Gaming PR: The Escapists Breaks Out onto Xbox One and PC


The Escapists came out today. Be sure to check out our Preview and Review of the game. It was pretty fun. See below for the full press release.

The Escapists Breaks Out onto Xbox One and PC

13th February 2015, UK – Having recently celebrated selling over a quarter of a million copies on Steam during its Early Access campaign,Team17 and Mouldy Toof are excited to announce The Escapists is now available for both Xbox One and PC.

Created by talented solo independent developer Chris Davis of Mouldy Toof Studios and co-developed on Xbox One by Team17, 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!

Debbie Bestwick, Team17’s Managing Director said, “The Escapists is a hilarious and truly captivating game that I personally backed on Kickstarter and have followed from the start. Since forming a partnership with Chris, the creator, back in February 2014, the game has gone on to win awards and has received fantastic critical acclaim through its current Early Access release. The work gone in from Mouldy Toof and Team17 on co-developing The Escapists is a great example of how our Indie Partnership Publishing Program works. As a game close to my heart, it’s fantastic to see the game released for Xbox One and PC and now I cannot wait to hear tales of fans’ break out attempts!”

The Escapists features:
· 6 unique prisons to escape – from the minimal security of Center Perks to the harsh confines of the Stalag Flucht POW camp.
· 6 different methods to bust your way out including digging out and prison takeovers! · 10 prison jobs to earn you some vital escape funds.
· Crafting system. Gather the necessary items you’ll need to craft items for your escape plan. Craft tools such as Cutters, Shovels, Sheet Ropes and weapons such as the Sock Mace, Comb Blade or Cup of Molten Chocolate!
· Around 200 items to find including 50+ craftable items

The Escapists is now available to download for Xbox One via the Xbox Games Store for just £14.99 / 17,99 € / $19.99 with a 10% launch discount available for one month for Gold members.
While PC owners will be able to pick up the game via Steam tonight for just £12.99 / 14,99 € / $17.99 with a 25% launch discount available for the first week.

For more information on The Escapists please visit or follow @Escapists_Game on Twitter #MakeorBreak

About The Escapists:

The Escapists. Co-Developed by Mouldy Toof Studios and Team17. © 2015. The Escapists and Mouldy Toof Studios are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mouldy Toof Studios.
The Escapists published by Team17. © 2015. Team17 is a registered trademark of Team17 Digital Limited. All other trademarks, copyright 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.

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