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Mike Jun 19, 2014 @ 4:32am
The Escapists Early Access FAQ & Info: READ ME FIRST!
Prisoners!

This thread is packed full of info and common questions regarding The Escapists Early Access. If you can't find an answer here, ask away on the forum!

Bug Reporting
This is an Early Access game, so you should expect to find bugs, problems, issues and general mishaps in the game. Should you do so, it's vital that you report them to us in the Report a Problem forum so that we can get them sorted out. Make sure you follow the instructions on how to report a problem carefully!

Feedback
Our other objective during Early Access is to make tweaks to the game based on how players play it. Here's a list of stuff we want you to feedback to us about:
  • New items
  • Crafting recipes
  • Dialogue / NPC reactions
  • Small aesthetical changes
  • Character ideas
We're not looking for the following at this stage of Early Access:
  • Multiplayer ideas
  • New game modes
  • Huge, gamechanging features
The Escapists Early Access build is currently in the English language only. We're really keen to get the game fully localised for the comfort of non-EN players, and we're working hard to make that happen as soon as possible.

Why Early Access?
“Early Access is the perfect fit for The Escapists! We’ve got all the lovely ingredients in there to mould it into a wonderful game and with continued commitment and listening to welcomed community feedback we know we’ll produce something special.”

How long will this game be in Early Access?
“By their very nature Early Access games don’t have a set release date. The Escapists is already in a very playable state and plans are in place to add even more cool features. If you pressed me I’d say absolutely everything would be wrapped up by early/mid 2015.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
“The core of the game is just about there, now it just needs content! By the end of Early Access there will be more escape routes, more crazy items, more NPCs, more craftables, more prisons, and more.. hilarity!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?
“The game is very, very playable. You only need to look at the user reviews page here on Steam to see that players already love the game. We've added 3 major content updates and implemented dozens of community requested gameplay tweaks, with more to come.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access? And how much will the Early Access version cost?
“Yes, we're offering The Escapists at a special Early Access price as a thank you to all the inmates who start planning their route to freedom early. After Early Access begins, the price will steadily increase in-line with the amount of content available in the game. In short, if you want it cheap, join us quick.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
“That's the whole point of Early Access! We’ll be open to and after all manner of ideas regarding the game as a whole and look forward to hearing from players. We'd like to encourage the community to be vocal - ideas matter and will help shape The Escapists into the best game we know it can be. Just jump into the Discussions board to get started.”

Will we be able to customise our characters in Early Access?
"Early Access will begin with nine different prisoner avatars to select from, as well as the option of naming your character."

Will The Escapists support Mac / Linux?
"Eventually, however these platforms will not be included in Early Access."

When is The Escapists Early Access launching?
"It's available right now!"

Are there any plans for multiplayer?
I committed to investigate the possibility of multiplayer in The Esacpists' kickstarter. Multiplayer is not a priority for release. Once the game is released, I'll see what is possible.

Any controller support?
No plans at current for this in the PC version

Can you break out of prison with the other NPC inmates?
No, but you can to overthrow the prison by taking out all the guards- if you can influence the other inmates to help that is.

I heard The Escapists is coming to Xbox One, is this true?
"Yes! Team17 are handling the Xbox One port. You can watch the full announcement here.[t.co]"

Can I create videos of The Escapists on YouTube and monetize them?
"Yes, with 2 conditions. See this page for more information[escapistgame.com]."
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Mike_Team17
Last edited by Mike; Jan 9, 2015 @ 4:27am
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Professor Doom Jun 19, 2014 @ 3:22pm 
Well regarding the pricing. How much do you roughly think it will be? If you cannot disclose that right now that's fine. I am really excited for this game! Played as the Warden in Prison Architect and now I get to be the Prisoner! Gonna be a great experience. :guard::prisoner:
Mike Jun 20, 2014 @ 1:57am 
Hey Professor Doom! Price hasn't been announced yet, we're still working to get the first players into the game a really great price - so stay tuned. You won't have to wait long for news on this!

Mike_Team17
SnakeyEm12 Jun 21, 2014 @ 1:10pm 
I can't see where on the page is the download link, could someone please sed me a screenshot of where to find the game download?
Professor Doom Jun 21, 2014 @ 1:11pm 
Originally posted by SnakeyEm12:
I can't see where on the page is the download link, could someone please sed me a screenshot of where to find the game download?
The game hasn't been released yet. The Early-Access version will be released on July 9th 2014
SnakeyEm12 Jun 21, 2014 @ 1:18pm 
Sorry I don't use steam much, how come theres a review of it already?
Professor Doom Jun 21, 2014 @ 1:22pm 
Originally posted by SnakeyEm12:
Sorry I don't use steam much, how come theres a review of it already?
Good question. I don't know... maybe he got a early-early access to test the game?
Wotsitshy Jun 22, 2014 @ 7:11am 
Will there be multiplayer? :)
SwollX Jun 23, 2014 @ 8:04pm 
I'm ready. Lock me up!
PhyreMatrix Jun 24, 2014 @ 9:20am 
Originally posted by Professor Doom:
Originally posted by SnakeyEm12:
Sorry I don't use steam much, how come theres a review of it already?
Good question. I don't know... maybe he got a early-early access to test the game?
in the review comments the person stated:

thesparrowsjourney Jun 22 @ 1:01pm
I have press access, my bad, I should have mentioned it on the review itself.

That's how he/she already was able to review the game.
Mike Jun 25, 2014 @ 1:44am 
Originally posted by PhyreMatrix:
Originally posted by Professor Doom:
Good question. I don't know... maybe he got a early-early access to test the game?
in the review comments the person stated:

thesparrowsjourney Jun 22 @ 1:01pm
I have press access, my bad, I should have mentioned it on the review itself.

That's how he/she already was able to review the game.

Just to confirm, Sparrow has access as part of our PR for The Escapists.
Mike Jun 25, 2014 @ 1:47am 
Originally posted by Wotsit:
Will there be multiplayer? :)

Not at the launch of Early Access. Multiplayer is currently being discussed internally.
Wotsitshy Jun 25, 2014 @ 8:45am 
Thanks for the answer. btw I will buy it with or without multiplayer
anonimoBR Jun 26, 2014 @ 4:54am 
You can customize your prisoner in the early access ?
Mike Jun 26, 2014 @ 7:42am 
Originally posted by anonimoBR:
You can customize your prisoner in the early access ?

You'll be able to rename your prisoner (for those excellent YOURNAME! Get some clothes on! moments with the guards). More options will be added in the near future! What customisation would you like to see?

Mike_Team17
Last edited by Mike; Jun 26, 2014 @ 10:44am
anonimoBR Jun 26, 2014 @ 10:33am 
Hair,beard that sort of thing and thanks for the answer
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