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The Artful Escape

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The Artful Escape
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About The Artful Escape

About this game

On the eve of his first performance, Francis Vendetti struggles with the legacy of a dead folk legend and the cosmic wanderings of his own imagination.

In an attempt to escape the musical legacy of his uncle, a teenage guitar prodigy embarks on a psychedelic journey to inspire his new stage persona, searching for who he isn’t in an adventure spanning stolen opera houses, melodic alien landscapes, and the impossible depths of the Cosmic Extraordinary.

Starring voice performances by Michael Johnston, Caroline Kinley, Lena Headey, Jason Schwartzman, Mark Strong, and Carl Weathers.

KEY FEATURES:

  • A story about great expectations, towering legacies, aliens, folk music, guitar solos, making stuff up, and living your dreams like memories.
  • Musical jams. They’re visceral. They traverse dimensions.
  • Craft your own stage persona from the sci-fi beginnings of your backstory to the trim on your moonboots.
  • Converse, consult and chill with all manner of beings: disenchanted publicans, nostalgic villagers, lumbering alien wildlife, and reality-defying behemoths.
  • Shred, soar and dance across the multiverse. Traverse landscapes made of sound -- composed by your movement -- as if the world itself were an instrument.

Game Details

Release Date:
September 09, 2021
Developer:
Beethoven and Dinosaur
Publisher:
Annapurna Interactive
Rating:
ACB rating of 6
ESRB rating of 10
PEGI rating of 12
USK rating of 6
Supported Languages:
English +
Steam Deck Support:
Unsupported
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Genre:
Adventure
Themes:
Great Soundtrack
Music

Atmospheric

Colorful

Stylized
Play Style:
Singleplayer
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-540 | AMD FX-4350
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650, 1 GB | AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 7 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600 | AMD FX-8350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, 8 GB | AMD Radeon RX 580, 4 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 7 GB available space

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Critic Reviews

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"The Artful Escape provides a strong narrative adventure focused on self-discovery, identity, and expression that musicians, artists, and just about anyone can find something to...
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"The Artful Escape has a stellar narrative with actual good humour enhanced by the voice acting talent and beautiful landscapes, but the gameplay is stale and those who dislike...
100 / 100
"The Artful Escape is a story about legacies, finding yourself, change and transition that presents itself in such an ingenious way that all can absolutely enjoy it. Gliding...
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75% of users would recommend this.
4.5

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Simple platformer in a beautiful universewide tour

RTz
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A gloriously epic rock-opera, more of an experience than a game, as expected from Annapurna. Very simple platforming with some rhythm section. More of a game-ified art exhibition in a gorgeous looking world.
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Sam
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One of the best games I’ve ever played, with a great soundtrack and amazing graphics. The game wouldn’t run until I toned down the graphics settings, but that’s most likely a problem with my VM.
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