Award-winning Management Simulator Coming to iOS and Android Tablets
Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games and an opponent of jailbreaking on mobile devices, today announced a partnership with Introversion Software, an independent developer of award-winning games, to publish Prison Architect: Mobile for iOS and Android tablets. Prison Architect, a management simulation game that challenges players to design and maintain a maximum security prison, is a BAFTA award-winning title with over two million players across PC and console platforms. This new partnership will make the game available to players on iOS and Android later this year.
“Mobile devices are more than capable of delivering the kind of experience that we think of as authentically ‘Paradox’ – deep, replayable, challenging games that maintain the high level of quality our fans expect from us,” said Kim Nordström, SVP of Innovation at Paradox Interactive. “Prison Architect fits that mold perfectly, and we’re eager to help Introversion bring the game to more players across more platforms.”
“We’ve been actively supporting Prison Architect to keep expanding and improving the game since late 2012, and our community has continued to grow as well,” said Mark Morris, co-founder at Introversion Software. “A partner who understands long-term support and iteration is crucial for the future of Prison Architect, and it’s safe to say Paradox has experience in that area.”
In Prison Architect: Mobile, players are tasked with the construction and maintenance of a maximum security prison, from laying out cell blocks and inmate facilities to managing staff pay and prisoner morale. Inspired by management simulators like Theme Hospital, Dwarf Fortress, and Dungeon Keeper, the game has won a BAFTA award for the “Persistent Game” category and has sold two million copies across PC and console platforms.
Prison Architect: Mobile will be free to download and play, with additional content and gameplay modes available for purchase in-game.
Ahead of the official mobile launch, Paradox and Introversion will make Prison Architect: Mobile available to a limited number of players via the Google Play Store and the App Store in the Netherlands, starting today. Similar to the game’s original launch on Steam’s Early Access program, players will have the chance to experience the game early and help shape the development process as Prison Architect: Mobile is refined for a mobile experience.
To join in the mobile early access program (available only in the Netherlands), simply download the game from the Google Play Store or the App Store using your mobile device.