Prison Architect

An economic real-time strategy game created by British indie developer Introversion Software. Prison Architect lets you play as a headmaster of a penal facility. Your duties include designing a high-security prison, managing its budged, and providing for the needs of inmates. The authors saw to it that each prisoner had his individual personality and corresponding criminal inclinations. A virtual prison manager has to face such issues as violent behavior among inmates, gang activities, smuggling and contraband, or even mutiny. Prison Architect features very simple top-down 2D graphics.

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PC / Windows
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Prison Architect

Prison Architect | PC

Prison Architect release date for PC:

game language:
English

06 October 2015 | Worldwide

06 October 2015 | Europe

06 October 2015 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 383 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.5 / 10 calculated out of 800 players' votes.  

Android OS
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Prison Architect

Prison Architect | Android

Prison Architect release date for Android:

game language:
English

12 May 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 9.4 / 10 calculated out of 92 players' votes.  

Apple iOS
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Prison Architect

Prison Architect | iOS

Prison Architect release date for iOS:

game language:
English

12 May 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 9.4 / 10 calculated out of 60 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
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Prison Architect

Prison Architect | PS4

Prison Architect release date for PS4:

game language:
English

28 June 2016 | Worldwide

28 June 2016 | Europe PAL

28 June 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 15 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Prison Architect

Prison Architect | XBOX ONE

Prison Architect release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

28 June 2016 | Worldwide

28 June 2016 | Europe PAL

28 June 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 5 players' votes.  

Microsoft Xbox 360
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Prison Architect

Prison Architect | XBOX 360

Prison Architect release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

28 June 2016 | Worldwide

28 June 2016 | Europe PAL

28 June 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 14 players' votes.  

Prison Architect is an economic strategy game in which the player’s task is to manage a prison. The game was developed by an independent studio, Introversion, which has released such productions as Uplink, Darwinia, and Defcon.

The game is largely inspired by games like Theme Park, Dungeon Keeper and Dwarf Fortress. The players assume the role of the new prison warden. The game starts with designing the facility, then the task is to manage and develop it. Once the construction has been completed, the first inmates begin to appear, and it is the player’s responsibility to take care of their needs. It is necessary to feed them, provide them with access to showers, and enable to go to a prison yard. At the same time, it is essential to hire security guards to control the convict population. In addition, every prison needs power and electronic security systems. Every additional prisoner increases the amount the of money the is prison paid each month, but it also increases spending, therefore balancing the budget is of great importance.

Inmates have their own personalities and they decide what to do in the prison. Some prove to be disciplined and be keep out of the way, work in the kitchen, or work out at the gym. The others, however, tend to start fights which may result even in death of the guards and other inmates. Negligence of warden duties causes great unrest. In such cases, the guards often refuse to intervene, and the player will have to call heavily armed troops. Escape attempts also happen. The developers did not forget about introducing a system that allows the inmates to form gangs and organize contraband.

Age Rating

age requirements: 16+

Prison Architect launch trailer

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Zwiastun na premierê gry Prison Architect od studia Introversion Software.

Prison Architect Game Guide

game guide 30 July 2013

Despite the fact that Prison Architect has a humorous character, it’s hard to deny the simulation and economy aspects of the game.

Prison Architect Review – one of the best economic simulation games of recent years

Review 29 October 2015 14:47

Prison Architect is not friendly to new users, requires patching of numerous errors, and provides a disappointing campaign but its key elements – construction and management – are amazingly executed.

Prison Architect almost finished. The game launches on October 6

News 22 September 2015 09:11

Prison Architect version 1.0 is coming out in two weeks – on October 6. This next update is going to bring some new features to the popular prison manager.