During the Annapurna Interactive Showcase, developer Beethoven & Dinosaur announced a release date for their upcoming platforming title, The Artful Escape. Originally shown at the 2017 Pax East conference, the game is scheduled to release on September 9th. The story follows teenager Francis Vendetti, who’s looking to find his own stage identity and goes on a journey through multiple dimensions to meet a dead folk legend just before his first performance.
The Steam overview page mentions the player will have access to a variety of mechanics, including walking, running, double jump, air walk, light cannon, trip, and climbing, to travel the multiverse. Gradually, they’ll build their own stage persona while encountering people and aliens alike.
The Artful Escape will be releasing for Xbox consoles and Steam.