One opportunity that the smaller teams and budgets behind typical indie games have is to take bigger risks, either blending together or warping genres to create experiences that are difficult to categorize. The Artful Escape very much falls into that category, throwing a few different styles of play at you throughout the experience (with none being particularly complex or taxing) to add some flavor to an inspiring story concerning a young artist discovering himself and his passion. Colorful, and at times almost trippy, the game is a visual feast but the music is also a treat, and some surprisingly notable voice talent being involved helps to make for a pretty complete package. If you’re looking for action or a challenge, it definitely won’t be for you since this is a very story-forward title, but if you’re looking to come along on an inspiring ride full of discovery it’s a strong choice.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]