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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Very Positive (104) - 87% of the 104 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (11,604) - 89% of the 11,604 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Feb 13, 2015
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December 14

A Special Christmas Livestream!



Join us live at 4pm GMT today for a Team17 Christmas Special livestream!

We'll be exploring the brand new (and totally free) 'Snow Way Out' update for The Escapists 2 as well as the free 'Kevin's Christmas Cracker' update for Overcooked! 2!

We hope to see you there!

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November 14

Vote for Overcooked! 2 & Yoku’s Island Express at The Game Awards!



One of the biggest events in the gaming calendar, The Game Awards, is fast approaching and we’re extremely proud to see that not just one but TWO Team17 releases have been nominated for awards this year!

First up, chaotic co-op cooking game Overcooked! 2 has been nominated for Best Family Game, while pinball-Metroidvania Yoku’s Island Express is up for Best Debut Indie Game!

It means so much to the hard-working people at the Team17 studio, as well as our Games Label partners at Ghost Town Games and Villa Gorilla to be recognised in these categories, but we’d be over the moon if they won. Maybe we’re biased, but we think they deserve it!

How you can help!
The Game Awards winners are decided by a mix of independent judges and fan votes, and in the case of Best Debut Indie Game – in which Yoku’s Island Express is running – the category is 100% decided by fans.

We want to spread the word about these two great games and encourage more people to play them, and we can’t do it without you! So if you’ve played either of these gems and would like to help out then please head to The Game Awards website and cast your vote!

Please note that it is possible to vote once per 24 hours (if you’re feeling super passionate about the awards) and doing so will increase the chances that your game of choice wins. So too will taking advantage of the option to share your choice to social media when prompted to do so.

Try the Yoku’s Island Express demo!
If you haven’t played Yoku’s Island Express and would like to try it before voting, there’s a free demo available on the Steam page. Why not give it a whirl and find out what all the fuss is about…

Thank you all for reading (and hopefully voting). We’ll see you all at The Game Awards on December 6th!
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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

Just Updated

FREE CONTENT UPDATE!

Jingle Cells

Following on from last year’s release of the free Santa’s Sweatshop content, our daring escapee elf unfortunately lost control of their sleigh mid-flight and was forced to make an emergency landing – right in the middle of the grounds of the Jingle Cells prison!

Stuck doing hard time again, if you want to get home in time for the holidays you’ll need to sneak around the brand new wintery themed prison sourcing the unique items and crafting supplies that you’ll need to repair the sleigh and make another break for it!


The Jingle Cells update features:

  • New festive themed prison to escape
  • 20 new items and craftables
  • New leaderboard to make your mark on

About This Game

You’ve landed yourself in prison again, and your only chance is to engineer an escape by any means necessary. How you do it is up to you! Why not cause a prison riot? Or dig a tunnel right under the walls of the prison? Or even steal a guard uniform to blend in with your captors?

The Escapists is a unique prison sandbox experience with lots of items to craft and combine in your daring quest for freedom. Life in prison will keep you on your toes with the strict rules that you’ll have to break. The guards are out to stop any escape attempts, so you’ll have to avoid suspicious behaviour by attending roll calls, working a prison job and hiding your stolen craftables.

Escaping is what you do best, and you’ll have to prove your skills in a variety of challenging prisons from across the world.

Become an Escapist now!

Features



  • 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

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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:

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