Acclaimed pixel-art adventure Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Twitter 'spam' criticised
Developer points out tweets are option
But it's not all roses. Several players have criticised the game's Twitter integration.
The game's App Store description promises the ability to co-operate with friends via Twitter, but in practice this amounts to the game retweeting vague pieces of text about your progress, along with the hashtag #sworcery, to your followers.
A quick search of ‘#sworcery’ will unearth such nuggets of information as, "Keep calm & follow my directions to summon the sylvan sprite that softly slumbers in the cool waters of the deepwater pond #sworcery."
This has led to accusations of guerrilla marketing. MTV Multiplayer writes, "the folks behind "Sword & Sworcery EP" shouldn't be claiming that they're providing a way to play co-op with friends over Twitter. Unless playing co-op means providing the game with free marketing while annoying your followers at the very same time." But developer Superbrothers has pointed out that the tweets are entirely optional. Posting on - where else? - Twitter, it said: “The Twitter component of S:S&S EP is entirely optional & ignorable. Every tweet you see was chosen by a player to broadcast.”
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