If you’re not a PC gamer, but you loved your Goat Simulator on console, more good news is coming your way as the PC simulation game Prison Architect will be available on consoles this spring. So you better hit Netflix and re-watch some Prison Break or OITNB because you will need all the guidance you can get.
For those who do not know what Prison Architect is all about, the game is a simulation that allows you to build and control your own correctional facility. It starts with you being given a manager position at an existing prison where you have to take care of the prisoners and run the institution as best as you can. If all is good, then you will be given the opportunity to build your own prison from scratch.
Once you make it to the next level and you built your facility you need to think about all of the requirements of the prisoners, and of the staff. The player must not forget that the guards need a safe place to keep their weapons and teasers, the kitchen must be off limits for the prisoners because the staff handles sharp objects, and so on.
But the player must also keep in mind the needs of the prisoners he is responsible for. They must be watched, they must be given food three times a day, the possibility of taking a shower safely, sleeping without a rival gang member slitting their throat or even a chance at an education.
All of these things are supervised by the prison’s warden, which is the player. The simulation manages to copy real-life conditions fairly well because the prisoners are prone to riots, some of the guards may be corrupt, the player can have snitches among the staff and the detainees. It’s quite a challenging game.
The game was initially developed in 2012 by means of crowdfunding. It was released on PCs this October, but it was available on Early Access Steam long before that it was pretty successful. British Studio managed so far to sell 1.5 million games. This made them seek a partnership with Double Eleven in order to bring it to the console fans, too. Prison Architect will be available on consoles this spring. It will be compatible with Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Players that are not familiar with prison environment are advised to do some binge watching research.
You can check out the full trailer of the game in the video below.
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