gamescom 2014

The Escapists

Craft Your Prison Break
by Kyle Hilliard on Aug 12, 2014 at 03:13 PM
Publisher: Team17
Developer: Mouldy Toof
Rating: Teen
Platform: Xbox One, PC

The Escapists combines RPG elements, crafting mechanics, and careful escape plotting into one pixelated game.

Announced during Gamescom 2014, The Escapists places players in a prison they must break free from with a limited set of tools. In the gameplay trailer below, you will see a prisoner leveling up in the weight room to stay competitive, learning in the library, and crafting a shovel with a wooden log, some duct tape, and piece of medal. Using that shovel (created in a way that will be familiar to any Terraria of Minecraft players) the prisoner attempts to dig his way out of jail at night when the guards aren't paying attention.

It's The Shawshank Redemption video game that should have released in 1994 alongside the movie, and it's coming to Xbox One.