I must admit, I really didn’t see this one coming. Again, an indie title has hit the nail on the head. I had just finished playing through Bastion for the second time when I heard the news that the champion of iOS games was now available on Steam. In all its pixelated glory, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP has made its debut on ‘the electric computer’.
‘Proper story’s supposed to start at the beginning, ain’t so simple with this one. Now here’s a kid whose whole world got all twisted, leaving him stranded on a rock in the sky. He gets up, sets off for the Bastion, where everyone agreed to go in case of trouble. The ground forms up under his feet as if pointing the way, he don’t stop to wonder why. Finds his lifelong friend just lying in the road.’
Here at Sumonix we look back fondly on gaming’s early years. Sure, in the eighties we had pixelated graphics and the sound was comprised of repetitive 8-Bit synthesizer, but there were some truly memorable, ground-breaking games released…