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Ziggurat and Abylight Launch Prison Tycoon: Under New Management on Steam Today

Today’s a great day to be a fan of tycoon games, as publisher Ziggurat and developer Abylight have released Prison Tycoon: Under New Management, a reboot of the best-selling original Prison Tycoon series. The game builds upon the business simulation features genre-fans love, and combines it with a new art style, more customizable design tools, and granular control over all aspects of their facility and staff. Players will be challenged to build a profitable well-maintained facility while rehabilitating their charges and keeping everyone happy.

To celebrate today's launch, Ziggurat has released a new trailer:

Prison Tycoon: Under New Management is available for PC in Early Access via Steam for $29.99 USD, and until July 7, can be purchased at a $10 USD discount.

Prison Tycoon: Under New Management features a different take on what it means to be a successful warden. In the game, players will need to maintain a balance of services and security as they strive to run and grow their facility. They’ll need to secure funding from state agencies, manage the flow of resources and keep staff and prisoners happy while providing proper care for their charges. Whether constructing a new cell block or a VR therapy room, would-be wardens must maximize their investments to grow their prisons efficiently and humanely.

Features of Prison Tycoon: Under New Management include:

  • Five Distinct Environments: Select from tropical, tundra, taiga (boreal forest), swamp, or desert biomes, each with its own environmental challenges

  • Build From Your Own Blueprints: Design every room, path, checkpoint, and cell block

  • Hire Experts: Evaluate and hire staff to serve 12 different roles in running and maintaining your prison

  • Secure and Protect: Maintain a secure facility using guards, cameras, watchtowers, and checkpoints

  • Rehabilitate and Release: Evaluate prisoners, then provide the therapies that they need to be released, from the zero gravity room to VR therapy

More info about Ziggurat Interactive, its current lineup, and upcoming announcements is available on Facebook, Twitter, and the company’s official website, with info on their upcoming products to be announced on the same.

Abylight is a developer based in Barcelona and founded in 2004 by video game development veterans. Always passionate about innovation and excellence in the craft, their attention to detail and the enjoyment of the player are the cornerstones of every creation. For more information on Abylight and its other ventures as Publishers, visit and follow them on Twitter.

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