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Mike Feb 4, 2015 @ 7:36am
MEGATHREAD: Multiplayer Ideas

In an ongoing effort to keep the forum tidy, I've created several MEGATHREADS. These exist to be the single destination for discussion of popular topics.

This MEGATHREAD is dedicated to multiplayer ideas and discussion. Specifically, ideas you have to make The Escapists into a really awesome multiplayer experience.

Please Note: Multiplayer is NOT CONFIRMED for The Escapists. We are currently investigating the possibility of implementing a multiplayer game mode, however until those investigations are complete we cannot promise that the game will be updated to include a multiplayer mode. We will keep you informed.

Note that if you create any thread related to multiplayer outside this MEGATHREAD, it may be moved here, locked or confiscated by the forum guards.

Over to you!

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Wekeee Sep 19, 2014 @ 1:38am 
The Escapists its amazing game and i think with a multiplayer it will be better.
What you think?
Vagineer1 Sep 19, 2014 @ 2:35am 
Why do people always seem to think that multiplayer will make a singleplayer game better? It may be interesting but I highly doubt it will ever happen.
Tolwrath Sep 19, 2014 @ 7:51am 
Why do people who think every game needs multiplayer NEVER use the search function or check the FAQ? Your question of "will there be multiplayer" has already been answered. A lot.
ChalkSlate01 Sep 19, 2014 @ 1:05pm 
multiplayer could add alot to the game but in my opinion it should be versus style basicly some players will be the guards and some players will the inmates that way there can be co-op with the guards and the inmates
ChalkSlate01 Sep 19, 2014 @ 1:07pm 
and guards and inmates i mean the guard players can help eachother to keep the inmates from escaping and the inmate players can help eachother escape
zelda fan Sep 19, 2014 @ 2:00pm 
RoboRexton Sep 19, 2014 @ 3:44pm 
I don't think that multiplayer should be lobbies of 16 prisoners spamming up the chat, but instead, 2 player co-op would be just fine.
svn09 Sep 19, 2014 @ 8:10pm 
yeah. 2 player coop would be awesome.
Bruce Pennyworth Sep 19, 2014 @ 10:36pm 
They promissed it during the kickstart, so...
Originally posted by Wekeee:
The Escapists its amazing game and i think with a multiplayer it will be better.
What you think?
that would help because there would be people beating the guards

ChromeAdders Feb 4, 2015 @ 9:08am 
Competitive mode: There are several players. It can be two, three, five, six, etc. Who escapes the first, wins.
Co-operative mode/Classic: You can play together, or you can snitch on eachother. When someone escapes, you will still be in the game. You should have a limited Field of Vision, or you shouldn't be able to see inside others' cells unless you're close to them.
Versus: Classic Mode, only you can also play as a guard. You shouldn't be able to see inside others' cells OR you have a limited FOV. Walking inside areas your patrol area doesn't cover should give you a penalty. Going into other prisoners' cells too much should punish you.
Mega Classic: Everyone is a prisoner. You can request items from the payphone, but they're expensive (Duct Tape is $50 for example, Crowbars are $130, etc).
Mega Versus: Same as Mega Classic, only that guards are involved as well.

Don't forget Chat. Many people, like me, do not have microphones.
You should be able to sell stuff to people! However, there should be a preset price range (Duct tape for example. Minimum $15, maximum $45) and you should be able to select your price inbetween the price range. There should be a menu where you can select a certain player to get a certain price: Like Tom kicked your ♥♥♥, you'll sell duct tape to him for $45. But Mark helped you find a sheet o' metal to finish your shovel, you'll sell duct tape to him for only $15.

There is no Solitary. Either you get kicked (Hardcore Mode) or you're forced to pay for the damages. If a guard finds a broken wall or vent or a hole in the ground, they will fix it. If another prisoner finds another one's tunnel and digs straight into it but a guard finds the tunnel system: BOTH tunnels are erased!

At night, you shouldn't be able to see into others' cells, maybe only outside of your cell. You should play the sleeping animation if you sleep and someone's up. If everyone sleeps; then it skips into morning!
Maxist Feb 4, 2015 @ 12:34pm 
Hi pls make an multiplayer for this great game it would be an awesome experience if you both can think about an way to get out of prison like " you try to get the shovel " " OK and you get the hammer " Just some ways you know.
and pls use all of Chromeadders ideas Theyre ♥♥♥♥ing good and i wantet some to be sait too
sorry for my bad english though im not that good
Have a nice day
Nyannyanpasu! Feb 4, 2015 @ 1:51pm 
You could begin trying to add a simple game mode where each player (i'd start with 1-4 players),
have their own cell like the singleplayer and the NPC's would act normaly to each player.

They can try to escape as a team or escape alone and leave the others behind so the other players would see like "Player1 has escaped he prision using the vents !" for example.

And from this on, as the game is still in Early Access , you can continue to develop more game modes.

Awesome game keep it up ! :)
pi1992 Feb 4, 2015 @ 2:43pm 
Here's my idea...
There could be a mode where the game is set to Co-operative and you have to work together to escape. What I mean with this is that when you go to escape, both prisoners must escape together. With this i should clarify that the mode at hand is only coop (2 Player) whereas other modes suggested by other people could include more players.
Those are just my thought on the topic. Hope You found them helpful!
SpookyNova Feb 4, 2015 @ 3:02pm 
You should be able to play with mods that are created by the community that add items, gamemodes, characters, maps, or other features to the game. This would also change the game around a bit and make it more enjoyable for single player as well since there is always an oportunity for a change of sceanery or gameplay.

Originally posted by ChromeAdders:
Competitive mode: There are several players. It can be two, three, five, six, etc. Who escapes the first, wins.

I think That this is and amazing idea as well especially if there were mods installed to change the gameplay or maps so everyone has a fair chance at escaping without any advantages from practice.
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