So, when I first heard of this project a couple few months ago, I was dubious. I mean, prisons seem an odd setting for a tycoon-type game; it isn't exactly a lighthearted endeavor. This could probably easy drift into completely tasteless territory. Relevant: [https://www.google.com/search?q=prison+tycoon+4]

The game went up in its alpha state on Steam, and elsewhere, and last weekend I went ahead and bought it. Welp, it's been a seriously long time since a game has managed to keep me up to 3am without my realizing it. This game is horrifically entertaining, even with all the rough edges currently strewn about.

I attached the introductory video for the currently released version - give a look.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/08/2013 at 04:19pm

This game looks incredible and I want to play it, but I think ill wait till beta or launch. How much more do they have to go before the actual release? I have no real reason to wait save... I think I need to wait to experience the full amazingness of this game in its full glory.

I love sim games and Roller Coaster Tycoon is in my continual play as I have a game going I play off and on until the end of time.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/08/2013 at 04:20pm

Oh, they have a Linux port now, awesome. Kind of live commenting on the video :D

Chris_Schetter   Post Author wrote on 06/09/2013 at 12:45am

Not sure really. It's a small team plodding away with it, and I don't think they're in any terrible hurry to call things 'done.' They funded it on their own by selling access to the alpha before they even really started in earnest, and that netted $1 million. So I think they're pretty cosy and are just going to keep whittling until there's nothing left to do. I suspect at some point this summer they'll stop calling it an alpha simply from lack of large awkward mechanics bugs, but I also suspect work wil continue on this for some time.

Yea, definitely worth mentioning: can buy over Steam, get Win/Mac/Linux.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/09/2013 at 04:46pm

Hmmmm, I might get this sooner than later. :D

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