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Build and manage a Maximum Security Prison. As the sun casts it’s early morning rays on a beautiful patch of countryside the clock starts ticking. You’ve got to crack on and build a holding cell to detain the job lot of maximum security prisoners that are trundling to your future prison on their yellow bus. As your workmen lay the last brick you don’t have a moment to let them rest as they need to get started on the first proper cell block so you can make room for the next prisoner intake. Once they’ve all got a place to lay their weary heads the fun can really start.
I, completely captivated by the game, want to make myself something to eat quickly without pausing the game. Since things are going well, I think I'll just go to the fridge and let the game run. From the kitchen I suddenly hear the sound that signals...
that there is a fight. I leave everything and hurry back to the PC where the red lettering '1 death' starts me. After the poor deceased was taken away and everything seems to be back on track, I quickly go back to the kitchen to get my food. . .. When I get back, the writing comes back on me: ''1 death'. . . Apparently the prisoners feel if I don't give them full attention and shamelessly exploit it. As a result, I hardly dared to leave my PC alone for over 80 hours; instead, I took care of one prison after another, had prisoners delivered, insurgencies beaten, prisoners searched, cameras installed, betterment programs optimized, shift plans designed for the guards, prisons extended and perfected. For people who like construction games, I can only fully recommend Prison Architect. You can choose yourself which 'hurdles' you want to give yourself (defeat conditions, gangs, difficulty of the prisoners you take in, women with babies, etc.) and therefore the fun of playing is still there for me after more than 80 hours. Who has patience and perseverance to optimize and perfect processes will enjoy this game.
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