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.
User reviews: Very Positive (315 reviews)
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 This 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?

System Requirements

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    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
    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
    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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
This was actually one of my favorite platformers for awhile. I liked the pixel style to the game, the controls felt fluent, and overall, there was just something to its simplistic charm. Not to mention, I spent so much time in the editor making evil traps and such. I think that was my favorite part more than anything. So you like what I just mentioned, get this game! Or if you aren't a fan of the style, then get its sequel.
Posted: October 16
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
the next flappy bird

but with a goat.

10/10 bcuz y not???///??
Posted: October 16
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4.9 hrs on record
Short platformer game, but it's fun and worth the low price!
Posted: October 5
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3.9 hrs on record
Short but well-designed puzzle-platformer game that actually gets what puzzle platformers are supposed to be: A fusion of puzzling and platforming (gasp!). There's not particularly any "new" or "unique" mechanics presented but the ones there are well-executed and the puzzles are quite varied in design. There's not really any repeat puzzles either, so the game never stops being fresh. And the platforming never goes beyond "tricky, but reasonable" which is about all I'd ever want in a puzzly game. A few tedious puzzles here and there but nothing too terribly long to the point of boring. All in all, a solid experience.
Posted: October 9
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3.9 hrs on record
A neat little puzzle platformer about a goat who saves some sheep.

The game took me about 2 hours to finish. The puzzles range from pretty easy to devilishly tricky and the mechanics are easy to figure out and rewarding when you manage to complete some puzzles. There's also a post-game dungeon that is exponentially harder than the main game and a level editor as well (but no Workshop support, sadly). Escape Goat is an excellent game, if you're good at puzzle-platformers I feel you can get a lot of mileage out of this game + the bonus dungeon. Definitely worth the $5 price tag!
Posted: October 14
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5.6 hrs on record
This is fun to play. The puzzles are moderately difficult. Pixels are huge but there is escape goat 2 if you don't like. Music is very cool. The sheep are very nice and friendly.
Posted: October 11
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2.8 hrs on record
It's nice but short, the music is good & the extra challenging rooms you unlock are too hard for me :(
Posted: October 23
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
I like to think of Escape Goat as "the little game that could". Launching first on the highly flawed and crowed Xbox Indie Game Market, it garnered a cult following that pushed it ahead of the seemingly endless shovelware that littered the platform, eventually making its way to Steam and even getting a sequel. Despite the acclaim, I've been sitting on the sidelines, still unconvinced by the unimpressive graphics and seemingly basic design. As is often the case though, my first impressions couldn't have been further from the truth, as Escape Goat more than lives up to its well deserved reputation.

Locked in a dungeon, you play as a magical goat with a magical mouse friend, on a journey to escape and bring with you the magical sheep who have been trapped for an eternity for crimes of witchcraft. To get to these sheep however you must first solve a series of puzzle rooms, the contents of which can be anything from harmless blocks to fire casting Reapers. Because of its nonlinear structure, there isn't any way for your abilities to grow overtime or otherwise have the game expand and evolve the further you get, but far from being a handicap the developer uses this potential limitation to craft remarkably consistent levels. There's no gradual rise in difficulty or sharp spikes later on, but instead a constant stream of challenging but not frustrating level designs that feel incredibly satisfying to complete.

You may only have less than a handful of moves and abilities, but the ways these can be applied to levels continues to broaden as different areas showcase various applications of them that never would have occurred to me to even try. It's this continual progression of what you think you can do without actually changing anything about your character that makes Escape Goat such a clever game to play. It rewards your own ingenuity without resorting to simply giving you a new mechanic to work with.

If you have yet to partake in the escape of Argus with your magical mouse friend, I'd advise you to delay no longer. Developer Magical Time Bean's Escape Goat is a truly impressive achievement and a joyous game to play, who's biggest flaw is it ends so soon (though perhaps it's for the best, as it completely negates the chance for filler). Despite its dated look it manages to feel fresh and innovative the whole way through, and you'd be fool to do as I did and wait so long to give it a chance.
Posted: June 26
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
I enjoyed the game well enough. The graphics and sound are a fitting, pretty standard retro style, and the game mechanics are well-designed.

Though it’s probably best characterized as a puzzle platformer, I found Escape Goat’s puzzling aspects to be pretty tame. In all but the last group of rooms, each puzzle tended to have a pretty obvious/straightforward solution. Let’s just say that if we were to build a difficulty scale for these types of games, Fire N’ Ice might be near the top, while this game would come close to defining the bottom end. Of course, it’s still a fun game, so I won’t concern myself too much with that.

Verdict: It’s worth playing, but I probably won’t go back for the speedrun achievement (I hate speedruns in puzzle games), nor do I feel compelled to do the extra challenge levels that unlocked after the end of the game.
Posted: August 24
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Better than Goat Simulator.
Posted: July 29
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
A clever little puzzle platformer, Escape Goat has you controlling a magic purple goat (and indirectly, a friendly mouse) through 65 different rooms full of moving platforms, switches, traps, and fireball shooting reapers. The puzzles aren't too hard but do require trial and error since there's no way to be sure what a switch will do until you press it. Music's nice and catchy as well. All in all, a decent pickup.
Posted: July 3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
beautiful game crafted with love. i can't really explain why... but it truly offers a fantastic atmosphere that is simply mesmerizing. another reviewer framed it very well: "everything about it makes me happy".

+ very solid and satisfying platform physics
+ good pixel graphics, but lacking details and some "bling" (escape goat 2 just looks so much better)
+ awesome soundtrack
+ charming atmosphere
+ oddly appealing "story"
+ excellent tone of writing
+ lots and lots of mechanics for such a small game
+ level editor
- overall quite short, therefore a bit too expensive in my opinion (got it discounted)
- you can't save inbetween zones
- partially VERY hard
Posted: June 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
I purchased this game as part of some bundle. I'm sure it cost about $.20 when it was all said and done. I genuinely have enjoyed playing the game. It is a 8-bit graphics puzzle/platformer with some neat game mechanics. I'd say if you like super meat boy, Bit-Trip runner, etc. - this game is a good pick up for some fun. It's not too difficult - and not too long either. All in all - definitely worth a buck. Or in my case, twenty cents.
Posted: June 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
It's your basic indie platformer, but with a few unique mechanics that provide interesting changes in how you think about levels, and allows for a great variety of puzzles. The main storyline of the game has 65 levels grouped into 10 zones (9 sets of 6 rooms, and a set of 9 at the end), and once you complete it, you unlock ridiculously hard bonus levels with another 36 rooms (pushing the total to just over 100) I still haven't finished all of the bonus rooms (though I've managed to get through 27 of them, they're seriously evil) but you don't have to even touch them to complete all achievements, which is good for me, because I like having that 100% complete record.

The graphics are pretty generic 8-bit indie debut game, and the music, although catchy, is nothing to marvel at. Still they don't pull you out of the game or detract from the experience, and the low load on my computer is one of the reasons I am even able to play, so for those out there like me who don't have a proper gaming machine, those qualities are bonuses.

Overall, it's a good game with a fun story, a lot of puns, and solid play. I think it's worth the $5 price tag, and with the sequel out (and pretty popular) this is sure to go on sale fairly often too. Pick it up if you can; it's worth it.
Posted: June 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
It's Meeh-eeh-eeh!


It's good goat fun!
10/10
Posted: July 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Great puzzle platformer. Level difficulties range from easy to stupidly brutal, specifically referring to the extra levels. You can beat the main game in just 3-4 hours and I don't think there's a whole lot of replayability, so I'm not sure if it's worth the full $5 but it's a great value in any of the many bundles it's featured in.
Posted: July 19
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
I had this game gifted to me one day in the hopes I would find some enjoyment out of it. I loved it, It's the perfect blend of puzzles, platforming and Animals that like to chew! Really tricky in some spots, Moving on to number 2 soon.
Posted: July 22
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Very excellent 2d platform puzzler.
Awesome music. Great mood-setting pixel graphics. Great levels. This probably my top recommended game. I think it's probably more enjoyable than the sequel.

Try the official free online demo at playescapegoat.com
Do it now
Posted: August 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
More like No-air-friction Goat
Posted: September 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
This is a fun puzzle game, that i think everyone would enjoy! The controlls are simple, the game is addicting and often rage inducing.
Posted: August 16
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