Geek Ink Thinks: When video games and music collide

You’d think from the title of this post, I’d be discussing something to do with one of the big rhythm game titles. No, I’m not going to be talking about Rock Band, or Guitar Hero, or even the very awesome Rocksmith that is due to hit our shores in a few months. I’m going to talk about a game I had never heard of until I fired up Steam a few minutes ago: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP.

I started Steam to check if any of my games required updating, and was taking a look at the specials for the day. Superbrothers caught my eye. I was intrigued by the very retro art style, which I’d seen used really effectively in games like Cave Story. It looked like an old school side scrolling adventure game. It was also available at the ridiculously low price of $5.99, which meant that it cost less than a Nando’s burger meal. I had promised myself I wouldn’t buy any new games until I finished Darksiders and Mass Effect 2, but I decided to take a quick look at the trailer. After all, it’s not like advertising really has any influence on anyone as intellectually advanced as I am.

Two minutes later the game was in my cart and being delivered to my digital doorstep. Curse you Steam for conveniently (and securely) storing my debit card info! I had just spent R50 on a game based purely on it’s soundtrack. The music from the trailer is undoubtedly some of the most amazing music I have heard, which makes the fact that the game comes with the soundtrack, an awesome little bonus!

Check out the following trailer to see what caused my impulsive purchase:

Wow. I think I just had an audio orgasm.


4 thoughts on “Geek Ink Thinks: When video games and music collide

  1. Hehe 😉 I own a silly number of game soundtracks. You’re definitely not alone. I’ve been to a Video Games Live show, and let me tell you, major nerd chills. It’s so amazing hearing it live.


    1. I stream a lot of stuff where possible, since I don’t always have cash. I’ve never heard of the Video Games Live show, but I’m sure Google will educate me!


    1. Yeah, it’s definitely well worth the price. A buddy of mine was asking me how the game was.

      “Game? Oh yeah! Only played it for a few minutes, been listening to the soundtrack for a couple of hours now!”


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