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!

Post news Report article RSS Feed Jailbreak: Source 0.4 - Released!

The latest version of Jailbreak Source is out! Eight maps, seventeen new weapons, custom perks, point scoring, awards and much more! Download it now!

Posted by Wills on May 3rd, 2008

After 9 months of hard work, today at last, we can finally bring you the latest version of our labour of love: Jailbreak: Source 0.4! With four new maps (eight in total), seventeen new weapons, a completely new custom perks system (double jumping and stealth!), a completely revamped point scoring system, nearly 500 custom textures and over 100 custom models and sounds... Jailbreak is now close to a total conversion! We hope you enjoy playing it as much as we've enjoyed making it!

Jailbreak is simple, two teams, two jails! End up in jail? Try to escape or wait to be released! Once your whole team is in jail... It's execution time! Fight in eight unique environments, from spaceships and arctic bases, to medieval villages and neo-tokyo cities... Jailbreak!

Download Now!
- Full Installer from ModDB! - 180mb
- ZIP and Windows/Linux Server from ModDB! - 291mb

Images / Media:

Trailer and ModDB Preview:
- Watch the Full Trailer!
- Read the ModDB Preview!

- New Perks system: Create a custom class
- New Point scoring system
- 17 new weapons
- 4 new maps (Total of 8)
- Close to a Total Conversion
- Complete HUD redesign
- Mini-Map Overview
- End of Match Awards System
- Custom Executions & Escape Routes

- Quick Radio menu (with voices and macros)
- Team dependent Trip-mines
- HUD based team member locations and goals
- Weapon dropping
- Automated placeable turrets
- Integrated team-work encouragement
- Over 500 custom textures
- Over 100 custom models
- All new custom sounds

Website and Steam Community:

Visit and join our forums! Make sure to join the Jailbreak Steam Group too, that way you can join in with organised events such as Fight Night, Gang Wars, Dev Nights and organised team play evenings!

Post comment Comments  (0 - 50 of 59)
Henley Staff
Henley May 3 2008, 4:22am says:

Fantastic stuff guys, everyone take notice this is how you post news! Also the mod is bloody brilliant!

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INtense! Staff
INtense! May 3 2008, 6:40am replied:

Awesome news post, only issue is the embedded images should be using the embed code and not hotlinking big images. Miss out on comments / hit tracking etc

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Wills Author
Wills May 3 2008, 1:16pm replied:

I'll sort that out :D

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barronofhellion May 4 2008, 8:35pm replied:

well i have to say i tried the 1st version and gave up, bad choice... i tried this .4 and love it ! its an odd twist on gameplay and a breath of fresh air, although i know its from quake1 days but still fun to play something thats not a realism sim

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maxikuss May 3 2008, 4:43am buried:


crap skin for all most all of the weapons

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Wills Author
Wills May 3 2008, 4:46am replied:

Sorry that ya think that buddy! Hopefully you'll download and play regardless :D Jailbreak is a lot of fun! Hope to see ya on the servers!

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Dogmeat65 May 3 2008, 6:24am replied:

Have you actually played it or are you just being a troll? I think that's pretty undeserved criticism personally.

If you're going to criticise something, at least be specific, what's crap and why? How can it be improved?

Saying something is generally crap helps no one.

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Connway May 3 2008, 3:51pm replied:

Man, how many times are we going to explain this to people like them? This is getting old guys. CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM! If you don't know what either of those words mean, there's a helpful website called

I may be acting like a douche, but I'm seriously tired of seeing a bunch of people dissing other people's hard work and not explaining why. Once again, I re-iterate that this is your OPINION. Now, if you truly believe that said textures are crap, then why don't you help out and give 'em some brand spankin' new textures? I personally, in my own opinion, think the textures are fine. Maybe not the highest resolution, but certainly better than some I've seen.

Seriously though, this un-constructive criticism is starting to become a problem. Don't force them to make a front page sticky on how to comment. That would be sad.

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Cookie_Dough May 4 2008, 2:52pm replied:

Construtiv Critisim also gets buried fast, Construtivness or not critisism always gets buried

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rinker_jass May 6 2008, 1:25pm replied:

so verry true :P

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IZaNaGI May 3 2008, 7:58am replied:

Well that's your opinion mate, but to be honest with ya mate, working on all the skins in some way or another i couldn't give a toss what you think. There over the top, cartoony and exactly how we wanted them to look, so your opinion is completely moot. Go troll elsewhere ;)

Glad everyone else seems to be enjoying the experience we have provided, a lot of work has gone into making it an almost total conversion and it's all been done for you guys/gals!

Meet you in the servers!

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Arkanj3l May 3 2008, 8:38am replied:

I think they did a good job for a custom skin that isn't trying to be "realistic".

People pay less attention at the effort and more on results. I think it's sad, especially if they don't give proper criticsms.

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o0lama0o May 3 2008, 5:58pm replied:

crap skin how can you say that O.O i LOVE ALL the weapons specialy the rpg and then rebel rifle so awesome ;d

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freredarme May 3 2008, 4:56am says:

Good news!!! Waaa the screenshot on page

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flameknight7 May 3 2008, 6:23am says:

yay! i love this mod :D i hope there are many servers up for this.

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Dogmeat65 May 3 2008, 6:30am replied:

Plenty of servers this time :D

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INtense! Staff
INtense! May 3 2008, 6:31am says:

Kickass mod, first i've played in a while and glad it was this one. Had a blast and it wasn't too hard to figure out what to do after about 5mins of play.

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drhead May 3 2008, 7:00am says:

I missed the last beta test before v4

i shun myself to death.


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battelboy May 3 2008, 7:33am says:

i want ur babys wills ;) youv played with me. guess who?

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kingsqeerel May 3 2008, 8:08am says:

Yes! It's great that you guys released! I can't wait to play! =D

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matt050 May 3 2008, 8:20am says:

I tested it, waaaaah, it's so fun! I love the action! there is non-stop action, I love the weapons and the map I tested!

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angeloelibz24 May 3 2008, 8:59am says:

Nice mod. Is this the Source/HL2 version of Open-Source Jailbreak (Half-Life 1), 'cause the name, gameplay, objectives and rules are all similar?

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Wills Author
Wills May 3 2008, 9:51am replied:

It is indeed! We haven't ported any of the maps/weapons or style over though - thats all new :D

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devilruler May 3 2008, 9:44am says:

i like the picture of a rebel and a elite combine together. Anyway, nice mod 8/10

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kinesis916 May 3 2008, 11:58am says:

Well since I finally got HL2 back on the computer I shall now be able to have a full crack at this later.

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kinesis916 May 5 2008, 12:04pm replied:

I had a crack at it. Man I suck. I think I need a few solid hours play on to really feel like I could get anywhere except jail within ten seconds of play.

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pedro0930 May 3 2008, 1:00pm says:

Nice work, guys. Downloading this as we speak!

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FJS May 3 2008, 1:08pm says:

Finaly! It's out! I'm going to try it

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Peete1986 May 3 2008, 2:23pm says:

Looking great! Downloading now!
Thank You for this!

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Mayama May 3 2008, 2:23pm says:

Not the best graphics not the best animations out there...


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Wills Author
Wills May 3 2008, 2:27pm replied:

Hehe :) Yeah some of my animations are a bit on the simple side, the AK is my favourite... I'll be re-animating all the weapons up to the AK's standard for 0.5 :D

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Torabi May 3 2008, 3:40pm says:

Fantastic work guys! The mod has evolved a lot since the last time I saw it. Played it waaaaay back when there was nothing custom, apart from the maps and the gamemode, no servers were up so my interest died for the mod. Now that I take a look at it, it looks freaking amazing! Great work, downloading as I'm typing. Gonna be a nice change to see some servers up for this now!

Keep ut the great work!

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Peete1986 May 3 2008, 4:05pm says:

Heh I played it for like an hour, and I can say it is one of the most fun mods that are out there.
The new weapons, and the medigun are great!
Funny how every round, the two teams quickly switched places, and they all camped near the others jail. So when you got killed, you were always released instantly.

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Dogmeat65 May 3 2008, 4:47pm replied:

Yeah we've been trying to figure out how to deal with that.

It doesn't *always* happen, but it does defeat the purpose of the game a little when it does.

We're considering a lockdown mode where you can no longer release your team after the round lasts a certain amount of time.

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YotsubatoSupra May 3 2008, 5:26pm says:

Always loved the mod since 0.2 and it still keeps its freshness with the new weapons and textures/models, and the game never lost its fast paced action! There is just one problem that I keep having I don't know if its me, steam, or the mod but I keep getting kicked due to "Client timed out" and "Could not connect to VAC servers" is anyone else having this problem or a way I can fix this?

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DOLBYdigital May 3 2008, 5:34pm says:

Gah... downloading now!!
Very nice update cannot wait to play.
Thank you for all your work, much appreciated :)

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FJS May 3 2008, 7:57pm says:

The mod it's great!! I laugh when I see how people were executed in the space :D

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Henley Staff
Henley May 3 2008, 11:50pm says:

its a fantastic mod, i would hope everyone trys it!

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forcifer May 4 2008, 3:13am says:

Well, I just gave it a quick look around in my own private server and it looks like it'd be pretty fun.
The new weapons are pretty cool and sound great. But a lot of the perspectives are messed up and they look like they're being aimed to the far left of the screen. I get a tiny headache when trying to aim em. But I can tell you guys put a lot of effort into the mod so good job! Keep it up!

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Wills Author
Wills May 4 2008, 5:58am says:

Thanks so much for all your comments guys! It's made me so happy to see everyone enjoying themselves in the servers! We've got plenty up our sleeve yet, for the coming weeks and months so stay tuned!

It's been such fun playing with everyone over the last two days! Thanks soooo much :D

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SAHChandler May 4 2008, 8:05am replied:

I played with your wills. Was a ton of fun. We kept losing till you left though :P

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Wills Author
Wills May 4 2008, 8:08am says:

ahaha! Yeah I have the ability to make an entire team lose based solely on my presence. It was an ongoing joke during beta testing :D

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IZaNaGI May 4 2008, 9:56am replied:

Joke? Ha Ha, only kidding your great ... meaning you suck, but your still great ;D

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Dogmeat65 May 4 2008, 1:50pm replied:

That's what I thought, 'joke'? ;)

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Exin May 4 2008, 8:53pm says:

FRIGGIN FINALY ive been waiting for this mod for like 3 months now

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brechtos May 5 2008, 10:22am says:

As I allready stated
Great mod, great fun and awsome mapping!!!!!!
(DeepCore is a gem)
Looking forword to the future of this mod^^

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Lowang May 5 2008, 1:18pm says:

Grats Guys.
Gotta say though that I donĀ“t seem to be able to find any servers
(no filters actvated) Oo
Loved the old version and was looking forward to play the new one.
Can anyone help?

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Wills Author
Wills May 5 2008, 2:10pm replied:

Thats REALLY strange, because right now... there are 15 servers up and running... four of which are full up!

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Lowang May 5 2008, 2:29pm says:

Ah thanks for replying, got it to work. Old version intervened Oo
Game is even more fun as it was before :) Great job

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Wills Author
Wills May 5 2008, 3:44pm replied:

Glad ya got it sorted friend! Hope to see ya on the servers! We've got lots of events coming up. We just had a Teamwork night, which went really well... 16 player server, two teams working like a well oiled SWAT team, was awesome!

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