The Escapists provides players the opportunity of experiencing a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life with the main objective being that of escaping!
User reviews: Very Positive (8,243 reviews) - 93% of the 8,243 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 13, 2015

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February 9

Team17’s Lunar New Year sale!

It’s time for the Lunar New Year sale and The Escapists is 66% percent off, but that’s not all! We’ve got lots of other Team17 games on sale too, including:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/233840/

Enjoy!

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December 8, 2015

New Free The Escapists DLC! Santa's Sweatshop!

The festive season is upon us and Team17 are bringing you an early Christmas present… new FREE DLC for The Escapists



After suffering Santa's cruel regime for the last 20 years, it's time you got back home to enjoy Christmas with your *real* family. . . Sick and tired of bad working conditions and rubbish pay, you decide to hit Santa where it hurts most and escape Santa’s Sweatshop!

Featuring:

- All new items and craftables to really get you in to the Christmas spirit!
- Christmas themed level, jobs, characters and dialogue to get you through your working day!
- Get festive – despite the fact your poor elf fingers are worked to the bone!
- Get one up on Santa and finally break free from his shackles!
- Fresh and festive soundtrack to soak up as you plot your escape!
- All new achievements for you to track down as well as the possibility of topping the Leaderboard!



The Santa’s Sweatshop DLC is not an automatic download and must be downloaded through the store page here:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/412990/

If you like the free DLC give this post a thumbs up!

Merry Christmas from Team17!

On a more serious note…. Duct Tapes Are Forever, not just for Christmas!

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Reviews

“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

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!




  • 8 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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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.
    Minimum:
    • 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:
    Minimum:
    • 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:
Helpful customer reviews
373 of 435 people (86%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2015
Awesome!Just some suggestions...

Great game in general, though a little tedeous at times. I think everything in this game is perfect except for one thing...

Make this game multiplayer. Imagine escaping prisons with your friends and working together. i personally think that would be AWESOME! So add that.
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175 of 194 people (90%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
34.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2015
Great game, it is so insanely hard. I still am on the 1st prison (I managed to finish lol, I just don't have the patience to do everything so smooth. Oops), and I have played about 10 hours. The only thing I would change is to add a co-op gamemode so I can escape with a friend. There is still a lot of DLC waiting to be added, so that won't happen for a while, but just a thought.
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202 of 272 people (74%) found this review helpful
443 people found this review funny
49.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2015
Best middle school simulator out there!
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69 of 97 people (71%) found this review helpful
126 people found this review funny
249.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2015
San Pancho
I have a friend named Robert
I named someone after Robert not knowing everyone would try to beat me up
Start the prison
Robert has the job I need
I try to beat up Robert
I have the best weapon and I have armor
I get destroyed because he has maxed strength and speed
11/10 do not mess with your friends
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59 of 84 people (70%) found this review helpful
89 people found this review funny
71.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2015
I knocked out a guard by splashing hot chocolate on him.
11/10
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