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

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!

Rock around the block
Server time8/10/2021

Starting today, blocking a character means that you're blocking the puppet master behind that character. This means you won't have to worry about blocking all characters on their account, one by one.

All existing blocks have been imported into the new system. Each user is represented by the first character on their account you blocked. We hope this isn't too confusing.

Despite all our efforts to test the new system thoroughly, we're sure there will be a bug or two left. Report them as detailed as possible, and make sure to go through the list of open bugs first to make sure it hasn't already been reported.

IMPORTANT NOTE: if you suddently cannot interact with another character, it's most likely because one character on your account is blocked by another character on their account. Please review this before submitting a bug report.