[[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/ The Escapist]] is an online gaming/geek lifestyle magazine. It was launched in 2005, but the site truly took off when it began hosting video content with its recruitment of Yahtzee Croshaw's WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation in 2007. The site has an [[WretchedHive active forum community]] and pulls in writers and columnists for all sorts of op-eds in its free, weekly "features", but most tropers will know the site for one of its hosted series.

Escapist-produced works with pages on this wiki include:
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* WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation
** Extra Punctuation
* Webcomic/CriticalMiss
* {{Moviebob}}'s Big Picture
** Escape to the Movies
** Intermission
* LoadingReadyRun
** WebVideo/{{Unskippable}}
** FeedDump
* MiracleOfSound
* WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}}
* Creator/{{Firefilm}}'s series:
** No Right Answer
** Media Sandwich

...and have included in the past:

* WebAnimation/ApocalypseLane
* WebVideo/DoomsdayArcade
* WebAnimation/DoraleousAndAssociates
* WebVideo/ExtraCredits
* RebeccaMayesMuses
* ThereWillBeBrawl
* WebAnimation/UnforgottenRealms
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The large number of creative people on the Escapist's payroll often leads to cooperation, guest appearances, and in-jokes, detailed in the pages above. It can generally be assumed that anyone who makes content for the Escapist has met or spoken with most of the creators who shared their tenure. That being said, there is not a unified "office" for this freelance work, which is spread over the English-speaking world.
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