Build and Manage A Maximum Security Prison.
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January 8

Paradox Interactive Acquires Prison Architect

Hello Prison Architects!

I'd like to take a moment to introduce myself real quick: I'm Jonathan, a Community Manager at Paradox Interactive over simulation titles like Cities: Skylines and Surviving Mars.

I'm here to announce that after a long and amazing partnership with Introversion, Prison Architect and the associated IP have been acquired by Paradox Interactive. This is something we are all very excited about, me especially! Paradox and Introversion have been working together since 2017 on the Prison Architect: Mobile titles, and mutually eager to see how we can expand and grow this amazing community.

Paradox Interactive Press Release
VentureBeat Press Release

“Ever since our partnership with Introversion in 2017, the Paradox team has felt that Prison Architect is a natural fit for our catalogue,” said Ebba Ljungerud, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “Just as we’ve done for other management-strategy games like Cities: Skylines and Surviving Mars, I believe the considerable player base of Prison Architect will be excited to see where we can take the game next, and we’re eager to explore development of potential new games based off of the ‘Architect’ IP. We promise to exercise good behavior with this cherished title going forward.”
-Ebba Ljungerud, CEO of Paradox Interactive



We realize you probably have some questions - like, "Prison Architect 2 confirmed?" or "Are you going to make a [Insert any noun here] Architect game now?"

To this we reply: We have lots of ideas! Our team's are hard at work watching prison escape movies and are several seasons into the TV series Oz for inspiration, but at this time we have no concrete plans to share. We will be keeping you informed wherever we go though!

Speaking of which, if you have more questions or want to continue following us and our ideas, here are some ways you can do so:

1) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParadoxInteractive/
2) Twitter: https://twitter.com/PdxInteractive
3) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paradox_interactive/?hl=en

And to help even more, we'll be hosting a Q&A on Facebook and Twitter tomorrow, January 9th, at 5pm CEST. Hope to see you there! And feel free to ask questions here if you'd like =)
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December 20, 2018

Update 17 released - Multiplayer for everyone!

After several months of testing and improving, we have released multiplayer to everyone - no need to opt in to the beta. Everything you can do in a single player sandbox game can now be done in Multiplayer. We've worked hard to reduce the bandwidth requirements and to increase the reliability - please let us know if you keep having problems!

Here's our video demonstrating the finished sandbox multiplayer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNaJYeB85S8

Worth mentioning that these game modes are not supported in multiplayer yet: Escape Mode, Warded Mode, and any prisons that require Mods.

Thanks to everyone who supported us over the years - have a great xmas, and we will see you all in the new year!
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Reviews

“Prison Architect chills me to the bone. If played haphazardly it can be a wonderful farce rich with hilarious anecdotes, but played patiently and carefully it’s a horror game, a top-down voyage into the heart of darkness, an eternal raging fire I forever try but can only fail to douse.” RPS

"Prison Architect, to be sure, is an excellent game, worthy of comparison to its canonical inspirations, Dwarf Fortress and Bullfrog Productions’ 1990 construct-and-manage simulations. Few games can hope to match Prison Architect’s emergent storytelling, and fewer still can balance brutality and poignancy like it does." KILLSCREEN

About This Game

Build and Manage A Maximum Security Prison.

Build and manage a Maximum Security Prison. As the sun casts it’s early morning rays on a beautiful patch of countryside the clock starts ticking. You’ve got to crack on and build a holding cell to detain the job­ lot of maximum security prisoners that are trundling to your future prison on their yellow bus. As your workmen lay the last brick you don’t have a moment to let them rest as they need to get started on the first proper cell block so you can make room for the next prisoner intake. Once they’ve all got a place to lay their weary heads the fun can really start.

You’ll need a canteen, infirmary and a guard room, oh, and don’t forget to plumb in a toilet, or things will get messy, but what about a workout area? Or solitary confinement cells? Or an execution chamber?

Inspired by Dungeon Keeper, Dwarf Fortress and Theme Hospital and with over 1 million players having spent time inside, Prison Architect is the world’s best lock-­em-­up.

Story Mode

Prison Architect opens with the story of Edward, a man facing the electric chair for committing a crime of passion. This is followed by four additional chapters focusing on different characters and aspects of prison life. From Mafia Dons to power-crazed senators, Prison Architect has them all! To bring these characters to life, Introversion teamed up with award winning professional writer Chris Hastings, producing an enthralling tale of corruption and human misery set against the background of the modern prison industrial complex.

Escape Mode

Finished your supermax? Got guard dogs roving every corridor and prisoners eating out of your hand? Now you can live the horror by firing up escape mode and play as a prisoner hell-bent on getting the hell out of dodge.

Dig a tunnel, go for the armoury or start a riot and slip out in the chaos, it’s entirely up to you! Figure out how to escape from your own creation, or hit the random button and load one of the 12,000 prisons created by the steam co

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:XP
    • Processor:Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent (2009 era)
    • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • Processor:2009 era Macbook Pro, Core2 Duo processor
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent (2009 era)
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB HD space

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