Prison Architect: A Must-See 2013 PC Game

By Stephen Totilo on June 3, 2013, 2:17 AM

I'm already on-record about how fascinating Prison Architect is. Seriously, it's SimPrison — or ThemePrison, if you will — made by people who seem to be damn near fearless about making video games about uncomfortable topics.

The game is from the indie studio Introversion, who have also made the saddest/best game about nuclear war. I recently sent Introversion's own architects some questions about their newest work. They served up some fascinating answers about the possibilities of a game about building and running a prison.

I'd e-mailed my questions to Introversion's Chris Delay and Mark Morris a couple of weeks ago, after I'd started playing Prison Architect. I'd never played a game like this, never played anything a game that was about incarcerating human beings (and, no, I'd never played Dungeon Keeper). I was fascinated. I think you'd be, too, so do be aware that you could stop reading this now and start playing. The game's not finished, but you can pay to start playing it in its ever-evolving alpha state, through Steam or even directly from Introversion.

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ghasmanjr ghasmanjr said:

This is awesome. It's SimCity for terrible people. It reminds me of the "Apples to Apples" alternative, "Cards Against Humanity".

Benny26 Benny26, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Looks like a laugh. Would like to try it.

3 people like this | LukeDJ LukeDJ said:

This looks like a truly sadistic and disgusting "game" that plays with morals that should never be played with. Only the most screwed-up and psychotic creatures of our planet will ever get any enjoyment out of this.

Sign me the hell up!

ghasmanjr ghasmanjr said:

"Only the most screwed-up and psychotic creatures of our planet will ever get any enjoyment out of this."

Sounds like Postal 2 now.

LukeDJ LukeDJ said:

Sounds like Postal 2 now.

Haha, that was before my time. :p

wasder.net wasder.net said:

Stopped reading at 'no, I've never played Dungeon Keeper'.

wasder.net wasder.net said:

Just kidding.

3 people like this | ghasmanjr ghasmanjr said:

Haha, that was before my time. :p

Dear Jesus. Just buy it. It's something like $3 on Steam and it's worth an afternoon of screwing around. The graphics aren't the best but what other game can you pour gasoline on someone, light them on fire, put them out by peeing on them, and then taze an elephant? No other game.

1 person liked this | LukeDJ LukeDJ said:

what other game can you pour gasoline on someone, light them on fire, put them out by peeing on them, and then taze an elephant? No other game.

Hahaha that sounds completely screwed up. I might give it a try

spydercanopus spydercanopus said:

Dear Jesus. Just buy it. It's something like $3 on Steam

It's $30 now... Guess I'll wishlist it and wait.

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