Hello Armies! I am your Prince Frog and today I will give you my first impression about a private prison construction and management simulation video game that was developed by Introversion Software. Prison Architect.
The game features a top-down 2D simulation with a partial 3D mode of construction and management. The CEO of a for profit prison company has hired the player to manage the building and operation of a prison. The role of the player is that of an architect and governor, with sandbox micromanagement themes. This allows them to manage various aspects of prison life, such as building facilities and staff management. To unlock certain aspects of the game, the player must recruit staff. The player can also manage the prison’s finances and meet the needs of the prisoners. The player directs prisoners to follow their schedule by setting them up. This allows for increased difficulty and simulates a prison that is closer to real life. An in-game report gives a player’s prison a rating based on various factors such as the recidivism rate, overall happiness, violence within the prison, etc.
The base game ranks prisoners according to five classes: Minimum, Medium, Maximum, Supermax Security prisoners as well as Death Row. Death Row prisoners are also included in this ranking. Each class corresponds with a different temperament or length of sentence. A percentage is used to indicate that Death Row prisoners have reached clemency. You can lower this percentage by attending successive Death Row Appeal sessions. Below a certain percentage, a prisoner can be executed with no legal backlash to the facility, regardless of his innocence. If the appeal is successful, the Death Row prisoner may be released or transferred to the general prison population.
Prison Architect can be played in many different ways. You can choose to go for Prison Stories. These chapters are a tutorial that will allow you to play the game in a more guided way. This section of the game contains cut scenes that tell the story. I recommend you read this first before you start building your prison. You have the freedom to customize the experience to your liking, such as setting the budget for prison gangs and the weather. This will allow you to keep people happy and make it more chaotic. You also have the option to play with pre-made prisons. This allows you to focus on solving various problems rather than building a new prison.
Prison Architect’s art is perhaps the most memorable. Its cartoony feel contrasts with the somber theme of the game and gives the game a sort of comical look. Evidently, all prisoners in these prisons lack feet. Developers were able to include a lot of prisoners in their art style, which allows them to avoid having prisons full of clones. The animations look great on tablets, too.
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