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Atomix: Sword and Sworcery EP Part 1: How it Began

It’s important to us to get some of our content out there to people that don’t have iPads and yet still want to experience some of what we’re working so hard on. We can’t give it all away for free, obviously, but by putting out some of the videos and articles for free, we’re hoping to, first, give something back to those of you that have given us such support over the years and, secondly, to attract more iPad owners to the magazine. Personally, I’m amazed with Ryan’s work on our S&S:EP cover story in issue 02 of Atomix and it deserves to exist, at least in part, as available to as many people as possible!

On Friday, March 4 2011, following the final day of the Game Developers Conference, the creators of the then soon-to-be-released iOS sensation Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP joined AREA 5, Atomix editors, and mutual friends in the middle of San Francisco’s Golden Gate park for a conversation on a log. Cameras were on-hand, and the highlights of the encounter were documented in four video segments. This is the first of them. To get the rest, download the Atomix app from the App Store. The app is free, and each issue is only 99ยข

You’ll notice that it’s in 4:3. This was important with covering this game because the iPad itself is 4:3 and the Sword & Sworcery gameplay footage is so beautiful that we wanted to show it in full glory when someone is watching these videos in full screen on their iPad.

Reader Comments (5)

So I'd probably buy this for the iPod Touch.
Especially seeing as i just bought an iTouch from someone to play S:S&S EP. So get them Atomix on the small scale is what I have to say, cause I can afford 99cents, I can't afford an iPad right now.

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn I.G.

Thank you for putting at least one of your videos on Area5!
When will you start releasing Atomix online?
I have been supporting you guys since the 1up days and I'll keep supporting you for years to come!
Keep up the good work!

You probably don't want to clutter up your site with too many of these comments, but I'm an android user and I have no plans to ever buy an iPad. Would love to see this come to android. Particularly if I could view it on my rooted nook color.

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlan Wild

Thanks guys! Always thinking about us.
Actually, I miss you soooo much guys that Im making my mind up to buying an iPad.
Keep up the awesome work!
Good luck.

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergeorge svanidze

The perfect chocolate and peanut butter scenario: Atomix and Sword & Sworcery; the top two reasons I'm dying to get an iPad.

Thanks for sharing this little nugget to the iOS impaired.

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterM.H. Mason

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