Developer and publisher Paradox Interactive has acquired all rights and assets for the Prison Architect intellectual property. The company announced the acquisition earlier today.
According to a recent press release, the acquisition will allow Paradox to "continue development of Prison Architect going forward", and to "explore opportunities with the wider 'Architect' IP in the future".
In Prison Architect, players are tasked with the construction and maintenance of a maximum security prison, from laying out cell blocks and inmate facilities to managing staff pay and prisoner morale.
With the transfer of its rights, the original developer of the game will focus on other projects. Introversion Software has not yet announced what those projects are.