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The Artful Escape Is Coming Exclusively to Xbox “When It’s Damn Ready”

The Artful Escape E3 2017

Francis Vendetti will rock across the universe on Xbox One.

The Artful Escape, previously known as The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti, is now coming exclusively to Xbox One and Windows 10. And it’s coming, well…it’s coming “when it’s damn ready.”

Microsoft showcased the indie rhythm-action platformer today during its E3 2017 press conference, announcing that the game would be coming exclusively to Xbox One whenever creator Johnny Galvatron finishes it.


Galvatron is a rock star turned game developer, and his background in the music industry clearly inspired his debut title. In The Artful Escape, Francis Vendetti is a would-be rocker who can double jump and battle monsters with his guitar.

But Galvatron isn’t relying solely on his own rock experiences. He’s previously described The Artful Escape as the video game incarnation of David Bowie’s seminal Ziggy Stardust album.

When Galvatron showed the game at PAX East this past March, impressions from gamers and the press were mostly very positive.

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