View Full Version : Very Early Screenshots of The Great Escape

09-06-2002, 04:03 PM


Nato King
09-06-2002, 07:01 PM
I must say those are some good shots for Early Screenshots. I will be keeping and eye on this title.:)

09-06-2002, 07:20 PM
But will this game be any better then that pow game??

09-07-2002, 12:49 PM
This game will be alot better than POW as it is being done by the Conflict Desert Storm developer and will I would expect be based on the Desert Engine but imporoved technically etc due to the development being 9 months later

09-08-2002, 10:24 AM
is this game about a guy running away from people

09-08-2002, 11:18 AM
‘The Great Escape’ is based on the 1963 Oscar nominated film staring Steve McQueen and revolves around actual events during WW2. The game is set in a number of unique locations, from POW camps to a mountain-top castle. Game levels include a busy hospital, a chase through a moving train and escape from an active Luftwaffe airfield. The core of the game centres on the largest mass breakout ever, from the ‘escape proof’ Stalag Luft III prisoner of war camp. The game uses the powerful storyline and strong characters from the film to place the player in the heart of the action, as the POW’s resist the German war machine. It uses a combination of stealth, combat and frantic action involving multiple vehicles and an awesome motorbike based finale.

Popular and well-known cult film license.

Stealth controls such as the ‘keyhole camera’ and ‘distractions’ to divert the guards’ attention.

A unique combination of different gameplay that mirrors the dynamic changes in the film - slow stealthy sections, and fast-paced adrenalin filled combat and chase sequences.

Multiple characters each with their own skill-set the player can apply; Hilts ‘the Cooler King’ (played by Steve McQueen) can pick locks, MacDonald ‘intelligence’ can speak German, Hendley ‘the scrounger’ can pick pockets, and so on.

A unique mix of vehicles the player can control (motorbikes, trucks etc..)

Specialist Enemy Units Types - ‘Ferrets’ are specialist anti-escape officers who search for suspicious behavior, ‘Goons’ are the guards charged with security in the camp…

‘Distraction’ game feature - other prisoners will help you carry out your objectives by creating a wide variety of visually impressive in-game distractions.

Incapacitate guards and drag them into the shadows to avoid attention

09-08-2002, 11:22 AM
Forget dog tags, forget identity marketing, SCi are giving gamers the chance to appear in digital form in The Great Escape. Based on the classic war movie of the same name, the game will see you breaking out of Stalag Luft III and making for the border in trains, buses and (of course) motorbikes. And you could be a part of the action, as developers Pivotal Games are looking for ten males aged between 25 and 55 to have their faces mapped onto in-game characters. You could end up as a German officer, an allied POW or .. a train conductor. Ooooh. Regardless of their role in the game though, the ten lucky winners will also receive a free copy of the game when it's released.

All you have to do for your shot at gaming immortality is to take a photograph of your face, save it as a jpeg no bigger than 250Kb, and then mail it to faces@sci.co.uk before Friday 13th September. Good luck!