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  Indie prison break out game The Escapists hitting Steam Early Access next week!
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Leading independent developer and publisher Team17 has announced their plans to bring indie developer Mouldy Toof Studios hilarious prison break-out game The Escapists to Steam Early Access on Wednesday 20th August for just £6.99/$9.99/8,99 €.

The Escapists was also featured in the Microsoft Conference at Gamescom and will be coming to Xbox One next year. Those attending Gamescom can play the Xbox One version of The Escapists on the ID@Xbox booth in Hall 6 to get first hands-on play.

Created by talented solo independent developer Chris Davis of Mouldy Toof Studios, Team17 were not the only one who was captivated by The Escapists humour and charm as the game was successfully greenlit by the Steam community within just 96 hours of its application last year!

The Escapists is a time management prison escape game that gives you the 'freedom' to live the life of a prison inmate, ultimately plotting and pulling off a daring escape!

To escape you'll have to work around the strict prison schedule as best you can to avoid any unwanted attention from the guards. Craft weapons and tools from the unique items you will find, or steal, around the prison but beware of cell shakedowns! Perform “favour” quests for your in-mates or apply for a job in order to make the money you’ll need to obtain those vital supplies! Discover and navigate multiple escape routes! All that stands between you and your freedom is a perfectly executed escape plan.

The Escapists will be available to download on Wednesday 20th August for PC via Steam Early Access for just £6.99/$9.99/8,99 €, it will also be coming to Xbox One in 2015.

Preview codes are available upon request.

Assets are available to download from:

For more information please contact

Bethany Aston at Team17


About The Escapists :

The Escapists. Developed by Mouldy Toof Studios. © 2014. Published by Team17. Team17 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Team17 Digital Limited. All other trademarks, copyrights and logos are property of their respective owners.

About Team17 Digital Ltd:

Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital Limited is a leading independent developer and digital publisher headquartered in West Yorkshire (UK). Team17 publishes games for PC, console, mobile and handheld devices and other digital platforms. Visit for more info.