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The Escapists 2 will tunnel into August

The Escapists 2 [official site], the sequel to prison escape RPG The Escapists, will bust out of its shackles on 22nd August, publishers Team 17 have announced. The first was a silly, fun little game in which you tried to cut your holiday at Her Majesty's pleasure short by digging tunnels, cutting wire fences – you know, the usual stuff you'd think of and never get away…

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The Escapists 2 Tunneling Into 2017

Prisons Are 'Like Sandbox RPGs', declares The Daily Rag. They rattle off a list of exciting and fun activities inmates get up including joining a band, learning to paint, crafting new items, and something called 'multiplayer' - which sounds highly immoral. You big sillies: you've been watching the announcement of prison break RPG sequel The Escapists 2. Publishers Team17 announced the follow-up to The Escapists,…

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The Escapists Spin-off Meets The Walking Dead

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…

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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…

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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…

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