Two years after its initial XBLIG release, Steam users can finally experience Escape Goat under the umbrella of Valve’s download service. The Steam version is every bit as fantastic as the original release, and if you haven’t played it yet, you’re doing yourself a massive disservice.
Escape Goat is a level-based single screen puzzle platformer with some seriously creative level design. As the titular prisoner, your objective is to rescue a group of magical sheep from the depths of the dungeon with the help of a teleporting rat. The game’s 50 or so levels have a variety of hooks to master, like the use of fire and explosions to move barrels and boxes around or how to trigger electricity in a way that powers moving blocks without shocking yourself to death.
Creative types who can’t get enough can create and share levels using the game’s full editor. It’s on release sale for $4 until October 16, when it lands on its normal $5 price, and is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. A sequel is nearing release as well, but since it missed its supposed September 10 release we aren’t quite sure when to expect it.