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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Feb 13, 2015
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August 21

Team17 - 100th Game Celebration



With the release of PLANET ALPHA on 4th September 2018, Team17 will have released 100 games! This landmark includes games developed and/or published here at Team17, ranging from our early Amiga days with the likes of Alien Breed, Body Blows and Project X, through the explosion in popularity of the Worms series, our work-for-hire period on franchises like Lemmings and Leisure Suit Larry right through to the modern age and our indie games label featuring The Escapists, Overcooked and Yooka-Laylee!

https://youtu.be/CfGBMGPl_5s

Our celebration begins today with the retrospective video above, as well as a new trailer for PLANET ALPHA, available to pre-order now with a 10% discount!

There's more to come too! Keep an eye on Team17's Facebook and Twitter channels for more activities throughout the year, including behind-the-scenes retropspectives, competitions and fun with friends!

What's your favourite Team17 game of all time? Why not join us in the official Team17 Discord server and let us know?
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August 15

Team17 Steam Publisher Sale!



It’s been a busy week here at Team17 Towers! Overcooked! 2 launched last Tuesday, Sword Legacy: Omen was released this Monday, Forged Battalion has just come out of Early Access and now… We’ve decided to put almost everything we have on Steam on sale! There’s even an extra game in there that we didn’t publish. How ace is that?

In total, you’ll find 75 items on sale from August 14th – 17th 2018 with discounts of up to 90% across the likes of Worms, Overcooked, The Escapists, Alien Breed, Yooka-Laylee and early access title My Time At Portia! In amongst these sales you’ll also find launch discounts for Sword Legacy: Omen and Forged Battalion as well as 10% off pre-orders on PLANET ALPHA Deluxe Edition!

Check out the full list of discounts below and make sure to check our Publisher Sale Page before August 17th to take advantage.

  • Alien Breed 2: Assault - 80%
  • Alien Breed 3: Descent - 80%
  • Alien Breed Trilogy - 90%
  • Alien Breed: Impact - 80%
  • Aven Colony - 70%
  • Aven Colony – Cerulean Vale - 50%
  • Aven Colony – Soundtrack - 50%
  • Beyond Eyes - 75%
  • Dangerous Golf (Published by Three Fields Entertainment) - 75%
  • Flockers - 90%
  • Forged Battalion (Released from Early Access Discount) - 20%
  • Interplanetary: Enhanced Edition - 75%
  • LA Cops - 75%
  • Lethal VR - 75%
  • Light - 90%
  • Mugsters - 25%
  • My Time at Portia - 20%
  • Overcooked - 75%
  • Overcooked – The Lost Morsel - 75%
  • Overruled! - 75%
  • Overruled! (4 for the price of 3 Friends Pack) - 75%
  • Penarium - 75%
  • PLANET ALPHA (Pre-order Discount) - 10%
  • RAGING JUSTICE - 40%
  • Sheltered - 75%
  • Sword Legacy: Omen (Launch Discount) - 20%
  • The Escapists - 75%
  • The Escapists + The Escapists: The Walking Dead Deluxe - 75%
  • The Escapists – Alcatraz - 66%
  • The Escapists – Duct Tapes are Forever - 66%
  • The Escapists – Escape Team - 66%
  • The Escapists – Fhurst Peak Correctional Facility - 66%
  • The Escapists 2 - 45%
  • The Escapists 2: Big Top Breakout - 25%
  • The Escapists 2: Dungeons and Duct Tape - 25%
  • The Escapists 2: Season Pass - 25%
  • The Escapists 2: The Glorious Regime - 25%
  • The Escapists 2: Wicked Ward - 25%
  • The Escapists: The Walking Dead - 75%
  • The Escapists: The Walking Dead Deluxe - 75%
  • Worms - 75%
  • Worms Armageddon - 80%
  • Worms Blast - 75%
  • Worms Clan Wars - 80%
  • Worms Clan Wars 4-Pack - 80%
  • Worms Crazy Golf - 75%
  • Worms Pinball - 75%
  • Worms Reloaded - 80%
  • Worms Reloaded – GOTY - 80%
  • Worms Reloaded – GOTY Upgrade - 75%
  • Worms Reloaded Fort Booster Pack - 75%
  • Worms Reloaded Puzzle Pack - 75%
  • Worms Reloaded Retro Pack - 75%
  • Worms Reloaded Time Attack Pack - 75%
  • Worms Reloaded: The “Pre-order Forts and Hats” DLC Pack - 75%
  • Worms Revolution - 80%
  • Worms Revolution – Customization Pack - 75%
  • Worms Revolution – Funfair - 75%
  • Worms Revolution – Mars DLC - 75%
  • Worms Revolution – Medieval Tales - 75%
  • Worms Revolution – Season Pass - 75%
  • Worms Revolution 4-pack - 80%
  • Worms Revolution Gold - 80%
  • Worms Ultimate Mayhem - 80%
  • Worms Ultimate Mayhem – Customization Pack - 75%
  • Worms Ultimate Mayhem – Deluxe Edition - 75%
  • Worms Ultimate Mayhem – Four Pack - 75%
  • Worms Ultimate Mayhem – Multiplayer Pack - 75%
  • Worms W.M.D - 66%
  • Worms World Party Remastered - 80%
  • Yoku’s Island Express - 33%
  • Yooka-Laylee - 70%
  • Yooka-Laylee Digital Artbook - 66%
  • Yooka-Laylee Digital Deluxe Edition - 70%
  • Yooka-Laylee Soundtrack - 70%
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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

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:

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