Prison Architect

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  • spamdangled 13 Oct 2012 01:18:25 29,101 posts
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    Amazingly, there doesn't seem to be a thread for this yet from what I can see.

    Anyway, this is the new game from Introversion and it looks great.
    Website here.

    It's in Alpha at the moment and if you preorder you can gain access to it now. It has adopted a kickstarter-esque model in that the more you pay, the more you get.

    Played it at the expo and it's fantastic. Like a much darker theme-hospital. Death row crossed with Weebl and Bob graphics.
  • spamdangled 13 Oct 2012 01:21:26 29,101 posts
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    I went for the "Name in the Game" tier.

    My rap sheet: After discovering his fiance had spilled coffee over a mint condition Golden Age comic, Dale bludgeoned them to death with an action figure.
  • spamdangled 13 Oct 2012 01:27:25 29,101 posts
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    My sister.
  • spamdangled 13 Oct 2012 01:32:40 29,101 posts
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    Facepalm wrote:
    Did I just fall in love with darks sister, she's lovely. Erm.
    She's also engaged. Careful now! Anyway, stop going off topic.
  • BillMurray 13 Oct 2012 01:36:54 8,651 posts
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    I really like the look of this but I've got far, far too many games on the go at the minute.
  • spamdangled 13 Oct 2012 01:37:46 29,101 posts
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    BillMurray wrote:
    I really like the look of this but I've got far, far too many games on the go at the minute.
    It's worth picking up, but I suppose on the plus side you could just wait until it's finally released.

    Alpha is good fun though.
  • Schmove 28 Nov 2012 17:22:46 124 posts
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    Is anyone playing this? I gave up on pc gaming years ago but this game has got me sorely tempted to try the alpha. Is it fun? What would I need to run it?

    Might just download this Theme Hospital clone to see if it scratches my itch...

    EDIT; correct link!

    EDIT; original incorrect link here from reddit to explain the below comment :lol:

    Edited by Schmove at 17:26:56 28-11-2012

    Edited by Schmove at 17:40:16 28-11-2012
  • Fake_Blood 28 Nov 2012 17:30:39 6,103 posts
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    WTF dude.
  • Phattso 31 Mar 2013 07:19:21 17,946 posts
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    I noticed this on Steam today for the first time and, as it had a Mac version, my pointer naturally hovered over the 'buy' button.

    Anyone else here in the alpha? How is it going, is it complete enough to warrant a look? Something I've really enjoyed since signing up to a couple of Kickstarters is the weekly updates, is there anything similar here or do you have to go digging on the forums for info?

    Cheers in advance for sharing any experiences.
  • spamdangled 31 Mar 2013 08:39:21 29,101 posts
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    There's a new build every few weeks with new features and stuff. I'm really enjoying it. If you like management games, I'd definitely recommend it.
  • superdelphinus 27 Apr 2013 11:20:04 8,626 posts
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    Sin city?
  • DamoVotf 30 Apr 2013 13:19:10 1,009 posts
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    I been playing a while as well, balancing the initial cash flows is the hardest bit but its a really interesting game.

    I recommend watching the how to videos on you tube they give you some decent ideas of how to start.
  • Tomo 27 Jun 2013 20:08:24 14,622 posts
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    What's the latest on this chaps? It looks really really great but I'm a little concerned that if I get it now, by the time it's finished I will have exhausted it and won't want to continue playing it. Is there a danger of that? Or is it so close to nearly finished that getting in on the act now is almost like buying the real thing anyway?
  • Trafford 29 Jun 2013 10:15:59 7,626 posts
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    This game along with Rome 2 are the reasons I need to buy a pc.
  • DamoVotf 1 Jul 2013 13:34:30 1,009 posts
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    Its a great game that keeps getting better, I generally play 1-2 prisons every update to see what changes. But there is a lot of scope for experimentation (I havent gotten to the stage where you can have multiple wings for different tiers of prisoners) with different layouts etc.

    Still some bugs and some fine tuning to be done but its playable and good fun.
  • teamHAM 1 Jul 2013 15:33:32 3,582 posts
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    Yep, it's a really good game.

    I bought in during the first alpha and have my own prisoner in the game, and the game has come on in leaps and bounds since then. Alpha 11 is out now and the features and especially stability fixes available makes for a much better experience.

    The fact that it's now on Steam takes the annoyance away as having to manually update every patch was a pain.

    Yes there are still bugs, but they are making tangible progress on reducing them patch on patch and on top of that the game plays a lot better on my machine than it did a few patches ago which suggests their code really is a lot more stable.

    If you are into Theme Hospital like games and/or like the idea of running a prison, definitely get it. It's easy value for money and the team at Introversion are really nurturing it into something great.
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