A new Prison Architect DLC pack has been announced, bringing a rather exotic new location in which you can construct your facility. The self-explanatory Jungle Pack sets your prison in a woozy jungle environment, and you'll need to rethink some of your choices if you want your facility to thrive.
Previous Prison Architect DLC packs have pitted your prisoners against the living dead and the terrifying sci-fi future, but this one is decidedly more elemental. It puts your prison in a dense jungle, far from civilization. That's good if your prisoners are dangerous, but of course, you'll have to figure out how to look after them when threats like tropical fever rear their heads.
In the Jungle Pack DLC, you'll find five new flooring types and a new set of wooden furniture to complement your prison's jungle aesthetic. You'll also be able to build a new outdoor cinema, which your prisoners can use to watch movies and let off some steam. After all, it gets mighty hot in the jungle, so indoor cinemas won't cut it anymore.
That mention of tropical fever earlier wasn't flippant, either; it's a real threat you'll now have to deal with. Tropical fever can spread among your inmates, making them sicker and sicker. You can fight it off with a new medical program, as well as fire pits and netted bedding, so it needn't be the end of your jungle prison experiment.
Naturally, since this is the jungle, you'll find new resources to exploit as well. You can cut down trees and sell them or use them for lumber, and wooden variants for existing buildings like guard towers will also be available. Just make sure your prisoners don't go stir-crazy and start building some kind of Apocalypse Now-style cult.
As well as the DLC, a free Prison Architect update will also be released. The Jailhouse update brings quality-of-life improvements, as well as an adorable new arrival in the form of the Yorkshire Terrier Toby. That update, unlike the DLC, is free for everyone. There's no price listed for the Jungle Pack DLC yet, but if it's priced the same as the previous Future Tech Pack, it'll likely come in at around $3. It's launching on February 7th.