The Escapists

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Third party DRM: Steam

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Customer notes

Please Note: This is an Early Access Title


The Escapists provides the opportunity of experiencing a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life and, as is the case with all inmates, the main objective is escape! While under the careful watch of the guards, players will need to go about their daily duties clandestinely secreting useful objects from under their captors’ noses. Potential escapees will learn how to craft seemingly innocuous items into useful tools and even weapons as well as using them to execute cunning diversionary tactics.

Players will need to learn when to keep in line, utilising their time sensibly as they develop their own personal plans of escape. Learning the prison’s daily routines and spotting opportunities are all part of life behind bars. Working out potential routes and even misdirecting guards soon become second nature.

Whilst remembering to attend roll-call, holding down their job and keeping their fellow inmates on side, players are can also benefit from advancing their character's statistics through various means including boosting their intellect and exercising regularly. Balance mundane routine with careful planning to attain your ultimate goal - escape and freedom!

Current Features:

  • One fully operational prison complete with routines to give you a flavour of how it really is inside!

  • Three separate job opportunities for you to sink your teeth into - if you have the knowledge to earn and hold down these employment paths of course!

  • Over one hundred unique items for you to seek out and perhaps even craft useful items with.

  • Various “favour” types for you to tackle, offered up by inmates – you wouldn’t want to go upsetting them now, would you?

  • Highly opinionated and incredibly funny inmates and guards to keep you on your toes as well as providing entertainment!

  • Multiple escape routes for you to plan and achieve the title of ‘The Escapist’!

  • Steam Leaderboard – Once you have escaped see how you fared against other successfully escapees!

Planned Features:

  • Prison Editor – Create from scratch your very own confinement masterpiece and share it with the community!

  • Differently laid out and themed prisons for you to attempt escaping from – including a P.O.W camp!

  • New items for you to track down and new craft-able items to work out!

  • More routes for you to figure out as you plot your escape!

  • More job roles to be provided for you to take up!

  • More customisation elements for your player avatar!

  • Increased number in save slots so you can have multiple escape attempts on the go!

Customer reviews


Fun and addictive

coldrefreader | Sept. 12, 2014 | See all coldrefreader's reviews »

Many would say: "Another boring indie game", like me, but I decided to give it a try. It wasn't a bad choice, i managed to play it for like 30 hours. But it was worth it, I still play it from time to time. I will now share my pros and cons about this game:

Pros: Hard to pass / We choose our path / A fine crafting system / We can save our progress / NPC-s interacting with each other

Cons: Don't buy this if you're into customisation, this game offers you to pick a Name only / Boring music, pick up your own

So shortly, tough, you don't just run around, you craft stuff and if you do a bad choice you can load the game if you saved it earlier. It's also funny watching the prisoners.