The Escapists is a strategy game played from a top-down perspective. The game was developed by Mouldy Toof Studios and following a Steam Early Access release in 2014, was released in 2015 for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It was released on iOS and Android in 2017. A Nintendo Switch version of the game containing all of the previous DLC was released in 2018. Players assume the role of an inmate and must escape from prisons of increasing difficulty.
Reviews were generally favourable, praising the freedom of approach the game offered players, yet some were frustrated by the trial-and-error approach required to learn its systems. A sequel, The Escapists 2, was released in 2017.
In The Escapists, the player, who assumes the role of a prisoner, must escape from 6 primary prisons ranging from very easy to very hard. Each time a prison is escaped the next prison is unlocked. There are also bonus prisons (DLC) which can be played in any order regardless of the players progress. Additional DLC prisons can be accessed by pressing the "Extra" option from the main menu.
In the beginning the player selects their name then can choose the names of prisoners and guards if desired. Once the names are selected the game starts from day 1 waking up in your cell. Players can acquire various items to aid in their escape by buying or stealing them from other inmates, or by crafting them by combining two or three items such as toothpaste & talcum powder which crafts putty that a key can be imprinted then moulded with. Players can do "favours" for fellow inmates, once the favour is completed the player is rewarded $25. Inmate favours can range from getting them a roll of duct tape to distracting the guards at roll call. A list of current favours can be found in the inmate's journal.
Screenshots from the game The Escapists
System requirements The Escapists for Mac Os:
- It was ported and tested on:
- MacBook Pro Retina, 13
- 2,4 GHz Intel Core i5 processor
- Memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
- Intel Iris Graphics
- OS X 10.10 software (13F34)