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Prison Empire Tycoon - Idle Game

Prison Empire Tycoon - Idle Game

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Become the warden, and manage the jails
Rehabilitate prisioners to help society!

4.3 Ratings 257K+ Reviews 5M+ Downloads
Become the warden, and manage the jails
Rehabilitate prisioners to help society!
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Ratings & Reviews

4.3
257.2K+ Ratings
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  • Read the reviews... Jul 9, 2020

    By Corporal_Fig
    I saw an ad for this game and immediately started the download. The first 2 days were great. I made some in app purchases because I was having fun and wanted to support the company. After I finished upgrading the second prison, my game, like most people that play, stopped working and wouldn’t leave the loading screen. It’s been almost 16 hours since I’ve been able to load it up. I sent an email to the company asking for some help and haven’t heard anything back....yet. Hopefully we’ll all get some help or an update to fix this without taking away our progress. But for now, be aware. This game is a lot of fun and I hope that if you play it, it won’t bug out on you to. If/when I get a response back and my issue is resolved, I’ll update my rating. Until then, I can’t give a game more than 2 stars when my money just went to waste. Update: I uninstalled my game (for the fifth time) and my game loaded up pretty quick. All of my progress is still there and I’m working on prison number 3. Let’s hope it stays like this! I’ve updated my rating to 5 stars.
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  • Jul 29, 2020

    By James Trotter
    The game is good. The graphics are great for a tycoon, the income is easily obtainable, and the design is good. I just wish we could actually see the graph of our income. I want to be able to see my high peaks in a day and my low peaks, so I can budget my workers better. Also i wouldn't mind if you were able to see the whole prison when you zoomed out. When I am in a new prison it takes me a while to know where things are.
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  • Jul 29, 2020

    By Emma Thomas
    I love the game but there's a few flaws holding it back. It doesn't matter how much you upgrade, the prisoners always riot when you get back. When you get back the prisoners always think it's food time and try to eat even if there's no food available. Can't zoom all the way out so difficult to find everything. Too easy to reach max level on the prisons so now I have a bunch that are just useless, especially as you can't transfer the money or anything. Game also takes ages to load up.
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  • Great game just glitchy Jun 24, 2020

    By Dpolirer
    Let’s start off with the good things. This game is great! I personally like it because since it’s a prison, you don’t have to spend 20k on the rooms (or cells) like what is needed for the hotel game. I like that because it takes two mins to get the money to fully upgrade the cells to the max and so you have a lot of time to watch ads for money to upgrade other things around the prison. I like the graphics and everything but I’m not going to waste y’all’s time reading all that. So, what I don’t like is how glitchy it is. Don’t get me wrong, this game is playable! However, sometimes when it is loading I have to log out of the game for a min and try multiple times just to get off the front cover of the game and back to my prison. Also, again it is glitchy with time. This is because when the builders are building something and it says that it will take an hour, and I wait an hour and come back and there was no progress that was made while I was gone. That sort of upsets me a little bit. However, I remember that this game is new and so it needs improvement like every other game out there. I believe that in a couple of months, this game will finally make the full five stars!
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  • Jul 25, 2020

    By Hannibal
    Very fun game with a very unfortunate problem. The problem is that when you leave the game and then come back later the game calculates how much time has elapsed in game, your earnings and how much the prisoners needs have increased. Your prisoners are still in the same place and because they have not moved they also have not interacted with anything to fullfil their needs. So when you log in it takes little time before you have a riot. I can play for hours with no riots but if I log out ...
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  • It was fun while it lasted- 2 seconds... Aug 4, 2020

    By Dany Ranca
    This was an amazing game. Even if you didn’t upgrade, it was so entertaining to watch the day go by and the prisoners going about their lives. It didn’t take long though, about 15 minutes of game play, before I started having issues. Whenever I just started my prison was small and had no problems. I got through two check ins before my app crashed every time it was time to check in prisoners. I knew every time that bus came, my app would crash. As I made another cell, got more prisoners and more employees, I could only app open for 30 seconds without it crashing, regardless of check ins. Soon (as in the same day I got the app) I couldn’t even have the app open and run for five seconds without it crashing. Once I got a second new cell, I couldn’t get out of the load screen at all. Whenever it was almost loaded in, my app crashed. I have given up. I have tried deleting and redownloading the app and nothing works. Why even try to get in the app whenever it crashes? I am perfectly willing to change my review if this gets fixed but honestly, I don’t think the developers are going to waste their time on one app whenever a new one could do just as well. I wouldn’t advise downloading at this all. Everyone is having this problem. I don’t care how new your phone is- it’s not happening. Good luck!
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  • Jul 24, 2020

    By Dogsrpeople2
    This is less a review and more a letter to the devs. I love this game and it was a really great time killer. I rarely spend money on mobile games, but this one was an exception. Logged on after a while and updated the game to the newest version, and found everything I payed for compelty wiped. I want this sorted or I want a refund, this is unacceptable.
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  • Jul 27, 2020

    By Vincent Kinchley
    The game is fun, there are few minor issues here and there that other reviewers have picked up on. The weekend events that were recently added are a real highlight. You didn't have to be on your phone constantly but a consistent amount of management was needed in order to complete them. However, the latest one has seen rehabilitations dropped to such a low rate that you're essentially being forced into buying the event chests for a key that boosts production levels. Please change it back!
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  • Jul 25, 2020

    By Brian T
    Not really an idle game. Sure you can leave the game and collect the profits later (1hr) but that's where anything idle ends. Even if you have a perfect prison, your prisoners will riot once you come back. You have to play to keep them happy. Here's how broke things can be. If you want to avoid riots while not being a slave to the game just load the game up, collect your profits, build anything you can as fast as you can then close the app before the riot happens
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  • Jul 13, 2020

    By Ryan Essig
    It's okay game, very time consuming and if you don't put in money it will take you months before you see the 3rd prison. The mechanics of the game isn't bad but you'll be waiting hours before you can do much of anything. Overall the game is okay but boring not much you can really do in the game and zero customization in this game. Ads everywhere if you want extra cash or you can drop 20 to 30$ and have lots of bonuses and skip ad options. Only plus is this game isn't a money pit game 1 time buy.
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  • Read the reviews... Jul 9, 2020

    By Corporal_Fig
    I saw an ad for this game and immediately started the download. The first 2 days were great. I made some in app purchases because I was having fun and wanted to support the company. After I finished upgrading the second prison, my game, like most people that play, stopped working and wouldn’t leave the loading screen. It’s been almost 16 hours since I’ve been able to load it up. I sent an email to the company asking for some help and haven’t heard anything back....yet. Hopefully we’ll all get some help or an update to fix this without taking away our progress. But for now, be aware. This game is a lot of fun and I hope that if you play it, it won’t bug out on you to. If/when I get a response back and my issue is resolved, I’ll update my rating. Until then, I can’t give a game more than 2 stars when my money just went to waste. Update: I uninstalled my game (for the fifth time) and my game loaded up pretty quick. All of my progress is still there and I’m working on prison number 3. Let’s hope it stays like this! I’ve updated my rating to 5 stars.
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  • I’m getting frustrated Jun 11, 2020

    By jose osnaya
    So far this game is fair and fun to play looking forward to expand my prison but the only thing I hate so much while I spend $25k to built a new laundry room it takes 15 min with having 3 or 4 builders I put my phone down for a while to do things like clean or whatever around the house I come back to check on my laundry build and it says I have to pay $25k again and also wait 15 more min and I spend actual gems to built right away and it still does that please fix this because I’m in the point where I just wanna delete this app and I was looking forward to spend money. Btw just upgrade most of the things on the prison and as soon I close the app and reopened everything I worked so hard went back how it was like if I didn’t do anything gotta upgrade everything again this game is awful you developers need to fix this because it’s a waist of time putting in time and effort so when you play again it’s like you didn’t do anything I give this game a 1 star 😡
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  • Exceptional quality Aug 5, 2020

    By Jac0b7
    I’ve looked at other reviews before making my own and most of the few complaints I saw from other reviewers were bugs and glitches that I thankfully haven’t had countered at all. I think the developers have since fixed them from when the reviews were made because from my experience this game is at the peak of what you can get from a mobile game. They don’t push ads down your throat, and in fact you can play the entire game without even watching any but that would make it a lot harder/longer. But I choose to watch multiple ads to support a company that doesn’t water the game down with them. The game has longevity to it and their design and attention to detail when it comes to the prisoners activities is spot on they act accordingly and overall the game just feels nice to just observe let alone play. Very well done making this game the company earns my respect and my time 100%
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  • So far no complaints Jun 22, 2020

    By VornyVanDoo
    I have been playing this game for around a few weeks now and I have run into no problem. I have played all previous games by these developers and deleted all of them so far because they got stale after a week. But with this game they put more pride into production and it shows. This has the same feel from their previous games, but now with better rewards and interesting upgrades to what is a not so childish setting. I love watching my prisoners go to play in the soccer fields and upgrading my armory to max level knowing my guards are stacked. And song with that this is probably the fastest game they’ve made for getting money. Once you get past the first prison and get the hang of how to build your prison up there’s no problem getting a prison fully maxed out in a couple days. I can’t wait for the next updates for new prisons and see what new fresh ideas they have for this game.
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  • Great game but... Jun 29, 2020

    By LIVVY6345🌮🌮😁
    Hello! I love this game and play it all the time! But, I have a few ideas that would make the game more fun😊. One, there should be a settings where you can make it an all girls setting or something. Oh, and I know that if you read this your aren’t gonna do this, but it would be cool if you could add your own stuff. Like, for example, a Pool or something? Two, I would be cool if you were like, one of the characters. Like you could be a guard or something. Aaaaand police dogs! We need police dogs! That would be so cool if you added police dogs. If that happened I’d give this game 5 stars. And maybe you could make it where you have levels, and every level or so, you unlock something new! Well, that’s all i can think of, so bye, and please consider doing one of these. ( if you do please do police dogs). Bye!!
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  • Jul 29, 2020

    By James Trotter
    The game is good. The graphics are great for a tycoon, the income is easily obtainable, and the design is good. I just wish we could actually see the graph of our income. I want to be able to see my high peaks in a day and my low peaks, so I can budget my workers better. Also i wouldn't mind if you were able to see the whole prison when you zoomed out. When I am in a new prison it takes me a while to know where things are.
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  • Great game just glitchy Jun 24, 2020

    By Dpolirer
    Let’s start off with the good things. This game is great! I personally like it because since it’s a prison, you don’t have to spend 20k on the rooms (or cells) like what is needed for the hotel game. I like that because it takes two mins to get the money to fully upgrade the cells to the max and so you have a lot of time to watch ads for money to upgrade other things around the prison. I like the graphics and everything but I’m not going to waste y’all’s time reading all that. So, what I don’t like is how glitchy it is. Don’t get me wrong, this game is playable! However, sometimes when it is loading I have to log out of the game for a min and try multiple times just to get off the front cover of the game and back to my prison. Also, again it is glitchy with time. This is because when the builders are building something and it says that it will take an hour, and I wait an hour and come back and there was no progress that was made while I was gone. That sort of upsets me a little bit. However, I remember that this game is new and so it needs improvement like every other game out there. I believe that in a couple of months, this game will finally make the full five stars!
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  • Jul 28, 2020

    By Taylor Thomas
    Games not half bad. It doesnt have ads unless you want to get some extra money. I did pay for no ads for that and it is honestly worth it. Im actually emjoying so far. Only thing i dont like is you can only build profit offline for an hour and need to spend more money to build up more. 1 hour really isnt a lot and they should consider extending that some.
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  • Great game just one bug and some recommendations Jul 22, 2020

    By im a homie
    This game is great! The reviews , graphics , and sound are all great! This game is the real deal! It’s exactly like building a prison but less miserable and dark. It’s all great except for one thing. When the prisoners are released a truck will come and give your new prisoners. This may be hard to explain but the truck doesn’t give me anything. As the prisoners leave the bus thinks they are still in the building and just leaves without giving me prisoners. (I know it may sound weird that I WANT prisoners but it’s a game 😁. Right?) I have to deal with losses and it aggressively takes away my money. I survive though :). This game is so great I just have to say again. I hope you guys make more tycoons and make them fun! Hope to show up on another tycoon game in the reviews soon! Edit: I just moved into the next prison and it is horrible! I don’t have enough cells to avoid losses and it’s just really bad. I keep having a negative paycheck and I’m at 0.00 dollars right now! And it’s staying that way. Please help. Overall though the game is good......
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  • Jul 27, 2020

    By Mr. Abrar
    Very nice game, full points for concept, But some issues I would like to let you know, It would've been better if I was allowed to customize prison schedule, Select guards and staff to send them to particular location to do specific tasks, also it would be better if I could sleep peacefully without fear of prison break, please do something about these issues, Over all, the game is very nice, Found a good game after so long
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  • Jul 29, 2020

    By Emma Thomas
    I love the game but there's a few flaws holding it back. It doesn't matter how much you upgrade, the prisoners always riot when you get back. When you get back the prisoners always think it's food time and try to eat even if there's no food available. Can't zoom all the way out so difficult to find everything. Too easy to reach max level on the prisons so now I have a bunch that are just useless, especially as you can't transfer the money or anything. Game also takes ages to load up.
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  • Jul 25, 2020

    By Hannibal
    Very fun game with a very unfortunate problem. The problem is that when you leave the game and then come back later the game calculates how much time has elapsed in game, your earnings and how much the prisoners needs have increased. Your prisoners are still in the same place and because they have not moved they also have not interacted with anything to fullfil their needs. So when you log in it takes little time before you have a riot. I can play for hours with no riots but if I log out ...
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  • Tons of Bugs Jun 28, 2020

    By Jmathis719
    First of all, the thing that annoys me the most is that unless you force stop this game it will not proceed in the background. Even if you spend gems to hire the advisor to allow that. I emailed support regarding this issue and the answer was “just force stop it every time”. Uhhhh disappointing? Also the same issue arises with the construction of areas. If you don’t force stop, areas under construction will not go down in time or complete in the background. I would put this down at night and wake up thinking I’d made a decent chunk of change over night and... no, not a cent. My last big complaint with this game is EVERY TIME I start it up there’s a riot. Like every. Single. Time. Kind of hard to make money in Alcatraz in my workshops when my entire population is eternally in solitary confinement. This game has a ton of potential. Even with grinding through these issues it’s been fun but the riot situation at Alcatraz it’s made the game almost pointless because you make so much more cash out of the workshops. But the workshops are as dormant as an Antarctic volcano when EVERYONE is in solitary all the time. I don’t know how my prisoners haven’t starved to death yet because they haven’t eaten in a week.
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  • Jul 28, 2020

    By neil plant
    Fun game with the potential to be excellent. There are several prisons to work your way through and in order to move into the next you need to rehabilitate a certain number of prisoners from you current location, and this is where the game fails. I'm only on the second prison and have fully upgraded it but I now have absolutely no reason to continue to play the game regularly as I am simply waiting for the prisoners to be released to open the next prison, which it will do without me logging in!
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  • Jul 27, 2020

    By Kurt P
    The game is okay to play and kill some time but needs improvements. The graphics are not the greatest. You're pretty much forced to watch a 30-second ad every few minutes or you won't have any funds unless you purchase them. When you leave the game everybody's cool and happy but when you come back they are all upset and you end up with a riot. When you open the woodworking shop or the Metallurgy shop the workers show up for work happy and they leave angry and get in a fight on their way back
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  • Jul 27, 2020

    By Vincent Kinchley
    The game is fun, there are few minor issues here and there that other reviewers have picked up on. The weekend events that were recently added are a real highlight. You didn't have to be on your phone constantly but a consistent amount of management was needed in order to complete them. However, the latest one has seen rehabilitations dropped to such a low rate that you're essentially being forced into buying the event chests for a key that boosts production levels. Please change it back!
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  • Jul 25, 2020

    By Brian T
    Not really an idle game. Sure you can leave the game and collect the profits later (1hr) but that's where anything idle ends. Even if you have a perfect prison, your prisoners will riot once you come back. You have to play to keep them happy. Here's how broke things can be. If you want to avoid riots while not being a slave to the game just load the game up, collect your profits, build anything you can as fast as you can then close the app before the riot happens
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  • Jul 13, 2020

    By Ryan Essig
    It's okay game, very time consuming and if you don't put in money it will take you months before you see the 3rd prison. The mechanics of the game isn't bad but you'll be waiting hours before you can do much of anything. Overall the game is okay but boring not much you can really do in the game and zero customization in this game. Ads everywhere if you want extra cash or you can drop 20 to 30$ and have lots of bonuses and skip ad options. Only plus is this game isn't a money pit game 1 time buy.
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  • Fun enough, missing some sort of looping mode Jul 28, 2020

    By danioliable
    Early on in the game I decided to chip in and buy the ad shredder. It has made the general gameplay loop feel more rewarding, however now I’ve become very aware of just how little there is to do with your prisons once you buy all the buildings for them. At this point in order to move from prison 2 to prison 3 I have to log into the game every hour just to stack up on reformed prisoners. I can no longer upgrade anything in my two prisons. This game needs a way to loop your progress on each prison. Rewarding players for completing all the buildings on a prison with card packs/permanent bonuses in exchange for a progress reset on it would be ideal. As it currently stands I have paid $10 for a game that now feels like a chore since I can’t do anything but rack up useless money on prisons I can no longer interact with. Up until now this game would be an easy 4 stars, but now I can’t see myself opening it again until I have some way of interacting with it.
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  • Bad design. Jun 30, 2020

    By sSpaceWagon
    When prisoners arrive and leave after reform at the same time, there will be like 15 prisoners leaving the prison and nobody will leave off the bus. I went from having around 20 to 2 and had to re-sort all my staff because of it. Just change the order things are checked and it should be good It’s unreasonable for a prison to go from full capacity to literally 0 people. This happens whenever I load the game and as soon as prisoners are able to leave. The game does not keep track of prisoner schedules and when they would appropriately finish their sentence, so I have to spend 10 minutes waiting for the prison to fill back up to max capacity every time I load the game. None of the prisoner stats are logically maintained. every bar is set to halfway every time the game is loaded back up. This results in a riot literally every time I open the game, despite the fact that within minutes every bar is back to full. Fix this. It’s frustrating.
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  • It was fun while it lasted- 2 seconds... Aug 4, 2020

    By Dany Ranca
    This was an amazing game. Even if you didn’t upgrade, it was so entertaining to watch the day go by and the prisoners going about their lives. It didn’t take long though, about 15 minutes of game play, before I started having issues. Whenever I just started my prison was small and had no problems. I got through two check ins before my app crashed every time it was time to check in prisoners. I knew every time that bus came, my app would crash. As I made another cell, got more prisoners and more employees, I could only app open for 30 seconds without it crashing, regardless of check ins. Soon (as in the same day I got the app) I couldn’t even have the app open and run for five seconds without it crashing. Once I got a second new cell, I couldn’t get out of the load screen at all. Whenever it was almost loaded in, my app crashed. I have given up. I have tried deleting and redownloading the app and nothing works. Why even try to get in the app whenever it crashes? I am perfectly willing to change my review if this gets fixed but honestly, I don’t think the developers are going to waste their time on one app whenever a new one could do just as well. I wouldn’t advise downloading at this all. Everyone is having this problem. I don’t care how new your phone is- it’s not happening. Good luck!
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  • Jul 24, 2020

    By Dogsrpeople2
    This is less a review and more a letter to the devs. I love this game and it was a really great time killer. I rarely spend money on mobile games, but this one was an exception. Logged on after a while and updated the game to the newest version, and found everything I payed for compelty wiped. I want this sorted or I want a refund, this is unacceptable.
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  • Jul 29, 2020

    By LaRae Today
    Bad customer service: the game is too heavy, loads way too slow and causes errors when trying to purchase micro transactions. When they didn't work, I tried to get a refund. Started out okay, but then customer service couldn't figure something out - and just stopped responding to our chat communications. Incomplete and rude customer service not due to covid. Waste of time and money.
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  • Jul 30, 2020

    By Invader Aimee
    Game WAS playing great. Then it started crashing every other ad. Then started crashing when I'd buy anything to upgrade my camp. Now it crashes the second it loads the "while you were away" screen. Really liked the game, now it's completely unplayable. Maybe if you wanted to patch the problems it might be worth it. In a nutshell: lazy programmers, not worth it. 0.5/10
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  • Awful company, awful games Jun 14, 2020

    By TheRealOdenzen
    Digital Things are notorious for releasing the exact same “pay and wait” game style. Every single one of their games has you earn money at an incredibly slow rate to encourage you to either watch ads (which pop up every minute) or buy overpriced items from their store. They’ve made the exact kind of game with a different cost of paint so many times now and they keep getting away with it. Number 1 in strategy? Really Apple? This company and their games do not deserve to be anywhere NEAR the top of ANYTHING, let alone at number one. These games are just an excuse for unsuspecting customers to give them tons of money through ads and shop purchases, all the while slapping a thinly veiled game on top of it. There’s a myriad of other idle games that you could play instead of this, just google them. Do NOT waste your time with this company or their games. STAY AWAY!!!
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