Prison Architect unveiled by Introversion

Darwinia and Defcon developer Introversion Software has given the first look at its new game, Prison Architect, in a new trailer. The prison sim is the mysterious project the English indie dropped Subversion for.

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Darwinia and Defcon developer Introversion Software has given the first look at its new game, Prison Architect, in a new trailer. The prison sim is the mysterious project the English indie dropped crime caper Subversion for.

"Prisons are an emotive and political issue, and if mishandled a game about prisons would probably be a very uncomfortable experience. We think we've got the feel about right," lead designer Chris Delay explained.

"Many people have correctly identified our big influences for this project in Dwarf Fortress and Dungeon Keeper, or just about anything by Bullfrog. We love those games so much, and mixing their mechanics with a topic like prisons has been an incredibly satisfying creative challenge."

There's no firm word on when Prison Architect will be released, nor confirmation of platforms, though Introversion's past games have hit PC, Mac and Linux.

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    December 1, 2011 10:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Prison Architect unveiled by Introversion.

    Darwinia and Defcon developer Introversion Software has given the first look at its new game, Prison Architect, in a new trailer. The prison sim is the mysterious project the English indie dropped Subversion for.

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      December 1, 2011 10:07 AM

      *want*

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      December 1, 2011 10:11 AM

      where is the release date? it better be soon and not another 2+ years.

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      December 1, 2011 10:22 AM

      If it's anything like Theme Hospital I am there.

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      December 1, 2011 10:24 AM

      Seems like a crazy idea, but if it's fun I'll play it. I don't really play games to explore moral issues though.

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      December 1, 2011 10:27 AM

      I'm interested and to be honest, I wouldn't mind it if it was uncomfortable. I think we are past the time where games are suppose to make you think and question your actions.

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      December 1, 2011 10:31 AM

      Countdown until a Dachau or Auschwitz mod is released.

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      December 1, 2011 10:33 AM

      Interesting idea. Disappointed to hear they dropped Subversion though, I was looking forward to it. It was sounding like it might be an improved Uplink, which would be awesome.

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      December 1, 2011 7:03 PM

      That is a very interesting idea.

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      December 1, 2011 8:24 PM

      Wow. I am so happy to see Introversion continue to tackle complex subject matter in games. I hope Introversion gets enough visibility for this game to generate a discussion about our current prison system. Day one purchase for me.

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