. I hope that it comes through and is as good as we all hope it is.

    It should be released when it is ready.

  • strangelove

    This is one game I don't mind how long it takes to come out. The previews so far have shown a game/experience with enormous promise. I hope that it comes through and is as good as we all hope it is.

    It should be released when it is ready.

  • Rachel

    Again, looks great. I cannot wait to get my hands on this!

  • Rachel

    Again, looks great. I cannot wait to get my hands on this!

  • http://tedmartens.wordpress.com Ted Martens

    PIXEL-GASM!!!

  • http://tedmartens.wordpress.com Ted Martens

    PIXEL-GASM!!!

  • Kultist

    The pixel art really reminds me of an old classic of mine, Microprose's Darklands.

  • Kultist

    The pixel art really reminds me of an old classic of mine, Microprose's Darklands.

  • Mel Swelneregenen

    I am not exagerrating when I say this is easily my most anticipated game of 2010, across all game platforms. Possibly, second only to Starcraft 2. Possibly.

  • Mel Swelneregenen

    I am not exagerrating when I say this is easily my most anticipated game of 2010, across all game platforms. Possibly, second only to Starcraft 2. Possibly.

  • jeffyg3

    I was afraid this was only going to be for iPhone a while ago...glad there's an iPad versions too as I stopped buying iPhone games. Looks awesome.

  • jeffyg3

    I was afraid this was only going to be for iPhone a while ago...glad there's an iPad versions too as I stopped buying iPhone games. Looks awesome.

  • Pauly

    Looks amazing. Makes me wish I had an iPad. I'm really looking forward to this. Not sure I understand the concept of the "B side" though. Is it more content, expanded content, completely different story?

  • Pauly

    Looks amazing. Makes me wish I had an iPad. I'm really looking forward to this. Not sure I understand the concept of the "B side" though. Is it more content, expanded content, completely different story?

  • Loner

    This make me actually want to buy an iPad

  • Loner

    This make me actually want to buy an iPad

  • http://www.timovihola.com Timo Vihola

    Looks even better than before! What file format do you use to export from Illustrator to get the levels into the game? The source file must be huge :)

  • http://www.timovihola.com Timo Vihola

    Looks even better than before! What file format do you use to export from Illustrator to get the levels into the game? The source file must be huge :)

  • MrFooknuts

    I really don't get it.

  • MrFooknuts

    I really don't get it.

  • Justin

    Yeah, this is my most wanted game currently. Everything I have seen so far screams beauty, awe, excellence, charm, magic, etc etc etc. :) A definite day 1 buy for me.

  • Justin

    Yeah, this is my most wanted game currently. Everything I have seen so far screams beauty, awe, excellence, charm, magic, etc etc etc. :) A definite day 1 buy for me.

  • Kelly

    This looks really nice. I'm very excited.

  • Kelly

    This looks really nice. I'm very excited.

  • John

    that is friggin beautiful!!

  • John

    that is friggin beautiful!!