Paradox Interactive and Introversion Software to Bring Prison Architect to Mobile Devices
Award-winning Management Simulator Coming to iOS and Android Tablets
STOCKHOLM – Apr. 19, 2017 — 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.
For more information on Prison Architect: Mobile, visit https://www.facebook.com/PrisonArchitectMobile/
For additional information, please contact:
Fredrik Wester, CEO Paradox Interactive
Andras Vajlok, CFO Paradox Interactive
Phone: +4670-355 54 89
This information is information that Paradox Interactive AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication on April 19, 2017.
About Paradox Interactive
The Paradox Interactive group includes publishing and internal development of games and licensing of White Wolf’s brands. The publishing operation publishes both internally developed titles and titles developed by independent studios as well as music and books. The game portfolio includes more than 90 titles and Paradox Interactive owns the most important brands, including Stellaris, Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Crusader Kings, Cities: Skylines, Tyranny and Magicka. From the start over ten years ago, the company has published its games all over the world, initially through physical distribution using partners, but beginning in 2006 has primarily distributed digitally using its own publishing arm. The development platform is primarily PC, but the company has released games on console and mobile platforms as well. The largest markets today include the US, UK, Germany, France, Russia and Scandinavia. Today, close to 1.5 million gamers play a Paradox game each month and the number of Paradox registered users exceeds six million.
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