September 28th, 2012 | By Brad Ward
Prison Architect is a new game being created by developer Introversion Software. It takes from a lot of games in terms of inspiration. You’ll be finding elements of the old classic Theme Hospital in Prison Architect, while you may also see some elements of the popular Dwarf Fortress in the game. Introversion Software is creating a very unique game, where you’ll be able to create your very own prison like you might create your own hospital in Theme Hospital. You’ll find a lot of similarities to Theme Hospital, which is very welcomed. Prisons will set on fire, prisoners will fight against the police, and much, much more. The game is in very early Alpha, so you won’t be finding an entire game full of content here, but instead you will be able to play the game as the developers add to it and watch Prison Architect grow and expand as time goes on.
Right now Introversion Software is offering an exclusive deal on the basis that you pre-order the game. Much like you would find on Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, there are different reward levels of the game you can purchase. The first of these may just give you Alpha access to the game while the last reward may involve you helping design different characters in the game. Whatever level fits you, you should know that whatever you choose, you will be able to download the game on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Introversion Software has even promised to give you a Steam key.
Prison Architect has no set release date yet, so we may be waiting a long while for the official release. In the mean time, if you want to get in on the fun, getting an Alpha copy is highly worth it. If you’re wanting to get yourself a copy of the alpha, you can head on over to the Prison Architect website and browse the different pre-order or “reward” levels of the game.