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

Welcome the Wasteland
Server time11/25/2019

Fancy a road trip through a post apocalyptic wasteland? All dedicated players of the game were just sent a fistful of rusty bottle caps to pick up at the nearest ingame post office. Flipping a bottle cap into the air and clicking your heels together three times will send you on your way immediately. Before you sally forth into the unknown please consider the following:

1. In the beginning, this event will require the combined efforts of the community. So get organized. The more the merrier!

2. Keep your eye on the fuel gauge at all times. Running out of gas is only fun if you're on a hot date with the partner of your dreams. Walking across the Wasteland is not recommended.

3. You only get a handful of attempts at this for free so please try to make the most of them. If you need more attempts they can be purchased using credits. There are also some exploration aids available for purchase in case you want them.

4. Unique weekly challenges related to this event will be available for the next seven weeks. These will award those who complete them with extra experience points, in addition to the experience points gained by solving some of the mysteries of the Wasteland.

Drive safely everyone!

Crunch time!
Server time11/26/2019

It's implementation time for this year's Wishing Well! We're expecting to wrap everything up on Friday, December 6. Until then, expect daily releases of new code (as long as we have anything ready), along with comments and updates on the offical Wishing Well page.

Our goal is to respect the wishes of the community, and implement as many of the most popular suggestions for each category (Popmundo, The Great Heist and The Shared Game World) as possible. In some cases we will make exceptions, when we see that a particular suggestion would be useful for a small part of the community (like the Locale Management suggestions).

When you wish upon a star
Server time11/5/2019

The results for this year's Wishing Well are in, and we'll start implementing on November 26.

Just as last year, we're not doing a 24 hour crunch. We'll spend roughly one week with full focus, and if we're not feeling satisfied after that, we'll continue until we are. Both games will get shared attention.

Thanks for voting!