Escape Goat is a puzzle platformer featuring a unique take on traps and machinery. To solve each room, you must escape fearsome foes, navigate mazes, and use the environment to your advantage. Only with the help of a friendly mouse do you stand a chance... use the mouse to reach otherwise unreachable areas, and even warp to him... if you can find a magic hat! Enjoy over 50 stages of fun in this unique labyrinth adventure. - Ranked top 20 on XBLIG (out of 2500 games) - 50 puzzles organized in 10 stages - PC Exclusive bonus campaign with 50 all new levels, difficulty ranging from moderate to insane - Fully featured level editor, share creations with friends and the community by trading map files
Escape goat is one of the best puzzle/platformers that I have played in a while. The puzzles are based around machinery that moves as you hit switches and buttons. These machines can be as simple as just pushing a block down on an enemy, to as complex as rearranging the entire floor block by block so you can get the key. The goal for each level is simple, get to the door, and if it is locked, get the key on the way. But the way the developer designed each level makes each room completely unique. In all the levels, not a single bit of a puzzle was reused.
The music for this game is superb. It's classic 8-bit style, up-beat when needed, and peaceful during lulls, and dark when, well, dark.
The only downside is the lack of story, but the multiple levels really make up for this. Plus, there are bonus levels after you beat the main story that are extremely hard. They are up there with some Super Meat Boy levels
This is an excellent little platformer with some cool ideas. Highly recommended!
EDIT: I am now 50% through the game. The great first impressions can definitely be confirmed.
Each "world" provides you with several new mechanisms to lear and use. The game is challenging but not too hard and never frustrating.
2nd EDIT: SPOILERS
After finishing the main "campaign", you unlock a seconed world called "All intensive purpose". There are another 40 levels or so. BUT: those are ridiculously difficult! This is practically a completely different game.
Great value for your money, but be warned: You will rage quit more than once.
This game is incredibly absurd. A goat and a rat trying to escape from prison filled with sheep. I love it. The puzzles were challenging but not too challenging right off the bat, and it feels like a lot of work was put into creating really interesting levels. There are a lot of mechanical gears in the levels - pressing a button might do a lot more things than you would realise!
Very fun, very entertaining, had a lot of good laughs!
Love this game. It reminds me a little of Super Meat Boy except it's not as ridiculously difficult or as overly long or as complex.
All good things in other words.
It's really just a fun, silly, crazy game that almost anyone could and should try because you may well find yourself becoming hooked after puzzling through a few levels.
I cannot fault this game in any way, it knows what it is, and what it is is brilliant, from the art direction to the music and sount, it even comes with an editor so the community can keep it full of fresh content. this game has everything i want from such a title. hats off to you, MagicalTimeBean!