A new open world game which lets you play as a escaped prisoner

Every now and then gamers want to explore the dark side in video games. While most titles force you play as the good guy, this new video game actually puts you in the shoes of an escaped prison inmate. Orange jumpsuit and all.

image via SCUM Official

SCUM is an Early Access, open-world-survival-prison-riot-simulator co-developed by Croteam and Gamepires. Set on an island, the premise of the game focuses on an entertainment company called TEC1 which is currently filming their first season of their new reality tv show SCUM. The competitors of the show are actual inmates, and they are pitted against each other with the possibility of being released from prison.

The game’s tagline is “Your life sentence is about to become your 15 minutes of fame.” and their description, “The world’s need for entertainment has turned towards bloodlust as TEC1 is set to premiere season two of its television sensation SCUM.”

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According to the developers, the game will be a multiplayer open world survival game with “character customization, control, and progression.” Additionally, the game is running on Unreal Engine 4!

SCUM evolves the multiplayer open world survival game with unprecedented levels of character customization, control, and progression where knowledge and skills are the ultimate weapons for long-term survival.” The games bio on Steam explains.

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The game includes hand to hand combat, basically prison yard fist fights, which many gamers who have obtained early access on steam raved about.

You can check out some gameplay footage right here: