The Escapists

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The Escapists provides the opportunity of experiencing a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life. 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!

Key Features

  • 6 unique prisons to escape – from the minimal security of Center Perks to the harsh confines of the Stalag Flucht POW camp.
  • 6 different methods to bust your way out including digging out and prison takeovers!
  • 10 prison jobs to earn you some vital escape funds.
  • Crafting system. Gather the necessary items you’ll need to craft items for your escape plan. Craft tools such as Cutters, Shovels, Sheet Ropes and weapons such as the Sock Mace, Comb Blade or Cup of Molten Chocolate!
  • Around 200 items to find including 50+ craftable items
  • Leaderboards
  • Achievements

Steam PC only features:

  • 2 additional prisons
  • Prison Editor – Create from scratch your very own confinement masterpiece and share it with the community! Free update / tool.

Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows XP
Processor: Dual Core CPU 2.4 gHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000, Nvidia GeForce 8000, ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
Additional Notes:

In some instances, systems may require model specific drivers. If your system manufacturers no longer support hardware under this category, it may not be possible to run this title. Should this be the case, we are unable to assist you and recommend that you pursue support from your respective system manufacturer. This issue is most common in laptops and is prevalent with select products from most leading manufacturers.

OS: OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion
Processor: 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M or equivalent
Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
OS: Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit or later
Processor: Dual Core CPU 2.4 gHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000, Nvidia GeForce GT 8000, ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Sound Card: Linux Compatible Card

Buy The Escapists

PC £12.99 Buy from Steam
Linux £12.99 Buy from Linux
iOS £3.99 Buy from iOS

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Genre: Action, Adventure, Strategy
Developer: Mouldy Toof Studios
Publisher: Team17
Release Dates
PC: Available
Xbox One: Available
Playstation 4: Available
Age Ratings

USA/Canada/North America

Cartoon Violence, Mild Language



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That Monday morning roll call is always the hardest right? I'd rather be chased by the guard dogs!
We even got a nice Sunday roast tonight, this new Center Perks is great, not even sure if I want to escape!
I'll tell you what, roll call was painful this morning, I hate having to get up early on Sundays!
The is the nicest Saturday night I've had in ages - hot food, a clean cell, what more could an inmate want!
Starting out the weekend with a nice stroll around the grounds in the sun, this is how prison life should be!
This is the nicest Friday night I've had for months, I got hot food and everything! I could definitely get used to this!
Tell ya what lads, I could get used to this! It's not quite as cushy as the old Center Perks, but it's got so much…
And I've arrived at a new and improved Center Perks! Will get settled and do some recon then get back to you all ab…
It's moving day! Time for a change of scenery! I get awfully travel sick, I guess I could always try to break out of the prison van...
It's the big move in the morning, gonna try my hardest to break out of this one!
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