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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Announcing Big Breakout Weekend! Competition! Jailbreak: Wars! Developer games! Hell, even Ellis (of L4D2) is playing Jailbreak!

Posted by Wills on Feb 2nd, 2010

So the servers have gone a little quiet of late, does that phase us? HELL NO! Will we sit back and be all like "Awww, people aren't playing as much as we'd hoped..." NO WAY! We love Jailbreak, we think you should too. So that's why we're holding the Big Breakout Weekend!

Big Breakout Weekend!

This weekend, starting Friday night at 7:30pm (GMT, UK Time), we'll be holding several scheduled games of Jailbreak: Source 0.6 on specific servers. All the developers will be playing, and we'll be turning on "all talk", so you can chat with us directly if you have a working, non-ear-raping microphone.

COUNTDOWN TO 5 Feb 2010 19:30:00 -0000

Starts on Friday Night at 7:30pm UK Time (GMT)!

To find out when the games begin, join our Jailbreak Steam Group to get scheduled reminders or join the Let's Play Jailbreak Steam Group to get involved in pickup games!

Giveaway: Win ANOTHER Game!

I'm also going to be running a giveaway! I'll be playing at six allotted times, on six different servers over the weekend. At any time, during any one of those matches, I'll be giving away one Steam game to ONE lucky player! So if you want a free game, GET PLAYING THIS WEEKEND!

Win a game just by playing this weekend!

Ellis plays Jailbreak!

Turns out that smooth talkin', lady lovin', zombie killin' badass Ellis from L4D2 is a fan of Jailbreak! He's gone out on a limb on his Facebook and YouTube pages with a direct plea to his friends to get more people playing, so if you don't want him to shove a 'nade up your southern bee-hind, ya'll best do what he says!

Ellis from L4D2 Approves!

Jailbreak: Wars!

Shortly after the Big Breakout Weekend, we'll be launching the annual Jailbreak: Wars! This hotly contested clan tournament was won last year by (.fire). We're currently accepting clans for registration, so if you're in a clan and you like Jailbreak, then head over to our forums and sign yourselves up!

Prizes are yet to be announced, but you guys KNOW they'll be good, considering our last two competitions!

Patch coming soon!

We're currently working on a patch to fix a number of the issues and concerns raised during the last three weeks. It will most likely be out within a couple of weeks, so make sure to watch out for it! We plan to fix/change the following elements:

  • Reduce length of lockdown timers in several maps!
  • Change how Perks are distributed (Automatically level up every two rounds)
  • Slightly reduce the power of the Railgun
  • Add more power / range to the Medigun
  • Increase size of Point Award Messages
  • Fix Madesco escape routes and fix broken Lockdown
  • Add Mini Deathball to a couple of maps (Mizraim, Deepcore)
  • Decrease default respawn time of Weapon Pads to 20 seconds
  • Add extra support for various events to support SourceMod better (thanks to NEOTOKYO for this!)

Don't forget to add yourself to our Mod Watch if you haven't already! And if you fancy getting more involved in our community, then join our forums over at or learn something new about the Source Engine from the Jailbreak Blog!

Follow us on Twitter! Join our Mod Watch! Become a Fan on Facebook! Join the Jailbreak Steam Group! Visit our Youtube Page!

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corigami Feb 2 2010 says:

I'm glad you guys are working to keep people playing. This looks like a lot of fun, great job putting it together. I'll definately be there c:

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zck2020 Feb 2 2010 says:

Yay Ellis! :3

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iopzx Feb 2 2010 says:

Awesome but i have to go to library on this friday. nai~

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Tutty Feb 2 2010 says:

for some reason the stats wont be shown to me ingame. hope the patch fixes that. kind of discouraging if you dont know how good or bad you are. but anyways great event you will definetly see me online!

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azelito Feb 3 2010 replied:

We're having a pretty hard time tracking this bug down, seems to be happening at random almost.
Reinstalling seems to be fixing it for now...

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arlooo Feb 2 2010 says:

You'd probably get even more players if you put down what time It'll start for the eastern coast of america.

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Wills Feb 3 2010 replied:

The first game will start at 14:30pm EST, and the second game will take place at 7:30pm EST. This will be the same for each day.

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Wills Feb 3 2010 replied:

Thanks to INtense I've added a countdown timer to the news post now, so you know exactly when it starts!

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NullSoldier Feb 3 2010 says:

I'll be there

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LORDDEREX Feb 3 2010 says:

Maybe add so its a health symbole over the head of the one yelling for a medic?

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Asskicker Feb 3 2010 says:

Ellis! <3

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DuckSauce Feb 3 2010 says:

That patch sounds awesome!
Seems like it'll address most if not all that needs to be addressed.
Great :D

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SolidFake Feb 3 2010 says:

any clans out there need a player? :D

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AnarchyDom Feb 3 2010 says:

Ah yes, unfortunately I'm one of those people with an 'ear-raping' microphone. Nice post though, I shall try to get playing soon (:

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