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Escape Goat 2 launches on PC, kicks off Double Fine's initiative to aid indies

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MagicalTimeBean's Escape Goat 2 is now available on Linux, Mac and Windows PC for $9.99, publisher Double Fine Productions announced today.

Escape Goat 2 is on sale for $8.99, 10 percent off, during its launch week.

This is the first time Double Fine has published a game it did not make. However, the last few weeks of development on Escape Goat 2 did take place at the studio's offices in San Francisco as part of the Omega Jam, which ran from Jan. 21 to Feb. 21. MagicalTimeBean originally planned to release Escape Goat 2 last September, but delayed the game just before PAX Prime 2013.

"This has been totally awesome," said Greg Rice, senior publishing manager for Double Fine, in a press release today. "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!"

Indie developers interested in working with Double Fine can email the studio. You can see a video about Double Fine's partnership with MagicalTimeBean above.

Escape Goat 2 is a follow-up to the original Escape Goat, which was released in 2011. In the 2D puzzle platformer, players attempt to guide a goat through a dungeon with the help of machines, the goat's environment and a mouse. Escape Goat 2 is available on Steam, the Humble Store and GOG.

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