Sea Jay Jun 14 @ 6:19am
Estimated release date
I'm considering purchase of the game but would prefer to know what sort of release date the developers expect. A quick look at the posts here haven't revealed any information.

Obviously a set in stone release date is unlikely but I don't feel a target year release is unreasonable when considering a financial contribution to a product, additionally a release date target provides some security that the game is in ongoing development. This is not an accusation but being offered for 'early alpha' purchase could be a way of cashing in on an unfinished game which will never come to completion.

The game looks promising and may scratch the itch left by the old Theme Park games.

Thanks
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grachuus Jun 14 @ 6:21am 
Developers have released a new build with features every month for 20+ months. If you want assurances of release you should review patch rate.
Emmote Jun 14 @ 6:22am 
It will likely be another 1 year away. That's about the best guess at the moment.
DigitalImpostor Jun 14 @ 6:24am 
Originally posted by Sea Jay:
additionally a release date target provides some security that the game is in ongoing development.
The game has an updated release every month.

Originally posted by Sea Jay:
This is not an accusation but being offered for 'early alpha' purchase could be a way of cashing in on an unfinished game which will never come to completion.
Introversion wouldn't have made it available to buy if they didn't think they could finish it (see the development of Subversion for proof of this).
Swesal Jun 14 @ 11:53am 
Game has had updates for like two years every month, if you know the story about how everyone got conned with "Towns" early access, and don't want to risk ever being conned by early access games, then never buy an early access game. That being said, Introversion(the gamestudio making prison architect) has been around for over ten years, unlike the two dudes that were making "Towns".
my•glass•eye Jun 15 @ 1:35am 
Originally posted by Sea Jay:
I'm considering purchase of the game but would prefer to know what sort of release date the developers expect. A quick look at the posts here haven't revealed any information.

Probably mid-late 2015. Maybe early 2016. But that's us guessing. The developers have, quite rightly really, made no promises about a release date, but they've released an update and a video every month for almost two years. Don't worry about your financial investment should you make one.

By the way, the game is far beyond 'promising' now, and most definitely does scratch the itch left by no decent new Theme-Thing games. :)
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Phade102 Jun 15 @ 6:21am 
This game will get a release date when the developers can't think of new things to add/fix.

But if you are concerned about EA games, you shouldn't be with this one...This game is fantastic, the devs are very reliable, even though this month there wont be an 'update' per say with new additions, but this whole month is being worked on bug fixes!
J20Hawkz Jun 15 @ 10:22am 
This game is amazing and it's in Alpha!?!?! Prison Architect is going to be my favourite game come summer 2014, and I thought nothing would beat Don't Starve. I'll have to wait and see.
Sea Jay Jun 18 @ 9:42am 
Thanks for all the replies, I'll add this to my purchase list!

Great comments.
Nuke Knight Jun 19 @ 7:48pm 
This month the ya soelly working to fix bugs!! they just added drugs and addiction!
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