There's nothing quite like the rush of running, falling, jumping and crawling your way toward the release switch whilst under fire from rockets, railguns and lasers... then jabbing that switch and releasing all your team mates! Then finally watching as they all come running out of the open doors and beat the other team to death with Laser Cleavers! There's never a dull moment in JB, you're either fighting to stay alive, fighting to release your team mates, or fighting to escape from jail!

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Jailbreak is modification for Half-Life 2, it's simple: Two teams, two jails. When you kill a member of the opposite team, they respawn locked up inside your jail. When a member of your team is killed, they respawn inside the enemy jail.

Posted by Wills on Feb 19th, 2007

Your objective is to imprison every member of the enemy team. The twist is, you can break out members of your own team, by fighting your way to the enemy jail and opening the doors! The game goes back and forth until one team is entirely locked up, the losers executed (in a variety of customised ways), then the next round begins!

Features of the mod include:

  • Radar showing team member and Jail locations in your HUD
  • Icons showing the number of jailed team members and enemies
  • Customisable execution sequences (for mappers)
  • Difficult escape routes with physics and timing puzzles
  • Two completely new maps (Metropolis: A city area. Abalos: A subway station.)
  • Team dependent trip mines for defence
  • All the files and guides necessary to create your own Jailbreak maps

Jailbreak has been developed entirely over the course of four weeks by just two people (Dogmeat and Wills). This is a first release and although we’ve done our best to ensure there are no bugs, some may have slipped through the net! As the mod grows we intend to implement several more, new and interesting features, plus many more maps to this great, classic gaming concept!

We need Dedicated Servers! Currently, we only have two running, one in the UK, one in the US. So if anyone can spare a server or two, we'd be very grateful!

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Stene Feb 20 2007 says:

Make trailer and add AC/DC - Jailbreak to the music :D

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Wills Feb 8 2011 replied:

Four years and six releases later... I did!

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Wills Feb 20 2007 says:

Indeed, we had several servers going yesterday, some with good pings, some with bad, two dedicated, but more than 6 players and they went down. Frustrating, but we hope as we release further versions and the popularity (hopefully) increases, people will be generous to us and send some more dedicated servers our way.

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Dogmeat65 Feb 20 2007 says:

TwwIX: Servers aren't cheap and if every mod was required to have a dedicated server on release I doubt we would see the number we do.

Give it time and they will come.

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TwwiX Feb 19 2007 says:

dont release a mod if youre not planning on running at east one dedicated server

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Aeneas2020 Feb 19 2007 says:

classic idea, i'll dload later and hav a play ;)

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pvt.Johnson Feb 19 2007 says:

good ol ut2004 JB now on a better engine...... to bad i dont have windows on my mac yet.

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Krenzo Feb 19 2007 says:

UT2004 what? Jail Break has been around since the days of Quake.

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pvt.Johnson Feb 19 2007 says:

i only have ut2004 so thats why i refrenced it by that lol

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Aeneas2020 Feb 19 2007 says:

yeh JB has been around as long as TF (and im not referring to TFC here guys i mean the quake one etc), ne way this should be fun, ne plans to include new player models?

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NightSage Feb 19 2007 says:

a little while back someone had the idea to bring this to source.... looks like they went through with it eh?

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The_6th_Monkey Feb 19 2007 says:

Shame all the servers lag like hell :D

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RequieM Feb 19 2007 says:

Thanks for the release guys, quite fun indeed :)

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Takoto Feb 23 2007 says:

I posted it yesturday...

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