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The Escapists
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Oct 24, 2013 @ 2:16pm
Jul 21 @ 1:47pm
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Early Access
Release date: Summer 2014
All that stands between you and your freedom is a perfectly executed escape plan.

The Escapists is a prison break game that puts players in the role of a prison inmate, ultimately planning and pulling off an escape.

You'll have to stick to a schedule to avoid arousing suspicion, craft the tools you'll need from stuff lying around the prison (or, instead, steal them), make use of/stay off the radar of your fellow cons and guards, and eventually build your own escape tunnel while keeping it hidden from the people that might reasonably want to cave it in.

Game Features
  • Schedules: To escape you'll have to work around the strict prison schedule as best you can to avoid any unwanted attention from the guards.
  • Crafting: Weapons and tools can be crafted together using everyday things you find or steal around the prison. Just beware of cell shakedowns.
  • Reputation: The way you interact with fellow cons and guards affect how they treat you. Those on your side could help you out in a fight, overlook if they catch you doing anything unusual, or give you access to certain favors/jobs, and assistance.
  • Digging: Get hold of a shovel and you can start working on an escape tunnel. Of course you'll need some lights and timber supports below ground if you plan to survive. Just make sure you make it back for the guard patrols- and that the hole is hidden!
  • Skills: Train your agility and strength in the gym, or spend your free periods in the library boosting your intellect. All such skills play a part in your escape as well as your survival inside the prison.
  • Combat: When it comes to crunch time, you might have to engage other inmates or guards in combat. If one of them finds your escape tunnel you will probably have to overpower, bind, and stash them in the hole you've been digging below your cell. If it's a guard, taking his uniform might come in handy.
  • Gangs & Friends: Be careful who you pick fights with- some of the inmates might start plotting against you with their gang-mates and friends.

Much more detailed information can be found on the Kickstarter page. Keep updated on the game progress by following me on Twitter.

Q) How much will the game cost?
A) About $10

Q) Will there be multiple escape methods?
A) There will be several ways to escape yes, it's something you'll have to work towards slowly and carefully

Q) Is it just one prison?
A) No, the game will have a few prisons and scenarios.
Popular Discussions View All (11)
Jul 12 @ 4:41pm
When is it gonna get realeased
Jul 16 @ 11:43am
Where I Can Play Or Download The Game?
Jul 19 @ 1:28pm
Multiplayer ?
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erichuber Jul 29 @ 9:20am 
So how much longer until this game is released? I am really looking forward to it but I don't know when I should check back up......
Wulf Jul 25 @ 1:37pm 
Yay you replied! I have much faith in you and your project. Take all the time you need. It's just nice to see you post every now and then. =)
ChrisD  [author] Jul 25 @ 6:39am 
Its for the better. You'll see why
Wulf Jul 24 @ 3:21pm 
Is it still releasing? The "small" delay seems to be stretching quite far. I'm still eager to spend money on this, sadly enough I can't.
M-a-X Jul 19 @ 1:43pm 
so what is the new date ??
Yayo Drip Jul 14 @ 11:14am 
:( damn delay
Jazza2013 Jul 13 @ 1:50am 
the gamer 10 Jul 12 @ 7:40am 
this game looks AWESOME and i cant wait to see it released but when is the release date
M-a-X Jul 9 @ 7:18am 
asmileyfish Jul 9 @ 6:36am 
Look's like it's been set back a little more =( I asked on twitter and Chris ssaid it shouldn't be long. Dont know if he ment hours, days, weeks or anything though.