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?"
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.