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Escape Goat is a puzzle platformer where you take control of a goat, who has been imprisoned for witchcraft, and overcome traps and obstacles to escape the Prison of Agnus. Fear not, for with your supreme agility, sturdy horns, and the help of a magic mouse friend, you can turn the tables on foes and use the environment to your advantage.
Release Date: Jun 14, 2012
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“Escape Goat does a bang-up job of providing those all-important "a-ha!" moments of satisfaction, when you solve a puzzle, or get the timing of some jumps just right, and manage finally to complete an area. That's what keeps you playing right through to the end.”
8/10 – IGN

“… incredibly fun puzzle platformer with a rockin’ soundtrack.”
Destructoid

“With the ability to tackle levels at your own pace, and some masterfully-tuned difficulty, we can guarantee that you’ve never played a better goat-centric game.”
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About the Game

Escape Goat is a puzzle platformer where you take control of a goat, who has been imprisoned for witchcraft, and overcome traps and obstacles to escape the Prison of Agnus. Fear not, for with your supreme agility, sturdy horns, and the help of a magic mouse friend, you can turn the tables on foes and use the environment to your advantage.

  • Ten unique zones to conquer. Can you reach and rescue the friendly sheep in each?
  • Tackle over 50 rooms of puzzles. Find hidden machinery and destructible elements to transform them and reach the exit!
  • Built-in, fully featured level editor. Create, modify and share entire game worlds.

Escape Goat reigned for 20 months at the #1 spot on the IndieGamerChick leaderboard (November 2011-July 2013)!

The sheep are slumbering... can you awaken them all?

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
    • Processor: Dual core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
Helpful customer reviews
35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
1,775 products in account
696 reviews
3.8 hrs on record
Escape Goat is a cute little puzzle platformer game that deserved to be on Steam much sooner than this. It's not exceptionally long, roughly about 1-2 hours, but it's still very entertaining. The graphics are retro styled and are a good fit for the game.
The heart of the game, the puzzle aspect, isn't extremely hard so pretty much anyone can play and finish the game. Unfortunately, like many other puzzle games, there isn't a very deep story to be found here, but that's ok. Escape Goat's charming visuals and fun puzzles will probbaly win you over anyway. So while we wait for Escape Goat 2 to be released, be a good gamer and play this one first, will you?
Posted: October 28th, 2013
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
193 products in account
9 reviews
3.5 hrs on record
Escape Goat is a puzzle platformer. You play as a goat which is able to make high jumps and also to pile some rocks (for destroying them). You will meet a mouse really fast which becomes your friend. Only with the help of the mouse do you stand a chance because it is able to reach smaller places!
Sometimes you can find also items for example a magical hat which is for your mouse. With that hat you can teleport to the places where you have sent your mouse.

The aim is to clear rooms full of traps and machinery. You have to think how you can get all keys and to make it to the unlocked door after it. You have 50 puzzles organized in 10 stages. Of course that isn’t much and if you are a strategic person you will make it really fast but this game is really enjoyable and classic.
Posted: January 1st, 2014
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,371 products in account
31 reviews
2.2 hrs on record
I simply adore this game. Everything about it makes me happy: the look, the sound, the music, the title and characters and tone of writing, the way the controls feel, and of course the puzzles that deliver your satisfying "a-ha!" moments.

However, most of all what I love about it is the mechanical movement of all the room elements. You see, most of what you actually do in Escape Goat is trigger switches, wary of their consequences, which typically involve all manner of blocks and platforms and electric arcs and explosives changing positions in ways that are necessary for completing the room but will also kill you if you haven't planned things out properly.

What I find so wonderful is that all of these things that change do so along tracks and pulleys and cogs that animate throughout the background. Blocks do not merely shift into new positions but rather travel to them believably and in concert with other moving pieces. This is hardly necessary to the gameplay, but it creates an aesthetic experience that transports me behind the eyes of a child seeing a trip passage in a fireplace or a hidden compartment under a stair for the first time—every time. I sometimes find myself triggering switches without cause, only to study the resulting machinations. It just sparks my imagination, one of those uncategorizable details of videogames that make them a delight uniquely to you.

Will you agree with my feelings? I have no idea, but it's worth a try, wouldn't you say?
Posted: December 4th, 2013
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,096 products in account
5 reviews
2.7 hrs on record
A puzzle game that captures the spirit and difficulty of past classics like Sokoban, Solomon's Key, and Bubble Bobble while introducing new mechanics. It's deep and charming ~50 level designs encompass 9 very different zones. Some will be easier or harder depending on your playing style; collectively, they provide much needed variety.

Also: the graphics and soundtrack embrace early computing aesthetics in a masterful way. Escape Goat is a new classic. ⚷
Posted: January 30th, 2014
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,088 products in account
51 reviews
6.5 hrs on record
One of my favorite platformer games in ages and can't wait for more games from the developer. Its a super charming platformer that makes you think a lot about how to reach the exit. All levels are contained within one screen, but they mix up the mechanics often enough in the games ten different worlds to keep it interesting and challenging. I love the music in the game and while very simple the graphics suits the game very well. And who doesn't like a great pun as the name of the game? Strongly recommended!

Pretty much all achievements in the game are for beating specific rooms in a specific way (such as limited moves or skipping some of the puzzle mechanics). It also has a speedrun achievement for beating the game in 45 minutes. And by beating the game it means that you need to beat The final path (the last world of the game) so you only need to beat enough to unlock that and then go straight for it and it allows you to use a separate savefile for it so you can practice the levels, jump over to your "speedrun save" do that world and then switch back to your practice save and practice the next world.

Time to 100%: ~7 hours
Posted: February 2nd, 2014
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