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The Masterplan is a tactical team-based game where you plan and execute bank robberies and other heists. The 2D top-down view gives you a great overview of what's happening at any given moment, allowing you to be a real criminal mastermind. Set in 1971, the hand-drawn graphics and the soundtrack recorded by real musicians with real instruments evoke the unique mood of a 70s crime movie.

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The Masterplan is a tactical squad-based heist game set in the shady 1970s. The theme was inspired by the old school heist movies, with its retro-style coming from our reminiscing talks of the golden olden times, and about 'how would retro games be done with modern technology'. We went with the hand-drawn 2D graphics in a top-down view to give the player the best overview of everything that's happening, and added a Slow-Motion system to combine the best of both worlds; smooth action with time to think when you need it.

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During the game you'll get to heist your way through 20 unique hand-crafted heists in a persisting career mode, manage your crew from heist to heist by hiring the right goons, and by making sure they are properly equipped. To guide you on the way, we were fortunate to sign Tom Jubert (FTL, The Talos Principle) to rewrite our story to give the game the narrative it well earns.

While a player can rush through the heists, the test of a true mastermind is to execute the plan to perfection, keep the goons and the by-standers alive, and walk away with the maximum loot without anyone calling in the cops. Each level is a sandbox, so depending on your preference, you can hit your targets loud, or in stealth, or a mix of both. Keep the civilians under control, knock them out, or leave no witnesses. It's all up to you.

Finally, please check out our release trailer, buy the game, and set your Masterplan in motion!


The Masterplan is now out on Windows, Mac, and Linux. The game can be bought from Steam, GOG, Playfield and Humble.

The Masterplan release date announcement!

The Masterplan release date announcement!

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The Masterplan will be released 4th of June 2015! We will no longer update the Early Access version, but will fully focus on creating the best possible...

A round of Polish applied to The Masterplan

A round of Polish applied to The Masterplan

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The Masterplan has now received its 11th Early Access update. This update focuses on gameplay by improving AI behaviour and pathfinding, but also adds...

The Masterplan celebrates the Presidents' day - by robbing a Police Station

The Masterplan celebrates the Presidents' day - by robbing a Police Station

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In The Masterplan's Presidents' Day update, a.k.a. Early Access Update 10.0, The Masterplan grows the list of unique heist locations to 14 by adding the...

The Masterplan: How to hire your goons and build your crew

The Masterplan: How to hire your goons and build your crew

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In the first update of 2015, The Masterplan campaign/metagame gets a crucial improvement; the chance to hire goons. And to top it off, there are two new...

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martyra2j
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Hey I wrote a article on this game. Come check it out if ya like!
Big thanks to the developer for this game!
Hope you enjoy.
Martyra2j.blogspot.com

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moddlord1

Stick em up and hand me that game!!

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martyra2j
martyra2j

I did a Let's Play/First impressions on this game! Come check it out if ya like!
Big thanks to the developer for this great game!
Hope you enjoy.

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Check out GAU Studios preview of The Masterplan Youtube.com

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Oooh, can't wait for this to come out. What do you plan on making it cost?

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Yeah, I can't wait for this to come out either :) It's probably going to cost somewhere under $20.

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