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+ - Prison Architect prison simulation game launched for linux->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Prison Architect is a Prison Simulation and Management game currently released in Alpha from indie developers Introversion Software (Uplink, Darwinia, DEFCON and Multiwinia). Prison Architect was initially released in September 2012 and has been played by nearly 90,000 gamers so far. 10 Alpha updates have been released and Introversion is committed to continuing to release a major update each month. From Alpha 10 onwards Prison Architect will be available for Linux — from the Introversion Blog:

"We are now supplying builds for Linux via steam and as a standalone download from our website. The game should be widely compatible across the various Linux distributions, but please let us know if you have problems by logging bugs in our bug tracker. We have targeted Ubuntu 12.04 (32 bit and 64 bit) as a starting point, and we anticipate wider compatibility in later alphas. Please note that we do require glibc 2.15 or later, which unfortunately means Prison Architect does not currently work on Debian Stable.""

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Comment: Re:compiling java script (Score 2, Interesting) 473

by orta (#31498688) Attached to: Microsoft Previews IE9 — HTML5, SVG, Fast JS
I wouldnt be surprised if this is misquoted and it really means the JIT translation that the other browser engines use. But doing it on another core is a nice move, I wonder how well that affects the performance. I'd honestly have expected Apple to do that first, having a good API for doing this kind of thing.

Comment: Nice concept (Score 1) 126

by orta (#30692682) Attached to: Razer, Valve, and Sixense Working On Motion Control For PC Games
The main problems with things like this are that you have to go out and buy an expensive peripheral for an 'extra' in the game, you can play the game perfectly fine without it usually its only to enhance. The reason keyboard and mouse stuck for gaming is because you have them there. I love the innovations that these kinda things do, but I'll probably never get to use it. Plus all my games are downloaded from Steam now.

Comment: Re:at least they open sourced it (Score 3, Interesting) 315

by orta (#30441826) Attached to: Microsoft Steals Code From Microblogging Startup
Yeah, what's probably happened is they've hooked up a quick database to store users / tweets etc Then all the front end work is just shamelessly taken and they only have to work on making a similar API for it to work with. I wouldn't be surprised to find that a Plurk client would just work with the MSN one if you change the URL. The design is also painfully similar, so I imagine they just threw on the microsoft branding on the front and uploaded some new images and colours in the CSS.

Comment: Re:at least they open sourced it (Score 1) 315

by orta (#30441492) Attached to: Microsoft Steals Code From Microblogging Startup
Its front-end web programming (HTML/CSS/Javascript) that was stolen, these are always open to read, they could only obfuscate that if they felt the need. Howeever the backend code would probably have to have been written themselves (especially as its more likely the startup used ruby/php than asp)

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