The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti is a visceral indie about a folk singer’s musical quest

Although they’re often overshadowed by the big guys, indie developers are a vital part of E3 and the video game industry as a whole. After all, it’s their creativity that helps push this medium forward, while showcasing it as the art form that it is.

One such E3 2017 indie is Annapurna Interactive’s The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti, which made a memorable visit to Microsoft’s visceral press conference. I say that because, during a show that was all about resolution and horsepower, the Beethoven & Dinosaur developed indie showed something different. Something the likes of which we’ve never seen before, and perhaps never will.

I’ve tried to think of a great way to describe this game, but the truth of the matter is that it’s almost too unique, strange and off the wall to really put into words. For this reason, I’ll step back and let the developers describe their quirky indie project.

The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti is a video game about great expectations, famous folk singers, lingering shadows, space Gods, hallucinogens, individuality, reptile shops, and wild imaginations. It’s an action, adventure, exploration, narrative driven, musical-laser-light-battle kind of game and is the debut of release from Beethoven & Dinosaur.

The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti has yet to receive a release date. It is, however, destined to be an Xbox One console launch exclusive, as well as a PC title.