Escape Plan is a puzzle video game released for the PlayStation Vita in 2012. The player controls two characters, Lil and Laarg, through a series of booby-trapped rooms using the PlayStation Vita’s front and rear multitouch panels and motion controls. The gesture-based control system requires players to trace paths for the characters and tap obstacles to move them out of the way and clear a path for them. Traps range from a single brick lying on the floor to enormous rotating fan blades. Failure to guide Lil and Laarg to safety usually results in a gruesome death. The characters can traverse the game world in numerous ways, including crawling, jumping, climbing, and swimming.
Escape Plan was developed by Fun Bits Interactive and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was the first game released by Fun Bits Interactive, and was produced by Chris Millar, who previously worked on Fat Princess. Escape Plan was praised for its sharp, black-and-white visuals, gruesome yet humorous tone, and its intuitive use of the PlayStation Vita’s inputs. The game was also a commercial success, selling over 1 million copies worldwide.
In addition to the main game, Escape Plan also features a two-player cooperative mode and a solo mode. The cooperative mode allows two players to work together to escape from the rooms. The solo mode adds a third character, Bakuki, who is partially controlled by a deck of cards. Bakuki is the game’s antagonist, and his goal is to stop Lil and Laarg from escaping.
Escape Plan was a critical and commercial success, and it is considered to be one of the best games for the PlayStation Vita. It was praised for its unique gameplay, its dark humor, and its challenging puzzles. Escape Plan is a must-play for fans of puzzle games and platformers.