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.

Latest Community News

This Week in Real Life
Server time8/16/2018

Greetings everyone! We hope you're having a glorious time wherever you are and whatever you're doing. After a short but sweet vacation, with alarmingly hot weather, the three amigos developing this game are all back at work.

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What a time to be alive!
Server time7/11/2018

You might have noticed that "Time Played" on your character sheet isn't called that any longer, and that you may click on the number of days. This will take you to a page with more detailed records of how long time you've been alive in this world of ours.

Some of you may also notice that the amount of days have been reduced. It's because we finally found a way to calculate exactly how long your character(s) has been alive, and that we will be able to start handing out achievements and other things based on that value. More on that in the weeks to come.

Have a terrific summer everyone!

(Making) Friends from afar.
Server time7/6/2018

Are you in dire need of getting in touch with someone, but can’t find the time to be in the same city? Why not send that person a Messenger Pigeon with your phone number? These pigeons are experts at finding people, where ever they might be. And they fly incredibly fast.

The Messenger Pigeon is a peculiar rarity available for purchase in our credit shop and is used as an interactable item to form a new relationship (or jump starting a faded one).