Created by Mouldy Toof Studios for the PC, The Escapists is a game that puts you in the shoes of a prison inmate with the goal of breaking out. To escape you'll have to work around the strict prison schedule as best you can to avoid any unwanted attention from the guards. Weapons and tools can be crafted together using everyday things you find or steal around the prison.
The way you interact with fellow cons and guards affect how they treat you. Those on your side could help you out in a fight, overlook if they catch you doing anything unusual, or give you access to certain favors/jobs, and assistance. You can train your agility and strength in the gym, or spend your free periods in the library boosting your intellect - all such skills play a part in your escape as well as your survival inside the prison.
The Escapist will be published by Team17 - the game will be hands-on at EGX Rezzed, along with Light by Just A Pixel and other unannounced Team17 titles. EGX Rezzed takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from the 28th to 30th March.