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.