Welcome to The Great Heist

The Great Heist is an online role-playing game and community where the players strive for infamy and fortune in a world of crime and high-stakes heists.

You start the game as a simple thief with empty pockets. Join a crew of smooth criminals or work alone, the choice is yours. Play your cards right and you'll soon be traveling the world leaving a trail of empty bank vaults behind you. The long arm of the law will constantly try to foil your ingenious schemes so try to stick to the shadows or you'll end up in the slammer!

The game is played in real time and the game keeps on going even when you're not logged in. Success in the game is determined by careful strategy and good timing, not by constant online presence. It's perfectly possible to be successful in the game by logging in a couple of times a week to check up on things.

The Great Heist is free of charge and no downloads are necessary to play it. If you can read this you're good to go.

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Latest Community News

Sally forth, brave adventurers!
Server time10/1/2021

While developing your next big adventure, we've been experimenting with enhancing the interface you use while you're out exploring, and the boring old compass in particular. Today we decided to let you give it a test run! Please let us know of any bugs you encounter.

And since we know that one should never deploy to production on a Friday, there's an option to revert to the old compass located in the Content Settings section of your Account Details.

Happy adventuring!

Expand your vocabulary
Server time9/27/2021

Starting today, we've (finally!) added support for "CJK Unified Ideographs" in all places where you previously could only use the western alphabets. This means that you should be able to use Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters in song names and similar.

We've also improved our support of Cyrillic characters.

Please be advised that only a limited set of the most common ideographs is available at this moment.


The Curious Brew of Mr. Button
Server time8/16/2021

Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss. So don't pass up the chance to reverse your aging process with the new credit products on sale this month. Stay safe and enjoy the end of the summer everyone!