"In a bleak future where there are more criminals than citizens, one prison hopes to redress the balance with short doses of HARD time! Take your punishment like a man and try to endure the grueling regime of Southtown Correctional Facility. Create your own inmate from scratch and rub shoulders with up to 100 fellow convicts throughout the sprawling prison complex. With each passing day, every action taken and every word spoken will sculpt your own unique identity - as you attempt to juggle the physical and mental demands of prison life. You'll soon find that "reputation" is the only currency that matters in this world! Having one keeps you alive, but avoiding one keeps you sane. Which side of the fence will you fall on?" Description on Mat's Website
Hard Time is a prison simulation by MDickie. It simulates what life is like for the typical prison inmate.
The player creates his own character, who is sent to prison, customize his looks,select what crime he is in for. Then the player gets sent to the prison, and go wherever he wants. He can attack wardens, steal their guns, go on missions, befriend people, exercise. It uses the same engine as 'Wrestling Mpire 2008' made by the same person. The game is very hard to complete, even if the player does not hit anyone and keep his head down, people may discriminate him, say hes dumb, say hes weak, says hes fat etc. You can befriend any inmate in a number of ways like saving them if they are getting beaten, giving them a weapon, if they need money and you give them some or even if they give you a job and you finish it. This games does have a few flaws, like it's lengthy cutscenes, luckily they can be skipped with the escape button, the controls are very stiff, though most of them can be changed, always stopping to talk to someone, the horrible skybox that's outside and the happiness bar, which if ignored, will drive the character insane and fight anyone(Most players are confused of this feature because they never read the instructions). Like other games by MDickie, there are a few cheats, secrets and other stuff to keep the player occupied from the horrible stuff.