|Genre(s)||Construction and Management Simulation|
Prison Architect is an upcoming video game by the British software company Introversion Software. It was made available as a paid alpha pre-order 26 September 2012 with updates scheduled every three to four weeks. The game was an entrant in the 2012 Independent Games Festival
The game is a top down construction and management simulation where the player takes control of the running and building of a maximum security]] prison.
The players role is of both architect and governor with sandbox micromanagement themes such as choosing where to put lights, drains and how they connect together. 
|Name||Version||Release date||Works on||New features|
|Prison Architect Alpha Release 1||Alpha-1||September 25, 2012||Windows /Mac OS X||Inital Alpha Release|
|Prison Architect Alpha Release 2||Alpha-1b||September 27, 2012||Mac OS X||Experimental MacOS build
Attempt to fix MacOSX 10.6 problems
|Prison Architect Alpha Release 3||Alpha-1c||October 3, 2012||Mac OS X||Second attempt to fix MacOSX 10.6 problems|
|Prison Architect Alpha Version 2||Alpha-2||October 18, 2012||Windows/Mac OS X||Bugfixes
New gameplay elements (Deployment, Sectors, Patrols)
Updated room requirements
|Prison Architect Alpha Version 3||Alpha-3||November 1, 2012||Windows/Mac OS X||Bugfixes
New gameplay elements (Fog of War, CCTV)
|Prison Architect Alpha Version 4||Alpha-4||November 19, 2012||Windows/Mac OS X|| Bugfixes
Fix to new gameplay element: Fog of War
|Prison Architect Alpha Version 5||Alpha-5||December 14, 2012||Windows/Mac OS X|| Bugfixes
New gameplay elements (Staff only zone, Firefighters) Improvements to foundation tool
|Prison Architect Alpha Version 6||Alpha-6||January 30, 2013||Windows/Mac OS X|| Bugfixes
New gameplay elements (Prisoner Categories,Sector Categories, Intake Control)
|Prison Architect Alpha Version 7||Alpha-7||February 21, 2013||Windows/Mac OS X|| Bugfixes
New gameplay elements (Name-in-the-game / Face-in-the-game, Only Guards can open doors, Alarm buttons)
|Prison Architect Alpha Version 8||Alpha-8||March 20, 2013||Windows/Mac OS X|| Bugfixes
New gameplay elements (STEAM integration, Planning mode, Door Lock system changes)
|Prison Architect Alpha Version 9||Alpha-9||April 24, 2013||Windows/Mac OS X|| Bugfixes
New gameplay elements (Work system for prisoners (laundry, kitchen, cleaning and workshop, Visitation)
|Prison Architect Alpha Version 10||Alpha-10||May 30, 2013||Windows/Mac OS X/Linux|| Bugfixes
New gameplay elements (Riots, Riot Guards), Steam Sharing, Initial Linux Release
|Prison Architect Alpha Version 11||Alpha-11||June 28, 2013||Windows/Mac OS X/Linux|| Bugfixes
Significant performance improvements and memory leaks
New gameplay elements (land expansion, timelapse recording, intelligent toolbar highlights, sentences of prisoners countdown and dead bodies will be taken away in Hearses.)
- "Prison Architect lets you build the jailhouse of your dreams". http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-11/30/prison-architect.
- "Introversion planning paid alpha". http://indiegames.com/2012/02/introversion_planning_paid_alp.html.
- "The 14th Annual Independent Games Festival". http://www.igf.com/php-bin/entry2012.php?id=349.
- "Prison Architect Preview". http://www.pcgamer.com/previews/prison-architect-preview-2/.