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Posted: 7 weeks ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.

Author: Ben Kendall and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

The Artful Escape is a running and jumping game that combines this platform action with music-playing. You play as Francis Vendetti as he traverses the universe, jamming on his guitar and harmonising with the various bizarre creatures he encounters on his journey. You use your guitar to aid your jumps and interact with different characters.

Francis is a musician on a quest to create his stage persona. He is the nephew of Johnson Vendetti, who is the equivalent of someone like our world's Bob Dylan and, in the opening chapters of the game, you begin to understand his legacy and the impossible expectations his fans place on him because of it.

You craft his persona, choosing his stage name and backstory and help him navigate bright and colourful worlds that react to his guitar playing, all while searching for a mysterious jazz club.

You explore the exotic and alien landscapes, guiding him up cliffs, down hills and across gorges. You can use his guitar to increase the distance of your jump, knee slide down hills and float in beams of light. Along the way you meet characters and creatures that you can talk to and interact with, choosing what Francis says to them from a selection of different responses.

The Artful Escape is a playful exploration of the love of music and the rhythms, musicality and beauty in nature and fulfilling your cosmic destiny. One for lovers of rock opera and air guitar flourishes.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS Apple Arcade

Genres: Platform and Rhythm

Developer: @A_i

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CommitmentCommitment

Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. Subscription: This game is free to play on iOS with Apple Arcade subscription. You can't play this on iOS without Apple Arcade.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Game not yet rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7+ and ESRB EVERYONE 10+.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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