Thanks to GDC, we finally have some gameplay footage of Capybara and Superbrothers’ Sword & Sworcery EP, the mysterious “experimental I/O cinema” adventure game that was announced for the iPhone last year. The videos unveil two different gameplay modes that are toggled by switching the iPhone’s orientation. Holding the device horizontally activates “sworcery” mode, where the player can move the camera around to observe and hone in the sights and sounds of the surrounding environment, whereas holding it vertically puts the game in “sword” mode, ideal for dispatching baddies. The game looks and sounds incredible and I’m already beginning to hear overwhelmingly positive reactions from those that spent time with it on the GDC show floor. Definitely keep an eye out for this one.
Look below for the second video, which demonstrates “sword” mode.