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Mike Feb 4, 2015 @ 8:11am
Welcome Prisoners! Game Info & FAQ: Read Before Posting!
Prisoners!

Welcome to The Escapists’ community hub! Here, you can interact with fellow inmates from all over the world, including myself as community manager for Team17 and ChrisD – creator of The Escapists.

This thread is designed to answer some of the most commonly asked questions here in the forums, and you should make sure to read the information below to see if it answers your question before starting a new thread. The info here is updated periodically, so if there’s something that you think is missing let me know by replying to the thread!



THE FORUM GOLDEN RULE
Before we dive into the FAQ, I’d like to tell you about a BUTT-KICKING piece of functionality. It’s called the search bar, and it can save you loads of time!

Before making any post on the forum, you should search to see if similar discussions already exist. If they do – contribute to them! There’s many reasons for you to take time to do this, including forum cleanliness and the fact that it makes our job infinitely easier when all feedback on a particular subject can be found in the same place. Please, please, please – search before posting!

Onwards to the FAQ!


How Do I Buy The Escapists?

Point thy mouse cursor southwards and click.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/298630


How Do I Make a Bug Report?
If something in the game isn’t working as it should, the first thing you should do is visit the Solved Problems board and use the search function to see if there’s already a solution to what you’re experiencing. If you can’t find anything there, head over to the Report a Problem board and make a bug report!


How Do I Get Support For A Technical Issue?
If you’re having a problem which isn’t a bug, you can contact Team17 for help. The best way to do that is to email us on help@team17support.com. Be sure to include as much detail about the problem as you can, and place the name of the game you’re having a problem with in the subject line.


How Do I Offer Feedback & Suggestions?
We’re always open to your feedback and suggestions and you should use the forum MEGATHREADS to tell us about them.


What The Heck Is A MEGATHREAD?
It’s like a thread, only mega.

These threads exist as the single location for discussion on a particular topic. The following MEGATHREADS are currently available:

MEGATHREAD: Multiplayer Ideas
MEGATHREAD: Suggestions
MEGATHREAD: The Escapists Videos


What Happened in This Game’s Early Access?
Early Access has now finished. During Early Access, we steadily released prisons one-by-one and set Early Access prisoners the challenge of finding bugs and problems, escaping in the process. Early Access was awesome, and we used it to change the game from one man’s creation to the brain-child of thousands and thousands of players.

A warden’s job is never done though, and Early Access’ end doesn’t mean that development has ended. There’s lots more to come for The Escapists – and we want your thoughts on everything. Keep it coming!


What Can I Expect When I Buy The Escapists?
You can expect to go through the 7 stages of being a prisoner:


1. Confusion:
Where the hell am I? How did I get here? Why is this man hitting me with a bar of soap in a sock?

2. Discovery:
You’ll learn the prison routine, how to avoid trouble, how to get what you need through crafting and pilfering. You might even use community resources such as the Wiki, Subreddit or Steam Guides

3. Defeat:
You’ll get beaten. You’ll get beaten by someone else. You’ll have all your stuff confiscated by guards and you’ll be thrown into solitary confinement.

4. Resolution:
You’ll decide to break out. You’ll plot an escape plan. You’ll masterfully weave that plan into reality, using the resources available to you – both human and material.

5. Panic:
With so much at risk now, you’ll start to panic. You’ll feel the pressure of having 3 weapons and a makeshift shovel in your cell’s desk. You’ll wonder if your cell mate is going to snitch. You’ll practically have a panic attack at every roll call.

6. Escape:
You’ll put your plan into action. It will not work flawlessly, but through improvisation and general genius – you’ll get out anyway. Your pride in this feat will exhilarate you so extensively that you’ll exclaim your glory to everyone you know.

7. Institutionalisation:
You’ll commit more crimes, just to get the thrill of escaping once more. Slowly, but surely, you’ll destroy the reputations of many prison wardens – with each facility being harder than the last. You’ll no longer be a prisoner, you’ll be an escapist.

We're sure you'll love it, and you can check out reviews from other players if you're still unsure.


How Many Prisons Are In The Game?
6 main prisons + 3 special prisons which were made to celebrate special events.


Can I Make My Own Prisons?
A prison editor is in development as a standalone app. It will be free. Using it, you’ll be able to create and share your own prisons with The Escapists’ community. Please stay tuned for a release date!


Are There Any Plans For Multiplayer?
We are currently investigating the technical possibility of implementing a multiplayer mode for The Escapists. At this stage, we cannot promise anything. Stay tuned for an announcement.


Is The Game Available For Mac / Linux / Other Platforms?
Check out the store page to find out which desktop platforms The Escapists’ is currently available on. The Escapists is also out now on Xbox One.


If I Buy The Game On One Platform, Do I Get The Others Too?
If you buy the game for one Steam platform, you’ll get access to the other Steam platforms as and when they are released.

This does not apply to console platforms.


Is There Any Controller Support?
Not at this time and we currently have no plans to add it. Should we receive substantial feedback requesting this feature from the community, we’ll reconsider!


I’m a Games Reviewer! Can I Have A Free Code?
We do not issue free copies of the game to reviewers outside of those that we’ve invited to work with us.


I’m a YouTuber/Live Streamer! Can I Create Videos/Streams Of This Game & Monetise Them?
It sucks that you have to ask, and the answer is yes – absolutely. Go crazy. We want you to be rewarded for your efforts.

We kindly ask that you provide a link to The Escapists twitter profile at http://twitter.com/Escapists_Game and a link to the game’s Steam store page at "http://store.steampowered.com/app/298630" in the video description so that your viewers can find out more after watching!

If you’re working on something particularly big and need our help, reach out to us on community@team17.com and we’ll do our best to help!


How Can I Keep Up With The Escapists Outside Of The Forums?
Good question! There’s loads of places to hang out:

Twitter: Competitions! News! Jimmy Locke! More!
Reddit: Discussions! Challenges! Upvotes!
Wiki: Crafting Recipes! Guides! Maps! More![theescapists.gamepedia.com]
Twitch: Voyeur Escapism![www.twitch.tv]


Something missing? Let us know by responding to this thread!

MT17
Last edited by Mike; Mar 4, 2015 @ 2:05am
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LucidCypher Feb 4, 2015 @ 1:42pm 
Hey, thanks for the tip about the search box. Somehow, I never noticed it! I think the megathreads thing is a great idea. Gonna go check 'em out now.
Hoovyspenser Feb 4, 2015 @ 8:12pm 
I heard we required to be Partners with Youtube in order to upload any 'The Escapist' videos otherwise there'll be trouble

Is this true?
Mike Feb 5, 2015 @ 2:19am 
Originally posted by Hoovy R.I.P Kitty0706:
I heard we required to be Partners with Youtube in order to upload any 'The Escapist' videos otherwise there'll be trouble

Is this true?

Dear gosh no - no, no, no, no, no. That is NOT true. Anyone can create videos of The Escapists and upload them to YouTube. Anyone can monetise their videos. If anyone tells you that you do not have our permission to do this, kick them in the shins and send them to me.

As per the FAQ:

I’m a YouTuber/Live Streamer! Can I Create Videos/Streams Of This Game & Monetise Them?

It sucks that you have to ask, and the answer is yes – absolutely. Go crazy. We want you to be rewarded for your efforts.

We kindly ask that you provide a link to The Escapists twitter profile at http://twitter.com/Escapists_Game and a link to the game’s Steam store page at "http://store.steampowered.com/app/298630" in the video description so that your viewers can find out more after watching!

If you’re working on something particularly big and need our help, reach out to us on community@team17.com and we’ll do our best to help!
I just wanna make sure! If i have mac and i buy the game, i get the other platforms but i can't play it yet because the platforms are not realeased. Do my Escapists game will automatically update when the platforms are realeased?
LucidCypher Feb 5, 2015 @ 2:05pm 
Originally posted by Mike_Team17:
If I Buy The Game On One Platform, Do I Get The Others Too?
If you buy the game for one Steam platform, you’ll get access to the other Steam platforms as and when they are released.

This does not apply to console platforms.

:)
Last edited by LucidCypher; Feb 5, 2015 @ 2:08pm
thank you LucidCypher!
LucidCypher Feb 5, 2015 @ 5:45pm 
You're very welcome. ^^
Derp Lerpington Feb 7, 2015 @ 1:54pm 
hey, i just bought the game, but i only realized that it didn't support windows until after i purchased it.

QUESTION: WHEN WILL THIS GAME COME TO MAC!?!?!?!?!?!?


srry for caps, im just kinda excited.
Last edited by Derp Lerpington; Feb 7, 2015 @ 1:56pm
Mike Feb 9, 2015 @ 6:14am 
Originally posted by Derp Lerpington:
hey, i just bought the game, but i only realized that it didn't support windows until after i purchased it.

QUESTION: WHEN WILL THIS GAME COME TO MAC!?!?!?!?!?!?


srry for caps, im just kinda excited.

The game is coming to mac, we don't currently have a release date!

MT17
Smol Feb 9, 2015 @ 9:54am 
A question:
Can I give out free copies of this game, because I actually have a free code!
Derp Lerpington Feb 9, 2015 @ 11:42am 
Originally posted by Mike_Team17:
Originally posted by Derp Lerpington:
hey, i just bought the game, but i only realized that it didn't support windows until after i purchased it.

QUESTION: WHEN WILL THIS GAME COME TO MAC!?!?!?!?!?!?


srry for caps, im just kinda excited.

The game is coming to mac, we don't currently have a release date!

MT17


Well, thank you. Plz let us all know when you have confirmed release date. :)
HiddenKnowledge Feb 12, 2015 @ 11:17pm 
The new wiki can be found at http://theescapistswiki.com/
tifical Feb 13, 2015 @ 3:53pm 
Please add controller support! It would be easier for me because some keys on my keyboard stick quite often, and with a controller, you can sit back and play the best game in the world, The Escapists
Hoovyspenser Feb 14, 2015 @ 10:11pm 
Originally posted by Stealth:
Please add controller support! It would be easier for me because some keys on my keyboard stick quite often, and with a controller, you can sit back and play the best game in the world, The Escapists
yeah, I guess it would be nice for some players who want to use controllers!
PandaB Feb 17, 2015 @ 2:45pm 
Hey I was just wondering. Someone asked if it will come on mac and you said to check the store page but that's not any help. there are 638 people that want to play escapist on mac but can't. Will it even come out on mac. Because all these 638 people spent 15$ and we want to play. If you could try to make it come out and post a release date i will LOVE YOU SO MUCH.Just plzzzzzzzzz help try to get it on Mac.
Last edited by PandaB; Feb 17, 2015 @ 2:48pm
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