PC simulator game Prison Architect has received a release date of October 6, 2015 for the PC. The game, which comes from developer Introversion Software, has spent three years in Steam’s early access service, a service which allows consumers to purchase and play a game while it’s still in development, and this final release will include currently unannounced content which will be revealed at game event EGX in the United Kingdom this Saturday, September 26.
The game, as the title suggests, gives players the task of running and maintaining a maximum security prison. On the game’s Steam page, developer Introversion Software describes the game as follows: “Prison Architect is the world’s latest Prison Management Sim. Starting with an empty plot of land you must construct a holding cell with basic water and electricity to house your first batch of prisoners, to buy you enough time to create a proper cell block. You’ll need to hire some guards, get some showers built and unless the kitchen is up and running with chefs working away you’re going to end up with a riot on your hands. From there you take your prison in which-ever direction you like. A monsterous super-max or comfortable center for rehabilitation, the choice is up to you.”
The game is currently available for preorder in a variety of packages. The standard edition will cost you US $29.99 and net you the game by itself, while a second package titled the Aficionado Edition will cost US $34.99 and the game’s soundtrack and an artbook. A third edition titled Introversioner Edition will get you all of that plus four other games: Uplink, Darwinia, DEFCON, and Multiwinia and cost you US $39.99. Finally there’s the Name in Game Edition which will get you everything in the other three editions as well as the ability to name a prisoner and write his in game biography for US $49.99.