Map Editor beta
The Escapists map editor has been pushed out today (at least on Steam, the GOG builds should be soon too). It's currently in beta phase, so let me know... Read more
Builds and Reviews
I've just been handed a batch of The Escapists GOG codes for all you backers who are after DRM free versions (£5 and above pledges).
How to... Read more
Hey backers Been a while since I posted an update on here. Figured since you all have steam keys it wouldn't make much sense you all getting two update emails... Read more
Gamescom, Early Access, etc
Big week on The Escapists front!
If you didn’t catch it on Tuesday, the game was featured on stage at gamescom as part of Microsofts indie lineup for Xbox One... Read more
For this update I want to share some ideas around the various prisons you’ll be breaking free from in the final version of the game.
I've decided to aim for... Read more
Early Access Delay
Sorry folks, we had to delay the Early Access release for reasons I can't go into just yet. Working on getting it to you as soon as possible though! Once... Read more
I've been out of the country for a couple of weeks now (and still am) but a quick update to keep you backers in the loop.
The Escapists will be... Read more
Hey backers, just thought I'd do another update to.. update you.
When this Kickstarter was created last year I did envision the game being finished in May 2014, which is... Read more
Rezzed / Alpha builds
This weekend we had The Escapists up and running on the Team17 stand at EGX Rezzed, where the masses were able to try out an early version of the game. ... Read more
Team17 Publishing Deal
You might have seen this during the past couple of days on various news sites, but if not, then I'm very pleased to announce that The Escapists will now be... Read more
Prison Job Vids
Just a quickie to post a couple of videos I've done showing how some of the prison jobs work. It's rough, and early, but here's the laundry and the kitchen... Read more
Hey! Didn't realize I'd left such a gap since the last update, apologies.
I'm not dead, there's just not much interesting to report really. Took a break for a couple... Read more
Welcome new backers, thanks for pledging! The funding timer has now magically switched to hours instead of days- we're getting close to the end. Todays update will cover the basics... Read more
We're down to the final three daysnow. Because of you guys we're 181% funded at time of writing, thank you! With a little more effort we might even hit... Read more
Hey! A few have been asking about the music, so let me tell you the plan.
My last game Spud's Quest was my first attempt at game composition. I was... Read more
The Reputation System
Welcome to all the new backers who've found the game, thanks for your support! This update I'll talk a little about the reputation system. As always, suggestions and feedback in... Read more
There are currently 3 main statistics that you and other inmates can train while you're locked up- these are strength, agility, and intellect.
Strength- This is trained by... Read more
New Footage, Stretch Goals, Pledge Upgrades
Welcome to our new backers, thanks for showing your support!
I've uploaded a small gameplay vid showing a little unrest during morning rollcall. Doesn't quite escalate into a riot this... Read more
Good news backers, thanks to you The Escapists has passed it's funding goal!
I have another gameplay snippet for you to check out. First though, a little background info: The... Read more
To keep players somewhat amused, the inmates in the prison engage in general banter during their daily routines. Here's a little video example: (excuse the video lag)
Thanks for... Read more
We're just about to hit the 300 backers mark, and nearly 80% funded- thank you all for your support!
Around the prisons in the game you'll come across all kinds... Read more
Can You Dig It?
As usual I'll start by thanking the new backers who've joined us since the last update. Thank you! Please strong-arm your friends and social media followers to join you :)... Read more
Some Exciting News
Apologies for this being the 2nd update in a day, but I have some exciting news to share.
The Escapists was Greenlit today!
After under 5 days on the service... Read more
We've now passed the 40% mark of funding- thank you all for your support and pledges!
A few have been asking for more info on how it plays and the... Read more
Thank you muchly for your support of this project so far. We're at 25% after a couple of days, I'd define that as a great start! Whatever amount you were... Read more