As with all prisoners, the main goal is to escape! Perform your daily duties under the close watch of the guards and secretly hide useful items from under the noses of your captors. Learn how to craft seemingly harmless items into useful tools and use them to execute cunning diversionary tactics.
In The Escapists, players playing the role of prisoners must escape six primary prisons that range from very easy to very difficult. After each escape, the next prison is unlocked.
The game starts on day one, waking up in the player character's cell. Players can obtain various items to help them escape by buying or stealing them from other inmates, or by combining two or three items to make them, such as toothpaste and talcum powder, which create putty that can be stamped with a key and then molded. Players can do something to help other prisoners, and once the help is complete, players are rewarded with $25. Benefits for prisoners can range from giving them a roll of duct tape to distracting guards during roll call.
Learn when to get in line and use your time wisely when creating your own personal escape plan. Understanding daily prison life, spotting opportunities, charting possible routes, and even misleading guards will soon become second nature.
While remembering to attend roll call, keep your job and keep other inmates on side, you can also improve your character's statistics in a variety of ways, including improving their intelligence and exercising regularly. Balance mundane daily life with careful planning to achieve your ultimate goal - escape and freedom!
With 6 unique prisons to escape from, 6 different ways to make your escape, 10 prison jobs to earn you some serious escape money, a crafting system to collect items needed to escape such as shovels, knives, rope and socks for weapons wolfsbane, comb blades or a cup of melted chocolate, and around 200 items to find including over 50 craftable items.
Addictive prison simulator game, steal spoons and forks and use them to dig a tunnel from your cell.
With over 6 themed prisons, try to escape a minimum security prison or a big scary house like Alcatraz.
Find, steal and trade items to create dozens of crafting combinations to help you escape
Use the playfield to increase your strength and ease climbing walls.
Find other prisoners to trade for stolen goods; you'll need duct tape, screwdrivers or nail files.
Dodge contraband detectors. If you pass a pocket with contraband in it, the heat meter goes up to 99%.
Adapt to life and work in the prison behind the iron gates and master the game's six prisons, with three additional prisons waiting to be challenged.
Propel yourself to survive and increase your strength, speed and intelligence. There are multiple ways to break out and escape, you just have to find them, not find them.
Escaping reality is a tough race, just like the prisons. Can you dig a tunnel under the walls of a prison? Or even steal a guard's uniform to blend in with your kidnappers? Addictive and tense, escaping your first prison is a real challenge. Committing some internal crimes, there are dozens of items to find, steal and smuggle. Some are contraband, which you can sell or trade for more useful equipment. Create clever makeshift weapons and tools; a bar of soap in a sock can be useful in a fight.
Buy or "borrow" materials from fellow inmates to make tools and other items, such as wire, a bottle of bleach, a piece of wood, a bar of chocolate, a plastic comb, and so on. If you're smart enough, you'll figure out a way to escape. There are dozens of items that can be found and used to get out of the cell, including picks, wire cutters, zip lines, and more.