Prison Architect is a genuinely fun game that makes you think in unexpected ways. Apart from some slight campaign fatigue and an Escape Mode with plenty of potential but poor execution, it’s hard to put it down.
A complex, challenging, and grimly satisfying...
When it’s at its best--when you’re genuinely invested in prisoners’ quality of life, creating the best possible space for people to rehabilitate, and realizing just how many tools are at your disposal to accomplish it all--it is exactly that. And it’s worth playing for just that feeling. The loss of humanity Prison Architect breeds in its players could be its greatest strength, but without even an acknowledgement of that loss, the game stumbles instead of teaches.
Developer: Introversion Publisher: Introversion Platform: PC I think I'm getting the hang of this prisonbuilding lark. I've constructed two prison blocks without breaking the bank, and my prisoners have access to all basic facilities, toilets,...
Prison Architect is one of the most in-depth, satisfying builder games in ages, if you can get past the initiation.
Originally made available through Steam Early Access in September 2012, it's been a long time coming for the release of Prison Architect from developer Introversion Software. While I had owned the game's early access version for awhile, this was my...
A very good and promising prison management game ,i'm sure Introversion will iron out those bugs and turn it into a great and successful game and I am greatly looking forward to seeing the finished and polished product.
It's a real shame there's no demo as the $30 asking price from Introversion's website may seem a bit steep, but it's also available on Steam and does go on sale from time to time. The game is available for Windows, OSX, and Linux PCs, and while there's no word on when it'll be feature complete, updates have been coming along rather regularly--check it out.
Prison Architect is a management game of sorts, akin to Dungeon Keeper or Dwarf Fortress. Your primary task is to design habitats for your "citizens"--living quarters, kitchens and cafeterias, showers, and so on. Of course, these are prisoners, in a...
I love Theme Hospital. I loved it when it came out, and I love it now (public service: it costs peanuts over at gog.com, so buy it). In the 16 years since Theme Hospital was released, no game has come close to capturing the magic for me... until Prison...
This Alpha title certainly has the potential to wow the gamers belonging to the simulation and strategy world. I just hope that Introversion Software can heed this review and those stated on the Prison Architect forums.
Overall, I like this game. It still has a long way to go, and it most certainly has a lot of bugs to fix, but it’s definetly off to a good start.
I’m expecting quite a lot from this game and I can’t wait to see how the finished product plays like. For now, I’m just going to keep stuffing my inmates with food in hopes of creating an obese prison utopia.
If I have one tip for you, it's that you should get dogs.Dogs are wonderfully versatile. They do an excellent job of sniffing out contraband hidden in whatever crevices prisoners hide contraband in, they quickly find the tunnels inmates have been slowly...
Prison Architect is already shaping up to be a deep and complex title. You’ll be charged with building every detail of the Shawshank of your dreams, from the foundations to the light fittings, having to take into account such small details as the positioning of cell blocks in relation to the canteen and where your deliveries arrive.
Prison Architect does not have a scheduled release date yet, and Delay admits in the video, “And since this is Introversion Software that we’re talking about, we’re likely to be in alpha for quite some time.” But all alpha users will also receive a copy of the finished game, as well as exclusive bonuses dependent on the tier you choose.
For those not tempted to pre-order, it’s still worth following their Twitter feed (@IVSoftware) just to see some of the bugs encountered during the development process; a particular favourite being prisoners deciding to take their meals to the showers and eat in the buff.
This game is a buy for me if you like the sim games where you like to micro manage things you will love this or you can just get some really bad guys in there and let them run around inside and see what happens, A LOT OF BLOOD SHED and some dead bodies will come of it.
It’s a great game already though and if you have £20 to spare you’ll definitely get your monies worth, plus these games have a tendency to have a significant price hike once they get to release, which is worth bearing in mind.
Prison Architect is a unique game among the strategy genre, one that since Bullfrogs disappearance, has had little in the way of innovation. This game shows that innovation still exists and brings something fresh to the table. I look forward to the many updates that will likely arrive for Prison Architect in the future and I will enjoy reviewing the game closer to its official full release.