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"The IGF has been pretty much front and center for us over the last couple of months. We announced last week that our next game will be called Prison Architect and is about building Maximum Security Prisons. Chris started work on Prison Architect in December of 2010 and around July this year we were playing the latest build and suddenly realised that we were much further along then we thought. It would need a massive push, but we could submit a build for the 2012 competition. We both knew immediately that we wanted to do it. Prison Architect was a return to our roots, a uniquely original PC game built by a tiny team and an IGF submission was exactly the right milestone to confirm to ourselves that we were back on the right track. Chris submitted Prison Architect last week and we’ve got our fingers crossed.... Even if we don’t pick up any nominations we know we’ll be there on the night, and we’ll have a great time. Win or lose, they’ll still be a hell of an after-party. Yes, there is something special about the IGF."
Prison Architect GPU Performance Comparison Graph

Prison Architect GPU Analysis
Comparing Prison Architect PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that Prison Architect is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 9 or OpenGL 2.1.

To get the best visual graphical experience on Prison Architect, aim to have a GPU that has at least 320 MB GPU RAM.

Most bottom end graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play Prison Architect

We are advised that 12 year old graphics cards should be able to run Prison Architect , but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.

Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the Prison Architect graphics card requirements chart below.