Introversion Software is a UK based company that originally labeled itself "The last of the bedroom programmers" due to the team working out of their homes rather than having an office. (They finally moved into an office when working on their fourth game.) The company was founded in 2001 by three friends, Chris Delay, Mark Morris and Thomas Arundel, who met when they were undergraduates at Imperial College London.[2] Their first game, Uplink was programmed and designed almost exclusively by Chris, while Mark and Tom handled marketing, materials and the other 'business' elements. Their small initial investment enabled them to buy CD-Rs and printer cartridges. Early copies of the game were hand-made. The company was able to fully make back their investment within a few hours of accepting orders. A large community formed, and the team, along with a new programmer Andy Bainbridge started work on two new games, Darwinia and DEFCON.


Darwinia Darwinia

Updated 3 years ago Released Feb 28, 2005 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

The world of Darwinia is a virtual themepark, running entirely inside a computer network and populated by a sentient evolving life form called the Darwinians...


Darwinia+ Darwinia+

Updated 3 years ago Released Feb 11, 2010 Single Player Real Time Strategy

Over thousands of generations the peaceful Darwinians have been evolving in a beautiful digital world, but now their whole way of life is under threat...


Defcon Defcon

Updated 5 months ago Released Sep 27, 2006 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

DEFCON, a stunning multiplayer simulation of global thermonuclear war. Take on the role of a General hidden deep within an Underground bunker. Compete...


Multiwinia Multiwinia

Updated 3 years ago Released Sep 17, 2008 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

Welcome to the ultimate retro-arcade multiplayer experience! Choose from a selection of six hilariously fun, action-packed game modes, set in one of the...

Prison Architect

Prison Architect Prison Architect

Updated 1 year ago TBD Single Player Real Time Strategy

Build and Manage A Maximum Security Prison. Prison Architect is the world's latest Prison Management Sim. Starting with an empty plot of land you must...

Subversion City Generator

Subversion City Generator Subversion City Generator

Updated 3 years ago TBD Single Player Realistic Sim

Subversion was to be Introversion’s fifth game, but it has been put on hold in pursuit of other projects. The Subversion city generator prototype demonstrates...

Uplink - Trust is a Weakness

Uplink - Trust is a Weakness Uplink - Trust is a Weakness

Updated 1 month ago Released Sep 29, 2001 Single Player Realistic Sim

High tech computer crime and industrial espionage on the Internet. You play an Uplink Agent who makes a living by performing jobs for major corporations...

Voxel Tech

Voxel Tech Voxel Tech

Updated 1 year ago TBD Single Player Realistic Sim

Inspired by Minecraft, Introversion developer Chris Delay began investigating voxels. He built a voxel engine, incorporated some procedural generation...

Defcon: Cold War 1980's

Defcon: Cold War 1980's

Updated 2 years ago Released May 10, 2012 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

This Defcon mod depicts the Cold War during its more turbulent years in the 1980's. US-Soviet relations have greatly deteriorated. The Soviet Union continues...

Stalag: The Great Escape Mod
Prison Architect

Stalag: The Great Escape Mod

Updated 10 months ago TBD Single Player Virtual Life

Stalag is (initially) a graphics mod inspired by WW2 prisoner of war camps, but mostly the films The Wooden Horse, Colditz, The Great Escape and V.I.P.

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AlexVSharp Mar 7 2012, 12:48pm says:

I was wondering: Will "Prison Architect" be coming to the alphafunding program on here?

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dudumaroja Dec 2 2011, 10:29pm says:

Many thanks, you are amazing! (linux gamers ftw)

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dudumaroja Dec 2 2011, 10:29pm says:

Many thanks, you are amazing! (linux gamers ftw)

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tuxrules Dec 2 2011, 5:26am says:

Thanks I am going to buy the bundle now its on Desura (Linux).

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Urfoex Dec 2 2011, 4:02am says:

Thanks a lot!

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rioninja Dec 1 2011, 8:31pm says:

I'm loving Darwinia. It's much more fun than I expected.

Thanks for getting your games on here, Introversion!

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utillich Dec 1 2011, 1:51pm says:

This rocks, once the Keys are up I'll double my contribution!

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Jalister Dec 1 2011, 2:00pm replied:

It seems like a lot of people will increase there amount if Desura keys are added. I will probably increase my contribution by triple. (I'm not competing with you utillich, I just had limited funds and hadn't played the games yet.)

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Jalister Dec 1 2011, 4:42pm replied:

Humble Bundle keys are up and working. My total is now tripled. Thank you Introversion, Desura and Humble Bundle for working this out so quickly.

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hero1900 Dec 1 2011, 12:52pm says:

thats so cool from you guys thx

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