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Prison Architect makes a break for it with launch day 'Escape Mode'

Prison Architect will take a deeper look at prison life with a new launch day game mode called Escape Mode, which injects story into the prison simulator.


While a handful of news is making its way out of TwitchCon this year, that's not the only event taking place this weekend. Across the pond, there's EGX, where game developers are offering up their own announcements. Developer Introversion just released some news about the upcoming Prison Architect, which is already in line to escape from Steam Early Access in a couple of weeks. So why not explore that "escape" idea a little further with a new game mode?

Escape Mode gives Prison Architect a whole new game mode, as well as a new story. This mode follows Edward, who's facing the death penalty for a crime of passion. While the story will mainly follow him, players will also get to meet some of the other inmates across four chapters. As players struggle to escape the prison facility by creating alliances and slowly digging a tunnel, they'll be given a gritty look into the modern prison industrial complex.

Prison Architect is set to officially release on October 6 on PC, which is when Escape Mode will see the light of day. The game is currently available right now through Steam Early Access. For more, check out the full EGX presentation below.

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