Prison Architect bangs up 100,000 players, no word on the number of shankings

Despite still being in alpha, Introversion's Prison Architect has managed to shave, de-louse and lock up over 100,000 players, raising (according to the website) a not-too-shabby $3,256,895 for its creators. It seems crime does pay after all - just not for the criminals.

We last checked up on Prison Architect around two weeks ago , detailing alpha version 10, which among other things added Steam Workshop and Linux support. You can now alpha-fund PA via Steam's recently introduced Early Access section, which may have had something to do with that 100,000 figure.

The Alpha 10 trailer is below.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.