Escape 2042: The Truth Defenders

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Escape 2042: The Truth Defenders
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Dreamcast
Publisher: OrionSoft
Genre: Puzzle

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Dreamcast

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Escape 2042: The Truth Defenders is an puzzle-platform game, similar to Impossible Mission or Zillion in style and gameplay, interspersed with mini-games of different genres (such as a shoot-'em-up) in between levels.

The game was published physically despite an unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign[7]. The cartridge version is sold out as of July 2019[8], but a digital version is available from


In the year 2042, a socialist government is in power, but nobody had foreseen progressive dictatorship that settled in. The elites of the government hid behind a sham democracy, disconnected from the life the people were leading, and acted solely in their own interests.

The regime considered the dissidents as conspiracy theorists, treated them like terrorists and locked them away in highly-secured prisons, to prevent them from telling the people the truth about the manipulating medias accomplice of the government power.

You are Eris, a computer engineer and member of the Truth Defenders coalition.

After a clandestine operation to inform the people, you are locked away in the highly-secured prison Bulor 24.

But your knowledge on security systems will enable you to escape.

Your turn now to escape as fast as you can from this place![9]


The game takes place in three different environments (prison, desert, forest) and is interspersed with 2 mini-games, including a reversed Shoot ’em Up and an original rappelling game!

Avoid the security cameras, collect grenades to get rid of your enemies, exercise your working memory by hacking the computers of the prison to unlock the doors or to disactivate the safety systems.

Promotional Material

Physical scans

Mega Drive, World
Escape 2042- The Truth Defenders MD World Box.jpg
Escape 2042- The Truth Defenders MD World Manual.pdf
Dreamcast, World

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