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PC Gamer|December 2021
THE ARTFUL ESCAPE is an epic rock opera of psychedelic perfection
Rachel Watts

NEED TO KNOW

WHAT IS IT? A story-driven musical sci-fi rock opera through space

EXPECT TO PAY £15

DEVELOPER Beethoven and Dinosaur

PUBLISHER Annapurna Interactive

REVIEWED ON AMD Ryzen 5 3600, Radeon RX 5700 XT, 8GB RAM

MULTIPLAYER No

LINK theartfulescape.com

Francis Vendetti is in a bit of an artistic rut. He’s a teenage musical prodigy given the opportunity to continue the legacy of his dead uncle, a legendary folk singer who could spin poetry from a few guitar twangs. But Francis’ musical ambitions lie in a different type of music – the cosmic kind. He dreams of rock and roll riffs so epic they’ll traverse dimensions and jams so extreme they’ll create rifts across the galaxy.

The Artful Escape is a story-driven platform adventure about Francis’ journey to guitar stardom. In his quiet Colorado hometown, the community is expecting him to continue his uncle’s musical tradition and have planned a debut show that will kick start his career. But on the night of the performance, he gets whisked away on a strange intergalactic adventure, one that helps him discover his new psychedelic stage persona.

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