The Escapists provides players the opportunity of experiencing a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life with the main objective being that of escaping!
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Release Date: Feb 13, 2015

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December 5

Jingle Cells - Free map update!

Buddy the elf is back again in a brand new update for The Escapists!

Jingle Cells will be available as a free content update from Thursday 8th December! Join Buddy, our escapee elf from last year's Christmas DLC, who loses control of his sleigh on his flight away from Santa’s sweatshop, crash landing in the grounds of Frosty Pines Prison. You have to explore this brand new wintery prison, collect new unique items and craft parts to repair your sleigh and make a daring getaway!

Will you be able to escape in time for the holidays?

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October 1

The Escapists 2 Reveal Trailer!


I want to start with a quick thank you to the amazing community that has made The Escapists the success it is. You tunnelled with us through Early Access, busted out of some of the world’s toughest prisons, and even fought off the dead in The Escapists: The Walking Dead.

And now it’s my pleasure to introduce you to the future of The Escapists…

The Escapists 2!
The first thing that you’ll notice when looking at The Escapists 2 are the visuals. Prison has never looked so good, and the new art style extends to a deeper variety of character customisation. When you look that good, it’s only natural to want to show it off, and now you can…

For the first time in Escapists history, you can team up with up to 3 other players in both co-op and competitive modes. Your escape team far away? Fear not Prisoner as the Escapist 2 will feature local and online, drop in/drop out multiplayer!

We’ll have a ton of news about the game going forward, but in the meantime why not watch the new trailer?

The Escapists 2 Reveal Trailer

Now that you’ve watched the trailer, head over to the The Escapists forum to discuss your theories and begin assembling your escape team!

But wait…there’s more!

We haven’t forgotten about The Escapists and all of you that are still playing the game. So stayed tuned for news on more updates!

ICYMI: The Escapists Banned Camp!

Dive into The Escapists right now to play the free ‘Banned Camp’ map for a brand new escaping experience!

To keep up with the latest The Escapists 2 news be sure to follow us on Twitter here: @Escapists_Game

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“dynamic, fun, and challenging”
90/100 – Games Beat

“The Escapists is a gratifying game that provides dozens of hours of entertainment. Planning an escape and watching it unfold is endlessly satisfying, and a successful breakout leaves you feeling jubilant”
8/10 – Gamespot

“As for me, I think I'm going to go back to Escapists for quite a while whenever I need to brush up on my puzzle skills simply because of how open-ended it is”
8/10 – Destructoid

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Enjoy the fresh air of the outdoors, the sound of the breeze rustling the trees and the beautiful vista of the idyllic lake. But don't be fooled, as this camp has a pretty serious electric fence to stop you from wandering too far, and the guards here are real mean!

About This Game

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!


  • 10 Fully operational prisons complete with routines to give you a flavour of how it *really* is inside!
  • 10 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!
  • 185+ Unique Items for you to seek out and perhaps even craft useful items with. (Team17 fully endorse the use of various weapons such as ‘shivs’, ‘nunchucks’ and ‘maces’ – within a fictional setting of course!).
  • 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 work out and achieve the title of ‘The Escapist’!
  • Multiple save slots so you can have more than one escape attempt on the go!
  • Steam Achievements to strive for.
  • Steam Leaderboards – Once you have escaped see how you fared against other successfully escaped players!
  • Prison Editor – Create from scratch your very own confinement masterpiece and share it with the community!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    • Additional Notes: We recommend updating your PC's hardware drivers before playing. If your PC is no longer supported by your manufacturer and your hardware drivers are very old, you may experience difficulty running the game. Please check with your PC manufacturer for more details.
    • OS: OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M or equivalent
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes:
    • 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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Linux Compatible Card
    • Additional Notes:
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