Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 12 [1000gs.png]
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000gs.png: 2-3 Hours [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 + Chapter Select as needed
- Missable achievements: None
- Does difficulty affect achievements: N/A
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: None
 
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Introduction:
The Artful Escape is a coming of age story about Francis Vendetti, a young guitarist living in the shadow of his folk-music legend uncle. This side scrolling story features the expected platforming, along with rhythm minigames and awesome, psychadelic visuals and art. Become the rockstar you always wanted to be through the intergalactic journey of Francis!

Abbreviated Walkthrough:
Most achievements in the game are unlocked through story progression. So you will unlock 7 of the 12 achievements in this game just by completing the story. The additional 5 achievements are unlocked for doing miscellaneous things, like jamming with a snowman (Snowman (50G)). And while some of these additional achievements are easily missed, The Artful Escape features chapter select allowing you to easily get back to an area if you did miss something.

Mop-Up:
As mentioned in the walkthrough, the additional 5 achievements may require the use of chapter select for mop-up. Otherwise, this game is a pretty straightforward completion!

Conclusion:
The Artful Escape is a really cool concept with some amazing visuals backing it. You won't find anything too challenging in the ~3 hour experience, but that experience will be solid. An easy completion on GamePass, what isn't there to love?
 
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The Artful Escape Achievement Guide

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There are 12 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Jam with the snowman

    In the Chapter: Into The Heliotromms, the snowman can be found down the hill after your first jam 
    session. Simply, play your guitar in front of the snowman to make him dance. 

    See ​​​​New Threads (50G) for a video of all non-story related achievements. 
  • Don't do anything for 3 minutes during a jam

    During any jam session, don’t press any buttons for 3 minutes. The first jam session in the story happens 
    in Chapter: Into The Heliotromms. 

    See ​​​New Threads (50G) for a video of all non-story related achievements. 
 

Secret achievements

  • Arrive at Francis' house

    Story-related; unlocked after returning home from the woods at the start of the game. 
  • Leave Lightman's workshop

    Story-related; unlocked after leaving Calypso with Lightman and Zom. 
  • Defeat Tromms

    Story-related; every boss “fight” in the game is a jam session, a rhythm minigame where you need to 
    mimic the music that the boss plays. The game will cue you with colors that refer to the button-x.png, button-y.png, button-b.png, lb.png, and 
    rb.png buttons. There are no fail states, as you can keep trying the various patterns until you get it right and 
    defeat the boss.

    Tromms is the first boss of the game and the easiest you will face.
  • Jam with Glimmer

    Story-related; every boss “fight” in the game is a jam session, a rhythm minigame where you need to 
    mimic the music that the boss plays. The game will cue you with colors that refer to the button-x.png, button-y.png, button-b.png, lb.png, and 
    rb.png buttons. There are no fail states, as you can keep trying the various patterns until you get it right and 
    defeat the boss.

    Glimmer is the second boss of the game and features double and sometimes triple button presses mixed 
    into the minigame.
  • Jam with the GlamourGonn

    Story-related; every boss “fight” in the game is a jam session, a rhythm minigame where you need to 
    mimic the music that the boss plays. The game will cue you with colors that refer to the button-x.png, button-y.png, button-b.png, lb.png, and 
    rb.png buttons. There are no fail states, as you can keep trying the various patterns until you get it right and 
    defeat the boss.

    GlamourGonn is the final boss of the game and features double and sometimes triple button presses and 
    multiple stages to the minigame.
  • Complete the game

    Story-related; unlocked after beating the final boss and becoming the Rockstar you were destined to be!
  • Create a custom outfit

    In the Chapter: Frida’s Closet, you’ll need to get dressed up for the big finale. To earn this achievement, 
    you need to shop at every store in Frida’s Closet and select at least one item from each store. After doing 
    so, leave Frida’s Closet and talk to Frida to progress the story.

    See the video below for all non-story related achievements.


    Timestamps:
    0:00 - Light It Up Achievement (Chapter: Tuning Into A New Dimension)
    2:32 - Stage Fright Achievement (Chapter: Into The Heliotromms)
    3:08 - Snowman Achievement (Chapter: Into The Heliotromms)
    3:33 - How'd You Get Up There Achievement (Chapter: Glimmerdimm Beach)
    4:05 - New Threads Achievement (Chapter: Frida's Closet)
  • Land on top of the archway after the big jelly

    In the Chapter: Glimmerdimm Beach, you will speak to a large fish-like creature. After that conversation, 
    continue forward and you should notice large jelly pads on the ground that you can jump on. They will 
    propel you into the air, high enough to land on the archway above the waterfall. You will need to double 
    jump and use your guitar for a little extra height to make it onto the archway.

    See ​​​​New Threads (50G) for a video of all non-story related achievements. 
  • Light up every building and area of Calypso

    In the Chapter: Tuning Into A New Dimension, you will need to walk from your house back to the start of 
    Calypso. As you do so, make sure to play your guitar to turn on the lights on every building, tree, bench, 
    etc. Also, make sure to check the areas opposite the entrance and exit to the elevators. On the second 
    elevator, make sure to light up the right side of the screen before heading left and progressing the story. 

    See ​​​​New Threads (50G) for a video of all non-story related achievements. 
  • Complete all amp landa jams

    Story-related; these amp pads are located throughout the game and are used to start up jam sessions. As 
    the game is a linear side scroller, none of these are hidden and each needs to be interacted with to 
    progress the story. 

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