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

This Week in Real Life #13
Server time11/8/2018

After a week of fall break and running the game on a skeleton crew we're now back in full force... that is if you can consider a trio of developers anything but a skeleton crew. Come to think of it, we kinda like skeleton crews around here, especially if they are out sailing on the seven seas. Hmmm, maybe we're on to something here...

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This Week in Real Life #12
Server time11/1/2018

'Tis the season to be spooky, and it's truly a bit spooky for the rest of us when Jonas is on vacation abroad, since he's the real mastermind when it comes to sorting out problems in the oldest parts of the game code.

As we mentioned last week, it's fall break here in Sweden, and that's why this will be the shortest TWiRL to date. Those of us left in Sweden have been trying to do as little damage as possible by not releasing any new tweaks to the game. Instead, we've focused on getting the voting system for this year's Wishing Well in place, and you'll be able to cast your votes next week. This time, you'll be awarding points to the best suggestions, Eurovision style. May the best song... sorry, idea win!

Also, rumor has it that a toaster loving robot on the moon discovered that a bunch of new islands had surfaced on the Seven Seas, and a few intrepid explorers are already busy trying to unravel their secrets. Go join in on the adventure!

Enjoy the rest of the week, people!

This Week in Real Life #11
Server time10/25/2018

The temperature is creeping below zero, darkness falls across the land, and the great melancholy rolls in. Anyone who has come of age and who lives far up in the northern hemisphere knows exactly what we're talking about. But this time of year is also a time of vibrant colors and transformation. Autumn shows us the beauty of letting things go... and so we leave another week of work behind us.

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