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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
20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
872 products in account
137 reviews
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 26th, 2014
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
1,197 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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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
1,117 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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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
433 products in account
3 reviews
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 3rd, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
602 products in account
10 reviews
1.4 hrs on record
Very good puzzle/platformer game. Some level really requaires mind-work.

Pluses:
- YOU PLAY AS GOAT
- Good controling
- Very good game-mechanics
- Awesome soundtrack
- Good old-style grapics (I guess this will be minus for new♥♥♥♥)

Cons:
- Short enough (this game has 8(?) worlds & each world has 6 level, ~15-20 mins per world)

That's all. Buy and enjoy this game.
Posted: February 12th, 2014
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36 of 38 people (95%) found this review helpful
354 products in account
38 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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