Double Fine introduces Escape Goat 2 with second funniest trailer of the year so far

Goats, goats, goats!

In a rare case of a company sending along a press release and announcement trailer you'd want to experience in their entirety, Double Fine announced that Escape Goat 2 is available for download starting today. According to the press release, developer MagicalTimeBean has been working in one of Double Fine's spare offices. Double Fine's founder and CEO Tim Schafer was "unaware of said development." You should read the rest yourself, copied below in its entirety:

"When I first started this project, it was really just an experiment to see how Escape Goat would look with high res art. I never imagined it would come this far, launching along with a nod of approval and publishing support from Double Fine.”

The game's final weeks of development were completed at the Double Fine Productions offices in San Francisco as part of the Indie Omega Jam.

"Wait, what has been going on?" questioned Double Fine Founder and CEO Tim Schafer in the midst of a Broken Age Act 2 writing stupor. "Does this have something to do with the people that broke into the office and stole a bunch of our computers a while back?"

"Actually I told Ian they could use our now totally secure spare office space while we weren't using it." said an amiable Justin Bailey, COO of Double Fine. "And security cameras have since confirmed that the MagicalTimeBean developers were just enjoying the many fine amenities and services that Double Fine has to offer and had nothing to do with the recent thefts at Double Fine Headquarters."

"This has been totally awesome!" remarked an overly excited Greg Rice, Double Fine's Senior Publishing Manager. "It's super rad to be surrounded by other independent developers who are making cool stuff and are passionate about what they are doing. I'm really glad we could help them out and hope we can do this with more developers in the future!"

"I guess that IS pretty cool." said a suddenly agreeable Tim Schafer. "I get to take credit for everything though, right?"

Escape Goat 2 releases today on Windows, Mac, and Linux via Steam, the Humble Store, and GOG.com. For launch week, the game is available at a 10% discount off the regular $9.99 price.

And join us on The Lobby, GameSpot's weekly liveshow, on Tuesday March 25 as we sit down and play Escape Goat 2 with the developers!

And in case you missed it, the Behemoth also put out a pretty funny trailer to announce Battle Block Theatre coming to Steam. And in other goat-related news, Goat Simulator is a real game that's really happening.

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26 comments
Pyrosa
Pyrosa

BTW, anyone with any PC can easily run Escape Goat -- it's only $4.99 on GOG.com.  ...and it's VERY fun.   It's like a lighthearted "Spelunky meets Boulderdash."

Saladudo
Saladudo

I went this morning to register the following titles: Call of Goat, Grand Theft Goat (and Goat Theft Auto, too), Euro Goat Simulator, Candy Goat, Goat Crush, Flappy Goat, Angry Goats, GoatFall, TitanGoat. BTW, you know.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

When he said "high res art" I thought it was a proper game. Just looks like Spelunky with a goat instead.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Didn't realize this was coming out so soon, just bought it.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Yeah...... if we're just comparing trailers, this one beats the other one. I'll admit though, my hopes may have been too high, and I'll try again tomorrow to see if that helps.

nparks
nparks

If I complete Escape Goat 2, does it absolve me of all my sins?  If so, I've got a busy Vegas weekend to plan first.

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

"Justin Bailey"

isn't that a password on metroid? you know, the one that makes her run around in a bikini instead of her power suit?

Dezuria
Dezuria

I played Escape Goat 2 for a good while today, and it's a really nice game.  If you played the first one, you know what to expect, it's pretty similar, but with much better graphics.

fatee
fatee moderator moderator

Haha! Would buy this game just because of this trailer.

foxrock66
foxrock66

I give this trailer 9 McShea's out of 12 Premium Memberships. Would laugh again

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

trailer probably better than the game. May want to think about just doing comedy videos instead, it was good.

Brakkyn
Brakkyn

Would watch again.  9.5/10

Hurvl
Hurvl

@fatee That's why people make trailers, but ironically, it mostly doesn't make you want to buy the game. It might even backfire and lower people's expectations, so that they're pleasantly surprised when they find out that the game isn't what the trailer made it look like. Which is also a way of selling your game, unless they haven't already lost interest in the game, because of the bad trailer.

evil_m3nace
evil_m3nace

@foxrock66  9??? Since when did Tom McShea come in the decimal 9? Its been usually multiples of 8.

korvus
korvus moderator

@xgalacticax  You can only go so far with fake bad acting, unless they did it to hide the fact that that's the best they can do?