The Artful Escape of Francis Bendetti: Hands-on impressions


Annapurna Interactive‘s The Artful Escape of Francis Bendetti was one of the oddball titles at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles last week.

It’s a music platform game where you play a budding musician named Francis Bendetti. It’s the day before his debut, and he is thinking about the persona that he will become as he performs for the first time. He runs off on a multi-dimensional adventure that is marked by shredding guitars and encounters with strange creatures.

Above: The Artful Escape is built on psychedelic art.

Johnny Galvatron, creator of the game at Beethoven & Dinosaur, said in an interview with GamesBeat that he was inspired in part by David Bowie’s persona, which was just as creative as the music itself. There aren’t that many music games being made these days, and so it’s interesting to see an indie developer take a stab at it.

“The marketing and the way you project the image of an art form can be as important as the art form itself,” said Johnny Galvatron, creator of the game at Beethoven & Dinosaur. “That’s one of the main themes behind the game….

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