Prison Break

Prison Break is a simple game in which you must escape from prison without being seen by the guards that are looking for you.

It is a clone of Jan Willem Nijman's Super Jail Escaper.

This game is known to work on GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows platforms.

Screen Shots

Avoiding the spotlight Too bad



The game is controlled exclusively using the keyboard or a joystick / game pad that maps its buttons to keys.

  • Left or h: Move left.
  • Right or l: Move left.
  • Up or k: Move up.
  • Down or j: Move down.
  • Enter or Start: Start the game.
  • Escape, Click + Start, Select, or Y : exit.


Prison Break is distributed as Free Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

The background music is distributed as Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC-BY-ND).

Bugs, Features, Enhancements

If you find any bug or want to propose any feature to Prison Break, please add a new issue ticket to the issue tracker located at:

Also, if you prefer, feel free to send me an email to with a description of the bug or feature.



1.3.0 (2012-03-13)

  • Better support for bigger screens on Android.

1.2.0 (2012-03-04)

  • Quiting the game in Android now actually stops it.
  • Added mute button at the bottom-right corner.
  • It is possible to play the game using either the touch interface or the accelerator in Android.

1.1.0 (2012-02-19)

  • Added Android version.

1.0.0 (2010-03-16)

  • Initial version.


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