Posts Tagged ‘The Escapists’

Competition: Win A Free Copy Of The Escapists

The Escapists is an action-RPG in which you level skills and craft items towards the goal of escaping prison. Sound like your thing? We’ve got 330 copies of the game to give away ahead of the release of The Escapists Meets The Walking Dead, and you can win one by stepping below.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .


The Escapists Spin-off Meets The Walking Dead

Zombies! I hate these guys!

On this week’s episode of Whoa What Wait You’ve Licensed What To Make a Spin-off of Your Game? comes word that prison-escaping craft-o-RPG The Escapists [official site] has been romancing zombie world comic book The Walking Dead and is expecting a bouncy baby in less than nine months. They plan to give the wholly uncreative name The Escapists The Walking Dead. No, really. Just the two names smashed together. Yeesh, parents these days.

The spin-off will see Rick Grimes trying to keep his pals alive while escaping scary places.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .


The Escapists Is Out On Early Release

When it comes to prison games on Early Access, few are going to compete with Prison Architect. However, The Escapists approaches the concept from the other side. Here, you’re the prisoner, and you’re trying to escape. It’s out on Early Access now – I’ve written some (jail) sentences about it below.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .


Cellmates: Team 17 To Publish The Escapists

Backers of top-down prison break game The Escapists are no doubt aware that Team 17 have picked up the title for publication. An alpha version will be tunnelling into backer inboxes soon and the game will also be playable at EGX Rezzed. The Lair of the Worms appears to be making a concerted move into third-party publishing, having already signed minimalist stealth game Light, which was also creeping through the crowdfunding process when Team 17 spotted it. My advice? If you’re an indie developer, the best way to attract Team 17’s attention is a spot of top-down sneaking. Perhaps it’s time to start work on that roguelike Casanova sim you’ve been planning for the last five years.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .


Will We Escape With The Escapists?

Where do you go once you’ve successful Kickstarted a Dizzy-like 16-bit era platformer? Well, if you re the creator of Spud’s Quest, you create a top-down prison break game called The Escapists, and you Kickstart that, too. The developer explains that he believes the prison-break theme hasn’t been sufficiently explored by videogames: “Surely a game that encapsulates the tension and thrills of meticulously planning and executing a perfect prison escape would be fun, no? Well I think so, that’s why I’m asking for your help to make The Escapists.”

Read the rest of this entry »

, .