The Escapists

A prisoner simulator that combines features of many genres. It was developed by Mouldy Toof in cooperation with Team 17 Software. The player assumes the role of a prisoner who leads a “normal” life in one of several available penitentiary facilities. The main objective of the game is to plan a way of escaping from the prison. In addition to participating in a series of daily activities like various works, workouts, meals, walks and interactions with other prisoners, the player is also gathering seemingly useless items, looking for allies and observing his surroundings in order to find weak points of security systems. The final phase is to use the previously prepared plan and escape. The Escapist offers great freedom of acting and many ways of escaping depending on prison style (among which there is for example a military prison camp). The game offers retro pixel-art two-dimensional graphics presented from a top-down perspective.

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PC / Windows
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The Escapists

The Escapists | PC

The Escapists release date for PC:

game language:
English

13 February 2015 | Worldwide

13 February 2015 | Europe

13 February 2015 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 222 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 51 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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The Escapists

The Escapists | XBOX ONE

The Escapists release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

13 February 2015 | Worldwide

13 February 2015 | Europe PAL

13 February 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.3 / 10 calculated out of 6 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
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The Escapists

The Escapists | PS4

The Escapists release date for PS4:

game language:
English

26 May 2015 | Worldwide

27 May 2015 | Europe PAL

26 May 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 10 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

Android OS
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The Escapists

The Escapists | Android

The Escapists release date for Android:

game language:
English

02 March 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size:

Apple iOS
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The Escapists

The Escapists | iOS

The Escapists release date for iOS:

game language:
English

02 March 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size:

The Escapists for PC / Windows is a game that is hard to categorize. It could be described as a prisoner simulator that combines elements of action, adventure, cRPG and logic games. It is a work of an independent studio, Mouldy Toof (the creators of Spud’s Quest) published by a well known company, Team17.

Mechanics

In The Escapists for PC / Windows the player assumes the role of a prisoner who is living inside a penitentiary facility. He lives a daily life, performs various works, works out, interacts with prison mates, eats, goes for walks etc. However, all that time he has one thing in mind: to escape. Because of that, in the meantime he observes his surroundings, looks for weak points of the security system, gathers seemingly useless items that can be actually used for crafting tools, improves the statistics of his character, looks for allies among other prisoners – until finally he decides that he is ready and realizes his plan.

The developers provided great freedom for the players, enabling them to obtain or craft many items, participate in various activities and – what’s most important – escape by using various means. What’s more, in order to keep the game interesting, there are various types of facilities available (including a military prison camp). The title also offers an editor which can be used to create new locations and share them with other players.

Game modes

The work of Mouldy Toof doesn’t offer multiplayer mode. The only way of competing with other players is through a network high score list on which one can compare his results with results of other players.

Technical aspects

The Escapists for PC / Windows was created by using a retro style that references classic 8-bit games with characteristic graphics that use pixels and a top-down perspective.

System requirements

Minimum: Dual Core 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 GT/Radeon HD 4850 or better, 500 MB, Windows XP

The Escapists launch trailer

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Zwiastun na premierę gry The Escapists, produkcji będącej swoistym symulatorem więźnia, łączącym elementy zręcznościówki, przygodówki, a nawet cRPG-a i gry logicznej.