The Masterplan

The Masterplan is an award-winning tactical squad-based heist game set in 1970s. The 2D top-down view gives you a great overview of what's happening at any given moment, allowing you to be a real criminal mastermind. Features hand-drawn 2D graphics and fun group control, granting you total control - at least until someone calls the cops and everything goes haywire.
During the game you'll need to heist your way through 20 unique hand-crafted heists in a persisting career mode, manage your crew from heist to heist by hiring the right goons and by making sure they are properly equipped. A test of a true mastermind will be to execute the plan to perfection, keep the goons alive, and walk away with the maximum loot from each heist.
Depending on your preference, you can hit your targets loud, or in stealth, or a mix of both. Keep the civilians under control, knock them out, or leave no witnesses. It's all up to you, just make sure you won't be there when the cops arrive - or be ready for a brutal firefight.
If you are hungry for more content on top of the campaign, you can test your mettle in the 8 challenge maps, built by the development team, available through Steam Workshop. And with Steam Workshop support, players can also create their own heists!

Key Features


  • Heist your target silently or go guns blazing - your choice (and your consequences)
  • Switch the game into Slow-Motion on demand, to give you time to plan and to give your orders
  • Control civilians and guards at gunpoint with the unique threaten system
  • Employ a variety of weaponry and gear, from pistols and bombs to shotguns and tranquilizer guns
  • Carry and hide bodies to avoid detection
  • Use disguises to infiltrate forbidden areas
  • Disable electrical systems
  • Manage your crew
  • Unlock and rob 20 unique heist locations, each allowing you to choose your own approach and play in a sandbox environment
  • Discover, plan, and execute the greatest heist in the history of mankind!
  • Access and create more heists and content via Steam Workshop

Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows Vista or later
Processor: Intel Core™ 2 Duo or faster
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 256 MB OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card
Storage: 300 MB available space
Sound Card: Yes
Additional Notes: Recommend a two-button mouse + mouse wheel
Minimum Requirements
OS: 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or later
Processor: Intel Core™ 2 Duo or faster
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 256 MB
Storage: 300 MB available space
Sound Card: Yes
Additional Notes: Recommend a two-button mouse + mouse wheel
Minimum Requirements
OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
Processor: Intel Core™ 2 Duo or faster
Graphics: 256 MB
Storage: 300 MB available space
Sound Card: Yes
Additional Notes: Recommend a two-button mouse + mouse wheel
  • The graphics and sound track work because it’s simple, the gameplay and mechanics are what really make this game.

  • The Masterplan is simple, but detailed enough to offer an authentic atmosphere to its various heists.

  • The Masterplan is an open-ended heist game that is genuinely fun to play. It has some teething issues, but with continued support from its developers it can only go from strength to strength.

  • If you are a fan of squad based strategy games or old heist movies, then you should definitely check out The Masterplan.

  • Pelit (Finland)

    Despite shortcomings in controls and level design, the core gameplay and the smooth presentation are strong enough to make The Masterplan an entertaining, if flawed heist simulator. [Aug 2015]

  • One nice little surprise that draws on many sources of inspiration, but still manages to stand out for its own virtues.

  • Even though it's far from perfect, we've enjoyed this title, and we really hope it's successful enough to see a more polished sequel.

  • The Masterplan presents a very unique and welcoming vibe for all who have dreamed of robbing a building establishment.

  • The Masterplan succeeds in making everything from the triumphant heists, close scrapes and complete wash-outs, interesting – you’ll just have to work for them.

  • In the end, while the gameplay and repetition required can be frustrating, The Masterplan is very well put together from an aesthetic standpoint.

  • The Masterplan is based on an interesting concept and is only held back by no particular effort put into creating interesting or diverse gameplay mechanics. Nevertheless, it remains quite an enjoyable game, as long as you are not expecting more than it can deliver.

  • Shark Punch makes its debut in the real-time tactics genre with some charming ideas, starting with an original setting and some well-crafted levels. Unfortunately, some questionable design choices, a less than average AI and a poor technical production clip the wings of a potentially nice title.

  • The Masterplan cries the tears of its wasted potential. When it is working as supposed, it is a pleasure to play. But unfortunately it does not happen often enough.

  • Though not exactly fast-paced, it works best when decisions are made on-the-fly and risks are taken for monetary distractions. Overall, The Masterplan is not a bad game, just one that misses some tricks because of scaled back designs.

  • A stronger emphasis on an overarching narrative, more flexible range of actions on the field and a proper save system could have made “The Masterplan” into an excellent game. Without all that, it’s merely serviceable.

  • CD-Action

    Decent fun spoiled by poorly designed, frustrating controls and lack of depth. [09/2015, p.47]

  • The Masterplan feels like the most tragic kind of missed opportunity: a set of viable ideas rendered inert in practice.

  • Announce as many cool things as possible, then, while everyone is distracted by flashy trailers, swap the actual game with a hardly playable dummy. Looks like The Masterplan itself is a con.

The Masterplan
$19.99 $8.00
Title: The Masterplan
Genre: Action, Indie, Strategy
Released: 4 June 2015
Developer: Shark Punch
Publisher: Shark Punch
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Steam Workshop
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