Escapa runs a worldwide Top 100 Leaderboard on this very site.
You can see the current top competitors on this page.
Within the Escapa menu options, you’ll also find the top scores. However the iPhone only displays the top 20 scores.
To get your name recognized amongst the thousands of players, enter your unique name in the settings area.
If you qualify to be in the top 100, your name and score will appear on the website leaderboard.
If you qualify to be within the top 20, your name will also appear on the iPhone scores.
Here’s a screenshot from the iPhone scoreboard at the time of this writing…
When the blue squares catch up with the red square (your finger) or you move the red square so violently that it hits the sides of the playing area, the game ends.
Look at the top of the screen to see how long you were able to stay alive
The game claims that Air Force pilots (Australian, British, Russian or American, depending on the source) are forced to reach two minutes, to train their hand-eye coordination.
However, this rumor is apparently false, as the blue blocks increase their speed regularly, maxing out (after about half a minute) at a speed too fast for most human reflexes.
Unofficial Escapa competitions—usually initiated by a challenge to match a high score—are occasionally held, mainly on gaming or technology forums, and very few honest people survive for even a minute.
However, the exact speed of the game, and thus its relative ease, does depend on the capabilities of the computer running it.
Escapa is played in a small white box, in which there are five rectangles: four are blue auto moving blocks while the main block is a red square.
Here is the starting screenshot from Escapa…
The object of the game is to navigate the red square by dragging it with the mouse within the small white playing field for as long as possible, avoiding both the blue blocks, and the black border surrounding the playing field.
The amount of time the player manages to “survive” is revealed to him when the game ends (when the red square overlaps with a blue rectangle, or touches the black area). Escapa requires a small degree of micromanagement.